A Player-by-Player Look at the 2010 World Champions

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A Player-by-Player Look at the 2010 World Champions

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For now, the names are as familiar to San Franciscans as Jerry Rice, Willie Mays and Barry Bonds. Years from now, though, it may become a challenge to remember the 25 players who helped the Giants capture the World Series title in 2010.

When your memory starts to veer out of the baseline, you will be glad you saved this rundown of the 2010 World Champion Giants and how each of them helped bring the World Series to the Bay Area:
CATCHERS

Buster Posey - Hit .288 (17-for-59) with one home run and five RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 11 of 15 games. - Hit .375 (6-for-16) in the NLDS. - Went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Hit first postseason home run in Game 4 of the World Series. - Had two hits in Game 5 of the World Series.

Eli Whiteside - Did not play in postseason.

INFIELDERS
Mike Fontenot - Hit .214 (3-for-14) in the postseason. - Played in seven games. - Tripled and scored in Game 3 of the NLDS. - Singled and stole second in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had pinch-hit single in Game 6 of the NLCS.

Aubrey Huff - Hit .268 (15-for-56) with one home run and eight RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 10 of 15 games. - Recorded seven RBIs in his final nine games. - Had game-tying RBI single in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 3-for-4 with RBI in Game 1 of the World Series. - Hit first postseason home run in Game 4 of the World Series.

Travis Ishikawa - Hit .200 (2-for-10) in postseason. - Played in 10 games. - Had RBI double in Game 1 of the World Series.

Edgar Renteria - Hit .286 (10-for-35) with two home runs and six RBIs in postseason. - Made nine starts. - Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in Game 1 of the World Series. - Went 2-for-4 with solo home run, two-run single and two runs scored in Game 2 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Game 4 of the World Series. - Hit championship-winning, three-run homer in seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series. - Was named World Series MVP.

Pablo Sandoval - Hit .176 (3-for-17). - Started five games. - Had go-ahead two-run double in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Freddy Sanchez - Hit .270 (17-for-63) with four RBIs in postseason. - Singled and scored go-ahead run in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Went 3-for-4 with a double in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Went 4-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored in Game 1 of the World Series.

Juan Uribe - Hit .149 (7-for-47) with two home runs and nine RBIs in postseason. - Had RBI single in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had walk-off sacrifice fly in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with the go-ahead home run in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Hit three-run home run in Game 1 of the World Series. - Had RBI single and bases-loaded walk in Game 2 of the World Series. - Singled and scored in Game 5 of the World Series.

OUTFIELDERS

Pat Burrell - Hit .143 (6-for-42) with one home run and four RBIs in postseason. - Went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Walked and scored during six-run fifth inning in Game 1 of the World Series.

Cody Ross - Hit .294 (15-for-51) with five home runs and 10 RBIs in postseason. - Hit safely in 13 of 15 games. - Went 2-for-3 with solo home run, game-winning single in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Was named NLCS MVP after hitting .350 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs. - Went 2-for-3 with two home runs off Roy Halladay in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with home run off Roy Oswalt in Game 2 of the NLCS. - Had double, two walks in Game 2 of World Series. - Singled and scored in Game 5 of the World Series.

Aaron Rowand - Hit .273 (3-for-11) in postseason. - Doubled and scored a run in Game 3 of the NLCS. - Had pinch-hit two-run triple in Game 2 of the World Series.

Nate Schierholtz - Hit .167 (2-for-12) in postseason. - Singled and scored tying run in ninth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. - Scored eventual winning run in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Had RBI single in Game 1 of the World Series.

Andres Torres - Hit .276 (16-for-58) with one home run and three RBIs in postseason. - Had single, walk, run scored in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Game 5 of the NLCS. - Went 3-for-5 in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Hit solo home run in Game 3 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-5 with two doubles in Game 4 of the World Series.

STARTING PITCHING

Madison Bumgarner - Went 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in four postseason appearances (three starts). - Giants won all four games in which he pitched. - Allowed two runs in six innings in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Worked into the fifth inning, allowing three runs in Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched two scoreless innings of relief in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, in Game 4 of the World Series.

Matt Cain - Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in three postseason starts. - Allowed one unearned run in 6 23 innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings in Game 3 of the NLCS. - Allowed four hits in 7 23 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the World Series. - Went 3-for-8 at the plate in the postseason after getting three hits in final 41 at-bats of regular season.

Tim Lincecum - Pitched a two-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS, striking out 14 and walking one batter in one of the great postseason starts in baseball history. - Allowed three runs in seven innings in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Allowed three runs (two earned) in seven innings in Game 5 of the NLCS. - Got double play in relief in eighth inning of Game 6 of the NLCS. - Allowed four runs in 5 23 innings in Game 1 of the World Series. - Allowed one run and three hits in eight innings in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jonathan Sanchez - Went 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA in four postseason starts. - Allowed one run and two hits with 11 strikeouts in 7 13 innings in Game 2 of the NLDS. - Allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings in Game 2 of the NLCS. - Singled and scored in third inning in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Worked into the fifth inning, allowing four runs in Game 3 of the World Series.

