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Barry Bonds is selling his Beverly Hills mansion for $25 million. The compound is enormous. Check out what it looks like.
R.J. White of CBSSports.com says the San Francisco Giants are still interested in bringing back infielder Ryan Theriot. The Philadelphia Phillies are also showing interest in Theriot.
Wilson Not Major League Ready, Yet
Mike Puma of the New York Post says the New York Mets aren’t impressed with Brian Wilson. Wilson didn’t wow them at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery...
A quick followup to yesterday’s news about the New York Mets showing strong interest in Brian Wilson. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants are willing to offer Wilson a big league deal, and reports say the Mets aren’t.
World Baseball Classic
Schulman also broke the news that Buster Posey will not play in the World Baseball...
Freak occurrence, or freak out?
Those are the two perspectives weighing on the collective mind of Giants management and its fans regarding "The Freak" Tim Lincecum. The diminutive lefty entered the 2012 campaign off a staggering four-year run, averaging over 220 innings per season with a 2.81 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in this span. His aptitude was so venerable that few batted...
Bob Nightengale of USA Today says (via Twitter) the New York Mets are showing strong interest San Francisco Giants former closer Brian Wilson. Mets GM Sandy Alderson watched Wilson in a private workout Saturday in Los Angeles. Mike Puma of the New York Post says Alderson confirmed that he did watch Wilson at UCLA. Alderson also says he’s “not sure” if the Mets will extend...
The San Francisco Giants have not given up on right-hander
Tim Lincecum long-term, as the team has considered signing The Freak once he
reaches the free agent market after the 2013 season, according to Henry
Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Random piece of info: #sfgiants have not given up on Lincecum long-term. I'm told prospect of re-signing Lince as a FA next...
He's only 25, but Buster Posey has accomplished a great deal in his MLB career. His list of achievements includes being named the NL Rookie of the Year in 2010, winning an MVP award in 2012, and a couple of World Series titles with the San Francisco Giants. Not bad.
The fact that Posey has accomplished so much in such a short time has already ignited some talk about a potential...
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the black beard of Brian Wilson on the mound in a major league game. The former Giants closer is attempting to return to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, but was dealt another setback in his road to recovery.
The World Series-winning hurler worked out for members for the Mets organization this past weekend in California...
According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants are interested in offering a major league contract to pitcher Brian Wilson. The New York Mets have also expressed interest in Wilson, but that interest could be limited to a minor league contract. Wilson, who nearly missed the entire 2012 season after [...]
Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is set to be part of Team USA’s roster for the upcoming 2013 World Baseball Classic in March.
CBS’ Jon Heyman broke the story on Sunday, saying Vogelsong will join other old guys R.A. Dickey and Andy Pettitte as part of the Team USA rotation. The entire roster will be officially revealed on Thursday.
Vogelsong went 14-9 with a 3.37 ERA for the Giants...
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are among
the teams interested in free agent middle infielder Ryan Theriot, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that if the Giants were to acquire Theriot, he
would likely compete with Brandon Crawford for playing time at shortstop.
Theriot would be middle-infield insurance for the Phillies, who have...
Tim Lincecum‘s resume contains the following items: 2 time Cy Young award winner, 4 time All-Star and twice World Series Champion. With all the achievements over the last 5 seasons, he was relegated to a long relief once the Giants made the playoffs because he was no longer effective as a starter. Lincecum’s problem is he can no longer just throw the ball across the plate and...
Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D.
This from Mike Puma of the NY Post:
Brian Wilson probably shouldn’t change his ring tone to “Meet the Mets” anytime soon.
According to a baseball source, the veteran closer didn’t impress the Mets during his workout at UCLA on Saturday and wasn’t deemed worthy of a major league contract at this point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Wilson...
I admit it: I’ve been one of those guys hoping for the Giants to dive into the Japanese market for players for a while.
It’s a big risk: for the best players, there’s a big ‘Posting fee’ that the team would have to pay before even being able to negotiate a salary, but it’s an enticing one. It’s not just because that Japanese players are an untapped market (it’s...
Yesterday, Jeff Zimmerman examined how Tim Lincecum‘s performance has depended to some extent on his ability to pitch to the edges of the plate. Last year, Lincecum was one of the worst starters in the game in terms of the percentage of his pitches thrown to the black. Coincidently (or not so coincidently), Lincecum suffered through his worst season as a professional.
As with many...