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Today in your Winter Ball Roundup: Perez shines in the DR. Sanchez back in action -- and the hit column -- for the Tiburones. Adrianza struggling in the VWL. The usual fare for Graham in Mexico. Burg picks up where he left off for the Perth Heat.
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Very busy day for rumors. Here’s the latest on Hiroyuki Nakajima, Cody Ross, Carlos Beltran, and more:
The Giants were thought to have bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima, but John Shea soon said that report was inaccurate, and now there’s confirmation: according to Andrew Baggarly, Brian Sabean said he did not bid on Nakajima. Oh well.
Cody Ross is looking for a three-year deal, which...
The San Francisco Giants plan to give Buster Posey some time at first base.
Posey won the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year award as a catcher, but his past season ended in May after he was hurt in a bruising collision at home plate.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy says it would help Posey and the team for him to play some at first base next year. Bochy says Posey still wants to catch, but...
Day One of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings — where GMs sit around smoking cigars while toying with rumor-hungry journalists — is in the books.
If you’re a Giants fan, not a whole lotta action to report on, but still some juicy nuggets, nonetheless. Here’s what I have for you:
The morning started with a rumor by Jon Paul Morosi (FOX Sports), who tweeted that the Giants...
Hey people. Sorry for my hiatus. I won't go into a long soliloquy about the state of things and I can't sugarcoat my feelings:I AM PISSED.I am pissed that this organization has made no committment to improvement. I'm pissed that Zito will cost half a million more than he did last year, and I'm pissed that ownership refuses to eat one rough year of payroll in order...
Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports says (via twitter) sources tell him and Ken Rosenthal that the San Francisco Giants appear to have submitted a bid on shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima.
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle sent out a followup tweet saying the report that the Giants apparently submitted a bid on shortstop Nakajima is not accurate.
Nakajima hit .297/.354/.433 with...
1950: Mel Ott leaves the Giants’ organization signing a two-year pact to manage the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland club. ‘Marvelous Mel’ will be replacing Charlie Dressen.
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Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings began Sunday night with a splash. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the sound of a Rawlings baseball landing in McCovey Cove.
The Florida…scratch that…Miami Marlins have hauled in the first catch from a sea of attractive free agents, reportedly agreeing to a six-year, $106 million contract with shortstop Jose Reyes.
The Marlins also agreed to terms...
The thing about baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is, everyone is trying to get the scoop. So much so that when something — anything — deemed newsworthy hits the rumor mill, a hundred different baseball journalists hanging out in a hotel lobby scramble to their smart phones to tweet it out first. That way, you know, they get credit for the scoop — and therefore, presumably...
It’s time to get everyone caught up on what happened over the weekend, or since the last post on Friday.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the San Francisco Giants have expressed interest in bringing Mark DeRosa back.
DeRosa is great clubhouse guy, and a healthy DeRosa would be a nice utility player. I would bring him back if he came back on a Pat Burrell kind of a deal (1...
The last time Giants general manager Brian Sabean spent any significant time on the ground in the Dallas area, he jetted off with champagne sticking to his skin and the 2010 World Series trophy in tow.
Get the latest San Francisco Giants news and rumors from baseball's winter meetings from beat writer Andrew Baggarly during a live chat on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.