GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals To Sign Brad Penny

The Royals have reached agreement with pitcher Brad Penny on a minor league deal that includes a Spring Training invite, reports Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com (Twitter links). He will go to camp as a starter, according to Cotillo. Penny, 35, is represented by the Legacy Agency. After sitting out the 2013 campaign, he had reportedly been impressive in workouts over the winter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval denies report that he’s lost 42 pounds, but wow, he’s lost quite a bit (photo)

Reports began to surface on Tuesday that alleged Pablo Sandoval, the pleasantly plump San Francisco Giants third baseman, has lost 42 pounds this offseason. Sandoval reportedly told reporters in Venezuela that he has dropped the considerable amount of weight. Team sources have said that Sandoval, a/k/a Kung Fu Panda, who is listed on MLB.com […]The post Pablo Sandoval denies report...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval posts photo of dramatic weight loss to Instagram

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never been much of a skinny guy throughout his major league career. This is what he looked like this past September with the Giants. Big boy, right? He was officially listed at 240 pounds, but looked a lot bigger. Flash forward to today. Sandoval has been working hard to get in shape this winter, and the following pic...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baggs Answers All

Giants beat writer Andrew Baggerly just did a great Q & A session via the interwebs (he does these not infrequently). Here's his blog via CSN and you can follow him on twitter @CSNBaggs(good way to catch these interviews!). For those of you who missed this one, here are some highlights! Full transcript here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/chat-now-giants-insider-andrew...
Via Nation Orange
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: The Power of Three

While we’re all on pins and needles here in the Bay Area awaiting the NFC Championship game between the 9ers and the hated Seahawks (which, by the way, isn’t even a real animal). I thought I’d give us a much needed short rest by coming up with another Giants article for those of us counting down the days until Pitchers and Catchers report, which is February 14 for those of...
Via Bay Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Says He Lost 42 Pounds During Offseason Training (Photo)

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is looking slender. Sandoval, who has battled weight issues throughout his Major League Baseball career, told MLB.com Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas that he has lost 42 pounds this winter due to his offseason training program. Sandoval, nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda,” always has been a big fella, but his weight has fluctuated...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval says he’s lost 42 pounds this offseason

Part of San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval’s charm is the fact that he’s ridiculously out of shape. It makes him really fun to watch. Unfortunately those days may be in the past. Sandoval has told MLB.com Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas that he has dropped 42 pounds this offseason. While to some that will seem like tossing a deck chair off the Titanic, it...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Comeback Story Highlights Giants’ Non-Roster Invites

Fans of the San Francisco Giants have their first underdog story of the year to get ready for. The team announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training yesterday, and perhaps most interesting among them is 30-year-old utility infielder and organizational soldier Mark Minicozzi. Minicozzi might be the most little-known of any Giants player to trot out to the field in Arizona...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Chad Gaudin Could Be A Phillies Free Agent Target As Team Looks For "Depth"

Phillies fans may remember Chad Gaudin from the 2009 World Series. Or they may not. The fouth starter for the 2009 Yankees never did get a start in the playoffs, but he does have a 2009 World Series ring. Gaudin could be the latest pitcher the Phillies are targeting, according...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Loe, Gutierrez, Rosario, Giants Add Bullpen Depth

The San Francisco Giants hope to regain dominant form in the bullpen this season, a strategy which helped win them two World Series in three years. San Francisco signed: Kameron Loe, J.C. Gutierrez and Sandy Rosario, all to minor league deals with an invitation to spring training. Loe traveled around the majors last season, finding success in none of his three Mariners, Cubs, or...
Via Baseball News Source
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the MLB Had A Nickname Jersey Day

Most of you probably know about this one but, for those of you that don't, the NBA premiered their nickname jersey day. You could argue that this is an opportunity for players to engage in a little self-expression to enhance their personal brand, or you could say that it's another shameless marketing tactic to sell more merchandise. You'd probably be right either way...
Via Nation Orange
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Hot Stove: MLB News & Fantasy Baseball Analysis

2013 Giants Overview When it comes to the San Francisco Giants, there has never been any debate that their greatest strength lies in the hands of their pitchers. That was never more clear than during the 2013 season when, as the pitching staff struggled, so too did the team’s record. After two World Series titles [...]
Via RotoBaller
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants minor leaguer suspended for 50 games

San Francisco Giants infielder Marco Guzman has been suspended for the first 50 games of the season following a positive test under the minor league drug program. Guzman tested positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, the commissioner's office said Friday. The 19-year-old hit .254 with nine doubles, one homer and 10 RBIs in 46 games last year for the Dominican Summer League...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Do The San Francisco Giants Have Any Moves Left To Make?

With the start of the New Year behind us, we can finally start to smell the scent of a freshly cut baseball field in the air.  Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to their team’s Spring Training facilities in a little over a month, which signifies the unofficial end to the Baseball Hot Stove league. For the San Francisco Giants, it was a relatively quiet offseason....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants’ Season Was A Disaster Because…

  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors If only the answer was simple. In a team sport, success and failure can almost never be attributed to a single event or player’s performance. Usually, it is a combination of many things that contribute to winning and losing. In retrospect, let’s look back at the 5 biggest factors responsible for the San Francisco Giants’ fall from...
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