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Giants handing out golden urinal trophy to reward hydration

The San Francisco Giants are emphasizing hydration as part of a new approach this season, and they have decided to turn it into a fun game that even includes an amusing trophy.The San Jose Mercury News’ Daniel Brown wrote about the Giants’ new approach to sports science in a story published on Wednesday, and he says that the most hydrated player for each series will receive the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants tout Opening Day plans and more

Giants president and CEO Larry Baer and members of the front office held court Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park, eager to usher in a new season.
Via Giants.com
15 hours ago

Giants experimenting with +1 pass ticketing system for millennials

I attended the annual AT&T Park media open house for one obvious reason: you get to sample each new ballpark food option, and the restaurants are trying to put their best foot forward. It’s a great way to gain 3-4 pounds in a span of an hour. Other than new condo buildings popping up every month, the area around AT&T looks about the same. Maybe a little more polished along...
Via Bay Area Sports Guy
17 hours ago

How confident are you in the front office?

Bobby Evans and Brian Sabean make moves, but do they have your total devotion? MLB Daily Dish has posted its annual GM Confidence Survey, which means it’s as good a time as any to reflect on your feelings towards your favorite team’s front office. The survey pairs Bobby Evans with Brian Sabean and when you consider that Sabean is still very much involved in transactions this...
Via McCovey Chronicles
21 hours ago

Giants no strangers to award season

With apologies to the creators of the classic film "Casablanca," when it comes to the Giants and regular-season awards, you can basically round up the usual suspects.
Via Giants.com
23 hours ago

Matt Cain Makes Case in Final Spring Outing, was it Enough?

The Giants have yet to publicly state who will fulfil the fifth spot in their starting rotation. Matt Cain seems confident it’ll be him, following his last opportunity to make his case in Tuesday’s 10-7 win over the Cubs. “I’ll be ready for the fifth day,” said Cain, per Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. “I’ll be ready until they tell me otherwise.” Cain stuck out five...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago

Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Francisco Giants by Ashley Varela

Will the Giants` few offseason acquisitions be enough to net another title in 2017?
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Pagan, Tigers, Giants, M. Upton, Rangers, Brewers, BoSox

The expectation is that free agent outfielder Angel Pagan will choose his next team in the coming days, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.com. The Tigers are among the clubs that have shown interest in Pagan, according to both Bowden and Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. However, a Pagan-Tigers union “doesn’t sound like a real possibility,” per Fenech (Twitter link). While...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Report: Jimmy Rollins not expected to make San Francisco Giants’ roster

It looks like it is the end of the road for former Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have apparently told Rollins that he did not make the team. Schulman said that after the Giants wrapped up their game on Tuesday, they were still waiting to hear back from Rollins on if he will accept a minor league...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago

Rollins appears unlikely for Giants' roster

Giants manager Bruce Bochy dropped a very large hint that Jimmy Rollins won't be on his club's roster when it opens the 2017 season Sunday at Arizona.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

San Francisco Giants Opening Day Lineup Projections

The San Francisco Giants are ending the Spring in decent shape, and the shape of their opening day lineup may be coming into focus as put the finishing touches on another spring in the Cactus League. Bruce Bochy’s 2017 lineup card should feature some adjustments from last season. Here’s Bochy’s projected Opening Day lineup: Denard Span, CF Brandon Belt, 1B Hunter Pence, RF...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago

Brandon Belt is already very good, and I can’t believe I have to point this out

No one brings out the weirdos like Brandon Belt. No one. Over at Sports Illustrated, someone took the time to round up a collection of quotes about every team from anonymous scouts. It was a good idea, and I enjoyed reading it. However, they also sent the initial email to Very Bad Scout, who is bad at his job. Here is what Very Bad Scout said about Brandon Belt: Brandon Belt...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

San Francisco Giants: A 21st century Tiant

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Comparing Buster Posey to the great catchers

Apologies to Roy Campenella and all the others who, through no fault of their own, weren't in the majors long enough to be included here Buster Posey turned 30 yesterday, as you may have heard, and while it’s better to turn 30 than to not turn 30, for a baseball player it does typically mean you’re in the decline phase of your career. This is even more true for catchers, and...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Who will win the battle for the bench?

The title seems like a pretty straight forward question, right? There are a lot of people vying for very few spots on the roster. Let’s look at the plethora of names that have thrown their name in the basket this spring: Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, Jae-gyun Hwang, Chris Marrero, Aaron Hill, Nick Hundley, Mike Morse, Gordon Beckham, Tim Federowicz, Justin Ruggiano, Jimmy Rollins...
Via isportsweb.com
9 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
25 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
25 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
28 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
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