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San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Brandon Belt edition

Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker (32) throws out a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY SportsIt’s no lie that Brandon Belt would be a good fit for a few teams and that could be great news for the Giants for a few reasons. First it would free up Buster Posey to go to first base and save his...
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Report: Tim Lincecum to Hold Showcase for Interested Teams

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo, free agent pitcher Tim Lincecum will hold a showcase in January for teams interested in his services. Lincecum had hip surgery in September and is rehabing in Arizona with a specialist. Passan notes that the possible of impressing scouts does excite Lincecum. The 31-year-old is coming off yet another […]
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lincecum's recovery ahead of schedule, planning showcase in January

Tim Linecum has gone 39-42 with a 4.68 ERA over the past four seasons. Brad Mangin Getty ImagesTim Lincecum has plenty riding on his recovery from hip surgery, and according to a report, his rehab process has been going swimmingly thus far.Yahoo Sports reports that Lincecum, who has become a free agent after nine seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has been working diligently...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did the San Francisco Giants Have a Successful Season?

2015 was an odd year. Not as in strange, but as in the opposite of even. Therefore the San Francisco Giants did not win the World Series. Of course, this is a story of legend more than a realistic expectation, even if the last three World Series in even years were won by the Giants might suggest otherwise. And this year wasn’t too bad; an 88-74 record just wasn’t enough to make...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence becomes a wizard as offseason escapades continue

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 20: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Justin K. Aller Getty ImagesSan Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence sure is making the most of his offseason.After traveling around, and even creating...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

That’s so Giants: Crawford extension a savvy move

The San Francisco Giants went into the offseason with money to spend and holes to fill. It’s a combination with the potential to make it an exciting winter, and yesterday they spent some of that money. Only it wasn’t on an ace starting pitcher like Zack Greinke or an outfielder like Jason Heyward. Instead, the Giants took care of one of their own: they signed Brandon Crawford...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Reward Brandon Crawford’s Unusual Path

You can make a strong argument that Brandon Crawford isn’t the best shortstop in baseball. If you’re a track-record kind of guy, the default might still remain Troy Tulowitzki. And there’s just so much young talent around. Carlos Correa came up and showed he can do almost anything. Francisco Lindor came up and arguably outplayed Carlos Correa. Xander Bogaerts is coming off...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants ink Brandon Crawford to six-year extension

The San Francisco Giants have signed shortstop Brandon Crawford to a mammoth six-year contract extension worth $75 million reports Ken Rosenthal. Crawford receives a full no-trade clause. Source: Crawford six-year deal with #SFGiants is for $75M. Full no-trade. No option years. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 17, 2015   “Brandon is an integral part of the...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Leake: Potential Offseason Target

Mike Leake Position: Right-handed SP 2015 Stats: 192 IP, 15.3 K%, 6.3 BB%, 3.3 WARP, 3.70 ERA, 3.56 DRA How He Fits: The most obvious fit between Mike Leake and the Cubs is that he is a starting pitcher and they need starting pitchers. He’s just 28 years old, so he has a few years of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Dbacks have significant interest in Mike Leake

The Arizona Diamondbacks have significant interest in signing free agent right-handed pitcher Mike Leake, according to league sources. Leake was acquired by the San Francisco Giants in a mid-season trade with the Cincinnati Reds. Leake, 28, went 11-10 last season to go along with a 3.70 ERA and a 119/49 strikeout-to-walk ratio. With the Diamondbacks, Leake […]
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts has site set on PBA

Pro baseball has seen its fair share of two-sport stars…but not quite like this. Mookie Betts returned home to Nashville the day after the 2015 season concluded and got a start on his other passion. Bowling. “I’ve been bowling for a long time and the opportunity to bowl against the guys I’ve watched on TV on Sundays for all these years is going to be an amazing experience...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hanson’s death ruled 'overdose'

Not long after word of Tommy Hanson’s death made it’s way to social media…the whispers of drug use started making the rounds. Because that’s what happens when an athlete suddenly dies of “catastrophic organ failure” at 29-years-old. First, it was just speculation.. Then, while the pitcher’s Major League Baseball brethren mourned his passing, came the claims that...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball Remembers Tommy Hanson

