GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Inbox: Do Giants consider Cueto a trade chip?

Beat reporter Chris Haft answers fan questions about the Trade Deadline.
Via Giants.com
17 hours ago

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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Nunez and His Helmet Fly to Fenway by Shawn Brody, Erich Rothmann and Mark Anderson

Boston sends a pair of pitching prospects to San Francisco for veteran utility infielder Eduardo Nunez.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panik at ease batting in No. 2 spot

Joe Panik was back hitting at the No. 2 spot in Giants manager Bruce Bochy's lineup during Wednesday's 2-1 series win over the Pirates -- a spot at which he's batted for most of his career, and one at which the veteran second baseman is quite comfortable.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

Shark, Brandons help Giants earn series win

A day after the Giants altered the top of their lineup by trading Eduardo Nunez, they had another productive day in a series-clinching 2-1 win over the Pirates. No. 3 hitter Brandon Belt delivered the go-ahead RBI and Joe Panik -- batting second in place of Nunez -- scored another run to help San Francisco break even at .500 on its lengthy 10-game homestand.
Via Giants.com
1 day ago

The Giants did well with the Eduardo Nuñez trade

The Giants got two young right-handed pitchers who are far away from the majors, but there’s plenty of upside. One thing I need to do a better job of, I think, is explaining why the Giants were right to trade someone like Eduardo Nuñez. When I step out of my echo chamber of nerds, I’m reminded that this trade actually confused a lot of people, and I totally took its inevitability...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Belt drives in go-ahead run in Giants’ 2-1 win over Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning in support of starter Jeff Samardzija, who threw seven strong innings in the San Francisco Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Pinch-hitter Miguel Gomez doubled to lead off the seventh for the Giants, who won their second straight and third of five. Denard...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Giants score 11 runs, win, hug each other

Madison Bumgarner has his first win of the year, and we didn’t even have to wait until August. This is the Giants’ 101st game of the year. Of those, I’ve written the recaps for 84 of them. I’m not sure how many of them were dreadfully boring, but I can tell you what those kinds of games felt like: They were dreadfully boring. The other team hit, or they didn’t. The Giants...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Report: Giants open to trading Jeff Samardzija, Johnny Cueto

Even with a 38-63 mark and the second-worst record in baseball, the San Francisco Giants are not fully prepared to go into rebuild mode.Instead, the team is looking at potentially trading off a few veteran assets while reloading during the winter. That's why it shouldn’t be a surprise that starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto are reportedly available on the trade...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants’ problems with trading Denard Span

The Giants’ center fielder has been fantastic over the last two months. Why is it going to be so hard to trade him? On May 31, the Giants lost to the Nationals, 3-1. Denard Span was 0-for-4, and his season line dropped to .231/.273/.380. He was one of the worst outfield defenders in baseball, and he was a leadoff hitter with a .273 on-base percentage. That wasn’t even two months...
Via McCovey Chronicles
2 days ago

Pablo Sandoval apologizes for comments about Giants

Pablo Sandoval is back with his original organization, and he is looking to get back in the good graces of the team’s fan base. To that end, he apologized for comments he made upon joining the Boston Red Sox after the 2014 season.In a statement upon signing with the Giants, Sandoval apologized for his “insensitive and misguided” remarks about the team. Sandoval chose to sign...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Morse’s career might be over after concussion

Michael Morse’s playing career could be over following his concussion suffered on Memorial Day.Morse was involved in a collision with San Francisco Giants teammate Jeff Samardzija during a brawl between Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper on May 29. Morse was concussed during the collision and has been out since then. Giants manager Bruce Bochy shared an update on Morse Friday....
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jeff Samardzija Being Too Predictable?

The other day in the Giants’ clubhouse, I told Jeff Samardzija he was close to setting a record. “I don’t want to hear about it,” laughed the amicable righty. “No, no, a good one,” I pointed out, informing him of how he’s close to recording the best strikeout-to-walk figure of all time. “Doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty to figure out,” he responded back. Yesterday...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija’s Oddly Dominant Season

It’s been an utterly lost season for the San Francisco Giants. Sure, it’s an even year, so finding the Giants outside of the playoff mix isn’t a total shock, but the second-worst record in baseball? Not exactly what Bay Area fans had in mind. It’s a richly deserved record, to be sure. The club has done absolutely nothing well. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt are the only hitters...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Astros looking into potential Jeff Samardzija trade

The Houston Astros are looking to bolster their starting rotation and may be going Shark hunting. According to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, they’re “doing background work” on San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija has had something of a strange year for the Giants. Some of his stats leave a lot to be desired. His 4-10 record is dismal, and while that’s...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: should Bumgarner return this season?

San Francisco Giants fans received a rare bit of good news when the team reported lefty ace Madison Bumgarner would be ready to return to the mound Saturday against the San Diego Padres. Bumgarner sustained bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his left shoulder back in April after a dirt biking accident. He was initially estimated to recover in August, but he has proven himself prepared...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five San Francisco Giants prospects to watch for

Despite the recent spat of winning that has gotten into the San Francisco Giants dugout, the team still isn’t playing for much more than pride at this point. The management wants to see which players they can keep around on the roster next season and the players want to prove that they are worth keeping around. So far this season, the Giants have brought up several farm hands and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred partially right that bats are cause of HR boom

Balls are flying out of baseball stadiums at record rates in 2017. So, what’s the cause? The idea of a juiced ball has gotten a lot of attention but commissioner Rob Manfred is looking at another piece of equipment, the bats.“One thing that we’re thinking about is bats,” Manfred said, via Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports. “We’ve kind of taken for granted that bats aren’t...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Dyson should be the Giants closer

The San Francisco Giants had a miserable first half, finishing with a record of 34-56 and 27 games out of first place. Mark Melancon hasn’t worked out as the Giants closer because of injuries and low usage. One bright spot has been the emergence of Sam Dyson. If Dyson keeps up his performance, will he make Melancon expendable? Dyson was brilliant last season, saving 38 games and...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Screw Up Barry Bonds Plaque

Barry Bonds might not be in the baseball Hall of Fame (yet?), but on Saturday, he became the 49th member of San Francisco Giants “Wall of Fame”. Naturally, it wasn’t without controversy. If you can’t read the plaque…here’s what it says: Son of Bobby Bonds became greatest slugger in Major League history, breaking All-Time record for Home Runs, Career (762) and Home Runs...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/5: Hayward's holiday blastoff

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while burning off the last of the holiday fireworks celebrating the Gordon Hayward decision. Happy birthday today to Tim Worrell, Alexander Radulov and Megan Rapinoe. On this date in in 1987 Mark McGwire became the first...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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