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SAN FRANCISCO -- On a day the San Francisco Giants acquired Hunter Pence to bolster the middle of their lineup, they got a look at what a familiar face could do for their rotation. Tim Lincecum. Remember him? Lincecum gave up one run in seven innings as the Giants snapped their five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night at AT&T Park. Lincecum spent the entire first half in a mysterious slump, but he has a 2.70 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. He was sharp for much of the night Tuesday. Lincecum started to wobble in the seventh, but he escaped a bases-loaded jam by striking out pinch hitter David Wright looking at a curveball. It was the last, and perhaps the best, of Lincecum's 112 pitches. The Giants, who are expected to get Pence into uniform for Wednesday's game, still didn't do much offensively against Mets rookie Matt Harvey. In six innings against Harvey, the Giants had only four hits, and they struc...
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So, Hunter Pence is a Giant and Nate Schierholtz is not.
I like Hunter Pence. He’s a bit bug-faced and lanky, which means that the Giants should stock up on Praying Mantis hats. He fills a big need on the Giants. He’s a right-handed power hitter. He’ll never be one of the top 20 players in baseball, but he’s definitely talented. Even playing as under his ability...
A couple nights ago, Dennis O'Donnell of KPIX twittered about that the Giants "have acquired Hunter Pence".
It started a wildfire of retweets (re-posts for you old people not on Twitter), by everyone and their mother, including Andy Baggarly of CSN.
With fans going nuts over this apparent news, KPIX ran the story even after Baggarly had confirmed with Bobby...
The CBS affiliate in San Francisco, KPIX's sports director Dennis O'Donnell, is reporting that the Phillies have a deal in place to send Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants. The deal is in place, pending the owner's approval (presumably because the Giants have to take on payroll outside of their budgeted amount). I'm fine with trading Pence, even though he...
The San Francisco Giants have secured a veteran outfielder for the stretch run but it comes at the cost of a young catching prospect.
Tommy Joseph, 21, was the organization’s second round draft pick in 2009 and he’s moved methodically through the minor league system, one level each year, and landed in double-A to begin the 2012 season. Despite being known as an offensive-minded...
Things are heating up with just about 16 hours left until the trade deadline at 4 PM ET tomorrow afternoon.
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, there is "definitely some juice" between the San Francisco Giants and the Phillies regarding outfielder Hunter Pence.
theres definitely some juice to the pence-to-the-giants talks. SF determined to land a hitter. "...
The Philadelphia Phillies have traded two-time All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players.
The last-place Phillies get outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher Tommy Joseph and minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin for Pence in Tuesday's deal.
Pence is batting .271 with 17 homers and 59 RBI this season. Schierholtz batted...
Just hours after Shane Victorino was sent across the country to Los Angeles, his partner in the outfield is also headed to California.
It's official that Hunter Pence has been traded to the SF Giants. The Giants will be responsible for the remainder of his $10.4 million salary for the 2012 season. Pence is eligible to be a free agent after the completion of next season.
What a difference a year makes. On this date one year ago the Phillies brought in Hunter Pence in a hugely popular trade - remember the cameras following his arrival in that black SUV? It bolstered a team who was 29 games above .500 and held a 6 game lead in the NL East on their way to 102 victories.
Exactly one year later, the 12 games under .500 last place...
Dennis O’Donnell of CBS 5 went on the air last night saying a source says the San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Hunter Pence.
The team has not confirmed this deal at this time. Which means the Giants could be close to landing Pence, or it could be some bad information passed by the source.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the Giants have been tied to Pence, Aramis...
The Phillies aren’t done. On the heels of dealing the flying Hawaiian Shane Victorino for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and SP prospect Ethan Martin, the Philles have decided to send Hunter Pence to Victorino’s division rival San Francisco Giants for 1B/C prospect Tommy Joseph, OF Nate Schierholtz and P prospect Seth Rosin. Pence is currently hitting .271 lowest since 2008...
The trade deadline has passed, and now the dust begins to settle for the Philadelphia Phillies. There were 2 casualties, but there could have been more. The Phillies were unable to complete a deal with Baltimore to trade Joe Blanton, and also along the way decided to pull Cliff Lee off of the table.
In the end the Phillies traded away outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence...
Rob Biertempfel reports:
The Pirates are reluctant to part with rookie outfielder Starling Marte or top right-handed pitching prospects Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole, which takes them out of the running for outfielder such as Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino and Shin-Soo Choo.
I think the Pirates are definitely being smart in not giving up any of these three guys for the people mentioned...
A busy day in a dreadful Phillies season finds them shipping Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence out of town. Both moves were very necessary and look for more in the next month as the waiver trade deadline approaches. My brief editorial is the return for Victorino and Pence is worthy of them. I was among the few that felt the haul to land Pence in the first place was ridiculous and...
With the 2012 major league baseball trade deadline now officially over, here is a look at some of the players who will see a shift in value for the rest of the season thanks to trades that happened to them or to their teammates.
OF – Domonic Brown (PHI) – with the trade of Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants, Brown should once again have a chance to prove himself...