GEORGE KONTOS RUMORS

Giants manager Bochy, reliever Kontos suspended

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and reliever George Kontos have been suspended after Kontos threw at Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen on Tuesday night. Kontos was suspended three games and fined while Bochy will sit out Wednesday night's game against Pittsburgh. Bench coach Ron Wotus will fill in for Bochy. Kontos threw behind Pirates outfielder Starling Marte...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Kontos suspended for 3 games

San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one. MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola made the decision Wednesday, a day after Kontos was ejected from the Pirates' 8-2 win for hitting McCutchen...
Via AP on Fox
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss
PARTY POOPER

Giants P gets bad news on birthday

Giants relief pitcher George Kontos got a double dose of bad news on Wednesday, which also happened to be his birthday.

Via Minus Twenty-Two
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Pitcher George Kontos Gets Demoted, Suspended on Birthday After Beaning Andrew McCutchen

The Dodgers and Diamondbacks weren’t the only National League West teams to dish out some chin music Wednesday night. Giants reliever George Kontos drilled Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen after teammate Marco Scutaro was beaned earlier in the game, and that pitch resulted in Kontos having a rather miserable birthday. Kontos, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was not only demoted to...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kontos suspended for 3 games by MLB, Bochy for 1

San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one. MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola made the decision Wednesday, a day after Kontos was ejected from the Pirates' 8-2 win for hitting McCutchen...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

George Kontos optioned to Fresno; Sandy Rosario recalled

Giants reliever George Kontos has been designated for assignment, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Merc. Kontos gave up three earned runs in Tuesday’s loss to the Pirates, raising his season ERA to 5.76. The Giants called up fellow right-hander Sandy Rosario to take Kontos’ spot in the bullpen. Last season, Kontos was a hidden gem in Bruce Bochy’s bullpen. After coming over...

How Tommy John Surgery Helped George Kontos

Tommy John surgery might have been the best thing that could have happened to George Kontos. In 2009, the Giants’ right-hander was in Triple-A for the first time, and he had the kind of stuff that would make him a big leaguer in somebody’s bullpen: A 92-mph fastball and a wipeout slider that usually produced more than a strikeout per inning. That isn’t to say that he didn...
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: George Kontos

With the Super Bowl coming up, there hasn’t been very much San Francisco Giants news. I’m sure you just keep hearing about all the office football pools and people talking about betting on sports. You can click here if that’s your cup of tea. However, I’m here to talk about Giants baseball. I was able to dig a little deep and find some Giants news for you. Reliever George...

SF Giants Rumors: Ichiro, Wilson, Gaudin, Durbin and Kontos

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says (via Twitter)  his source tells him that Ichiro Suzuki had a two-year, $15 million offer from a team believed to be the San Francisco Giants. However, Ichiro is willing to take less (two-years, $13 million) to stay with the Yankees.   The Giants do not appear to be any closer to signing Brian Wilson says Henry Schulman of the San Francisco...

On Clay Hensley’s Splits and George Kontos’ Chances to Stick Around

Last night during the game, Jon Miller and Duane Kuiper were talking about Clay Hensley‘s season. Specifically, they were talking about the fact that Hensley to this point has been better against left-handed hitters than right-handed hitters. Looking over Hensley’s career, he actually has been slightly better against southpaws than righties. Which means that in the Giants bullpen...
Via SF Giants Nirvana
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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