Bay Area Buzz 3/31: Good Morning Folks, Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! Before you head off to church, here’s some thoughtful insight into the world of Bay Area sports:

Feb 20, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) celebrates after the basket against the Phoenix Suns during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Bogut Still Ineffective for the Warriors

"After playing on and off for two months now and playing 13 straight games this month, Bogut should finally be returning to full health and to his peak form. The problem is that hasn’t exactly been the case. Bogut still isn’t the force that Golden State would like him to be. For instance, over the last five games he has averaged just 7.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.Bogut’s offensive game just hasn’t seemed sound, even if he has shot 51.4 percent over that five-game span. Part of that is due to the fact that the Warriors have so many offensive options, particularly at the guard position, but it’s also that Bogut still isn’t playing like he used to. That issue is even evident defensively. His blocks per game average is solid, but he still remains relatively slow on rotations and is caught out of position here and there.-Cody Williams, Rant Sports"

Bills Do Raiders a Favor By  Taking Kevin Kolb Off Market

"For the Raiders this was a brief flirtation with disaster. Bringing in Kolb to compete withTerrelle Pryor would have been a sure fire recipe for failure. Not that any of the moves made thus far have been geared towards winning but signing Kolb would have been a very French move (waving the white flag).-Chris Shellcroft, Just Blog Baby"

NL West Preview: Dodgers vs. Giants Rivalry Takes Center Stage While the Rest Try to Catch Up

"We could be nice and lie and say that the Rockies, Padres and the Diamondbacks matter as much in the NL West as the Dodgers and Giants. But we all know the truth. This is one of baseball’s best rivalries, amplified by the Giants winning two of the last three World Series and the Dodgers spending all that money to go a World Series of their own.– Mike Oz, Big League Stew"

Should the Sharks Trade Dan Boyle?

"We can’t fight reality. Boyle is 36, and which means he’s getting worse, not better. He’s also got a cap hit of $6.67 million (with a no-movement clause, but we’ve seen that those can be worked around), which is a lot of cap space for someone that age.– Mike Chen, Fear the Fin"