Posted December 12, 2011 on
OFs Carlos Beltran and Cody Ross, both free agents, will not return to the Giants.
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The San Francisco Giants have signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a one-year deal, keeping him over second baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Keppinger and backup catcher Eli Whiteside weren't offered contracts by San Francisco on Monday night.
Other arbitration-eligible players who were tendered contracts were two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, fellow starting pitcher Ryan...
Mariano with Brian Sabean (left) at the Giants' World Series parade in 2010.
Three new faces will join the Fresno Grizzlies coaching staff in 2012.
The San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate announced today that Bob Mariano will become the Grizzlies’ skipper next season, replacing Steve Decker, who will become the Giants’ new organizational hitting instructor. Decker...
The verdict is out! The San Francisco Giants have decided to sign Mike Fontenot (1-year), and non-tender Jeff Keppinger.
From the comments left on SF Giants Rumors Facebook it sounds like a lot of fans wanted to see Keppinger back in a Giants uniform.
Keppinger came over to the Giants (July) from the Astros (traded for Henry Sosa and Jason Stoffel). He hit a combined .277...
Looks like jersey No. 22 (worn by Whiteside) is up for grabs again in San Francisco.
The non-tender deadline passed tonight with the San Francisco Giants declining to offer contracts to catcher Eli Whiteside and infielder Jeff Keppinger, officially making both arbitration-eligible players free agents.
The Giants have whittled their list of arbitration-eligible players down to 10...
2007: Free agent Aaron Rowland (.309, 27 HR, 89 RBI) and the Giants agree to a five year, $60 million deal. The 30-year old Gold Glove center fielder is expected to bat fifth and will help fill the void in the outfield created by the departure of Barry Bonds.
1986: The Mets trade Kevin Mitchell‚ a rookie who played six positions for the eventual world champs, along with prospects...
Recently over at his MetsMinorLeagueBlog.com Toby Hyde made an interesting age-based comparison when he matched up Cesar Puello and Carlos Beltran. Hyde pointed out that they were both playing center field in Hi-A at age 20 and both put up mediocre stat lines. Here are their respective numbers:
Beltran – .229/.311/.363
Puello – .259/.310/.397
The big difference was in their...
With Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan, the Giants believe they've upgraded their offense and become more of a complete team.
Aaron Rowand has started his path back the NL East as he just signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins.
(Just saying that if was a minor league deal he wanted, I would have totally done that)
Anyway, Rowand was cut last year by the Giants after hitting .233. He has one year left on his contract and the Giants still owe him 12 million for the upcoming season (minus...
The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice.
Nothing particularly shocking here, but the Giants decided on Monday night to dump Jeff Keppinger and Eli Whiteside and tender Mike Fontenot.
reported that Keppinger and Whiteside were non-tendered, and that Fontenot was offered a one-year deal.
The logic on why the Giants did this? Cost and positional flexibility -- Fontenot is cheaper than Keppinger, and he can play multiple positions...
Rowand could become the Marlins' starting center fielder in 2012.
Former Giants outfielder Aaron Rowand has agreed to a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal at FOX Sports. The 34-year old will receive an invitation to spring training and could make it on to the Marlins’ active roster with a solid spring.
Rowand will be paid $12 million next season...
The Giants re-signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a one-year deal and offered contracts to nine of their other 11 arbitration-eligible players on Monday, vice president Bobby Evans said.
According to the Jon Heyman, the Rockies are pushing hard to land either Carlos Beltran or Michael Cuddyer.
Here are the latest, most-relevant news and hot-stove rumors:
The Red Sox will ink Kelly Shoppach to a one-year, $1.35 million deal today.
The Phillies have signed Dontrelle Willis to a one-year contract.
The Orioles are nearing a two-year, $8 million deal with Japenese lefty Tsuyoshi...
Preferring versatility over second-base insurance, the Giants agreed to terms with infielder Mike Fontenot on a one-year contract Monday and declined to tender contracts to infielder Jeff Keppinger and catcher Eli Whiteside, casting the pair into free agency.