Denard Span supplants Angel Pagan as Giants' CF, leadoff man

New addition Denard Span has unseated Angel Pagan off his throne as starting center fielder for the San Francisco Giants.Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Friday that Span, who was acquired this offseason on a three-year, $31-million deal, will serve as the team's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter on Opening Day.Pagan has led off for the Giants and started in center for...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denard Span will play center field and lead off

According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy announced Denard Span will start and lead off in center field over Angel Pagan to start the 2016 campaign. Span signed with San Francisco in the offseason to a three-year, $31 million deal. This likely means Pagan will slide over to left field. Bochy made it official: Span will start in center field and lead...
Via Baseball Essential
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Designated Hitter edition

I know what you’re thinking; but Mike, there’s no designated hitter for the San Francisco Giants. They’re in the National League! You must be sorely misinformed about baseball. But! *Screen crawl* DH WARS! There was a small disturbance in the force early last week. Millions of fans screamed out in terror (or excitement), and then were suddenly silenced when Commissioner Manfred...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: analyzing the 2016 lineup

Now that the San Francisco Giants have finally landed a solid left fielder in Denard Span, the front office is most likely done making any major moves. The lineups and rotation are nailed down for the most part. The lineup is most likely going to look something like this: 1) Denard Span – LF/CF 2) Joe Panik – 2B 3) Matt Duffy – 3B 4) Buster Posey – C 5) Hunter Pence –...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign Denard Span to three-year, $31 million deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed center fielder Denard Span to a three-year deal, the team announced today. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the deal is for $31 million total. The #SFGiants have agreed to terms with OF Denard Span on a three-year contract pending a physical. — San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) January 7, 2016 Span, 31, is a solid outfielder and...
Via The Outside Corner
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy is keeping the faith in Giants' Angel Pagan

Marred by injuries and inconsistency over the past two season, there has been speculation as to whether or not the San Francisco Giants would keep Angel Pagan as their starting center fielder in 2016. Dealing with back and leg issues since 2013, Pagan had his worst season at the plate while a member of the Giants in 2015, slashing .262/.303/.332 with 27 extra-base hits and 12 stolen...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Angel Pagan Thriving Since Return to Action

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) For most of the 2015 season, the story of Angel Pagan has been a lack of production and lack of health as the San Francisco Giants starting center fielder. Plagued by a number of injuries, the most troubling of which being nagging issues with both of his knees, Pagan posted a meager .258 average with just 17 extra-base hits, no home runs and...
Via The Sports Journal
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angel Pagan makes insane home run-saving catch

It’s rough being a fan of the San Diego Padres these days. In fact, it’s a pain being a Padres fan at any time, and Friday night was no different. The San Francisco Giants ripped the Friars 9-1, but despite all the offense, the play of the game was a ridiculous, soul-crushing catch by Giants center fielder Angel Pagan. In the seventh inning of the contest with San Francisco...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan Set to Return Thursday for San Francisco Giants

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants are set to get another piece of their banged up outfield back on Thursday, as center fielder Angel Pagan is reportedly ready to return to the club after completing his rehab assignment for a right knee injury suffered earlier in the month. Pagan was deemed ready to go after just four games with the team’s Triple-A affiliate...
Via The Sports Journal
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan to continue rehab stint, be reassessed Wednesday

Angel Pagan won't be ready to return to the San Francisco Giants when he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but it shouldn't be long before he's back in the Giants' outfield. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Sunday that Pagan, who has been on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right knee retroactive to Aug. 10, will continue to play with the Giants' Triple-A affiliate...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd brings ‘old man strength’ to Giants’ ailing outfield

By Matthew Farquhar. With both Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence on the disabled list, the San Francisco Giants are in dire need of an outfielder who can help the team’s playoff push. Byrd brings professionalism and experience to the team, and at the age of 37 he still has plenty of pop in his bat with 19 home runs this season. That said, he is just hitting .237 with a .286 on...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The bruised, battered Giants push for the playoffs

If you happen to believe there’s no such thing as a curse, the San Francisco Giants are probably testing your faith right now. Odd years have been a thorn in the Giants’ side for a while now, interrupting their World Series dynasty plans with playoff-less autumns. And something unfortunate always seems to befall them in those years, prompting the belief in an odd-year curse....
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

By Dave Tobener It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The...
Via The Outside Corner
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pagan, Duffy lead Giants to 8-5 in over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Angel Pagan and Matt Duffy each drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-5 on Saturday night. Brandon Crawford had three hits and drove in a run for the Giants, who have won three of four after a seven-game losing streak. Duffy, who had four hits in Friday night's victory, was a home run...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Outfielder Angel Pagan on the Hot Seat for the San Francisco Giants?

