GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

With Pence's return, Pena designated for assignment

Despite performing capably in a part-time role, Giants infielder Ramiro Pena was designated for assignment Saturday to create a vacancy on the 25-man roster for outfielder Hunter Pence, who was activated from the disabled list and installed in San Francisco's lineup.
Via Giants.com
2 hours ago

SF Giants Minor Lines, 7/29

Lots of Ks from Joan Gregorio, a strong bounce back start from Tyler Beede and the sweet swing of Heath Quinn highlight our Friday night. Let's start out with our Coors Light "Great Grab of the Game" ™ ("Cease and Desist" letter is in the mail) HIGHLIGHTS: Joan Gregorio K'd 10 in 5 IP; Tyler Beede allowed 1 ER in 6 IP; Heath Quinn reached base 3x with double, HR. * * * Sacramento...
Via McCovey Chronicles
6 hours ago

San Francisco Giants Add Valuable, Underrated Piece In Eduardo Nunez

After going 8-2 in their final 10 games before the All Star break, holding the best record in the MLB, and looking like the World Series favorites, the Giants have started the second half with a shockingly horrid 2-10 record, the worst in baseball over that period. They tripped and fell out of the gate, got stampeded over, and need some help getting back up.Enter Eduardo Nunez...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants can only hope galling triple play represents rock bottom of tailspin

I've got nothing for you after THAT, and even if I did, you probably wouldn't want it. You don't analyze a triple play when a team looks so primed to finally snap out of its collective stupor. The Giants had the right guy up in Brandon Crawford. They had a brutal Washington bullpen right where they wanted them, and then, whack, 1 out, 2 out, 3 out. Side very shockingly retired. One...
Via Giants Extra
14 hours ago

Giants emerge from underground laboratory with new way to lose

The Giants ... well, I think we should just go back to the All-Star Game and start over. The 162-game season will kill you. Over and over again. The ups, the downs. Your team comes back against their closer in the ninth inning. Your closer blows a save against their team in the ninth inning. There are so many times when you hope for the three-run homer in the late innings, and it...
Via McCovey Chronicles
15 hours ago

Watch the first 3-3-5 triple play ever end Nats-Giants game

SAN FRANCISCO — The Washington Nationals made history by turning the first 3-3-5 triple play ever in the major leagues then watched as third baseman Anthony Rendon tossed the ball from the milestone moment into the crowd at AT&T Park.Getting a second straight win over the Giants and securing their hold on the second-best record in baseball was far more important than the souvenir...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants tab Peavy, welcome back Pence vs. Nats

The home run has victimized Giants pitcher Jake Peavy since the All-Star break. The right-hander has allowed just seven hits in his last two starts, but five of those have been shot over the fence.
Via Giants.com
16 hours ago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

The San Francisco Giants have gotten into the trade action with less than a week remaining until the non-waiver trade deadline. The team announced on Twitter that it has acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins. .@SFGiants add an All-Star to their lineup in @EduardoNunez15: https://t.co/KrNVW89lr3 #MLBOnTheMove pic.twitter.com/dQY1KrZORE — MLB (@MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fan says Joey Votto ruthlessly rejected young fan who asked for his gloves

The Cincinnati Reds capped their series with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park with a 2-1 win on a night Madison Bumgarner pitched eight strong innings, and Reds star first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-4 at the plate to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. During the game, a young fan sitting in the front row asked the four-time All-Star and 2010 MVP to hand over his batting...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Believe It or Not Matt Cain Sparked the San Francisco Giants’ Offense

The San Francisco Giants’ road funk appeared to have followed them home when they lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday July 25th. The Reds hold the fourth-worst record in the league at 39-61, but they put up a good fight to premiere the series with a 7-5 win. For game two, Giants’ right hander Matt Cain took the mound at AT&T for the first time since May 21st. With his hamstring...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rehab Returns on the Horizon for San Francisco Giants

It happened. The nervousness, the lingering phrase “How long will this last?” in the minds of many while the Giants stormed into the All-Star break, evolved into into a gut-punch reality. Not that anyone on the team has produced much of anything since returning from the All-Star break, where the team owns a dismal 1-7 record (MLB-worst) through their first eight road games. But...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Relief Pitchers

The San Francisco Giants have struggled since returning from All-Star break, but even with the recent woes, they continue to show they are one of the best teams in the league. The Giants still have questions about staying healthy, with key injuries to Hunter Pence, Joe Panik, and Matt Duffy. Regardless of the amount of injuries the San Francisco Giants have endured, their bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy explains why he'll use the DH over Madison Bumgarner on Friday

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Friday at Yankee Stadium, but don't expect him to hit.Unlike the last time Bumgarner started an interleague game on the road, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to take advantage of the DH."I think we're seeing three right-handers," Bochy said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "Not that (Bumgarner) is a matchups guy. But...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija on Giving Up a Gopher to Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp took Jeff Samardzija deep on Saturday. In the third inning of a game played at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres outfielder deposited a slider from the San Francisco Giants righty over the left field wall. According to ESPN Home Run Tracker, the blast traveled 398 feet. As you might expect, Samardzija wasn’t pleased with the pitch. He doesn’t feel the location was terrible...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Bullpen an area of need

On the heels of a San Diego Padre sweep, the San Francisco Giants were exposed and showed where they need improvement.  The bullpen is an area the Giants need to improve in, and after the San Diego series it was very clear. With Cory Gearrin still on the disabled list, the Giants do not have that many intriguing pieces in their bullpen, and many have been struggling.  Santiago...
Via isportsweb.com
12 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
12 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
13 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
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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