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Bumgarner shines in last Cactus start

Madison Bumgarner did what he was supposed to do against a Cincinnati Reds lineup composed mainly of aspiring backups. He dominated them, much as he does against batting orders filled with accomplished veterans.
Via Giants.com
17 hours ago

Hill gets three hits as he battles for spot

Having proven to the Giants that he can perform a multitude of tasks defensively, Aaron Hill reminded them on Monday that he can perform the most essential of skills: hit.
Via Giants.com
18 hours ago

Buster Posey is 30 today, and you are old

Happy birthday to one of the best baseball players we’ll ever watch. Look at that fresh-faced scamp up there. Wide-eyed and bushy tailed. He had never known failure, had never had his career flash before his eyes as he writhed in the dirt, had never been on one of those weird odd-year teams where someone like Alexi Casilla shows up and plays in a half-dozen games for no good reason...
Via McCovey Chronicles
20 hours ago

Hernandez, Hill lead Giants' bats to 14 runs

Enjoying their second-biggest offensive output of the spring in their next-to-last Arizona exhibition, the San Francisco Giants benefited from a seven-run outburst in Monday's fourth inning and cruised to a 14-2 Cactus League triumph over the Cincinnati Reds.
Via Giants.com
20 hours ago

Report: Yadier Molina, Cardinals progressing on contract extension

The St. Louis Cardinals heard Yadier Molina say he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent, and they apparently didn’t like it.Just on Saturday, Molina said he would not negotiate a contract extension during the season and that he was intrigued by the possibility of becoming a free agent.Two days later, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the sides are making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Crawford Prepares to Start ’17 Season in National Spotlight

The Bay Area knows how good Brandon Crawford is. Avid baseball fans, and those who are associated with and pay attention to the National League West, know how good Brandon Crawford is. But now, the world knows how good Brandon Crawford is, and his success in the World Baseball Classic could go down as a key thrusting point on the timeline of an already great player. Spring training...
Via The Sports Journal
20 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: the case for Hwang

The competition for a spot on the San Francisco Giants’ roster is heating up in Arizona as the team prepares for the final week of preseason play. Many talented players have made their case to manager Bruce Bochy and the Giants staff, who will have to make some tough cuts later this week. MLB rookie Jae-gyun Hwang isn’t making that decision any easier. Hwang has impressed this...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Spring Prospect-ish Roundup, 3/26

You know what roster is shaping up...Sacramento’s! San Francisco’s Roster is Shaping Up…and that means, so is Sacramento’s. So, Jarrett Parker will be the Opening Day left fielder for San Francisco. Matt Cain’s probably the #5 starter. Osich and Okert are looking like the lefties in the bullpen, with Smith out. The bench is still a bit TBD, but it’s been narrowed...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Jae-gyun Hwang wins 2017 Barney Nugent Award

The award is voted on by peers and coaches, and it’s something of a big deal. Jae-gyun Hwang, official power-hitting unicorn of McCovey Chronicles, was named the winner of the 2017 Barney Nugent Award, which is “is given in recognition of the player in his first big league camp whose performance and dedication in Spring Training best exemplifies the San Francisco Giants spirit...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

When will the Giants run out of steam?

The continually restocking club has to falter at some point, right? Since 2010, the Giants have been arguably the most successful team in baseball. The Giants have averaged 87 wins per season and brought down the house with three championships. It’s hard to argue with those results. Over the years, the Giants have continually managed to maintain a high level of play with a robust...
Via Beyond The Box Score
3 days ago

San Francisco Giants: Three Outside Options to Fill Left Field Void

Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Barry Bonds to re-join San Francisco Giants organization

He’s back. According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, 14-time All-Star and seven-time MVP Barry Bonds will re-join the San Francisco Giants in a front office position. The 52-year-old spent 15 seasons with the Giants. He famously hit 73 home runs in 2001 which remains the all-time record for home runs hit in a season. This is in addition to his all-time home run number of 762...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cueto sharp in 5-inning outing against White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. He made the most of it. The right-hander threw five innings and allowed just a hit and a run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in his third outing of the spring. Cueto would have started for the Dominican Republic against...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain should be a reliever

The San Francisco Giants are in the middle of Spring Training and so far Matt Cain has not proved he can be relied upon. Based upon the last four seasons this was expected. So if Cain doesn’t prove deserving of the fifth starter spot what should the team do with him? The answer is simple, make Cain a reliever. Cain should follow what Joe Blanton did last season and make himself...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants coach Alguacil hit by foul ball, has broken nose

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose after being hit by a foul ball during a spring training game. Alguacil was hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout, and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants' new first base coach said he felt fine after the accident....
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants coach Alguacil hit by foul ball, taken to hospital

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants coach Jose Alguacil has been taken to a hospital after being hit by a foul ball during a spring training game. Alguacil appeared to be hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants' new first base coach said he felt fine after the accident....
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants first base coach hit by baseball, taken to hospital

The San Francisco Giants were having a nice spring day in Arizona on Saturday. Exhibition baseball. A lot of sun.Then, in one fell swoop, the entire day was turned upside down for the Giants.First base coach Jose Alguacil was hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier. He was eventually carted off the field and sent to the hospital.“Trainer...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Morse Strikes a Deal at Hunter Pence’s Wedding

Mike Morse hasn’t seen Major League pitching since April 2016, but that didn’t stop the 12-year veteran from looking for work at Hunter Pence’s wedding in December. Seriously, before the cake was even cut, dude had hit up San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans for a gig. “I told him, ‘I don’t care about the money,’” Morse recalled. “’You can write a...
Via Hall of Very Good
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs close door on Sammy Sosa reunion after bizarre comments

For years, Cubs fans have clamored to see Sammy Sosa return to Wrigley Field, where he was once the team’s most popular, most talented and most charismatic player. But Sosa has remained in exile for 13 years, and it doesn’t appear that will end any time soon.On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs are closing the door on a reunion with Sosa in the wake of the...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: four players to watch during spring training

The San Francisco Giants arrived in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, eager to get back to work and redeem themselves after a tough end to their 2016 postseason run. The Giants have a number of unanswered questions to address during Cactus League competition as players will be battling for roster spots at various positions. The fifth spot in the starting rotation, a starter at third...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson to work as Giants spring training instructor

Four-time All-Star Tim Hudson is coming back to San Francisco, according to his wife. Well, kind of. Kim Hudson announced on Twitter her husband will be joining the San Francisco Giants during spring training as a guest instructor, and he is very excited to be back in a Giants uniform. The 41-year-old spent eight years in the Bay Area, two of which at the end of his career with...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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