Found January 26, 2012 on San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants...:
Jonathan Mayo of has published the Top 10 Outfielder Prospect List. I’m sure you guessed that the Nationals have the number 1 outfielder prospect (Bryce Harper). The San Francisco Giants have one prospect that was able to make the list.   The number 8 prospect on the top 10 list is the Giants future leadoff hitter Gary Brown. Below is what Mayo had to say about Brown. “Many felt Brown should have been promoted midseason in 2011, but there’s nothing wrong with not rushing things. Brown finished in the California League’s top five in several offensive categories, including stolen bases and batting average. His plus-plus speed makes him a perfect future leadoff hitter, especially as he gains a better understanding of what he needs to do atop a lineup. It also helps make Brown a plus defensive center fielders. Brown even has a little power to boot. He’ll move up to Double-A to start the year, but don’t be surprised to see him in San Francisco before the year is over.” I had a ch...

Crazy Crabbers Top 20 Prospects: Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph is second in the list of very good Giants catching prospects and was the one that probably took the biggest step forward last season. From the reports that I have read he made big strides defensively to ease the minds of people who were skeptical that he had the ability to stay behind the plate long term which really helps his value. In addition he really...

Jeff Keppinger signs with Rays

According to a tweet from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, former San Francisco Giants infielder Jeff Keppinger has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Keppinger, 31, played in 56 games for the Giants following the July 19 trade with the Houston Astros for minor leaguers Jason Stoffel and Henry Sosa. He batted .255/.285/.333 (0.618 OPS) with 2 HR and 15 RBI for the Giants...

Digging In: Is Tim Lincecum Worth A Long Term Investment?

("Digging In" will be a feature at The Outside Corner that will take a closer look at some of the major issues going on in baseball today using a detailed sabermetric approach that will look to uncover things not normally mentioned when it comes to things like player contracts, team performance, trends and much, much more. Expect these to be very large, in-depth articles...

Giants agree to 1-year deal with Hensley

Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract. The Giants said Thursday it is a non-guaranteed big league deal for Hensley, who still must pass a physical before the club makes a formal announcement. Hensley was with San Diego when he gave up Barry Bonds' 755th career home run on Aug. 4, 2007, that...

Lincecum's New Deal Features Bonuses

Tim Lincecum agreed to a two-year, $40.5 million deal with the Giants on Tuesday, shortly after turning down a $100 million offer from the team that drafted him. But don't worry about poor Tim: he can make some of that lost money up in bonuses available if he turns in particularly stellar performances in 2012 and 2013. Specifically, Lincecum has bonuses in his contract should...


From the Waterloo Bucks Waterloo, IA - The Waterloo Bucks, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced right-handed pitcher Kyle Kramp will return to play for the Bucks in 2012. Kramp, a sophomore at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana is the fourth player to be named to Waterloo's roster for the team's 18th season. ^^^ Last year, Kramp led Waterloo in saves...

Ryan Theriot Signs With Giants

The San Francisco Giants have found the veteran shortstop that they were looking for. They’ve signed Ryan Theriot to a one-year non-guaranteed deal. The deal is reportedly worth $1.25 million and another $750,000 worth of incentives. @JonHeymanCBS: ryan theriot in agreement with #giants on 1 yr deal. gives them good veteran ss option. The team planned on going forward with Brandon...

Giants' Lincecum aces physical, signs $40 million extension

San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum has passed his physical and officially signed his $40.5 million, two-year contract.

Giants sign P Hensley to 1-year deal

The San Francisco Giants signed reliever Clay Hensley to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $750,000 with incentives for Hensley, who went 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA in 37 appearances (nine starts) for the Florida Marlins last season. The 32-year-old righthander had an outstanding season in 2010, compiling a 3-4 mark with a 2.16 ERA in a career-high 68 appearances.

Giants give right-hander Hensley one-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract.

Source: Giants give righty Hensley 1-year deal

The San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a one-year major league deal with relief pitcher Clay Hensley, according to a baseball source.
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