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It's the final game of the season, and the last chance to watch your Giants play until next year. Two exciting pieces of news: Hunter Pence is starting making it an even 162 starts in 162 games. And, with Matt Cain not starting, the Giants are planning to use their bullpen all game, and Bruce Bochy has stated that he'll give Barry Zito his proper curtain call.
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Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a $90 million, five-year contract, a deal that keeps the outfielder off the free-agent market.
The announcement was made at a news conference before Sunday's season finale against San Diego, the Giants' final game as defending World Series champions.
Pence began the day with a .282 average, a career-best 27 homers...
Over the weekend, the Giants made the first big signing of the off-season, even though it wasn’t technically the off-season yet. Rather than let Hunter Pence get to free agency and potentially start a bidding war for his services, the Giants chose to sign him to a five year, $90 million contract before he got to test the market. I did a very short post in the aftermath of the...
The San Francisco Giants have preemptively taken one of the best free agent bats off of this winter's market, reportedly signing right fielder Hunter Pence to a five year, $90 million extension.
Pence is having one of the best years of his career in 2013, hitting .282/.339/.484 with a career-high 27 homers. The 30-year old is making $13.8 million this season, and his new...
September just kept getting better and better for Hunter Pence. He caught fire, and then poured some alcohol on himself, just to keep matters interesting. He tied records and broke records. He was the reason behind many sentences that began with “The first Giant since . . .” and he was honored with the team’s end-of-the-year accolade, the Willie Mac Award. He won a National...
Before tonight’s game Hunter Pence was awarded one of the most prestigious awards a San Francisco Giant can achieve: the annual Willie Mac award. The award is voted on at the end of the year by players and coaches, and even one vote for the fan base; it’s meant to go to the player who epitomizes “competitive spirit, ability, and leadership.”
It’s safe to say that...
What an exciting way for the season to end! News just broke that the San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence have agreed to a five year deal, which CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports is worth $90 million.
Whew! Feels good to have that one out of the way!
Yesterday, in the end of the year press conference, Brian Sabean said that signing Pence was his biggest priority; in...
The 2013 season is now officially over for the San Francisco Giants. Over the weekend they extended outfielder Hunter Pence to a five-year deal worth $90 million. Pence will be paid $16 million in 2014, and $18.5 million annually, the remaining four years.
The Giants have started conversations with Tim Lincecum‘s agents but Lincecum doesn’t seem to be in any rush to get...
Only here at AT&T Park could a sellout crowd stand and go hoarse at the sight of a 60-82 pitcher taking the mound for a 76-86 team on the final day of the regular season.
Barry Zito’s final bow was just one dramatic act on a day of high theater that will keep Giants fans counting the days till pitchers and catchers report next spring.
There was tragedy as Gregor Blanco sustained...
Hunter Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Francisco Peguero hit his first career home run leading off the ninth to tie it as Huston Street (2-5) blew his second save in 35 chances.
Tony Abreu followed with a single and advance to second on Street's wild pitch....
The Giants made their first big offseason move before the season even ended agreeing on a five-year deal with right fielder Hunter Pence. But don't expect Pence's deal to change the mindset of the other big name on the offseason to-do list.
Right-hander Tim Lincecum said the Pence deal doesn't alter his plans for his first foray into free agency.
Game 161 and the San Francisco Giants (75-86) dropped game two of their final series against the San Diego Padres (76-85) with a score of 9-3 on Saturday.
Starting pitcher, Yusmeiro Petit (4-1, 3.56 ERA), suffered his first loss of the season as he went 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits, two home runs, with two strikeouts. This also marked his shortest start of...
At the season ending press conference on Friday, Brian Sabean expressed that the organization's first offseason action would be to re-sign Hunter Pence, and then they would quickly move to Tim Lincecum.
Well, they got the former done before the season even ended; and now it's full steam ahead with the latter. With Pence's 5 year, $90 million contract now official...
After re-signing Hunter Pence, the Giants' number one priority now is to re-sign two-time Cy Young award winner Tim Lincecum. The Giants are currently in talks with Tim Lincecum about a contract extension and a deal could get done before free agency starts.
There is a "touch more optimism" that the San Francisco Giants can re-sign Tim Lincecum before free agency...
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Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a 5-year, $90 million deal, Boston.com reports. So is this good news for Jacoby Ellsbury's contract situation. Ellsbury has a .788 OPS and 5.7 Wins Above Replacement (WAR), so he could be worth $20-21 million according to Boston.com. The Red Sox, it...
Many big name pitchers struggled this season, including Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain and CC Sabathia. But guys like Max Scherzer, who was not supposed to be the Detroit Tigers Ace this season, (they have this guy named Justin Verlander) goes out and wins 21 games, strikes out 240 batters in 214 innings and finishes the season with a 2.90 ERA! Max was the only pitcher in baseball...