Nate Schierholtz

The Giants' Brett Pill  is congratulated after hitting his first major league home run.   (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Sports Blog: Most Memorable Giants Moments of 2011, Part 1

With the Giants’ 2011 season now long over, we can look back on the year that was. We didn’t win it all like in 2010, but there was plenty to remember. Here are some of the best, worst, and weirdest moments of 2011.


A casualty of the Beltran trade, Emmanuel Burriss is sent back down to the minors.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

CBS Sports Blog: Giants Trade Update: Beltran In, Hall Out, Burriss Down

Bill Hall is gone and Manny Burriss is headed for Fresno as Carlos Beltran joins the World Champions.


Mets slugger Carlos Beltran is expected to join the Giants within 24 hours.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CBS Sports Blog: Breaking: Beltran To Become A Giant

The highly sought-after Carlos Beltran is likely to join San Francisco in just 24 hours.


Nate Schierholtz #12 and Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate at home plate after Schierholtz hit a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the fourth inning during a MLB baseball game at AT&T Park July 6, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

CBS Blog: Giants’ Nate Is Better Than Great

Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz uses his glove and his bat to prove that he’s even better than his nickname of “Nate the Great.”