Found January 23, 2012 on Mercury News:
Sanchez, Posey also progressing well in injury comebacks

Update on the Giants Budget

The Giants have taken care of just about all of their arbitration cases (except for the really big one for Tim Lincecum but that seems to be close to being resolved as well) and with their roster pretty much set the picture of what the Giants payroll for next season is nearly complete. With management setting a hard cap for the season at $130 million it looks like the...

Final Thoughts on the Giants’ Offseason

The Giants’ offseason has been discussed and scrutinized ad nauseum, and the consensus seems to be somewhere between frustration and disgust. A team with hopes of contending, a steady stream of revenue, and a dire need to improve its offense passed on Jose Reyes, Jimmy Rollins, and Carlos Beltran. In fact, their only offensive additions consisted of Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera...

Giants showing interest in Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion

According to’s Jesse Sanchez, the San Francisco Giants are one of several teams eyeing Cuban southpaw Gerardo Concepcion. Concepcion, 18, defected from Cuba last summer when he was playing for Industriales de la Habana during the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands. The 6-1, 175-pounder was named Rookie of the Year in the Cuban Serie Nacional in 2010-’11 after...

On this date in Giants history—Jan. 24

Happy birthday to former Giants pitcher Atlee Hammaker (pictured), who turns 54 today. There are just 26 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training and 70 days until Opening Day. On this date in Giants history… 1973: Left-handed pitcher Warren Spahn is elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. In his first year of eligibility, Spahn is named on...

Crazy Crabbers Top 20 Prospects: Andrew Susac

Andrew Susac is the first of the Giants impressive depth at catcher on my Top Prospect list. He is also the one with the least amount of professional experience because he signed too late to get into any games last season but did get some at bats in the instructional league. With the signing deadline for draft picks moved up in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement...

OF Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox

Cody Ross says he has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced bat to help replace J.D. Drew in right field. and earlier reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won't be finalized until he takes a physical. The 31-year-old Ross batted .240...

Lincecum agrees to two-year contract with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a verbal agreement on a two-year contract worth $40.5 million.

Career highlights: Orlando Cabrera

A fewdays ago, longtime shortstop Orlando Cabrera announced he’s retiring from baseball after 15 seasons. When news like this happens, it’s natural to look back on a player’s career, and for me that means putting together a list of career highlights. This list includes the greatest and most memorable games Cabrera played in, his personal bests (and some worsts), as well as...

Lincecum, Giants cut two-year, $40.5M deal

Right-hander Tim Lincecum has reached a verbal agreement with the Giants on a two-year, $40.5 million contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

Cody Ross signs with Boston Red Sox

Former San Francisco Giants outfielder—and 2010 post-season hero—Cody Ross has signed a contract to play for the Boston Red Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Ross, 31, became a fan favorite in San Fran after his heroics in the 2010 post-season when he batted .294/.390/.686 (1.076 OPS) with 5 HR and 10 RBI in 15 games. Two of his homers came against Phillies ace Roy...

Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO Cody Ross says he has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced bat to...

Red Sox close to signing outfielder Ross

A team source said last night that the Red Sox were “close’’ to signing Cody Ross to a one-year contract worth $3 million. The deal would include incentives based on playing time.
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