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Giants On Verge Of Trading Chris Heston

The Giants and Mariners are discussing a deal involving righty Chris Heston, FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi tweets. The Giants are hoping to trade Heston by tonight, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News tweets. They hope to clear a roster spot for incoming closer Mark Melancon while returning a prospect.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
34 minutes ago

Giants' best prospects likely to start at Triple-A

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Tuesday at baseball's Winter Meetings that infielder Christian Arroyo and right-hander Tyler Beede, the organization's top prospects, likely will begin the regular season at Triple-A Sacramento.
Via Giants.com
20 hours ago

Bochy approves of Posey's Classic plans

Buster Posey has Giants manager Bruce Bochy's blessing to represent the United States in the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Via Giants.com
21 hours ago

Where the Giants’ payroll stands, and why a trade for J.D. Martinez might be the last hope

The Giants are probably close to max payroll for 2017, but it’s the 2018 payroll that might be the biggest problem. Mark Melancon is on the Giants. He will be compensated rather well. This has ramifications. And one of them might be that J.D. Martinez is the Giants’ only hope to improve the outfield. Because the luxury tax is based on the average annual value of the salary...
Via McCovey Chronicles
21 hours ago

Winter Meetings interview with Bruce Bochy

Giants manager Bruce Bochy answers questions during an interview at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday.
Via Giants.com
23 hours ago

The Giants’ offseason might be over, but ...

Bobby Evans is hinting that the Giants are out of moves, but that doesn’t make it so. In almost any other winter, Giants fans would riot at the notion of a $62 million closer being the entire offseason. That’s it? A pitcher who throws an inning every other game? Seems a little light. Seems a little lazy. That’s because in any other winter, the question, “Oh, so the only...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Buster Posey to play in the WBC

The Giants catcher will be representing America, which makes sense because he is America. Buster Posey accepted a spot on the United States World Baseball Classic team, and his social media team is excited about it. Excited to represent the Red, White, and Blue in the WBC! #teamusa #worldbaseballclassic https://t.co/7ciAJVzzgj — Buster Posey (@BusterPosey) December 6...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Giants reportedly entrusting left field to Williamson and Parker

Bobby Evans tried to warn everyone, but y’all kept thinking Andrew McCutchen was just around the corner. Giants don’t expect to spend on a veteran outfielder this winter. They believe they’ll go to spring training with Parker/Williamson in LF. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 6, 2016 Well, maybe not *you* all. You already saw the reports yesterday that the Giants...
Via Bay Area Sports Guy
1 day ago

Giants Spread Some Dough For MarMel Aid

The Winter Meetings concluded day two yesterday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.  Seen at the Gaylord so far was the best free agent starter (Rich Hill) signing, one of the best closers available (Mark Melancon) signing, and Curt Schilling protesting that the Gaylord Resort should not be allowed to marry.  "Is it going to start calling a lobby 'Bobby' and...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melancon signs $62 million deal with Giants

The first of the big closers is off the free agent market, and he’s getting a whole lot of money. Mark Melancon and the San Francisco Giants are reportedly in agreement on a four-year deal that will shatter Jonathan Papelbon’s record $50 million closer deal. Sources: The Giants and Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal, pending a physical; Melancon is going through his physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants agree to 1-year deals with Adrianza, Gearrin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have agreed to one-year contracts with infielder Ehire Adrianza and right-hander Cory Gearrin to avoid salary arbitration. The team announced the moves on Friday. Adrianza batted .254 with two homers and seven RBIs in 40 games last season. Gearrin went 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA in 56 relief appearances. The other Giants eligible for arbitration...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) That visible circle in the back pockets of big leaguers - typically a sure sign of smokeless tobacco - might be far less common next season. Players new to the majors won't be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball's tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday. ''Sounds like a good start,'' Giants head athletic...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Is Ty Blach fifth starter?

The San Francisco Giants enter the offseason with two needs, one monumental and the other small. The gigantic need is a closer and the other need is a power hitting outfielder. Those needs are obvious, but there’s one more question that hasn’t been addressed. Who is the fifth starter? There are a number of reasons why the fifth starter question is not addressed. Fifth starters...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Eduardo Nunez fit in with the San Francisco Giants?

The San Francisco Giants made three big trades last season. Amid an injury bug issue for their incumbent third baseman (Matt Duffy), the Giants surprisingly traded for Minnesota Twins’ all-star Eduardo Nunez to fill the gap. Most Giants fans would have assumed that once Matt Duffy returned from injury, Nunez would turn into a super-utility player and perhaps end up in left field...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: could a Pablo Sandoval reunion happen?

That’s right San Francisco Giants fans, “The Kung-Fu Panda” may be making a comeback. There have been rumors circulating that the San Francisco Giants are interested in trading for Pablo Sandoval from the Boston Red Sox. The two-time All-Star has struggled mightily after moving over to the American League and signing a five year, $95 million dollar contract with the Red Sox...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants have internally discussed Pablo Sandoval trade

Could a reunion between the San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval be in the cards? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, the Giants have had internal discussions about trading for Sandoval, a current Red Sox third baseman and former Giant. It is unclear whether the Red Sox would actively entertain such a proposal, or more likely, whether the two teams could make a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants, Tigers have talked JD Martinez trade

If the San Francisco Giants are looking for outfield help, they may have come to the right place. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the Giants and the Detroit Tigers have talked recently about a J.D. Martinez trade. Sources: #Tigers, #SFGiants have had recent discussions about a J.D. Martinez trade. @MLBNetwork @MLB — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Shohei Otani, Japan’s Madison Bumgarner, launches a baseball into Tokyo Dome ceiling

Baseball pitchers hit some big dingers this season. From Madison Bumgarner to Jake Arrieta, pitcher home runs were a hot trend in the MLB, to the point that there was even talk of a pitchers-only Home Run Derby. Even for a pitcher with the slugging reputation of a Madison Bumgarner, a home run is still a pretty big deal. But Japan’s Shohei Otani sees these silly American pitchers...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence dressed as Napoleon Dynamite for Halloween

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has become famous for a wide variety of things, from scooters to facial expressions to signs mocking him, but dressing as the titular character from the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is a new one. That’s what Pence did for Halloween Monday night, though: Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills! @letsgetlexi pic.twitter...
Via The Comeback
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

SF Giants’ Bold Plan for 2017: Take a Big Step Back

After two consecutive underperforming and very dull seasons in 2015 and 2016, the San Francisco Giants braintrust called a press conference last week to do some explaining. Actually, Chief Operating Office Larry Baer, team President Brian Sabean, and General Manager Bobby Evans didn’t so much explain what happened as much as they praised each other for a job well done. To paraphrase...
Via The Sports Daily
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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