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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says infielder Freddy Sanchez has “plateaued” in his rehab, thus the decision to give him a cortisone shot. It’s very clear that Sanchez will not be ready for Opening Day. It’s time to see what Manny Burriss can do with his time at second base till the injured Sanchez can get back on the field. It’s unclear at this time as to how long he will be on the DL.   In another article, Schulman says Eric Surkamp‘s MRI results show no structural damage, and he should resume throwing in a week or two. Schulman also points out that team officials believe they have found a potential starter in 27-year old Yusmeiro Petit, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2009. Petit went 3-10 in 17 starts for the D-Backs in 2009, and has a career record is 10-20. Petit has pitched well in the Giants minor league camp, so the Giants are willing to take a longer look at him as a possible starter. Petit will get the start Wednesday against the Dodgers. ~King of Ca...

SF Giants Rumors: Ortiz Released, Burrell A Scout, Theriot and Fontenot On The Trading Block

  Pat The Bat Burrell The San Francisco Giants have released relief pitcher Ramon Ortiz, says Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via twitter).   Henry Schulman also tells us that Pat Burrell has signed on as a scout for the Giants. Burrell will revisit the coaching or instructional position at a later time. GM Brian Sabean thinks a scout role is better for Burrell at...

SF Giants Rumors: Heyman Says Zito’s Contract Is The Worst Free Agent Contract Ever

Jon Heyman of says Barry Zito‘s contract with the San Francisco Giants is the worst free agent contract ever!   Heyman believes that interviews with Zito are like Groundhogs Day. Saying all of the minor adjustments Zito talks about, haven’t mattered in five years. Heyman also points out that the contract is seven years for $126 million. Zito is currently 43-61...

How the Giants can get rid of Barry Zito

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll start off this post by saying I’ve been a San Francisco Giants fan since childhood. And initially when the Giants signed Barry Zito in December 2006, I was excited. It’s been a long time since then– five seasons and a 43-61 record with a 4.55 ERA, to be precise– but yes, when the Giants splurged $126 million over seven years on the...

Giants look to boost speed factor

Steals in baseball are overlooked like the number 14 seed in a March Madness bracket. I like them a lot. They can turn a walk or measly base hit into a productive game-winning rally. The Giants have usually had one or sometimes two base-stealers who can steal over 20 bases a season. Over the past few years, steal numbers have gone down. When the Giants were still in New York back...

San Francisco Giants: MLB 2012 Preview

The Giants made some changes in the offseason trading away Jonathan Sanchez (albeit at his lowest value), trading Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez and acquiring Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan. They got decent value albeit older guys again. The Giants have this pattern of trading away young guys for veterans. Jonathan Sanchez should’ve been traded the year before when his value was...

Finding Keepers: San Francisco Giants

Pitching is king when it comes to the San Francisco Giants, as the team is led by a pair of aces most other teams would love to have. But ever since the Giants’ World Series winning run in 2010 the organization has been striving to get back there, attempting to assemble a reliable (and consistent) offense while integrating some youth for the organization’s minor league system...

2012 Grizzlies Preview: Doug Greenwald Q&A

Doug Greenwald knows the San Francisco Giants system. The son of longtime Giants broadcaster Hank is entering his tenth year as the voice of the Grizzlies. This spring he’s also been calling Cactus League games for the Giants. Fresno Correspondent Ryan Satkowiak recently spoke with Greenwald -- about this year’s experienced Fresno squad, Brandon Belt and who’s turning heads in Scottsdale.

Sandoval hits game-ending HR, Giants beat Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2. Sandoval's third homer of the spring came off Greg Holland. Justin Christian singled with two outs and Sandoval connected. Ryan Vogelsong, who went 13-7 last year and was an NL All-Star, made his first...

2012 SJ Giants Preview: Joe Ritzo Q&A

Joe Ritzo has been the voice of the San Jose Giants for the last seven years. If anyone knows the Giants' high-A affiliate, it's him. San Jose Correspondent Evan Stitt talked with Ritzo recently -- about last year's stars, Gary Brown's future and the standout prospects Ritzo will be keeping an eye on this year.

Giants 4, Dodgers 1

A pair of big swings by Brandon Crawford and Nate Schierholtz put the San Francisco Giants in a better mood on Wednesday. Crawford and Schierholtz homered to lead San Francisco to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. ''It's time for all of us to start swinging the bat better,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We've been struggling the past week...

Finding Keepers:San Francisco Giants

The Giants won their first World Series in a long time in 2010.  They were looking at having a good season in 2011 and a chance to repeat.  They failed to even make the playoffs last year and are looking to bounce back this season.  They haven’t made too many dramatic changes since their World Title.  They basically have the same core of their team.  Here is a look at their...

Giants 4, Royals 2

Pablo Sandoval gave the San Francisco Giants something to smile about with a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to defeat Kansas City 4-2 on Monday. Sandoval had three hits, including a double, and scored twice. But what occurred in the first 2 2/3 innings was even more important for the Giants. Ryan Vogelsong, expected to be a key part of the rotation, made his first...

Eovaldi, Dodgers fall to Giants in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A pair of big swings by Brandon Crawford and Nate Schierholtz put the San Francisco Giants in a better mood on Wednesday. Crawford and Schierholtz homered to lead San Francisco to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. "It's time for all of us to start swinging the bat better," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We've been struggling...
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