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With the 2012 shortstop position still available. Rumors continue to swirl and now Alex Gonzalez is linked to the San Francisco Giants. I was able to get Brandon Crawford‘s insights on the offseason and shortstop rumors.  Crawford tells SF Giants Rumors  that he’s had a crazy offseason so far. He finished playing in the Arizona Fall League (AFL), and just got married this past weekend.“The AFL went well. With about 40 more games, the season became pretty long, but it was worth it to get those extra AB’s,” Crawford on playing in the AFL.When he wasn’t playing in the AFL. Crawford tells me he was trying to get as much relaxation time as possible. That would be hanging out with his fiance (now wife), playing Xbox and watching TV/movies.Crawford said he made an adjustment in his swing at the end of the 2011 season, so he has been working on keeping his same swing and approach consistent. It’s a small change in his swing, but he really likes the results and hopes to carry it into the 201...

Alex Gonzalez in talks with the Giants

So this was pretty much inevitable. Alex Gonzalez seems to carry a the traits that are typical of recent Giants shortstops, namely that he’s old and can’t hit. He’s a veteran, a guy that’s been there before, but he’s also not a particularly good player. With the Giants out on Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins, and a few shortstop options already off the market, there isn’t...

Giants have expressed interest in re-signing Mark DeRosa

Just a quick note — via Ken Rosenthal, the Giants have expressed interest in bringing back Mark DeRosa. There isn’t much to expect from him at this point. Projections are hardly a be-all and end-all, but I think the ZiPS projection for DeRosa in 2012 tells the whole story: .244/.300/.277. He’ll probably get a minor-league contract with an invite to Spring Training, and I wouldn’t...

Off-Season Outlook: Latest Giants Rumors

Hey everyone, it’s been a slow off-season so far for Giants fans, but there is still plenty of rumors swirling about. I wanted to present the latest giants rumors from all over the internet, giving my opinion along with them: Giants are trying to trade Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez (Link: MLBtraderumors)- Okay I can…

SF Giants Rumors: Sandoval Is Open To Multi-Year Deal, Side Notes

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says he spoke with Pablo Sandoval‘s agent Ryan Morgan. Morgan tells Baggarly that he has had very broad discussions with Giants VP Bobby Evans about a contract. Sandoval’s camp is open to a multi-year contract.   Sandoval is arbitration eligible and is not eligible to hit the free agent market till 2015. One thing we do know is Sandoval...

Darren Ford signs with Mariners

Pinch-runner Darren Ford scores the go-ahead run from second base on a wild pitch and throwing error in the 8th inning of the Giants' game against the Rockies on Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Speedy outfielder Darren Ford, who was released by the Giants on Nov. 18, has been signed by the Seattle Mariners. According to the Seattle Times, Ford, who batted .286 with 7...

Splash Hits: 12/3/11

2012 Roster Projection: San Francisco Giants – MLB Daily Dish The San Francisco Giants are looking to bounce back in 2012, and we have a projection of their 25-man roster for next season, including a batting order, bench, rotation and bullpen. Pablo Sandoval: Jack-Be-Nimble, Jack-Be-Quick | FanGraphs Baseball A look at Pablo Sandoval‘s stellar defense. The Internet Baseball Community...

Star pitching prospect Chuck Lofgren to become hitter

Lofgren is now taking the Rick Ankiel path to the majors. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Giants minor league pitcher Chuck Lofgren will be stepping up to the plate again. The former national pitching prospect will make the switch from pitcher to hitter. Lofgren has spent the past seven years in the minors. The left-hander pitched at three levels in the Giants’ system last...

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval corrects eyesight, keeps working on fitness

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Live chat: San Francisco Giants at winter meetings, Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Andrew Baggarly

Get the latest San Francisco Giants news and rumors from baseball's winter meetings from beat writer Andrew Baggarly during a live chat on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.

San Francisco Giants will avoid luxury items at winter meetings

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