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WATCH: Benches Clear In Texas Rangers-San Francisco Giants Game

Did Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner try to rub Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre's head during Friday's game or something? If he did then the whole shout-fest those two had would make complete sense. That was not the case though, but for some reason the two started shouting at each other, and it became heated enough that both benches cleared.It got a little intense for a bit, but in the...
Via FatManWriting
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is the Heart and Soul of the San Francisco Giants

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 19: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) As the San Francisco Giants chase their fourth World Series ring in six seasons, the team looks to one guy to be the heart and...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants strengthen rotation, add Mike Leake

The Giants addressed a major need last night, acquiring starting pitcher Mike Leake from the Reds for two minor leaguers. Leake, a free agent at the end of the season, has been on a roll lately and greatly increased his trade value in the process. He’s posted a 1.24 ERA over 36 innings this month, compiling a 4-1 record in the process. He was probably the top prize left in the...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants acquire Mike Leake from Reds for two prospects

The San Francisco Giants are officially buyers in what has been the most-active trade deadline in recent Major League Baseball history. They announced the acquisition of Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake in a three-player deal late Thursday night. #SFGiants acquire RHP Mike Leake from #Reds in exchange for minor league IF Adam Duvall, RHP Keury Mella — San Francisco Giants...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

Madison Bumgarner is one of the best postseason pitchers of all time, but he can’t pitch in every playoff game. To their credit, the Giants seem acutely aware of this fact and have tried to improve the starting pitchers who follow him. They were involved in the bidding for Jon Lester last winter and reportedly offered him more money than the Cubs. They checked in on Max Scherzer...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants win the right way

Why are the San Francisco Giants successful? They adapt to overcome. They let leaders lead. Status Quo is not sufficient. People are your greatest asset. When you think of the Four Variables of Change that occur in organization: Strategies, Structures, Technologies, and People, it's not a surprise that the Giants team excels in each department. What do you do when your iconic...
Via The GM's Perspective
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence, Peavy Lead Giants Past Brewers

Jake Peavy contributed another strong outing, and a big seventh inning helped the Giants to a 5-0 victory and a series win over the Brewers. Both Peavy and Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers matched each other zero-for-zero through the first six frames, with Peavy going six and allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three. He threw 91 pitches, 60 strikes. Perhaps no pitch...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston shuts down Brewers, continues excellent rookie season

Just a reminder that the Giants designated for assignment and later released Chris Heston in 2013 to add Jeff Francoeur to the active roster. After winning 11 of 12 games after the All Star break the Giants found themselves just a game back of the Dodgers in the National League West. They were hosting the Brewers as their last home series for awhile as they hit the road to Arlington...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Tim Hudson becomes 15th pitcher to beat every MLB team

Tim Hudson can add another check mark to his list of career accomplishments. With a win over the Oakland A's on Sunday, the veteran San Francisco Giants righty became only the 15th pitcher in history to notch a win against all 30 MLB teams. "I'm not sure if you could say it's on my bucket list, but it is a pretty cool thing to be able to say you've done," Hudson said after the game...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants interested in Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants have been connected to several big name arms as the trade deadline approaches, including the likes of Cole Hamels. Behind Madison Bumgarner, their rotation leaves much to be desired (although the return of Jake Peavy has helped a bit). While it appears unlikely that the team will add a big name starter (ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick calls it a “long shot...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: If Anyone Gets Traded, It's Brandon Belt

Looking over his shoulder, how apt. With the clock ticking until the MLB trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants should be willing to give up only one major piece of the team, and that’s Brandon Belt. I am one of many who have pulled for the Baby Giraffe since day one. I felt he was shoddily treated his early years in the big leagues, getting shuttled from the big club...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot And Cold: The 2015 San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants aren’t winning as often as the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re certainly not losing as much as the Phillies, but they’re winning and losing more games in a row than their National League competitors.If you look at the top two teams in each NL division (top three in the case of the NL Central since St. Louis blows everyone out of the water), no team...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

The second half of the Major League Baseball season is in full swing and the most prominent big leaguer from Florida State is furthering his case for National League MVP. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of July 20th through the 26th after hitting .500 in five games this week. Posey hit in four of the Giants’...
Via Noled Out
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Will they make a trade?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is less than 5 days away. The San Francisco Giants sit 1 game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Will the Giants do anything at the deadline or will they stand pat? This is probably the biggest question surrounding the Giants. Why? It’s simple. The Giants are in contention for another World Series run and there are...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bochy not expecting Giants to trade, content with current roster

Trade decisions ultimately aren't in the manager's control, but if Bruce Bochy had his way, he would keep the current San Francisco Giants roster intact. "Right now I don't see anything," Bochy said on the topic of potential trades, "so I just keep my focus on these 25 guys we have. That's the way I look at it. I can't say I expect something. I like this group. I don't think there...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Offense Continues Second Half Breakout

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey watches the flight of his two run double that fell just fair down the right field line in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Since the first of their championships in 2010, the San Francisco Giants have been marked by their elite pitching. This year, while they try for their...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Cain hitting his stride as he plays catchup

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain began his season in July, a reality he's trying to acclimate to after growing so accustomed to pitching full seasons. Cain has been teetering from highs to lows in the four starts he's made this season, currently positioned at a high after picking up his second win of the season in a 7-1 defeat of the San Diego Padres in which he threw...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston is Latest Pitching Success for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Chris Heston #53 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) In the Giants’ 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, right-hander Chris Heston carried a no-hitter for six innings in what...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Feds finally drop case against Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds did not lie about being injected with steroids or withhold information when he was asked in court about performance-enhancing drug use, at least as far as the U.S. Department of Justice is concerned. According to The Associated Press, the Department of Justice on Tuesday dropped its criminal prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Matt Duffy, The Other Breakout Giants Project

Over the past half decade, the San Francisco Giants have found ways of getting meaningful contributions out of players who were thought to be past their prime or not highly-regarded. This year, the Giants have nurtured the offensive development of three infielders who didn’t show much power before the major leagues, turning what might otherwise have been […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Michael Morse edition

With the MLB trade deadline, fans eagerly wait to see if their teams will make a move or not. With the teams that do make a move it usually means a brand new face in the clubhouse.   The aftereffect of a trade is whether that new player can get along with his new teammates and join the chemistry of the team that is already in place. One clubhouse that has great team chemistry is...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Can the offense carry them?

The San Francisco Giants are built differently. Gone are the days of dominant pitching, in are the days of the Giants offense. The Giants playoff hopes ride solely on their offense. Why, because the pitching staff is way too inconsistent. In 2010 and 2012 the Giants built their team around pitching and timely hitting. This was something that other teams tried to duplicate as they...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds Takes Awesome/Weird Selfie With Sleeping Willie Mays (Photo)

Barry Bonds has hit more home runs than anyone in Major League Baseball, but we’re still trying to figure out if he knocked it out of the park with his latest Instagram post. The former San Francisco Giants slugger used the social media platform early Tuesday morning to snap a selfie with his godfather, baseball legend Willie Mays. This embed is invalid" /> ...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds takes selfie next to sleeping Willie Mays

Barry Bonds is not the first person to sneak up on a family member and take a selfie with said family member while he or she is sleeping. But when that family member is one of the greatest baseball players to ever live, it’s somehow just a little bit funnier. If you wanted to know...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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