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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via twitter) the San Francisco Giants have signed catcher Eli Whiteside to a major league deal.   Whiteside will make $600K if he’s on the major league roster and $175K if he’s in the minors. It’s unknown where Whiteside will start the season with Buster Posey back, Hector Sanchez knocking on the door and Chris Stewart trying to make the squad. Ex-Giant shortstop Omar Vizquel says he plans to play in 2012, and tells fans (via twitter) he would sign with the Giants if they offered a one-year deal. The Giants are not going to sign Vizquel. He just answered a question from a fan, and said he would sign if they offered a 1-year deal. They’re not interested in bringing him back at this point in his career. What’s your thoughts on Whiteside signing with the Giants and Vizquel’s tweet? ~King of Cali (Steven) ———-——–—-——-——––———————-—————————————————- You can follow SF Giants Rumors Fa

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 19

2001: Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and the 2001 season’s National League MVP award winner will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service. 1936: The Braves purchase Eddie Mayo from the Giants...

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 20

1926: The World Champion Cardinals trade Rogers Hornsby to the Giants for Frankie Frish and Jimmy Ring. The trade gets complicated when the ‘Rajah’ refuses to sell his 1,167 shares of the team’s stock back to the Redbirds at the asking price. Giants birthdays: Bill Laskey (1957), Aubrey Huff (1976) (All entries courtesy I hope you enjoyed reading "...

Giants Bring Back Whiteside

It's not the sexiest of moves by any stretch of the imagination, but the Giants made a play over the weekend, bringing backup catcher Eli Whiteside back to the roster on a one-year deal. Whiteside was non-tendered last week when the Giants extended a deal to Mike Fontenot and it seemed like the team would move forward with Chris Stewart and Hector Sanchez as backups to a (pretty...

Giants sign Whiteside and Burriss to one-year deals

The San Francisco Giants signed catcher Eli Whiteside and infielder Emmanuel Burriss to one-year contracts on Monday.

Giants sign Eric Hacker to minor league deal

The San Francisco Giants have re-acquired right-hander Eric Hacker, according to Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Hacker, 28, spent the 2010 season on the Giants’ Triple-A squad, where he went 16-8 with a 4.51 ERA, 1.467 WHIP, 7.0 SO/9 rate and 3.4 BB/9 rate in 29 starts. That season, he became the only Giants’ Triple-A player to be named to the 2010 All-PCL team and was recognized by...

Happy Holidays: Catching up

Happy Holidays to everyone!I've been busy (which is good for me, but not for a blog) so I wanted to point out some good posts for those looking for good Giants stuff to read:BA recently released their Top 10 for the Giants.   DrB has his take here at his website.  Crazy Crabbers shares some of the BA discussion at his site, which I read regularly.  Lots of good info and discussions...

DeRosa still interested in joining Nationals

Infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa said on Monday night that he is interested in playing for the Nationals, but he is not close to making a decision. He pointed out that other teams are interested in his services, but declined to name the other teams.

Giants Re-sign Whiteside

  Whiteside led the Giants in face plants last season. According to Yahoo! Sports, the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement to bring back catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year deal of $600,000 if he is on the major league roster, and $175,000 if he is in the minors. The 32-year-old has played in the majors for four seasons with the Giants and the Baltimore Orioles – a...

Giants Sign Emmanuel Burriss

The Giants announced that they signed infielder Emmanuel Burriss to a one-year Major League contract. The team also confirmed the signing of catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year, Major League deal. Nez Balelo of CAA Sports represents Burriss. Burriss, one of San Francisco's many arbitration eligible players, appeared at every infield position and in left field in 2011. At the...

Splash Hits: 12/19/11

A Catch With Pop « Baseball Prose “I never played catch with my father.” The Default Position of McCovey Chronicles on Barry Bonds – McCovey Chronicles Barry Bonds is not in prison. That’s probably a good thing. The Platoon Advantage: Plagiarists Who (might) Write Among Us Nine baseball writers are suspected of plagiarism. How Will the Dodgers Score Runs in 2012? | FanGraphs...

Giants bring back C Whiteside

The San Francisco Giants have signed catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year contract.

Giants re-sign Whiteside to minor-league contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants signed backup catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year deal Saturday after declining to offer him a contract Monday, avoiding arbitration and making him a free agent.
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