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INF Mike Fontenot was tendered a contract, and INF Jeff Keppinger was not. The Giants were going to tender just one, and they kept Fontenot because of his ability to play shortstop -- a need considering young SS Brandon Crawford is in line to be the starter.
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It’s been reported that Cody Ross has lowered his contract demands. David O’Brien (tweets) of the Atlanta Journal Constitution said Ross wanted a 3-year deal to stay in San Francisco, and it’s pitcher friendly ballpark. O’Brien is hearing a 2-year offer is now what Ross is looking for.
Nate Stuhlbarg of CSNBayArea.com speculates that it’s possible Ross and the San Francisco...
2001: Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and the 2001 season’s National League MVP award winner will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.
1936: The Braves purchase Eddie Mayo from the Giants...
1926: The World Champion Cardinals trade Rogers Hornsby to the Giants for Frankie Frish and Jimmy Ring. The trade gets complicated when the ‘Rajah’ refuses to sell his 1,167 shares of the team’s stock back to the Redbirds at the asking price.
Giants birthdays: Bill Laskey (1957), Aubrey Huff (1976)
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The San Francisco Giants have re-acquired right-hander Eric Hacker, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports.
Hacker, 28, spent the 2010 season on the Giants’ Triple-A squad, where he went 16-8 with a 4.51 ERA, 1.467 WHIP, 7.0 SO/9 rate and 3.4 BB/9 rate in 29 starts. That season, he became the only Giants’ Triple-A player to be named to the 2010 All-PCL team and was recognized by...
by Troy Nelson, 22gigantes.com
Many of you have asked me to provide an update on my post from a couple of days ago, when I wrote about how skeptical I was about the supposed report that pitcher Brian Burres had been signed to a minor league contract by the Giants.
My skepticism arose as soon as I heard that the Giants had also re-signed infielder Emmanuel Burriss on the same day...
The San Francisco Giants signed catcher Eli Whiteside and infielder Emmanuel Burriss to one-year contracts on Monday.
Infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa said on Monday night that he is interested in playing for the Nationals, but he is not close to making a decision. He pointed out that other teams are interested in his services, but declined to name the other teams.
Though he began this year as a non-roster player and might not make next season's Opening Day squad, Hector Sanchez has become one of the organization's most indispensable performers.
It's not the sexiest of moves by any stretch of the imagination, but the Giants made a play over the weekend, bringing backup catcher Eli Whiteside back to the roster on a one-year deal.
Whiteside was non-tendered last week when the Giants extended a deal to Mike Fontenot and it seemed like the team would move forward with Chris Stewart and Hector Sanchez as backups to a (pretty...
The Giants announced that they signed infielder Emmanuel Burriss to a one-year Major League contract. The team also confirmed the signing of catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year, Major League deal. Nez Balelo of CAA Sports represents Burriss.
Burriss, one of San Francisco's many arbitration eligible players, appeared at every infield position and in left field in 2011. At the...
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