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San Francisco Giants’ Six Man Rotation: A Fan’s Suggestion

Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reiterated through Twitter that both Bruce Bochy and Dave Righetti are against the idea of a 6 man rotation. With the team bringing back Ryan Vogelsong after all, that would give the team possibly 7 capable starters. Good question. Bochy, Rags not fans. RT @chriskieffer: @sfchronicle Any chance #sfgiants use 6-man rotation, mitigate wear...
Via Baseball Essential
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants release Marco Scutaro

getty The Giants have released infielder Marco Scutaro. Scutaro’s release has been days in the making after the Giants designated him for assignemnt a week ago to make room for outfielder Norichika Aoki on their roster. While Scutaro will earn $6.67 million whether he is on the roster or not, the Giants must have been okay with paying him to sit at home. Scutaro played just five...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former New York Met released by San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants earlier today released infielder Marco Scuatro, according to MLB.com. The 39-year-old played in parts of three seasons with the Giants, most famously batting behind former Met Angel Pagan during the team’s 2012 World Series run. Injuries limited Scutaro to five games in 2014, and the club decided to part ways with the infielder to make room for recently...
Via Around Citi
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons The Giants Are A Dynasty

So many players, coaches, front office people and members of the ownership group have had their hand in the three championships the San Francisco Giants have won over the last five years. But who is the most responsible. Nothing like a top 10 list to debate who had the biggest impact and who is the biggest reason the Giants are being referred to as a dynasty. Honorable Mentioned...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants, Brandon Crawford Reach Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly bringing back an integral part of their World Series winning club in shortstop Brandon Crawford, as the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal which avoids arbitration, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. Brandon Crawford settles with #SFGiants at $3.175M. Midpoint signing. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 27, 2015 Crawford, 28...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Re-Sign Ryan Vogelsong, Add Two More Familiar Faces

The Giants may have lost some pop and character with the departures of Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse, but they will certainly retain the same amount of grit in 2015. That’s because, over the weekend, the Giants re-signed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year, $4 million deal. Vogelsong returns to the Giants for a fifth season after going 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts...
Via BaySportsNet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Batkid is Heading to the Big Screen

Fifteen months ago, Batkid took over all the medias (social and otherwise) and five-year-old Miles Scott became everyone’s favorite crime fighter when he saved San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal (among others) from Gotham city’s worst offenders. Soon, the story of the then-kindergartner (whose leukemia has since gone into remission) will be made into a feature film. And leading...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly in big trouble with the law

I’ll be the first to admit, the automobile insurance business seems stacked against the consumer.  They make you purchase it to drive.  They charge if you annually if you don’t use it.  They charge you more if you do use it.  And whoever hits you in an accident seems to always be uninsured and you have to pay.  All that being said, you will lose if you lie to them.  Former...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Do That Mr. Rob Manfred!

Rob Manfred should not ban the defensive shift. Too many negatives would result because of it. One day into the job, and the 10th Commissioner in the history of the MLB is making headlines with his latest idea to captivate casual and young fans to the sport of baseball. Rob Manfred said today that he is open to the idea banning of the defensive shift in order to open up the game...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Fransisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal. Vogelsong had been reportedly close to a deal with the Houston Astros in recent days, but ultimately decided to re-sign with the team he’s been with since 2011. Last season, Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 184.2 innings while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Signs With San Francisco

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The world champion San Francisco Giants have re-signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a 1-year, $4 million contract. Vogelsong is 37-years-old and will turn 38 during the season. In 2014, Vogelsong had a 4.00 ERA with an 8-13 win-loss record. Vogelsong will fit in nicely as the 5th man on the Giants’ rotation. Vogelsong made his major league...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree on $4 million deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the contract says free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has reached agreement on a $4 million, one-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants. Vogelsong's contract with the defending World Series champions is pending a physical, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the deal...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Harry Brecheen

Madison Bumgarner’s masterful World Series performance placed him on a very short list: pitchers who have won three games in a World Series.  Only fourteen men have accomplished the feat, dating back to Bill Dineen’s effort in the first Series. Bumgarner also added himself to an even more elite Fall Classic group as a southpaw, becoming only the fifth lefty to earn a “W...
Via Hall of Very Good
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki Should Hit Leadoff for The Giants

The San Francisco Giants officially announced on Tuesday the signing of outfielder Nori Aoki. Aoki has, over his three year career in the MLB, totaled 1531 plate appearances as a leadoff hitter and only 280 in other spots (primarily the second spot in the lineup). Sounds good, but the Giants already have a leadoff hit in Angel Pagan. Where then, does Aoki fit into this new-look...

