GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

West notes: Rockies' quiet run-up to camp, Kyle Lewis surgery

After making several bullpen moves and addressing their catching situation, the Rockies have had a quiet run-up to camp. It has long been wondered, though, whether the organization might yet add another player, particularly given the ongoing lack of clarity at first base. Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports on the state of affairs as camp opens. Ian Desmond says he has been...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Cepeda hospitalized in Bay Area

Giants legend and Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a Bay Area hospital on Monday night.
Via Giants.com
12 hours ago

Giants in high spirits at first full workout

Almost midway through their calisthenics before Monday's opening full-squad workout, the Giants suddenly broke into rhythmic clapping. As left fielder Hunter Pence revealed, the moment was indeed planned. But the feeling behind it was spontaneous. It also was welcome, coming from a team that made little noise last year.
Via Giants.com
15 hours ago

Giants designate RHP Joan Gregorio for assignment

The Giants have designated right-hander Joan Gregorio for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Tony Watson, whose contract with San Francisco is now official (Twitter link via Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area).Gregorio, 26, has yet to reach the majors and missed the second half of the 2017 season in Triple-A due to a PED suspension. Prior to that, he’d pitched...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lincecum has at least one guaranteed contract offer

Around two thirds of the league reportedly had at least one scout on hand at Tim Lincecum’s showcase last week, and SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee reports that one club came away with a favorable enough impression to offer Lincecum a guaranteed, Major League deal. That team is not the Giants, Brisbee adds, noting that the presence of a big league contract offer for Lincecum likely eliminates...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants hope for more success with former Bucs

Historically, engineering trades with the Pirates or signing free agents who are fresh off playing for them has worked well for the Giants.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

Evan Longoria feels ‘sorry’ for Rays fans after latest moves

The Tampa Bay Rays are cutting costs again, and for the first time, Evan Longoria is watching from afar and feeling sympathetic.Longoria, who was traded to the San Francisco Giants earlier on the offseason, said he felt “sorry” for Rays fans after they traded pitcher Jake Odorizzi and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment, likely with the intent to trade him. Dickerson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Longoria disappointed in Rays' recent move

Evan Longoria, who played for 10 seasons with the Rays, is disheartened by Tampa Bay's treatment of Corey Dickerson, whom they DFA'd over the weekend: "The guy was an All-Star last year. It just doesn't make sense to me."
Via ESPN
1 day ago

Giants Front Office Appears to be in Disarray as the 2018 Season Opens

As the San Francisco Giants begin Spring Training 2018 there are undeniable signs the team’s front office and executive management has lost focus and direction. In an interview last week with Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean made a startling announcement: Giants’ President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Baer, and team...
Via The Giants Cove
2 days ago

Giants GM wants to bring Tim Lincecum back

Tim Lincecum is 33 years old, and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016. But that’s not stopping Giants GM Bobby Evans from giving him a look. And, the interest on his end appears to be real.“It’s up to the competition of what clubs are bidding on him, and I can’t speak to that yet. t’s early. We obviously are all rooting for Timmy. Selfishly, anything he does, we would love for...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels reportedly have interest in Tim Lincecum again

Tim Lincecum has not given up on pitching in the major leagues, and it sounds like there will be plenty of teams willing to give him a look at his showcase on Thursday.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, several teams are planning to send scouts to watch Lincecum. Among them will be the Los Angeles Angels, whom the right-hander played for in 2016. Lincecum was one of the most...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter won't say if Clemens, Bonds should be in HOF

Miami Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter was asked this week during am interview whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame, specifically due to their troubled association with PED accusations and suspected use.Jeter, who will one day of course be enshrined in Cooperstown himself, was asked about the polarizing issue during an interview with Jeff Glor that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants targeting reliever Tony Watson

The San Francisco Giants are targeting reliever Tony Watson, according to multiple reports.Several reporters said on Tuesday that the Giants had interest in Watson. Fan Rag Sports’ Robert Murray said that the Giants are targeting him. In addition to the Giants, Jon Heyman reported that the Red Sox, Phillies and other teams have talked with Watson.Watson, 32, went 7-4 with 10 saves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants to retire Barry Bonds' number?

