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Some interesting news crossed the wire today, in that Buster Posey, the best catcher in baseball and 2012 NL MVP could eventually move to the hot corner. This comes according to Manager Bruce Bochy:
I think he’d be a really good third baseman. We like him where he’s at now, and this is something [that would happen] if he took the time to learn it in the offseason and spring training. But he’s an athlete and he has the hands and the arm.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
This would have some notable implications. For one, it would send a message that the catching position is not a long-term fit for any great hitter. Also, would this mean that current Giant’s third sacker Pablo Sandoval would move to 1B? If so that puts Brandon Belt out of a job. Maybe that’s the point. Finally, it would have some interesting ramifications for fantasy baseball, as a catcher-eligible third basemen (less days offs and reduced injury risk) would boost Posey’s value even further. Of course, after losing position eligibility behind the plate, that value would plummet.
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Earlier today, the Boston Red Sox clobbered the San Francisco Giants 12-1. With Chad Gaudin going on the disabled list, Barry Zito was scheduled to start for possibly the very last time at At&t park. Zito lasted only 3.2 innings. Giving up 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 walks. The Giants hoped Zito would retain his 2012 form but is falling short of expectations, much like the...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Yesterday Andres Torres was placed on the DL with a left Achilles strain, and pitcher Mike Kickham was sent back down to the Fresno Grizzlies. The counter moves were bringing up outfielder Francisco Peguero and infielder Nick Noonan.
Manager Bruce Bochy said the plan for now is for Barry Zito to make the next start, so Zito...
San Francisco Giants right fielder Jeff Francoeur has teased every club that he has played for.
His penchant for hot streaks and cold endings have only gotten him so far.
According to a report, Francoeur has been designated for assignment as the Giants bring up pitching to help their cause.
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San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left Achilles' tendon and might not return this season.
Torres said the injury has lingered since the start of 2011 after he helped the Giants win a World Series championship the previous fall. He is scheduled to get a second opinion and be examined by specialist Dr...
by Nathan Mendelowitz When Brandon Belt entered the Giants lineup in 2011, fans were expecting a lefty bomber to blast balls into the cove. Unfortunately, that hasn’t materialized for the Giants. Brandon Belt has had an up-and-down career in the bigs. Last season and this season have had good and bad moments for [...]
While San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive night Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters -- including Chris Haft of MLB.com -- that the Panda's injury isn't significant. Bochy added that he Sandoval will be able to rejoin the regulars today when the team begins it's series against the Pittsburgh...
The San Francisco Giants were able to breathe a sigh of relief last night after their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Matt Cain, their undisputed ace, was forced to leave the game in the fourth inning after being hit in the forearm with a line drive off the bat of Gabby Sanchez. Fortunately, all seemed to be well with Cain after the game.
Contusion on right forearm for...
Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for the San Francisco Giants, a new low hits. Matt Cain exited the game in the fourth inning and the bullpen fell through in the Giants’ 10-5 loss to the Pirates on Thursday night.
After allowing one run in the first inning, Cain gave up solo home runs to Garrett Jones and Jordy Mercer in the second. Jones’ splash hit was the...
In the fourth inning of Thursday night's game against the Pirates Giants right-hander Matt Cain was struck on the throwing arm by a line drive off the bat of Gaby Sanchez and then promptly removed. Cain didn't appear to be in any obvious pain but after the trainer examined him he was lifted before even trying to throw a test pitch.
Subsequent X-rays were negative and Cain...
Right-hander Matt Cain left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the top of the fourth inning Thursday night after getting hit in the pitching arm on a line drive by Pittsburgh's Gaby Sanchez.
The Giants said he suffered a contusion on right forearm and X-rays were negative.
Athletic trainer Dave Groeschner and manager Bruce Bochy hustled out to check on Cain, who walked...
With an ugly series against the Boston Red Sox behind them, the San Francisco Giants welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates to AT&T Park for a four game weekend match-up beginning on Thursday night.
Several roster moves tonight: Andres Torres was placed on the 15 day disabled list and will see a specialist. The trip should decide the rest of the season for the 35 year old outfielder...
Jordy Mercer cranked out his 6th home run as part of the Pirates’ offensive explosion (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — If America’s coldest summer is in San Francisco, the chill did not reach the Pirates’ bats. The Bucs offense heated up to scorch the Giants for a 10-5 victory on a cool Thursday night by the Bay.
The warming glow burned bright early. Matt Cain...
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10:15 PM–AT&T Park, San Francisco
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Pirates (75-52) at Giants (56-71)
10:15 PM–AT&T Park, San Francisco
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