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Happy 22nd birthday, Hector Sanchez! Hope it’s all you want it to be.
Now onto a few quick links for those of you following all the hot stove action here at 22gigantes.com.
Remember, I almost always have the news here first, sometimes even before the beat writers do. That being said, here are some not-so-breaking news links that didn’t really deserve their own separate posts yesterday:
- Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports tweets that six other teams besides the Giants are still interested in signing free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore. They are: the Cubs, Mariners, Nationals, Rangers, Red Sox, and Rockies.
- Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman says item #1 on the Giants’ agenda this winter is signing Tim Lincecum to a multi-year contract. Heyman says the G-men want to lock up The Freak for four years, the last two years covering his free agency period.
- Heyman also says Giants CEO Larry Baer is focusing on a long-term deal for Matt Cain.
- Comcast Sports Net reports that both Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez are on pace to be ready on Opening Day. Giants head trainer Dave Groeschner was on CSN’s ‘Hot Stove’ last night and was optimistic yet cautious, saying “[Sanchez] will be on a regimented plan in spring training that I designed, trying to get him ready for April 5.” On Posey, Groeschner said, “We’ll have to see how he is when he comes to spring training. We’ll definitely back him off in spring training and kind of build him up towards the season. We may give him more scheduled days off and then as the season goes on, we will see how he’s responding and feeling and adjust accordingly week-by-week, month-by-month.”
- Speaking of Comcast Sports Net, former “insider” Mychael Urban has launched a new blog. If you like his musings (and I do), check out Urbs here.
- Despite all the question marks surrounding Frank McCourt’s agreement to sell the Dodgers, the club has been very active so far during the hot stove league, already locking up sure-shot MVP Matt Kemp to an 8-year, $160 million extension. The Bums have also signed free agents Matt Treanor and Mark Ellis, too (plus they re-signed Juan Rivera). Busy doesn’t always mean better, but the Kemp deal is a sign that McCourt isn’t just going to take the money (what’s left of it anyway) and run.
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Jon Heyman of SI.com says (via twitter) Larry Baer has said the San Francisco Giants are also trying to lock up starting pitcher Matt Cain as well as Tim Lincecum. The team is looking to to try to get four year deals.
Cain will be a free agent after the 2012 season, and Lincecum will not be eligible to be a free agent until after the 2013 season.
Does anyone remember the days...
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Tim Lincecum‘s representative, Rick Thurman, told him this morning he and the San Francisco Giants have not had one discussion about a multi-year contract and, in fact, have had “no substantive talks” on even a one-year deal that would prevent the sides from going to salary arbitration.
“My only expectation is that we’ll...
Timmy's agent doesn't expect a long-term contract discussion to happen this winter. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The agent for Giants ace Tim Lincecum says he’s not expecting discussions with Giants management about a long-term contract extension for his client, according to a new article by San Francisco Chronicle writer Henry Schulman.
Rick Thurman told Schulman...
Free agent Grady Sizemore is currently in contract talks with the Cleveland Indians, according to the outfielder’s agent.Joe Urbon told Fox Sports that his client is in serious discussions to stay in Cleveland, where he’s played his entire eight-year MLB career. Sizemore will likely get a one-year offer, in an effort to rehab his shaky knees and take another shot at the free...
While we heard earlier today that the Giants are more focused on a long-term extension for Tim Lincecum than fellow starter Matt Cain, team president Larry Baer says the club is trying to lock up Matt Cain as well, tweets SI.com's Jon Heyman. Heyman adds that the Giants may prefer deals of approximately four years.
Here are a few other items of interest from the National...
The Rockies are reportedly going to watch Grady Sizemore workout in the near future.
The Rockies are among the teams gathering medical information on outfielder Grady Sizemore, a three-time All-Star with the Indians before he was slowed by injuries.
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
2010: Buster Posey becomes the sixth catcher, joining Johnny Bench (1968), Earl Williams (1971), Benito Santiago (1987), Mike Piazza (1993) and Geovanny Soto (2008) to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The 23-year old Giants backstop, who started the season in Triple-A, batted .305 along with 18 home runs and 67 RBI playing...
The Giants seem to think that all they need to do to improve the worst offense in the National League is to trade for Melky Cabrera and get Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez back after suffering injuries.
Well with the Bill James Projections being published it seems like a good time to see what these projections say about what we can expect for the Giants next season.
The Cleveland Indians are in “serious discussions” with Grady Sizemore, sources close to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports say. Rosenthal adds, “One source says, “70-30.” Another says, “very likely.”
Earlier this month, there were rumors about the Colorado Rockies expressing interest in the free agent outfielder. ESPN's Jim Bowden predicted Sizemore would receive...
The Indians and Grady Sizemore are having "serious discussions" about a one-year contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). One of Rosenthal's sources says a deal is "very likely," while another source is only slightly less optimistic, pegging the chances of an agreement at "70-30."
It would be a bit of a surprise if Sizemore...