GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants can't wrap forgettable trip on high note

As if the Giants were being mocked by irony or coincidence, the double play that halted their eighth-inning rally in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees was scored 4-1-5.
Via Giants.com
1 hour ago

Giants flat again in loss to Yankees, limp home after 1-7 road trip

NEW YORK – The Giants began their three-city road trip in first place. They’ll come home in first place.   There’s your silver lining. Now, about all that gray, ominous stuff in the middle…   Their 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday brought a merciful end to a 1-7 trip in which they gave back half their advantage in the division standings. They hit .127 in 71 at...
Via Giants Extra
4 hours ago

Peavy gets call as Giants welcome Reds

The Reds and Giants are at the opposite ends of the National League standings. They've also had opposite starts coming out of the All-Star break, but it's the NL West leaders who are seeking to snap out of a recent funk when the teams begin a three-game series at AT&T Park on Monday night.
Via Giants.com
5 hours ago

Giants continue to monitor relief market

With slightly more than a week left before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline strikes, the Giants remain active in their efforts to secure a reliever who could add experience as well as competence to their bullpen.
Via Giants.com
7 hours ago

The science of sweat: Giants use technology to stay hydrated in the heat

Staying hydrated isn't always as easy as it was for Marco Scutaro in the clinching Game 7 of the 2012 NLCS. NEW YORK – Giants manager Bruce Bochy remembers a time when ballplayers would combat the heat by putting cabbage leaves under their hats.   Methods are a little more sophisticated these days.   The Giants might play in a crisper drawer at AT&T Park, but they can...
Via Giants Extra
7 hours ago

Williamson, Giants beat Yanks 2-1 in 12 innings, stop skid

NEW YORK (AP) Mac Williamson had crossed paths with Ivan Nova before. ''Fun fact about Nova. I had TJ the same day he did,'' the San Francisco Giants rookie said, thinking back to their visit to Dr. James Andrews for Tommy John surgery on April 29, 2014. ''How many guys face each other after you have surgery, the same day, the same surgeon? That's kind of cool.'' Williamson started...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Royals didn't invite Johnny Cueto to White House visit

Johnny Cueto was only a Royal for a few months. But that doesn’t mean he deserves this kind of shade. Cueto, who won the World Series with Kansas City last year, was not invited by the Royals on their recent trip to the White House despite having both an off day and a desire to attend, according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. The All-Star right-hander was acquired by the Royals...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants finally win, rising star Mac Williamson gains a celebrity suitor

It wouldn’t be fair to write a recap of this game that read “MAC WILLIAMSON MAC WILLIAMSON MAC WILLIAMSON MAC WILLIAMSON,” mostly because several pitchers kept the Giants in it. But as they won their first game in the second half, snapping a six-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory that took 12 innings to achieve, they have to think that the last few days may have solidified...
Via Bay Area Sports Guy
22 hours ago

Buster Posey returns to lineup, Giants make a surprise pitching change

NEW YORK – One day after leaving in the fourth inning with a right foot contusion, Buster Posey is in the lineup and catching Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.   So the sky hasn’t completely fallen for the Giants. The interesting part is that Posey’s batterymate isn’t who we thought it would be. The Giants have flip-flopped Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija and gone...
Via Giants Extra
1 day ago

Giants flip: Cueto starts Saturday, Samardzija on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) The San Francisco Giants have flipped their starting pitchers for the final two games of their weekend series against the New York Yankees. Johnny Cueto, the NL's All-Star starter, was moved up a day in the rotation and will open Saturday's game. Jeff Samardzija was pushed back until Sunday. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made the decision with his first-place...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants drop sixth straight in most frustrating game of second half

If you've watched every game of the second half, which has included a walk-off balk, you'll know that's saying a lot. The Giants lost their sixth straight game on Friday night, losing a one-run game, while going 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Brandon Crawford made three errors for the first time in his career, and the bullpen faltered late. The only reason I’m not...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Giants catcher Posey fouls ball off foot, later leaves game

NEW YORK (AP) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey left Friday night's game at Yankee Stadium a couple innings after fouling a ball off his right foot. X-rays were negative and Posey was listed as day to day. Posey nicked himself in the second inning and exited in the fourth. He had walked and singled before Trevor Brown replaced him against New York. Posey is a four-time...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In theory, it would almost make sense to trade Joe Panik

