Found December 08, 2011 on Mercury News:
DALLAS -- The Giants consider youthful shortstop Brandon Crawford and first baseman Brandon Belt integral pieces of their roster, which they all but set as they departed the winter meetings Thursday.

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 10

2008: Nick Peters becomes the 60th winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink award, named for its first recipient and given annually by the BBWAA “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.” The San Francisco native covered the Giants for 47 years (1961-2007), a span in which he reported on more Giants games than anyone in franchise history. 1991: The Giants send outfielder Kevin...

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The San Francisco Giants' press release announcing the trade sending Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez east in exchange Angel Pagan disclosed that the Mets are on the hook for either another player to be named later, or cash. This is news to Mets fans who were mostly in agreement that this was an attractive trade by Sandy Alderson. While its a bit annoying that its taken several...

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These Winter Meetings are really getting out of hand. Episode 60: ZiP It, Thomas is out! In the sixtieth episode, Thomas and Danny talk with Dan Szymborski, writer for ESPN and Baseball Think Factory and creator of the ZiPS projection system, about the projections for the Giants in 2012, some younger players’ chances, and the money that Miguel Tejada owes Danny. Click on the image...

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Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, and an actual plan for 2012. The biggest move was the trade of Angel Pagan for Andres...

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