In their 134-year history, the New York/San Francisco Giants have retired only ten numbers…the last being Monte Irvin’s Number 20 nearly 18 years ago.Well, move over Monte, it looks like you might be getting some company.In a cryptic tweet Monday night, the Giants left fans wondering if Barry Bonds’ Number 25 would (finally) be officially retired. If this tweet is indeed what it...
Via Hall of Very Good
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MVP Jimmy Rollins drops $10.7 million on Southern California home

It pays to have an National League MVP to call your own. It pays to play at a high level for the majority of a 17-year Major League Baseball career.Philadelphia Phillies legend Jimmy Rollins knows this first-hand. Here’s a dude that earned a whopping $98.5 million during his career. And he’s now putting it to good use.The former MLBer just dropped $10.7 million on an Encino home...
Via SNIPdaily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serra HS wishes alum Tom Brady well in Super Bowl LII

People outside of the region might generally be tired of the consistent dominance of the New England Patriots. But Tom Brady has at least one group of fans cheering for him on the other side of the country.Serra High School in San Mateo, California, is firmly behind Brady. Of course, Brady is one of many famous alums from Serra. Others include Pro Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruce Bochy (San Francisco Giants Manager)

Tim Kawakami is joined by San Francisco Giants skipper, Bruce Bochy, to talk everything orange and black. Boch takes some time to pay respect to his friend Kevin Towers before jumping into what life is like not only as a World Series-winning manager, but a new grandfather as well. Tim and Bruce also get into the Giants' offseason moves, potential lineups with the new weapons Boch...
Via YouTube
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonds, Clemens don't gain much ground in 2018

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are going to have to wait another year.At least.Wednesday afternoon, the 2018 MLB Hall of Fame class was announced. And, four players would earn their spot. They are: Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. Edgar Martinez, in his second-last year of eligibility, would just clear the 70-percent threshold.But Bonds and Clemens,...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates fan starts petition requesting MLB to force owner to sell team

The Pittsburgh Pirates may or may not be in the midst of a total tear-down and rebuild — general manager Neal Huntington insists they are not — but the moves made by the team in recent days have left fans feeling disappointed in the organization’s direction.That’s why a disgruntled Pirates fan — identified as J K — has started a petition in which it is requested that Major League...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen to Giants

Just a day after covering the Gerrit Cole trade, we're back to talk about Pittsburgh again. While it's certainly not surprising that the Cole trade signaled the start of the Pirates' emptying the pantry, it all seems to be happening rather quickly. On Monday, Pittsburgh traded the face of their franchise for the last nigh to a decade, Andrew McCutchen, to San Francisco in exchange...
Via RealGM - NBA
January 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli seems unhappy about Andrew McCutchen trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday. At least one of his now-former teammates doesn’t seem especially happy. Catcher Francisco Cervelli took to Twitter to express apparent consternation about the trade with a simple emoji. We’d actually recommend that Cervelli and the rest of his veteran teammates keep a packed bag ready...
Via Sportsnaut
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Giants to reportedly acquire Andrew McCutchen

The San Francisco Giants are ready to party like it’s 2013. Earlier in the offseason, the Giants would acquire Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays. But now they’re adding to their outfield—acquiring Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates. Of course, the Giants need all the help they can get after just enduring a 64-98 season.But, how much can we expect out of McCutchen going forward...
Via The Sports Post
January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

Giants really need Johnny Cueto to rebound in 2018

Major League Baseball’s offseason has been slow overall, but the San Francisco Giants have been doing their best to be active following a 98-loss campaign.If you thought they’d go through some kind of rebuild after such a disappointing 2017, they’re doing the complete opposite. Acquiring veteran third baseman Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays officially signals they’re going...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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