Found December 29, 2011 on The Crazy Crabbers:
Larry Baer may be the face of the ownership group but he is far from the largest shareholder in the team and that means that he must answer to the people that ultimately control the team. Well today Mark Purdy of the Mercury News has a story introducing us to the man that is now the main guy in charge. Giants fans meet Charles Johnson. There isn't a lot to give us an idea of what it means for the Giants in the future expect for that he was one of the people that helped push out Bill Nuekom. Here is some of the background from Purdy's story: Johnson, according to Forbes magazine, is among the world's 250 richest people. The co-chairman and co-founder of the Franklin Resources financial mega-firm is worth an estimated $4.4 billion... He is 78 years old. He is chairman and co-founder of Franklin Resources, the investment and mutual fund giant. Johnson and his wife, Ann, have been longtime Bay Area philanthropists. They live on the peninsula.That's ...

Source: “Sizable gap” exists in contract discussions between Lincecum and Giants

According to CBS Sport’s Jon Heyman, a “sizable gap” still exists between the San Francisco Giants and their star pitcher, Tim Lincecum. Heyman says the two sides are at least two years and “tens of millions of dollars” apart. Timmy has said he wants an eight-year deal and if he can’t get that, then he’s happy to keep watching his annual salary inflate each year via...

Is a long extension for Tim Lincecum a good idea?

One of the big off-season goals of the Giants is lock up their top two pitchers to long term deals. Earlier I took a look at what kind of a deal makes sense for Matt Cain and I did something similar with Tim Lincecum over at Bay Area Sports Guy's site. The latest rumor about the negotiations is that they are still pretty far apart. Here is what MLB Trade Rumors has...

Quick Thoughts on Giants’ Pitching

Tim Lincecum contract extension The topic of Tim Lincecum and his pending contract is heating up as we approach his arbitration hearing this winter. There have been reports of Lincecum wanting an eight-year deal, some say he wants one to two years. I really do not know who to believe, but the fact that there are talks is comforting for me. Tim Lincecum is a good pitcher. one could...

The San Francisco Giants’ 10 biggest stories of 2011

An ecstatic 2010 was replaced by a mostly painful 2011 for the San Francisco Giants. Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest stories of the year and then let you, the reader, vote for the most memorable. No. 10: Giants’ lack of run support costs them the division The Giants finished the season with a 43-2 record when they had three or more hits with runners in scoring position. The...

Giants Sign Boof Bonser

The Giants have signed Boof Bonser to a minor-league deal: RHP Boof Bonser has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants. Bonser was drafted by the Giants in the 1st round in 2000. Eight years ago, Bonser was traded to the Twins along with Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano in a move that didn’t exactly pan out well for the Giants.

Madison Bumgarner Profile

Madison Bumgarner   40 – P   Position: Pitcher Bats: Right, Throws: Left Height: 6’5″, Weight: 235 lbs. Born: August 1, 1989 Place: Hickory, North Carolina High School: South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (1st round, 10th pick) in the 2007 amateur draft. Signed: August 14, 2007 ($2M signing bonus) Major League Debut: September...

Lincecum Playing Hardball In Negotiations

The Giants and Tim Lincecum are trying to work out a long-term deal for the two-time Cy Young Award winner, but there is a sizable gap in what the team is offering and what Lincecum is willing to accept, Jon Heyman of reported Wednesday.

Brian Wilson the Most Googled By Himself Athlete of 2011

Google continues to roll out its most-searched for names and terms of 2011, announcing today that San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson Googled his own name more than any other athlete or person in the world. “He was a...

To hell and back: 10 San Francisco Giants who were traded away, then re-acquired

by Troy Nelson, Tis the season for returning unwanted Christmas gifts to the store for something better. After the recent signing—or should I say re-signing—of pitcher Boof Bonser by the San Francisco Giants, I got to thinking about the number of players the Giants have traded away or let walk, only to re-acquire them years later. Kind of like a re-gift. The...
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