GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Belt set for 'big step' in concussion recovery

First baseman Brandon Belt, who was diagnosed with a concussion earlier this month, will begin cardio activity Friday, manager Bruce Bochy said before the Giants opened a four-game set Thursday against the Phillies.
Via Giants.com
1 hour ago

Familiar Face at the Hot Corner Helps San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants may be struggling this season, but the rebuilding team has added a familiar face at the third base. Everyone remembers Pablo Sandoval for his heroics in the 2012 World Series. During the series, Sandoval put on a hitting clinic, slugging three homers in Game 1 in San Francisco, two of which were hit off Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who had won the...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

LIVE Color Feed: Phillies vs. Giants

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
Via Giants.com
3 hours ago

What the SF Giants Will Look Like on Opening Day 2018

The San Francisco Giants will close their disappointing 2017 season in six weeks with a complex, and contradictory, set of expectations for the 2018 MLB season. San Francisco’s ownership and front office management are still promoting the embarrassing “Believe in the magic—we’ll be back next year” line to their fanbase, who are understandably more than eager to make the...
Via The Giants Cove
9 hours ago

Broken hand to end season of prospect Arroyo

Giants infielder Christian Arroyo, the club's top Minor League prospect, will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season with a broken left hand, general manager Bobby Evans said Thursday.
Via Giants.com
10 hours ago

Buster Posey Has Quietly Become A Lock For Cooperstown

A few names come to mind when pondering the surefire Hall of Famers playing baseball today. Adrian Beltre, who recently broke the 3,000-hit barrier, is one, as is Mike Trout, despite his youth. But there’s another all-time great who is toiling away on one of the worst teams in MLB: San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. The Giants’ record might make Posey easy to overlook...
Via FiveThirtyEight
11 hours ago

Finding Positives (and Negatives) in the Dark Malaise of a Bad Baseball Season

Some Good Numbers It seems like the 2017 season for the Giants has been an unending litany of negative performance stats, historic numbers in the loss column, and the sight of over-the-hill players predictably underperforming. Looking to find any amount of encouraging data amidst the wreckage of a lost baseball season is a dangerous mission. Because it’s easy to rationalize every...
Via The Giants Cove
1 day ago

WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton hits monster homer off Madison Bumgarner

What happens when you put a pitch into the hitting zone of Giancarlo Stanton? The ball goes very far. This is true even if the pitcher Madison Bumgarner.The San Francisco Giants lefty challenged Stanton and more than 430 feet later, it was clear that the Miami Marlins star had won the challenge. The homer extended Stanton’s club record for home runs in a season. It was also Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik going on 7-day concussion DL; Brandon Belt not improving

Both of these news updates are bad. Sorry. Joe Panik is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the head by a throw from the outfield on Sunday, according to the Chronicle’s John Shea. Panik admitted that he was suffering from a headache after finishing that game, and the symptoms are getting a “little worse.” Shea also noted in the above-linked...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

The '27 up, 27 down' quiz

On this date five years ago, Felix Hernandez retired all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters that he faced en route to the 23rd perfect game in MLB history. Oddly enough, it was the third perfect game in 2012 (the most ever in one season) and there have not been any perfect games in the half-decade since. For the five-year anniversary, Larry Stone of the Seattle Times compiled an oral history...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines 8/14/17: Jonah Arenado HRs and doubles

San Jose and the AZL team bash their way to victories and the DSL team keeps its late push going. You know the old cliché: come to Minor Lines everyday and you have a chance of seeing something you’ve never seen before. Possibly the most amazing aspect of that play was that the 3b stopped after receiving the throw to get Mac, and only belatedly saw that they had a chance to turn...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Five cool stats about Giancarlo Stanton’s recent power surge

Giancarlo’s record-setting home run was the latest in what has been an incredible power surge.Stanton came into Monday's game against the Giants tied for the Marlins' franchise record for most home runs in a single season with 42. It didn’t take Stanton long to break the tie with Gary Sheffield. In the bottom of the first inning, he hit a two-run shot to left field for sole...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandoval admits he never should have left Giants

After two and a half disastrous years in Boston, Pablo Sandoval is back with the San Francisco Giants, and he is looking back on the events that led him there.In an article written for the Players’ Tribune, an apologetic Sandoval offered another mea culpa to the Giants organization and their fans while admitting he never felt comfortable with the Red Sox and should never have left...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras calls for base safety following Bryce Harper's injury

Scott Boras has never been bashful about advocating for his clients. Following Bryce Harper’s injury during Saturday night’s game, he did just that.The Washington Nationals star was injured at first base in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants when he slipped off of the base. Fortunately, the injury didn’t end up being as bad as it initially looked. But that didn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Search for the Super Reliever

Andrew Miller, Archie Bradley and Chris Devenski are just three of the names redefining the most important role in baseball, super reliever. Super reliever is the newest trend in baseball. They are relievers who can get one hitter out or record 6 or more outs if necessary. A super reliever is just one of the many things missing from the San Francisco Giants. When the Giants won the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs C Willson Contreras leaves game early with hamstring injury

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras — who’s been one of baseball’s best hitters in the second half — left early in Wednesday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.The Cubs are officially calling it a “right leg injury.” Contreras was clearly grabbing at his hamstring area as he was running down the first base line. He was eventually helped off of the field.Contreras...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s and Giants Introduce Battle of the Bay Trophy

In 2010, Chicago Cubs and White Sox introduced the Crosstown Cup…an actual trophy that is awarded to the club that wins the annual matchup between the two teams. Sadly(?), no one really cares…much less, knows it even exists. “I honestly thought it was just kind of like bragging rights,” Sox catcher Kevan Smith said prior to the 2017 series. “I didn’t realize there was...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Somehow Mike Trout is just 26' quiz

Happy birthday to the best baseball player in the world, who turns 26 today. The fine folks over at The Sports Daily have compiled 10 facts about Mike Trout on his birthday, but what's really left to say about the Angels all-world center fielder that the internet already hasn't? Half a season of Mike Trout is MVP-worthy. As this video points out, 'Mike Trout's only company exists...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval cheered in return to Giants lineup (Video)

Pablo Sandoval made his return to the Giants lineup and was greeted warmly when introduced at AT&T Park in San Francisco.Sandoval signed a minor league deal with the Giants after being released by the Red Sox last month. After playing 12 games in the minors, Sandoval was added to San Francisco’s 25-man roster on Saturday to replace Brandon Belt, who was placed on the seven...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: offense shows signs of life vs. A’s

The ghost of the San Francisco Giants’ offense rose from the dead during their visit to the other side of the Bay. The Giants unleashed a season’s worth of offensive over two essentially meaningless games against their American League rival, the Oakland Athletics, scoring 15 runs on 25 hits over the brief two-game series. The A’s took Monday night’s game 8-5, while the Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Giants Return for Eduardo Nunez

On Tuesday night, the Red Sox sent two prospects to San Francisco in exchange for infielder Eduardo Nunez. Those prospects were RHP Shaun Anderson and RHP Gregory Santos. Anderson was a 2016 3rd rounder out of Florida, and another of the seemingly annual example of the Gators’ embarrassment of pitching riches, as Anderson has a starter’s repertoire but pitched out of their bullpen...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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