Giants designate injured 2B Scutaro for assignment

SAN FRANCISCO -- Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and continue working with him through his rehabilitation following back surgery that could end his career. Dr. Michael Wang performed a fusion last month in Miami to alleviate the troublesome...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

When Pablo Sandoval signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason, it came as a bit of a shock, considering Sandoval’s history with the Giants and the reports that San Francisco had made him a better offer than what he ended up getting from Boston. On a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network radio, Sandoval confirmed that he didn’t let the Giants make the final offer, and...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval’s free agency decision was about more than cold, hard cash.   Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants. The 28-year-old wanted a change of pace, even if it meant accepting a less lucrative deal...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Who Bats Leadoff?

The San Francisco Giants have set their outfield with the signing of Nori Aoki, but questions still remain on the former Kansas City Royals right fielder who will transition to left for the Giants. Since coming to Major League Baseball from Japan in 2012, Aoki has batted as his team’s leadoff hitter in 338 of his 438 career games. Aoki has been successful setting the table for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Giants, OF Blanco agree on 2-year, $7.5M deal

  Outfielder Gregor Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday. Blanco will earn $3.6 million in salary this season and $3.9 million for 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't made a formal announcement. The 31-year-old Blanco could...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut-Rate Replacements At Third Base and Left Field Save Giants Millions

With the signing of former Kansas City Royals outfielder free agent Nori Aoki, the San Francisco Giants have now answered two of their top off-season questions: who will replace Pablo Sandoval at third base and who takes over in left field for Michael Morse? Morse and Sandoval were both offered more money to stay in San Francisco but politely decline and got out of town quickly....
Via The Giants Cove
13 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Dillon Gee draws attention

There’s no question the San Francisco Giants are in a rebuilding season, looking to strengthen their roster on both sides of the ball. San Francisco had their heart set on utility player Ben Zobrist who was traded to the Oakland Athletics earlier this week, bringing the Giants back to square one. In recent events, the Giants have looked at the New York Mets’ Dillon Gee as a possible...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #139: Brandon Belt | 1B | SF

Do you buy the potential or do you fear the park? That’s what will decide which side of the Brandon Belt fence you’re standing on, and it’s not an easy question to answer. Belt has been the subject of much debate around these pages. Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux, our two Profcast hosts, are Belt believers. George Fitopoulos and myself are not. Conversely, Adam and Jake dislike...
Via Baseball Professor
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Players they can still land

  The San Francisco Giants and general manager Brian Sabean have made some moves this winter, signing two of their own free agents – Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy – as well as trading for third baseman Casey McGehee to replace Pablo Sandoval who signed with the Boston Red Sox at the end of 2014. Sabean has yet to pull off a major deal, but there’s still time. As of now, the...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants 2015 Blueprint: Save Money, Manage Compliant Fan Base

Question: Do You Believe the Giants Front Office (or Your Lying Eyes)? This off-season the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants missed an amazing number of opportunities to improve their 25 man roster. It makes you wonder why they bothered to attend the annual General Managers meeting in Phoenix last November, or the MLB Winter Meetings in December. When the Giants’ ownership...
Via The Giants Cove
23 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Some Interesting Statistics

The MLB offseason is generally pretty boring, and these are the days the world has effectively tuned out baseball. With no spring training or free agency buzz going on right now, everyone (probably even MLB executives) is focused on the NFL and college football playoffs. But don’t worry, that won’t stop me from writing about my beloved San Francisco Giants. With no major storylines...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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