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Last night the World Baseball Classic came to an end, as Santiago Casilla and the Dominican Republic beat Angel Pagan and Team Puerto Rico in the championship. SF Giants Rumors would like to congratulate Team Dominican Republic!
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) San Francisco Giants trainer Dave Groeschner said Pablo Sandoval had an MRI that showed same bone spur he’s had in the past. As of now there’s no plans for surgery.
Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News says (via Twitter) manager Bruce Bochy is confident that Sandoval and Jose Mijares have enough time to get ready for Opening day. Hector Sanchez is the most iffy of the injured players.
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Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the San Francisco Giants and Buster Posey have quietly begun talks about a possible Mega-Deal. Heyman points out that Posey would like a 10-year deal, and it’s not unreasonable since Posey is only 25, and would be 35 when the contract would end.
It could be a big risk to give a catcher a long deal, but...
Many Giants fans feel that Tim Lincecum is a ticking time bomb.
After exploding onto the MLB stage by winning back-to-back Cy Young awards in 2008-09, the Freak imploded last season, going 10-15 with a hefty 5.18 ERA.
That has left many of us to ponder the question, “Have we seen the best of Timmy?”
Giants execs have been reluctant to sign Lincecum (2 years, $40.5 million) to...
San Francisco Giants pithced Barry Zito has filed a lawsuit against friend for $3 million, claiming he was duped into investing in a “fitness software scheme that never materialized.”
With friends like that, who needs $3 million, or fitness software.
Matt Snyder of CBS Sports writes that Zito’s friend (or former friend) Michael Clark “used their friendship to gain the trust...
Since coming onto the scene with Houston Astros in 2007, Hunter Pence has been a model of consistency in the majors. In his rookie season he hit 17 HRs with 69 RBIs, placing 3rd in the NL Rookie of the Year voting, behind only Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki. He had 147 hits in only 456 ABs and accumulated an .899 OPS, which would have been good enough for 12th in the league this...
Pablo Sandoval's nerve irritation could be the result of bone spurs in his elbow. He underwent an MRI that ruled out any major structural damage says Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, but the San Francisco Giants will be cautious with him. The team is still optimistic about Sandoval's chances at being ready for Opening Day.
Sandoval was recently diagnosed with ulnar...
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been
diagnosed with an irritated nerve in his right arm, and the slugger will take
the next few days off to rest his injury, according to Henry Schulman of The
San Francisco Chronicle.
Schulman notes that Sandoval will get rest and receive
treatment over the next few days, as the Giants hope this will help his...
The San Francisco Giants are coming off their 2nd World Series Championship in the last 3 years and deserve all the credit in the world for it. But, just because they won, it does not mean they should be the favorites to win again this season. However, they have a couple things going right for them as far as chemistry is concerned. Players like Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro, who...
Let's talk 2013 Giants, and let's get some comments and analysis from a number of other Giants' bloggers.
Daniel Shoptaw is the former President of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance and the creator of the St. Louis Cards blog C70 At The Bat.
Each year Daniel asks a number of MLB team bloggers a set of questions about the teams they cover, and he features their answers...
Buster Posey‘s second half last year was absolutely ridiculous: 71 G, .385 BA, 43 R, 14 HR, and 60 RBI. Putting up numbers like that in the second half will generate lot of hype going into the following year. When that same player has won Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, an [...]
Barry Zito knew it was time to test the curveball.
He was right.
Zito struck out five in a row in the first and second innings, but Brandon Mauer shut down the Giants and led the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday.
''I definitely wanted to get the curveball in the game,'' he said. ''I just haven't thrown a whole lot through...
Brandon Crawford had three hits and an RBI, leading a San Francisco Giants split squad to a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
The Padres hoped starter Andrew Cashner would get into the fourth inning with less that 40 pitches, but he didn't make it through the third - he threw 31 pitches in the first. But Cashner only gave up one run on three hits. He struck...
Matt Cain wasn't so worried about the runs. It was a lack of command that bothered him.
The Giants' opening day starter gave up four runs and seven hits, one a two-run homer to Willin Rosario, and the Colorado Rockies went on to beat San Francisco 10-4 Thursday night.
''My stuff was fine, but I made some bad mistakes, location-wise,'' Cain said despite not...
San Francisco?s Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee?s Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings Wednesday and the Giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads.
Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best outing of spring training,...
SCOTTSDALE (AP) -- San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee's Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings Wednesday and the Giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads.
Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best...
We’re through two days of voting and we’ve announced winners for eight of the 16 Round 1 matchups. Here’s what we’ve seen so far. (ADPs in parentheses.) Reminder: You can start voting any time over on our Facebook page! Day 1 Results 1 Freddie Freeman (76.2) defeated 8 Pablo Sandoval (77.8) with 63% of the [...]