Sure it’s cliché, but it’s easy to forget that baseball is one big fraternity when you see two teams of 25 going head-to-head for the better part of seven months. So when that brotherhood loses one of their own…you better believe they grieve just like you and me. Thoughts and prayers to the family of Tommy Hanson. Great guy and competitor. RIP — Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tommy Hanson in hospital in a coma

Former Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson is in an Atlanta hospital in a coma, according to a report. WSB’s Zach Klein shared the unfortunate news Monday: Per multiple sources, former #Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is in a coma at local Atl. hospital. Working to get more details — Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB)...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB GM Project: San Francisco Giants 2015-16

Following their 2014 World Series win, the San Francisco Giants missed the playoffs in 2015 with an 84-78 record and second place finish in the NL West. While many of the core pieces were still in place from their three recent World Series rings, some tinkering would need to be done as several players were retiring (starting pitcher Tim Hudson and lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt...
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Giants decline $8 million club option on outfielder Marlon Byrd

View image | SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants have declined the $8 million club option for outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Janie McCauley of The Associated Press. Byrd, 38, earned $8 million in 2015, half of which was paid by the Philadelphia Phillies as a part of...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants send Royals staff pizza after World Series victory

The Giants, behind the brilliance of Madison Bumgarner, defeated the Royals in last year’s World Series to capture their eighth World Series. This year, the Royals were able to come out on top, taking care of the Mets in five games. WWE star Triple H sent the Royals a custom championship belt. Last season’s champs...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto’s changeup problems

Johnny Cueto‘s changeup is currently flatter than it’s been in five years. Literally. To some extent, everything in his arsenal is flat right now, but it’s most radical when you look at the changeup. With that wiggle in his delivery and a possibly falling arm slot, it’s easy to find a culprit. But he’s wiggled forever, why has he lost his drop now? Take a look. If you...
Via Fangraphs
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly close to selecting team for Cuban prospect

The convoluted case surrounding Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez could finally be coming to a conclusion. At least, that is the hope.Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Wednesday that Major League Baseball will decide on a team for the Cuban outfield prospect. Officials are “hoping to resolve the complicated matter this week (or if not, soon after that),” Heyman said.This...
Via Yardbarker
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: San Francisco Giants

And so the trend continues. The San Francisco Giants have won titles in three of the last six MLB seasons, and each one of those titles was succeeded by missing the postseason altogether. Big name acquisitions dominated NL West headlines this spring, but it was quite the opposite for the Giants as they lost Pablo Sandoval to free agency and failed to pick up a starting pitcher to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Thanks Jeremy Affeldt

With the news of Jeremy Affeldt retiring, it’s time to pay homage to his career as a Giant. I’m being honest and very blunt, the Giants didn’t win any of their three World Series Championships without  without him. It’s time to examine Affeldt’s Giants career because it was a great one. San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt bows his head during a media conference...
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher annoyed ‘Fuller House’ scene interrupted game

There must be some segments of the population thrilled by how sitcom “Full House” is being treated to a spinoff. But Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson definitely does not belong in that group. At least when said spinoff of the cheesy 80s-90s sitcom interrupts a game in which he is pitching. Anderson was pretty miffed after Thursday’s game against the San Francisco...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 San Francisco Giants

Winning back-to-back world championships is hard. The San Francisco Giants have learned that three times over now, with their latest quest to defend their title coming to an end last night. But unlike the previous two odd years, this one left Giants fans with good feelings and hope that the even year thing may continue in 2016. Decimated by injury, no one would have been surprised...
Via The Outside Corner
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman gives birth to baby boy during Padres game

A woman gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Thursday night at Petco Park during a San Diego Padres game. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the little boy, named “Levi,” was born “around the third inning.” It was the first baby to be born at the ball park, which opened in 2004. We welcomed a baby boy to the world in Palm Court Plaza earlier this evening. First...
Via Sportsnaut
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Autopsy Table: The Giants 2015 Season

Despite the bloviating bullying of several San Francisco sports writers and sport-talk hosts, we are going to do the unthinkable and critically evaluate how the San Francisco Giants organization did in the 2015 season. Call it that odd moment when Giant fans are asked to put down their Tim Lincecum bobbleheads for a moment, to stop whining about player injuries being the real problem...
Via The Giants Cove
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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