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On this date in Giants history…
2010: Free agent catcher Bengie Molina (pictured) re-signs for one year with the Giants in what is considered a surprise move, first because top catching prospect Buster Posey seems poised to play regularly for San Francisco, and also because the Mets had been expected to bring in Molina, 35, to be their starting catcher this season.
2011: The Giants sign 36-year-old free agent pitcher Jeff Suppan to a minor league contract and invite him to spring training. He gets cut on Mar. 29, two days before the season opens.
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I’ve been rather busy of late, so I’ll catch up…
The Giants announced 25 non-roster invitees for Spring Training; the list includes Gary Brown, Joe Panik, and Tommy Joseph, among others. As expected, Matt Yourkin and Andrew Kown are on the list.
The Giants reached an agreement on a one-year $1.575M deal with Sergio Romo, meaning they avoid arbitration. This means Tim Lincecum...
Don’t worry, Giants fans. We still have that other Cabrera.
Orlando Cabrera—no relation to Melky—has retired from baseball, according to this tweet from ESPN Deporte’s Enrique Rojas:
Orlando Cabrera anunció hoy en Colombia su retiro del béisbol. Gran carrera. Vaya en paz!!!!!
— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) January 18, 2012
O-Cab played in just 39 games for the...
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes, Orlando Cabrera has announced his retirement, via a Colombian radio station. Cabrera spent 15 seasons in the Majors spending time with the Expos, Red Sox, Angels, White Sox, Athletics, Twins, Indians and Giants.
Last season Cabrera started off the year with the Indians before making his to the Bay and joining the Giants via the trade route...
Tim Lincecum and the Giants are at the bargaining table again, and the stakes could not be higher. Not just for the franchise and "The Freak," but the rest of the baseball world, which will undoubtedly be intrigued to see what happens if an arbitration hearing is held.
Joe Biden Congratulates The San Francisco Giants "On Their Way to the Super Bowl"
New contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.
Right-handed relief pitcher Sergio Romo and the San Francisco Giants have settled on a $1,575,000, one-year contract to avoid an arbitration hearing.
Contract erases third baseman's arbitration-eligible years.
Long-time utility infielder Orlando Cabrera announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Wednesday while a guest on a Colombian radio station. Cabrera, a 15-year veteran of nine different franchises, retires after hitting .238 with five home runs and 51 RBIs in 130 games in 2011, split between the Indians (91 games) and the Giants (39 games).
The Tim Lincecum arbitration process, now in full swing, would have prompted a chuckle out of Charlie Finley. Of all the player-friendly language in baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the stuff pertaining to...