Found November 29, 2011 on SF Giants Nirvana:
This offseason, I’m doing a few guest pieces (Giants-related) for Baseball Digest. The first one is a report card in which I break down the 2011 season (rotation/bullpen/catchers/infield/outfield). Check it out. The next one, an offseason outlook, should be up within a week or so.

SF Giants Rumors: Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong Rumors

Here is a rumor that I thought I would pass along. I’m not sure how much credibility there really is to this rumor, but figured I would let you decide for yourself.   Frank Russo of Mike Silva’s NY Baseball Digest says the Yankees recently contacted the San Francisco Giants and offered four players for pitcher Matt Cain.   Some of the names tossed around were Jesus Montero...

Giants looking to trade Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez

I don’t even know what to say. The Giants are spending little money this offseason, but decided to commit ~$10MM to two lefty relievers. When they re-signed Javier Lopez and exercised Jeremy Affeldt‘s option, I thought it was a bit excessive and unnecessary. Apparently the Giants took a month to realize that, and are now trying to clear up some of the money they have invested...

Giants to Revive Classic 80's Uniforms

Some pretty cool news for those that enjoy the sport of uniform watching, according to the Giants will be bringing back an updated version of the interlocking "SF" jersey that they wore from 1983 to 1993. I like these uniforms quite a bit they bring back some good memories of the old "Humm Baby" Giants of the late 80's and many...

On the Bochy Extension

So the Giants have extended Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean. The extensions will keep them in San Francisco through 2013, with team options for 2014. This doesn’t really come as a surprise…it was said just about a month ago that extending Bochy and Sabean was one of the top priorities offseason, and it’s clear that the organization likes the job they’ve done. But this is obviously...

Giants extend Sabean, Bochy through 2013 season

General manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have received contract extensions taking them through the 2013 season with club options for 2014, moves that were expected this winter. CEO Larry Baer had been committed during the offseason to keeping both men with the organization after they were instrumental in the team's 2010 World Series championship, the first for the...

Giants extend contracts for Bochy and Sabean

The San Francisco Giants have announced that they have extended the contracts for manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean through the 2013 season with club options for 2014.  The amount of the deals were not available. “Brian and Bruce are certainly two of the finest professionals at their respective positions in all of baseball. They have effectively built and fostered a winning...

SF Giants Rumors: Jeremy Affeldt and Ramon Ramirez On The Trade Block

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the San Francisco Giants are trying to trade Jeremy Affeldt and/or Ramon Ramirez.   The Giants recently picked up Affeldt’s option for $5 million. Ramirez is in his final year of being arbitration eligible and will be getting a raise from his 2011 salary ($1.6 million). Ramirez will get around $2.5 to $3 million in 2012.   The Winter Meetings...

Nationals interested in Mark DeRosa as a backup first baseman

Nationals backup first baseman, Chris Marrero, might be done for the season after tearing his hamstring while playing first base in the Dominican Winter League reports Bill Ladson of Although Marrero believes he's not done for the season, he definitely won't be ready for Spring Training. “I'm not out for the season, but I did tear my hamstring.” said Marrero...

Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean Extended Through 2013

The Giants have extended Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy. More to come…

Money Talks, and Off-Season Moves May Surprise

With contract extensions completed for General Manager Brian Sabean and Manager Bruce Bochy through 2013, the San Francisco Giants' management group is now free to fully concentrate another extension: playing baseball deep into October 2012.And that brings us to two related areas of interest: the team's 2012 payroll budget, and the final 2012 25-man roster might look...

Giants Extend Brian Sabean, Bruce Bochy

The Giants announced that they extended the contracts of GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through 2013. The deals include team options for 2014.

Brian Sabean: No 'big splash' additions for Giants

If the Giants are going to make a splash this offseason, it will be to sign Tim Lincecum and/or Matt Cain long term. As general manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday, "Pitching is our gold standard, and we have to make sure...

San Francisco Giants general manager Sabean, manager Bochy get contract extensions

The Giants announced Tuesday that they've extended the contracts for Sabean and Bochy through the 2013 season, with club options for 2014

Giants Trying To Trade Affeldt Or Ramon Ramirez

The Giants have a ton of money tied up in the bullpen right now, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, so they're trying to move Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez.  Many teams seek bullpen help, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Twins, Angels, Mariners, Mets, Brewers, Cardinals, and Reds.  Affeldt, a 32-year-old lefty, had his $5MM club option exercised by...
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