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Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career. Giants general manager Brian Sabean announced during a conference call Monday that Scutaro had the fusion procedure performed by Dr. Michael Wang in Miami on Friday to alleviate the troublesome area at level L-2/L-3 of his spine. It will be four-to-six months...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, keeping a key member of bullpen from three championship runs. Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished as part of Monday's agreement. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – San Francisco Giants

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Francisco Giants. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Slow and Steady offseason

While teams like the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox are spending money and making moves left and right the San Francisco Giants are doing what they always do; not get caught up in the free-agent frenzy. The Giants moves might not be flashy, but they are doing what they have to do and they aren’t finished yet. Re-signing Sergio Romo was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants not interested in Max Scherzer

The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval and then whiffed on their bid to land starting pitcher Jon Lester. With money to spend some have pointed the Giants as a potential landing spot for 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You can rule it out according to general manager Brian Sabean. The Giants have not talked to Scherzer and do not plan to talk to him notes Alex Pavlovic...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants Find A Third Baseman In Casey McGehee

The search is finally over. Since losing out to the Boston Red Sox in the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes, the San Francisco Giants have been rumored to numerous third basemen, but saw different names signed with different teams or traded elsewhere besides across the Golden Gate Bridge. Down in Southern California, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been showing their version of Money Ball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Re-Signs With San Francisco

According to multiple reports earlier this morning, fiery Alabama-born starting pitcher Jake Peavy is heading back to the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. It has been reported by multiple outlets to be a two-year, $24 million deal that includes a full no-trade clause. Peavy has benefited from some circumstantial trades. Last season he was traded from the Boston Red Sox...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Peavy gets a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy Signs Two-Year, $24M Deal With Giants

Jake Peavy (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Former Red Sox hurler (and Duck Boat owner) Jake Peavy re-upped with the World Champion Giants on a two-year, $24 million contract. Peavy was a force for the Giants in the pennant drive—but faltered some in the post-season and World Series. The 34-year old righty will also get a full no-trade clause as part of the new deal.
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy, Giants Agree To Two-Year, $24M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy will look to add to his cable car collection. Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. The veteran pitcher finished his 2014 season with the Giants, who won their third World Series title in five years. Peavy will earn base salaries of $7...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Off-Season a Nasty Mix of Rejection and Incompetence

Welcome to the Empty Funhouse The 2014 postseason should have been a time of bold and dominating moves by the San Francisco Giants ownership group and their front office. An unexpected trip to the playoffs and a World Series win last October should have been the jumping off point for the organization to boldly rebuild around their core of talented seasoned veterans. Instead, San...
Via The Giants Cove
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Play Third Base For The San Francisco Giants?

In October they won it all. Three World Series trophies in five years. The San Francisco Giants had cemented dynasty status. Two days later, the orange and black celebrated with a parade on Halloween, celebrating team stars like Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence, and Pablo Sandoval. Since the parade, Bumgarner went on to win Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year,” while...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Rumors: Starting pitching edition

Jon Lester, no. Ervin Santana, no. Brandon McCarthy, no. The San Francisco Giants have so far swung and missed on three starting pitchers they had varying levels of interest. McCarthy was rumored to the Giants, but not signing him is no big deal. Santana is decent, but no biggie there either. However, missing out on Lester stings. How will the Giants recover? Well, they have more...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the top 3 games for Giants tickets

The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants will field a much different team in 2015 compared to 2014, but that doesn’t mean support for the team is any lessened. According to TiqIQ.com, the average price for San Francisco Giants home game tickets is $100 for 2015. Despite the loss of beloved Pablo Sandoval, Giants fans will be back at the park in 2015 and will be...
Via The Giants Cove
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to start throwing next week

The San Francisco Giants are coming off their third World Series title in the past five seasons, despite finishing the regular season just 12th in runs scored and 10th in ERA. Although not many moves appear to be on the horizon for the Giants this winter, there is some news on the injury front. Matt Cain, who is coming off elbow surgery, is expected to start throwing next week....
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner once dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants ace and now-legendary postseason warrior Madison Bumgarner was named the “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated on Monday. All things considered, especially his gladiator-like performance in the World Series, when he threw 68 pitches in Game 7 to secure victory following a 117-pitch shutout of the Royals in Game 5 just...Read More The post Madison...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

S.I. names Madison Bumgarner 'Sportsman of the Year'

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner can add another notch to his growing list of accolades. The man that produced one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pitching performances in MLB postseason history, was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.  Bumgarner pitched a record 52 2/3 innings during his team’s 2014 World Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year

Madison Bumgarner had himself a year in 2014. Bumgarner helped the San Francisco Giants win their third World Series in five seasons, winning the World Series MVP after a dominant performance against the Kansas City Royals. Monday, Bumgarner added to his trophy case when he was named the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. “It’s easy to mythologize...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants talking about adding 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
26 days 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
28 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
28 days ago  |  2 Comments

Report: Sandoval won't return to Giants, likely to sign with BoSox

Pablo Sandoval has won his last championship with the San Francisco Giants, according to at least one reporter. Dennis O’Donnell of KPIX 5 reports that there is a 90% chance Sandoval will sign with the Boston Red Sox and a 10% chance he signs with the Blue Jays. O’Donnell’s sources claim the Giants have offered...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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