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GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A Panda Migrates East and Giants Roster Challenges Abound

The San Francisco Giants front office has its hands full this off-season with more vacancies than a cruise ship christened the “SS Norovirus”. Begin with there’s the little matter of finding a starting left fielder and replacing or re-signing starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong and righty reliever Sergio Romo. $36 million starter Tim Lincecum will absolutely not...
Via The Giants Cove
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Panda heads put away with Sandoval's departure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Those oversized panda heads are being put away - at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco Giants fan often inside one of the four humongous panda heads, said Wednesday he and his friends have decided they must find a new way to honor their team. They...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco reaches out to Max Scherzer

The San Francisco Giants have been seemingly contacting every major free agent left on the market since losing Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. The most recent of players they have reportedly contacted is ace starter Max Scherzer. #457637650 / gettyimages.com According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the Giants have initiated talks with Scherzer. They are in the preliminary...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly in talks with Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
Via Rumors and Rants
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval’s Departure May be Blessing in Disguise for the Giants

Pablo Sandoval may very well be one of the best postseason hitters in the recent history of the game. He is also one of the primary reasons that the San Francisco Giants have won three of the past five World Series championships. But when it comes to the business of baseball, no one is immune from the finances that seem to drive players away from teams. No one knows this more than...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Release Statement On Pablo Sandoval

This statement is a reason why we love sports today. Nothing better than seeing an organization say something classy about a player who now is now a member of the Boston Red Sox. Pablo Sandoval will be a good fit for the city of Boston. His departure might’ve hurt some fans but the organization took this time to reflect and say some good words about him. Take a look.   Great...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants On Pablo Sandoval: ‘We Wish Him Nothing But The Best In Boston’

At least one San Francisco Giants official still believed as recently as Sunday that Pablo Sandoval would be back in orange and black for a few more seasons. But on Monday, the World Series champs conceded defeat to the Boston Red Sox in a statement. “Pablo Sandoval has been a key member of the Giants since breaking into the majors with us in 2008,” the Giants’ statement said...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by Giants

The Boston Red Sox have signed a number of free agents over the years by simply having deeper pockets than the rest of the league, but that may not have been the case with Pablo Sandoval. According to WCVB’s Mike Lynch, Sandoval was offered the same amount of money — somewhere in the five-year, $100...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  2 Comments

Giants release statement on Pablo Sandoval

            Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports After seven years with the San Francisco Giants, Pablo Sandoval is taking his talents to Boston. The 28-year-old third baseman has reportedly agreed to a multiyear contract with the the Red Sox.   Sandoval won three World Series rings in five years with the Giants.  He hit .279 with 16 home runs and 73...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants in play for Jon Lester?

            The last thing that opposing teams want to see is the San Francisco Giants pick up Jon Lester in free agency. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, there is a chance that Lester ends up signing with the Giants now that they have saved a big amount of money by Pablo Sandoval signing with the Boston Red Sox. #SFGiants also could pursue...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval decision to come next week

            Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval will make a decision about his baseball future next week, his brother and co-agent told ESPNBoston.com. Michael Sandoval said Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has “received contract offers from all of the teams under consideration and will take the weekend to weigh his...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco to aggressively pursue Yasmany Tomas if Sandoval leaves

The San Francisco Giants are beginning to face the realization that they may no longer have Pablo Sandoval in their lineup. He has gotten top-dollar offers from the Boston Red Sox and reportedly from the San Diego Padres. Should Sandoval end up leaving the Giants, they are reportedly setting their sights on Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas.#163517344 / gettyimages.comJohn Shea of the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Players Imitate Madison Bumgarner

If Charles Colton’s famous idiom is true and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the San Francisco Giants must absolutely love Madison Bumgarner. The pitcher’s teammates, skipper and a strategically placed mop head paid tribute him while recording their bits for the upcoming 2014 World Series video. And as you might imagine…it was full of snot rockets, references to...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson looks at Retirement

It appears 2015 will be Tim Hudson’s last. The Associated Press reported that the 4x All-Star said during an event at Auburn University—his alma matter—that “I have one more year left on my contract, so I’m pretty sure that’s going to be it after this season.” If this season will truly be the end to Hudson’s career, what a career it has been. Drafted by the Oakland...
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants players do impressions of Madison Bumgarner

On the DVD of the 2014 World Series Film, various Giants players do impressions of World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. They are…well, they sure are unique. Tim Hudson’s mop wig is by far the highlight of this clip. Simple, yet hilarious. The post Giants players do impressions of Madison Bumgarner appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson 'pretty sure' 2015 his last season

  San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season. He said Tuesday he plans to fulfill his $23 million, two-year contract with the Giants then possibly call it a career. ''I have one...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Justin Masterson

San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean has already said he’s not going to sacrifice the entire budget to sign Pablo Sandoval. The Giants and Boston Red Sox have both reportedly offered Sandoval a five-year contract in the range of $80-90 million, but the Giants have too many other holes on the roster to raise that offer much higher. One of those holes resides in the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants prospect Mejia receives 50-game suspension for drug violation

San Francisco Giants prospect Adalberto Mejia has received a 50-game suspension Friday after testing positive for a banned stimulant, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.MLB suspended Giants lefty Adalberto Mejia 50 games for testing positive for banned stimulant. One of their best pitching prospects.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) November 14, 2014Mejia ascended quickly...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Free Agency outlook

Being the World Series Champs is the goal every team sets out to accomplish. The Giants accomplished that goal. However, now Brian Sabean and his brain trust must get to work to re-sign some key players as well as continuing to add to the team. Have the Giants done anything significant and will they keep the players who should be kept? One thing the Giants failed to do the last two...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jake Peavy To Turn San Francisco Cable Car Into Mobile Bar

Jake Peavy’s son accidentally let it slip before the San Francisco Giants won the World Series that the family already had picked out the cable car they were going to purchase if the team won. Now that the Giants are world champs, the free-agent pitcher’s brother, Luke, is letting people know their awesome plans for the vehicle after it makes the trip to the family’s 5,000...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner's MVP prize was recalled earlier this month

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner cemented his place in history as one of the greatest World Series pitchers of all time with five shutout relief innings in Game 7. Bumgarner was an easy choice for World Series MVP, and all he had to show for winning the award was a stinkin’ truck that was recalled earlier this month. We already saw how hilarious the guy was who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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