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The San Francisco Giants outfield has been hit hard by injuries this season, having lost Hunter Pence (twice), Nori Aoki and Gregor Blanco for extended periods of time. One player who hasn’t been hurt, at least not officially, is center fielder Angel Pagan. Heading into 2015, Pagan had been the most injury prone of the Giants intended starting outfield...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins’ Dee Gordon Flashes Absurd Speed On Inside-The-Park Homer (Video)

If you turned away from your television for just 14 seconds Tuesday night, you missed one of the most electrifying plays of the MLB season to date. The star of said play was Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, who came to bat in the second inning with runners on second and third. Gordon laced a line drive to the right-center field gap off San Francisco...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Jarrett Parker Help San Francisco Giants Outfield?

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Nori Aoki #23, Angel Pagan #16 and Justin Maxwell #43 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 8-5 at Citi Field on June 10, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have called up  26 year-old outfielder Jarrett Parker from...
Via The Sports Journal
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Angel Pagan learns from Hall of Famer Willie Mays

There can arguably be no better treat as a San Francisco Giant than to have the opportunity to learn from the great Willie Mays. Giants center fielder Angel Pagan takes full advantage of each opportunity he gets to speak with Mays, according to Giants beat writer Chris Haft:"Every time I talk to him, he encourages me to play hard," Pagan said Tuesday. "Since day one, he has always...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Giants?

May 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) celebrates San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) two run home run against the Houston Astros in the top of the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings....
Via TopSportsReport
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Angel Pagan Flying Under the Radar for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants’ Angel Pagan drives in a run with a single against the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, May 4, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) It’s not often that a player’s impact is felt more when they’re off the field than when they’re on it, but Angel Pagan has found a way to achieve that mark, for better...
Via The Sports Journal
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Pagan scratched from lineup vs. Padres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants outfielder Angel Pagan was scratched from Tuesday night's starting lineup against the San Diego Padres with a cut on his middle finger. Pagan, the Giants' No. 3 hitter, is batting .405 (17 for 42) over his last 10 games and ranks fifth in the NL with a .350 batting average. He started the first 25 games. Justin Maxwell took his spot in the lineup, while...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 3

Two weeks ago I started off our Waiver Wire articles in the opening week of the season. I advised caution and patience with the guys you drafted. You drafted them for a reason, and two to three days of o-fers doesn’t change that. But, I did recommend three guys that should be picked up if you were facing injuries, or if you drafted injured players to stash on the DL.  Those three were...
Via Baseball Professor
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Giants and Padres are already playing the feud

Four games into the 2015 season, bad blood is already brewing between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. Check out this confrontation on Thursday night between Angel Pagan and Derek Norris, which culminate in Craig Kimbrel throwing a fastball a bit up and in on Pagan. So, what spurred this confrontation? Gum. Of course, it was gum. From Dennis Lin of UT San Diego…...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Giants and Padres are already playing the feud

Four games into the 2015 season, bad blood is already brewing between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. Check out this confrontation on Thursday night between Angel Pagan and Derek Norris, which culminate in Craig Kimbrel throwing a fastball a bit up and in on Pagan. So, what spurred this confrontation? Gum. Of course, it was gum. From Dennis Lin of UT San Diego…...
Via The Outside Corner
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pagan: ‘Giants are probably better this year’

Despite missing a chunk of last season, Angel Pagan played a key role in the Giants’ third world championship in five years. Pagan missed roughly half the season in each of the last two years, and the Giants are depending on him to stay healthy this season. However, despite the time he missed last season, Pagan has no regrets. “Why would it be bittersweet? If I’m part of the...
Via BaySportsNet
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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