Found July 26, 2013 on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...:
Giants-javier-lopez-throws
Javier Lopez – Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com) The recent series loss to the Reds makes the San Francisco Giants playoff prospects pretty clear:  not terribly likely.  Given this disappointing situation, one might feel trading their marketable soon-to-be free agents (Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Javier Lopez), or other players who might capture some interest and strong prospects at the trade deadline (Sergio Romo, Pablo Sandoval) would be a good idea. Let’s start with the latter case.  Romo and Sandoval are both under team control through 2014, which makes them even more desirable as trade bait. The Giants could expect to receive top-tier talent for either of these players. In my opinion, however, a trade like this only makes sense if the Giants are willing to concede the 2014 season as a rebuilding year — It takes time for prospects to make it to the majors and there is no one in the Giants system to immediately plug the holes a Romo or Sandoval trade would create. Th...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

SF Giants Rumors: Possible Brian Wilson Deal, Brian Sabean At The Trade Deadline And Giants Leaders

With all the rumors swirling about Brian Wilson showcasing his arm, the San Francisco Giants have been involved in the process and seem to be showing a lot of interest. Let’s not forget that Wilson is not just a pitcher. He’s a marketing director’s dream! When you sign Wilson, you’re not just adding a bullpen arm. You’re adding ticket sales, t-shirt sales and bringing...

The San Francisco Giants Should Sign Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is set to start doing the rounds for interested major league teams. The San Francisco Giants have recently seen a rash of injuries in the bullpen and have not seen the dominance we have grown to love and admire by the entire staff. Part of that staple used to be Wilson aka ‘The Beard.’ The Giants have missed his presence just as much as his arm during this tough...
HOW DIDN'T THEY NOTICE?

Giants grounds crew draws bad batter's box

The San Francisco Giants played their Wednesday night game at AT&T Park against the Cincinnati Reds with a noticably crooked batter's box. Read more » Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

San Francisco Giants: Trade rumors edition

  Hunter Pence The San Francisco Giants’ season is over. After losing 3 of 4 to the Cincinnati Reds and falling to 3 and 4 on their current 10 game home stand, the Giants don’t look like the team who made magical runs in 2010 and 2012 that led them to World Series titles. The Giants have the look of a team who knows their season is over and that is rubbing off on the very passionate...

Down On The Farm: Chris Stratton

Chris Stratton attended Mississippi State where he was the SEC Pitcher of the Year in 2012, his senior season. After a transition from the bullpen to the rotation, Stratton posted an 11-2 record, 2.38 ERA, and 127 strikeouts. Scouts loved his arm strength, four-pitch repertoire, and projectable frame; though he wasn’t considered in the same tier as other college righties like...

Batter’s Box at AT&T Park Painted Very Crooked, Was Nowhere Near Square for Giants-Reds Game (Photo)

Can someone get over to AT&T Park and give the grounds crew a hand with right angles? The line-painters at the San Francisco Giants’ home park had some egg on their face Wednesday night after messing up what would seem to be the rudimentary affair of painting the lines on the baseball diamond. The batter’s box at AT&T Park was noticeably skewed, with the right-hand side...

San Francisco Giants: post All-Star break update

On July 13th Tim Lincecum threw this season’s second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. This occurred just days before the All-Star break and gave the San Francisco Giants hope for the first time in weeks. The defending World Series Champions looked poised to bring that momentum into a second half push for the playoffs. This fairytale like notion has come to an abrupt end...

Brian Wilson to work out for scouts

Former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson will work out for scouts Thursday in Los Angeles, CBS Sports reports. Wilson, a.k.a. The Beard, is recovering from Tommy John surgery - the second reconstructive elbow procedure of his career - and hasn't pitched since April 12 of the 2012 season. According to CBS Sports, Wilson worked out for the Mets in January but wasn'...

Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong happy with first rehab start

San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong completed his first minor league rehab assignment earlier this week, and following the outing he told reporters – including Andrew Owens of MLB.com – that he was pleased with the results. During the appearance, Vogelsong threw 34 pitches over two innings. A majority of these came in the first inning, as he required...

Brian Wilson 'looks good' in audition; 8 teams scouted him

Brian Wilson is attempting a return from his second Tommy John surgery and auditioned for teams for the first time this year. At least eight teams were their to watch the 31-year old Wilson and he didn't disappoint. According to Danny Knobler of CBS, the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Athletics, Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Rockies and Cardinals were at Wilson's audition on Thursday...

Report: D-Backs take a look at Brian wilson

On Thursday, Arizona was one of eight teams (the Pirates, A’s, Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Rockies and Cardinals being the others) who were on hand for Brian Wilson’s workout in Los Angeles, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.

Episode 108: Buy or sell?

Episode 108: Buy or sell? is out! In the hundred-and-eighth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about the trade possibilities for the G-men, the value of Sergio Romo, and how to root (or not root) for Chad Gaudin. Click on the image below to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on the play button below. We look forward to your feedback, either...

Giants willing to listen to offers for Hunter Pence

The San Francisco Giants are not getting any closer in the NL West and are now willing to listen to offers for outfielder Hunter Pence. Multiple teams are interested in the 29-year-old Pence but until now the Giants appeared unwilling to listen to offers. In order to trade Pence the Giants will need “a strong return” according to FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. #SFGiants like Pence and...

Giants Rumors: San Francisco to listen to offers for Hunter Pence

With the Giants now 10 games under .500 and eight games back in the NL West, it looks like the Giants may be sellers come the deadline. Their player that may be the most coveted is Hunter Pence and teams are showing interest in the free agent to be. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Giants will listen to offers for outfielder Hunter Pence. Rosenthal says that the...

Mistakes and Errors Cost Giants Game 1 Against the Cubs

Matt Cain exercised some AT&T Park demons, but a late collapse by the Giants cost them a win, as they fell to the Chicago Cubs 3-2 in the series opener Friday night. The Cubs were able to break through and strike first against Cain. With one out in the fourth, former-Giant Nate Schierholtz crushed a ball to right-center field for a double, and came home to score on a ground ball...
Giants News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.