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Chris Haft of says catcher Buster Posey has added running to his workout regimen. Posey has mixed 30 and 60-yard sprints, agility drills and mild distance running into his routine three times per week since the new year began.   “Part of it is rehab for his ankle and part of it is normal conditioning to get ready for the season,” head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. It’s good to hear how far Posey is coming along after sustaining the horrific plate collision. He is very determined to be ready for Opening Day, but It’s still a mystery to see if Posey will return to his pre-injury form. Side Notes The AP reports that Giants minor league catcher Drew Stiner has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Do you think Posey will be the same player he was prior to his injury, and your thoughts on Stiner testing positive? ~King of Cali (Steven) ———-——–—-——-——––———————-—————————————————- Y

Showtime cameras moving to greener pastures for Season 2 of “The Franchise”

The San Francisco Giants are so 2010. Showtime is moving on to greener pastures after following the World Champs last season in its inaugural cable television docu-series, “The Franchise.” On Tuesday, the network said that it plans to shoot a second season of its popular series with an announcement on which team will be in the Showtime spotlight coming as early as Thursday...

Giants catching prospect Drew Stiner suspended 50 games for drug use

According to San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Shea, San Francisco Giants prospect Drew Stiner has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games after Stiner tested positive for amphetamines. Stiner, just 19 years old, is a solid-hitting catcher/third baseman who possesses excellent, if not raw skills behind the plate. Perfect Game gave him a 10 rating a year ago, saying...

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So I have started working on my Giants top prospect list, and while doing so I have had a hard time ranking two third base prospects, Conor Gillaspie and Chris Dominguez. On my rough list I have Gillaspie at 13 and Dominguez at 15, but I am wondering if I have one or both too high, and which one should be ranked as the better prospect. Some background on these prospects: Conor Gillaspie...

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Following the schedule the Giants prescribed, catcher Buster Posey has added running to his workout regimen as he continues efforts to heal his left leg in time for the 2012 season.

Giants Offseason Analysis: Second Base

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Giants minor-league catcher suspended for 50 games

San Francisco Giants catcher Drew Stiner has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program after testing positive for a banned amphetamine.
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