May 18, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) reacts after committing a balk during the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 5/25: "Decent" Not Enough for Giants, Ford Essential for Raiders' New Look

Giants Must Be Better Than “Decent” to Emerge from NL West Dogpile

The question the Giants need to be asking themselves: Is their rotation at large better than “all right” and “OK” and “decent,” and if not, where will they stand when the music stops in the NL West?

Here is a harsh note: By the time the last fireworks fizzled out and the crowd dispersed Friday night, the Giants and Rockies rotations owned ERA of 4.29 and 4.65.

Guess whose was lower. Hint: it wasn’t the Giants.

– Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area


Oakland Raiders: Jacoby Ford Essential for New Look Offense


It is of utmost importance that Ford is used in the offense this season. With no proven game breakers on the receiving corps, Ford needs to step up as a leader. He should work well with Flynn’s style of play as a wide receiver by turning short throws into long touchdowns. Ford has all the game breaking ability as Percy Harvin, so the Raiders need to find a way to give him the ball on reverses and even line him up in the backfield.

– Jorge Conteras, Rant Sports

New Sacramento Kings Owners Must Quickly Decide on Staff, Team

The new ownership won’t take control of the Kings for at least another week, but the process of sorting out the future has already begun.

New majority owner Vivek Ranadive met briefly with Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie on Thursday before attending the “Long Live the Kings” rally at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento.

Ranadive said there will be an urgency in sorting out the basketball operations.

– Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings


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