Found December 20, 2011 on Fangraphs:
I can’t. Make sense of the Giants’ off-season moves, that is. Last season, the Giants were 28th in the majors in wOBA (.294), 29th in wRC+ (83) and 29th in runs scored (570). Yes, the Giants lost Buster Posey at the end of May and Freddy Sanchez in June to season-ending injuries, and they lost P...

SF Giants Rumors: Ross Lowers Demands, Beltran Still Available

It’s been reported that Cody Ross has lowered his contract demands. David O’Brien (tweets) of the Atlanta Journal Constitution said Ross wanted a 3-year deal to stay in San Francisco, and it’s pitcher friendly ballpark. O’Brien is hearing a 2-year offer is now what Ross is looking for.   Nate Stuhlbarg of speculates that it’s possible Ross and the San Francisco...

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 "...

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 21

2005: After trying to sign the All-Star outfielder twice as a free agent, the Giants finally acquire Steve Finley (.222, 12 HR, 54 RBI) in trade with the Dodgers which sends third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo (.277, 2 HR, 43 RBI) to Los Angeles. The veteran infielder appeared in only 109 games the previous season due to injuries. Giants birthdays: Dave Kingman (1948), Freddy Sanchez...

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...

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.

Update on bogus Brian Burres-to-Giants rumor

by Troy Nelson, Many of you have asked me to provide an update on my post from a couple of days ago, when I wrote about how skeptical I was about the supposed report that pitcher Brian Burres had been signed to a minor league contract by the Giants. My skepticism arose as soon as I heard that the Giants had also re-signed infielder Emmanuel Burriss on the same day...

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...

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.

Catcher Sanchez shining in winter ball

Though he began this year as a non-roster player and might not make next season's Opening Day squad, Hector Sanchez has become one of the organization's most indispensable performers.

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...
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