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The San Francisco Giants are a proud organization when it comes to developing home-grown players. Before they went on to win two of the last three World Series, the Giants were known as a mid-market team; not small enough to were they had to completely build their team through their farm system, but not large enough to were they could go out and buy a championship. They’ve always had a healthy payroll, but by no means large enough to make fans run a cost-benefit analysis.
Here is a run down on the last decade of Giants first round picks:
2013 – Christian Arroyo, SS Hernando HS (25th Overall)
According to a lot of industry folks, this was a total reach on the part of the Giants. Many saw Arroyo as more of a second-to-third round draft pick, so the Giants taking Arroyo at #25 raise some eyebrows. Arroyo however, is making the Giants scouting department look good thus far in his short playing career. Currently in the Arizona Fall League, Arroyo is batting .314/.378/.488 with 44 R’...
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has some special handshakes with teammates as part of his pregame routine, but probably none as elaborate and unusual as the dance with right fielder Hunter Pence which was captured on camera before Monday night's game at Coors Field.
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The routine between "Kung Fu Panda" and...
The San Francisco Giants tested the waters Saturday and placed three players on the revocable waiver wire. They placed Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, and Javier Lopez on waivers, and each player was claimed quickly. However, it seems the Giants have no intention of dealing any of them.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, a team official said none of the players are going...
Yesterday, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-3 at Coors Field. It also was the day that Hunter Pence hit a colossal home run to left field. The 476 ft bomb cleared the seats and hit the brick wall located behind the bleachers, next to the beer stand of course. Dwarfed by Pence and a Giants victory, Yusmeiro Petit had a quality outing. He tossed six strong...
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A look at how the San Francisco Giants will play out the string from Lefty Malo.
A moment of levity from Carmen Kiew at Bay Area Sports Guy.
A discussion on the Giants and RISP from The Giants Cove.
A look at some of the Giants’ top outfield prospects from Benjy Egel at Bleacher Report.
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Mike Napoli hit a baseball very, very far Tuesday night, but it paled in comparison up against the ball hit by Giants outfielder Hunter Pence.
Pence hit the farthest home run of the 2013 season Tuesday night, and he did it (of course) at Coors Field in Colorado. The outfielder lifted off for a 476-foot blast to left field in baseball’s friendliest hitter’s park, a blast that...
What seemed like a simple ankle sprain has turned into so much more for Andres Torres. The San Francisco Giants' outfielder's season is officially over and his recovery timetable will be a tough blow to his free agency hopes this offseason. Torres had been on the DL with an ankle injury, but now he will require surgery to remove bone spurs near his achilles tendon.
Giants outfielder Andres Torres will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his left heel and will require six months of rehab manager Bruce Bochy said.
The surgery will be performed Wednesday in North Carolina by Dr. Robert Anderson.
“Andres has decided to have the surgery” Bochy said moments ago.
Gregor Blanco is tonight’s center fielder and the Giants plan to activate...
Hunter Pence sidestepped questions about his home run, the one that cleared the top row of seats in left field.
No, he didn't hear anything special when the ball made contact with his bat in the first inning.
And no, he didn't realize it was going to travel an extra-long way.
Pence wanted to avoid that topic all together after the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado...
The Giants' Hunter Pence crushed a ball during the first inning of yesterday's game against the Rockies. The ball was estimated to have...
Hunter Pence hit a monster shot at Coors Field Tuesday night in what was the longest home run of the season at 476 feet. As our friend Kyle Mooney asks, “What are the chances some of those home run balls launch into orbit?” Pretty good last night, Kyle, pretty good.
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In a way I don't blame Giant fans for reacting irrationally after watching their championship team capsize and completely tank this year.
Those of us who reveled in winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series are finding it hard to adjust to shuffling through bumtown in a pair of tattered orange sneakers. While the Los Angeles Dodgers are soaring and have only one big problem...
The Giants evened up the series against the Rockies last night, winning 5-3, with the help of a pair of home runs by Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval to in the first inning to help set the ton.
With a man on and two outs in the top of the first, Pence crushed his 16th home run of the year. The monster shot was the longest home run hit in the majors so far this season with an estimated...
The Pirates’ middle three hitters went 0-for-9 against Ryan Vogelsong, including two Russell Martin strikeouts. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
SAN FRANCISCO — The Pirates went more than two months between games in which they were held scoreless and recorded three hits or fewer.
On this Sunday afternoon, it was the Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong who shut down the Bucs in a 4-0 San...