This is why you should punch theories in the face. If you weren’t around Twitter last night, a brief recap: Andrew Baggarly, known anarchist, was asked about Joe Panik’s unscheduled day off from his rehabilitation assignment, and he responded with "In all seriousness, maybe he’s part of a potential trade." As you would expect, everyone freaked out. The smoke cleared later...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Roster Shifting for San Francisco Giants’ Interleague Outing

It’s been 101 years since the Giants last won a game at Fenway Park. Their final chance for writing the win, and avoiding the sweep, begins at 4:10 on Wednesday afternoon and they’ll be led by the only team member who was on the roster the last time the orange and black visited the historical city. Matt Cain, their former horse, of course, and the year was 2007. They lost. And...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Targeted Reliever, Most Likely

The Giants need a reliever, but so does everyone else. It’s no secret the biggest hole for the first place roster is the bullpen. The gaping aperture has expanded to an MLB-worst 18 blown saves. The trade deadline is less than two weeks away. But, for the Giants, it’s slim pickings. There’s roughly 17 teams in contention for making a playoff run and nearly every single one...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Closer Edition

God bless Santiago Casilla, he’s been a great Giant. He has contributed a lot to the team in his six seasons, but it’s time to replace him. Casilla needs to be replaced as closer because the Giants won’t win the World Series with him. He already has five blown saves this season. The elite closers don’t blow five saves in a season, let alone five, with 69 games to go. Casilla...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: disabled list slowly getting smaller

The San Francisco Giants have been a bit of a surprise in 2016. The bane of any sports club paid a visit to the Giants in 2015. Injuries are what many blame for a poor 2015 and the lack of October baseball in the city by bay, 2016 is making us possibly rethink that position. Matt Duffy, Joe Panik, Matt Cain, and Hunter Pence are the four big pieces that have ended up on the disabled...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Lose it by a Balk

The San Francisco Giants looked on it last week when they swept their division rival Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game home series. Injuries aside, the Giants looked like a team that could easy keep on their stride with the best record in the National League. But since the Giants hit the road to take on the San Diego Padres, they’ve looked less polished. Pitching ace Madison...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

This girl is the most passionate San Francisco Giants fan

The Giants and Padres played a wild exta-innings game in San Diego Saturday night, and television cameras spent a long time documenting the reactions of this very expressive Giants fan.Once she found out she was on television, she needed two phones to respond to what was likely an avalanche of texts and tweets. Buster Posey drilled a go-ahead home run in the top of the 10th, and...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Reasons Why The San Francisco Giants Are World Series Favorites

The San Francisco Giants have the best record in baseball and currently sit atop the NL West with a 5.5 game cushion. Not bad for a team that missed the postseason last year.  The Chicago Cubs have started to cool off, and the Giants have taken advantage, passing them by winning eight of their last 11 games. Their meteoric rise can be explained in three words: pitching and defense...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ugliest ending of the night is brutal loss for Giants

SAN DIEGO — Of all the ways to win a game, the San Diego Padres did it with a walk-off balk against the major league-leading San Francisco Giants.Adam Rosales singled in the tying run before Santiago Casilla balked home the winner, and the Padres rallied to beat the Giants 7-6 on Saturday night."I guess we'll take it any way we can," San Diego's Travis Jankowski said."That's the...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Second-half overview

Bruce Bochy must be feeling quite comfortable and happy with his ballclub.  The San Francisco Giants enter the second-half of the Major League Baseball season with the best record in the game, with 57 wins and 33 losses.  The Giants hold a six and a half game lead in the National League West over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, and it doesn’t seem like the Giants will slow down...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence is lonely during the All-Star break

Hunter Pence was not named a National League All-Star. But four of Pence’s teammates were named All-Stars and the rest are probably enjoying their four days off. Instead of playing in the All-Star game or enjoying his time off, Pence is relaxing lonely in the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse at AT&T Park. All-Star break #ASG pic.twitter.com/LR365oEX2a — Hunter Pence...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Goldschmidt’s foul ball obliterates fan’s beer and snacks

Ballparks are active places, and fans must plan accordingly for foul balls, which means keeping your head on a swivel and making sure one is in a proper position to avoid potential pop-up foul ball. An unlucky fan learned that lesson the hard way, as she found herself caught between a rock and a hard place at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants faced the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

This Is the Best Johnny Cueto We’ve Seen

Remember when Johnny Cueto was viewed as a risk? I mean, he’s a pitcher, of course he’s a risk — all pitchers are risks. But even relative to other pitchers, Cueto was regarded this offseason as a rather large uncertainty. Between his underwhelming second half and ugly postseason with Kansas City, a right elbow that barked multiple times throughout the year, and his heavy workload...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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