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BRANDON BELT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Belt, Giants agree at $6.2 million just before hearing

PHOENIX (AP) First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract. The deal was completed just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing Wednesday. The agreement was $200,000 below the midpoint between the $7.5 million Belt had asked for and the $5.3 million the Giants had offered when figures were exchanged...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Close call: Belt, Giants avoid arbitration with one-year deal

The San Francisco Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt were scheduled to go to an arbitration hearing on Wednesday, but managed to avoid it.As the San Francisco Chronicle's Hank Schulman reported, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal for 2016 valued at $6.2 million: The Giants had offered Belt $5.3 million, while he requested $7.5 million. Avoiding the hearing means the Giants...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to make of Brandon Belt?

From the moment Brandon Belt burst onto the scene for the San Francisco Giants following their first championship season since moving from New York, he’s been tough to figure out. He homered in his second ever game for the Giants, to dead center field, off Chad Billingsly of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. From that moment on, the expectations for Belt and the actual results have...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

1B Brandon Belt, Giants exchange salary arbitration figures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) First baseman Brandon Belt has asked for a $7.5 million salary for the 2016 season from the San Francisco Giants, who are offering $5.3 million. The salary arbitration numbers were exchanged Friday. While Giants general manager Bobby Evans has regularly brought up the idea this offseason of a possible multiyear deal for Belt, nothing has been done yet. Belt...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pros and cons: should the Giants give Brandon Belt an extension?

Brandon Belt has been a lightning rod for Giants fans ever since he first arrived in the big leagues a few years ago. After destroying every level of the minor leagues in one season, fans were expecting him to be the second coming of Will Clark from the start. But he struggled to adjust to the majors, and it took him a few years to find his footing before becoming a key contributor...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Belt's HR in the 18th inning puts Giants up 2-0

18 innings. Six hours and 23 minutes. 485 pitches. And yet, this one home run by Brandon Belt in the 18th inning will stand apart, enabling the Giants to beat the Nationals 2-1. Game 3 will be on Monday AT&T Park. Madison Bumgarner goes for the Giants against Doug Fister of the Nationals. The post Brandon Belt’s homer pushes the Giants to Game 2 win appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Pitching Edition

The San Francisco Giants are sputtering in all aspects of their game right now. Ever since the point where they went 42-21 and had a 9 1/2 game lead in their division things have gone downhill quickly. The Giants offense began to sputter when Brandon Belt and, especially, Angel Pagan got injured. The starting pitching remained inconsistent and finally, a bullpen that was so good...
Via isportsweb.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt making progress

According to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, Brandon Belt was seen taking ground balls before Monday’s game against the Nationals where they ended up losing 9-2.  He was not gripping the ball with his hand yet. Belt is expected to be back by the end of June and start a rehab assignment in the coming weeks.#487625917 / gettyimages.comBelt was hit four weeks ago by a Paul Maholm...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt's power surge among three MLB hot starts to note

We’re not even a full week into the North American schedule but already some names are starting to emerge as primed to break out in 2014. Are we able to tell anything from the first series of the season, or a team’s first run through the rotation? No. But there are enough reasons to believe in these three and their strong start plays a role in that. Lets take a look at three...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt Will Have A Breakout Season, And This Is Why…

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors In a very forgettable season for the San Francisco Giants, there were few bright spots in 2013. One of those bright spots was Brandon Belt. Belt was one of the top three hitters for the Giants and was very productive all around, but I believe he didn’t reach his full potential. Belt was a 4 win player while hitting .289/.360/.481 and...
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