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Of course we’d love to geek out on some Barry Bonds house porn. The unfortunate part of his house being listed by renowend realtor, Mauricio Umansky, is that the $25,000,000 Beverly Park listing (think gated community within Beverly Hills) is on lockdown. The only views of Bonds’ pad that you’re getting are the aerial version. With seven bedrooms and 13 baths cramped into 17,000 sq. ft., you might need to add on another guest wing. According to the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Bonds bought the home from Kenneth and Grace Jacobson for $8.7 million in 2002, according to public records. Back then, the house spanned about 11,500 square feet and had six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. As part of a significant renovation, Mr. Bonds added a two-story wing to the home, expanding its square footage. It looks like the place has at least four garage bays, a pool and a basketball court. We’ll assume there is plenty of Italian marble and granite in the kitchen. Now figure out how to get $25M from a bank...
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R.J. White of CBSSports.com says the San Francisco Giants are still interested in bringing back infielder Ryan Theriot. The Philadelphia Phillies are also showing interest in Theriot.
Wilson Not Major League Ready, Yet
Mike Puma of the New York Post says the New York Mets aren’t impressed with Brian Wilson. Wilson didn’t wow them at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery...
A quick followup to yesterday’s news about the New York Mets showing strong interest in Brian Wilson. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants are willing to offer Wilson a big league deal, and reports say the Mets aren’t.
World Baseball Classic
Schulman also broke the news that Buster Posey will not play in the World Baseball...
Freak occurrence, or freak out?
Those are the two perspectives weighing on the collective mind of Giants management and its fans regarding "The Freak" Tim Lincecum. The diminutive lefty entered the 2012 campaign off a staggering four-year run, averaging over 220 innings per season with a 2.81 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in this span. His aptitude was so venerable that few batted...
Bob Nightengale of USA Today says (via Twitter) the New York Mets are showing strong interest San Francisco Giants former closer Brian Wilson. Mets GM Sandy Alderson watched Wilson in a private workout Saturday in Los Angeles. Mike Puma of the New York Post says Alderson confirmed that he did watch Wilson at UCLA. Alderson also says he’s “not sure” if the Mets will extend...
The San Francisco Giants have not given up on right-hander
Tim Lincecum long-term, as the team has considered signing The Freak once he
reaches the free agent market after the 2013 season, according to Henry
Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Random piece of info: #sfgiants have not given up on Lincecum long-term. I'm told prospect of re-signing Lince as a FA next...
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the black beard of Brian Wilson on the mound in a major league game. The former Giants closer is attempting to return to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, but was dealt another setback in his road to recovery.
The World Series-winning hurler worked out for members for the Mets organization this past weekend in California...
Yesterday we told you about the ridiculous 17,100 square foot mansion that Barry Bonds was trying to sell. BC editors were all fired up because the realtor was keeping the photos on lock-down. One of our favorite players was selling a ridiculous house and we couldn’t even see the digs.
We were left to imagine how big the shower was, how many seats the theater had and whether or...
According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants are interested in offering a major league contract to pitcher Brian Wilson. The New York Mets have also expressed interest in Wilson, but that interest could be limited to a minor league contract. Wilson, who nearly missed the entire 2012 season after [...]
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are among
the teams interested in free agent middle infielder Ryan Theriot, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that if the Giants were to acquire Theriot, he
would likely compete with Brandon Crawford for playing time at shortstop.
Theriot would be middle-infield insurance for the Phillies, who have...
Tim Lincecum‘s resume contains the following items: 2 time Cy Young award winner, 4 time All-Star and twice World Series Champion. With all the achievements over the last 5 seasons, he was relegated to a long relief once the Giants made the playoffs because he was no longer effective as a starter. Lincecum’s problem is he can no longer just throw the ball across the plate and...
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I admit it: I’ve been one of those guys hoping for the Giants to dive into the Japanese market for players for a while.
It’s a big risk: for the best players, there’s a big ‘Posting fee’ that the team would have to pay before even being able to negotiate a salary, but it’s an enticing one. It’s not just because that Japanese players are an untapped market (it’s...
Yesterday, Jeff Zimmerman examined how Tim Lincecum‘s performance has depended to some extent on his ability to pitch to the edges of the plate. Last year, Lincecum was one of the worst starters in the game in terms of the percentage of his pitches thrown to the black. Coincidently (or not so coincidently), Lincecum suffered through his worst season as a professional.
As with many...
The economic downturn did little to affect the bottom line for the 1%, even those under house arrest. Over his career Barry Bonds made over $180M in salary alone and he's showing himself to be a smart businessman with those funds after his career has ended.
While his trial for evasive testimony resulted in a 30-day house arrest, it wasn't as though Bonds was slumming...
Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D.
From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard:
Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
Fear the Beard Rumors!
Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D.
This from Mike Puma of the NY Post:
Brian Wilson probably shouldn’t change his ring tone to “Meet the Mets” anytime soon.