GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants option outfielder Jarrett Parker to make room for Eduardo Nunez

In an effort to make room for newly acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez, the Giants will option outfielder Jarrett Parker to Triple-A Sacramento. Nunez has played most of his career at shortstop, but with Brandon Crawford cemented there for the Giants, Nunez will have to compete for playing time at third and second. Initially, his best […] The post Giants option outfielder Jarrett...
Via Today's Knuckleball
23 minutes ago

Should recent struggles worry the San Francisco Giants?

The second-half of the Major League baseball season has officially begun, and the San Francisco Giants would already like a do-over.  The Giants opened the season being swept by the San Diego Padres, and then the Boston Red Sox, and then taking one out of three against the New York Yankees.  The offense has been quiet and pitchers not their usual selves.  Starting pitchers surrendered...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines, 7/28

So long to a long time favorite. #SFGiants have acquired IF Eduardo Nunez from the Twins in exchange for minor league LHP Adalberto Mejia. — #WeAreSF (@SFGiants) July 29, 2016 So long, Addy. A long climb from a DSL wunderkind back in 2011 through a lot of ups and downs have him on the doorstep of helping a major league team in a rotation. And it appears that major league...
Via McCovey Chronicles
5 hours ago

Projecting Adalberto Mejia, the Return for Eduardo Nunez

Adalberto Mejia‘s turned in a 2.81 ERA in 18 starts between Double-A and Triple-A this year. His ERA was helped by a low BABIP, especially at the Double-A level. But even so, his 24% strikeout and 6% walk rates signify a solid pitcher. Although he’s pitched professionally since 2011, Mejia didn’t turn 23 until last month, which makes his high-minors dominance all the more impressive...
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants still trying to get out of offensive rut

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has placed three players in the three-hole of the batting order since his team returned home in an attempt to jump-start the offense.
Via Giants.com
15 hours ago

Giants continue second-half misery, lose again

The Giants' lead is down to two games, and I'm absolutely stunned it's that big of a lead. Instead of digging into the minutia of a single game — a single, dumb game — it’s probably more useful to examine exactly what it means for a team to be stuck in a death spiral. The Giants are 2-10 in the second half. It’s hard to believe they’ve won two games, but it’s still...
Via McCovey Chronicles
16 hours ago

Giants' rally falls short against Nats

Thanks to a three-run second inning against Johnny Cueto, the Nationals took a three-run lead into the ninth, but the Giants didn't go quietly and chased closer Jonathan Papelbon before Washington was able to lock down a 4-2 series-opening win on Thursday night at AT&T Park.
Via Giants.com
17 hours ago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

The San Francisco Giants have gotten into the trade action with less than a week remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline. The team announced on Twitter that it has acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins. .@SFGiants add an All-Star to their lineup in @EduardoNunez15: https://t.co/KrNVW89lr3 #MLBOnTheMove pic.twitter.com/dQY1KrZORE — MLB (@MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence back by Saturday? Very good chance, plus more on Osich, Reynolds

It doesn't appear Hunter Pence is going to need 30 at-bats to come back to the Giants. Barring a setback, manager Bruce Bochy strongly intimated that Pence might be play his last rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento Thursday night, take a day off Friday, then be back in the lineup for the Giants on Saturday. "He did so well again (Wednesday night), he could be here a little earlier...
Via Giants Extra
21 hours ago

Panik makes long-awaited return to Giants

Giants second baseman Joe Panik was finally activated off the disabled list on Thursday and will assume his role in the infield with the Giants for the first time since June 27.
Via Giants.com
22 hours ago

Giants add Matt Reynolds to 25-man roster, place Josh Osich on DL

Reynolds is a left-hander with a little major league experience in the middle of an intriguing statistical season. Swapping Grant Green out for Joe Panik was possibly the most obvious roster move of the month. That means the Giants were legally bound to follow it up with the most unlikely roster move of the month, placing Josh Osich on the DL with a forearm strain and replacing...
Via McCovey Chronicles
23 hours ago

Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his gloves

The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan sitting in the front row asked the four-time All-Star and 2010 MVP to hand over his batting...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Believe It or Not Matt Cain Sparked the San Francisco Giants’ Offense

The San Francisco Giants’ road funk appeared to have followed them home when they lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday July 25th. The Reds hold the fourth-worst record in the league at 39-61, but they put up a good fight to premiere the series with a 7-5 win. For game two, Giants’ right hander Matt Cain took the mound at AT&T for the first time since May 21st. With his hamstring...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds 9-7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuedsday night. Brandon Crawford had three hits and two RBIs, and Buster Posey and Denard Span added two hits apiece for the Giants. San Francisco won for only the second time since the All-Star break. It had been longer...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rehab Returns on the Horizon for San Francisco Giants

It happened. The nervousness, the lingering phrase “How long will this last?” in the minds of many while the Giants stormed into the All-Star break, evolved into into a gut-punch reality. Not that anyone on the team has produced much of anything since returning from the All-Star break, where the team owns a dismal 1-7 record (MLB-worst) through their first eight road games. But...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Relief Pitchers

The San Francisco Giants have struggled since returning from All-Star break, but even with the recent woes, they continue to show they are one of the best teams in the league. The Giants still have questions about staying healthy, with key injuries to Hunter Pence, Joe Panik, and Matt Duffy. Regardless of the amount of injuries the San Francisco Giants have endured, their bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants flip: Cueto starts Saturday, Samardzija on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) The San Francisco Giants have flipped their starting pitchers for the final two games of their weekend series against the New York Yankees. Johnny Cueto, the NL's All-Star starter, was moved up a day in the rotation and will open Saturday's game. Jeff Samardzija was pushed back until Sunday. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made the decision with his first-place...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants catcher Posey fouls ball off foot, later leaves game

NEW YORK (AP) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey left Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium a couple innings after fouling a ball off his right foot. X-rays were negative and Posey was listed as day to day. Posey nicked himself in the second inning and exited in the fourth. He had walked and singled before Trevor Brown replaced him against New York. Posey is a four-time...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy explains why he'll use the DH over Madison Bumgarner on Friday

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Friday at Yankee Stadium, but don't expect him to hit.Unlike the last time Bumgarner started an interleague game on the road, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to take advantage of the DH."I think we're seeing three right-handers," Bochy said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "Not that (Bumgarner) is a matchups guy. But...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija on Giving Up a Gopher to Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp took Jeff Samardzija deep on Saturday. In the third inning of a game played at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres outfielder deposited a slider from the San Francisco Giants righty over the left field wall. According to ESPN Home Run Tracker, the blast traveled 398 feet. As you might expect, Samardzija wasn’t pleased with the pitch. He doesn’t feel the location was terrible...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: disabled list slowly getting smaller

The San Francisco Giants have been a bit of a surprise in 2016. The bane of any sports club paid a visit to the Giants in 2015. Injuries are what many blame for a poor 2015 and the lack of October baseball in the city by bay, 2016 is making us possibly rethink that position. Matt Duffy, Joe Panik, Matt Cain, and Hunter Pence are the four big pieces that have ended up on the disabled...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Lose it by a Balk

The San Francisco Giants looked on it last week when they swept their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game home series. Injuries aside, the Giants looked like a team that could easy keep on their stride with the best record in the National League. But since the Giants hit the road to take on the San Diego Padres, they’ve looked less polished. Pitching ace Madison...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

This girl is the most passionate San Francisco Giants fan

The Giants and Padres played a wild exta-innings game in San Diego Saturday night, and television cameras spent a long time documenting the reactions of this very expressive Giants fan.Once she found out she was on television, she needed two phones to respond to what was likely an avalanche of texts and tweets. Buster Posey drilled a go-ahead home run in the top of the 10th, and...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is lonely during the All-Star break

Hunter Pence was not named a National League All-Star. But four of Pence’s teammates were named All-Stars and the rest are probably enjoying their four days off. Instead of playing in the All-Star game or enjoying his time off, Pence is relaxing lonely in the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse at AT&T Park. All-Star break #ASG pic.twitter.com/LR365oEX2a — Hunter Pence...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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