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SF Giants Nirvana:
The Giants reached a couple of agreements today with players of similar sounding names.
Emmanuel Burriss, will reportedly have a larger role in the 2012 season as the Giants try to groom him as a potential super utility guy. Hank Schulman of the SF Chronicle speculates that the deal will be close to the league minimum. By signing now the Giants and Burriss avoided an arbitration hearing.
The Giants also signed Brian Burres to a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Burres was drafted by the Giants and was ranked #22 in the system by Baseball America, one spot ahead of Jonathan Sanchez. He will likely be rotation depth at Fresno.
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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)
(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)
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The San Francisco Giants signed catcher Eli Whiteside and infielder Emmanuel Burriss to one-year contracts on Monday.
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...
2005: After trying to sign the All-Star outfielder twice as a free agent, the Giants finally acquire Steve Finley (.222, 12 HR, 54 RBI) in trade with the Dodgers which sends third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo (.277, 2 HR, 43 RBI) to Los Angeles. The veteran infielder appeared in only 109 games the previous season due to injuries.
Giants birthdays: Dave Kingman (1948), Freddy Sanchez...
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...
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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...