RELIEF PITCHERS

Jeremy Affeldt - Went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in five postseason appearances. - Struck out Shane Victorino with two runners on base in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS. - Stranded two baserunners with no outs in the third inning of Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 3 of the World Series.
Santiago Casilla - Went 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four postseason appearances. - Pitched 1 23 scoreless innings in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Struck out Jimmy Rollins with the bases loaded in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the World Series.

Javier Lopez - Went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in nine postseason appearances. - Held left-handed hitters to 1-for-13 with six strikeouts in the postseason. - Struck out Jason Heyward in Game 2 and Game 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of the NLCS. - Pitched one scoreless inning in Game 3 of the NLCS. -- Got the win with one scoreless inning in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 13 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 and 2 of the World Series.

Guillermo Mota - Went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two postseason appearances. - Pitched one scoreless inning in Game 2 of the World Series. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 3 of the World Series.

Ramon Ramirez - Went 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in five postseason appearances. - Retired Michael Young with two runners on base in the ninth inning of Game 1 of the World Series. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 3 of the World Series.

Sergio Romo - Went 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA in six postseason appearances. - Did not allow a run in his final four appearances of the postseason. - Got the win in Game 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of World Series.

Brian Wilson - Went 1-0 with an 0.00 ERA and six saves in 10 postseason appearances. - Went 6-for-7 in save opportunities. - Got the win or save in six straight Giants victories, spanning the NLDS and NLCS. - Pitched a scoreless inning in Game 3 and 4 of the NLDS. - Pitched 1 13 scoreless innings in Game 1 of the NLCS, striking out four of six hitters. - Pitched scoreless inning in Game 3 and Game 4 of the NLCS. - Pitched 1 23 scoreless innings in Game 6 of the NLCS. - Pitched 23 of a scoreless inning in Game 1 of the World Series. - Pitched scoreless inning in Game 4 of the World Series. - Closed out World Series with perfect inning in Game 5.

Cousins buys chocolate from kids for charity, donates bars to flight staff

Cousins buys chocolate from kids for charity, donates bars to flight staff

DeMarcus Cousins leads the NBA in technical fouls. He also leads the league in scowls and he’s even kicked over a few garbage cans following the Kings' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. But that’s just a small portion of who he is.

According to a source that travels with the team, Cousins went out of his way Sunday morning to make an impact in the lives of a couple of local youth in Chicago.

Kids were selling chocolate bars outside the team’s hotel trying to earn money for charity. Plenty of people walked by, avoiding the youth, but Cousins stopped, reached into his pocket and purchased all of the boxes they had to sell.

Later on in the day, Cousins donated the candy to the flight service staff for use on the flight to Detroit.

Cousins gets plenty of negative press for his antics on the floor, but off the court, he is extremely generous. He plays Santa-Cuz during the holidays, buying gifts for underprivileged children in Sacramento and his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. He has also purchased a new scoreboard for a local high school and even paid for the funeral of a local high school football player who lost his life in a drive-by shooting.

No one is perfect, Cousins included, but he also has a genuinely good side that he often doesn’t seek or receive press for.

 

Kirk Cousins watches Kyle Shanahan's offense carve up Packers

Kirk Cousins watches Kyle Shanahan's offense carve up Packers

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. His uncertain status has led to speculation presumptive 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan will be interested in acquiring him in the offseason.

On Sunday, Cousins got a first-hand look at his former coach’s offense.

Cousins posted a photo on Instagram from the stands at the Georgia Dome, where the Atlanta Falcons and their high-octane offense blasted the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship game.

Cousins wrote the caption, “Watching two of the best in the world do what they do & taking notes to make it to this game next year -score a lot of points!”

Washington finished third in the NFC East and out of the playoffs with an 8-7-1 record.

Shanahan, the Falcons’ offensive coordinator, coached Cousins for the first two seasons of his NFL career with Washington on the staff of his father, Mike Shanahan. Cousins appeared in just eight games with four starts in 2012 and ’13.

Cousins' career has taken off in the past two seasons while starting all 32 regular-season games. He completed 67 percent of his passes this season with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and a passer rating of 97.2.

Washington placed the franchise tag on Cousins this season at nearly $20 million. He franchise tag is expected to be approximately $24 million in 2017.

If Washington places the non-exclusive franchise tag on Cousins, a team could sign him to an offer sheet at the cost of two first-round draft picks or negotiate a trade with Washington for a lesser amount.