San Francisco Giants Ride Mix of Old and New Faces to Win Over Chicago Cubs

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants lineup remained without a few key players on Thursday afternoon, a sight that has become all too familiar for Bruce Bochy in recent weeks. There was no Brandon Crawford (strained oblique), no Gregor Blanco (hip) and no Angel Pagan (knee) – whose disabled list activation was delayed. Add in the likes of Hunter...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 base percentage which...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Trade Marlon Byrd to the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants had been in on the Chase Utley sweepstakes, but lost out to their rivals in Los Angeles. The Giants couldn’t sit still and let the Dodgers get the upper hand, so they added to their outfield on Thursday afternoon. They traded Double A right hander Stephen Johnson to the Reds in exchange for Marlon Byrd. Byrd can play all three outfield positions and he’ll...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Continue to Dampen San Francisco Giants Playoff Hopes

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have reached a point in the season where it’s evident that the baseball god’s have simply decided that the team will never have a fully healthy starting outfield in 2015. Just as Nori Aoki was rounding back into form after missing over a month with a fracture fibula, the Giants’ left fielder suffered another fluke injury...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants LF Aoki leaves game after getting hit in head by pitch

CHICAGO -- Nori Aoki has left San Francisco's game against the Chicago Cubs after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning. Aoki was hit on his batting helmet by a 92 mph fastball from Jake Arrieta. Aoki hit the ground immediately, and a Giants trainer came running out of the dugout to tend to the Japanese outfielder. Aoki was able to walk off the field under his own power Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

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 Giants, though...
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...
Via The Sports Journal
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

Dee Gordon legs out first inside-the-park HR at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- Dee Gordon made history with the first inside-the-park homer in Marlins Park history Tuesday night. Gordon lined San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong's first pitch -- an 84 mph changeup -- to the right-center field gap for a three-run homer. According to Statcast, it left the bat at 97 mph and traveled 352 feet. Right fielder Gregor Blanco fielded the drive hear...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 30, 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....
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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...
Via AP on Fox
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

Dickhead Angel Pagan & Derek Norris got into it over some tossed gum

Katie Richcreek writes that 'dickhead' San Fran Giant Angel Pagan picked up some ABC gum & threw it at Padres catcher Derek Norris last night. Reporters update. Derek Norris on Angel Pagan: "He was just being kind of a dickhead, and I don’t take kindly to that."— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) April 10, 2015 Pagan said Norris was mad because Pagan flipped a piece of gum underneath...
Via Bob's Blitz
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

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 Bloguin Best
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

5 Outfield Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball With our Top 200 Countdown ending this week (finally!) we’ve dedicated a lot of a virtual pages to the key players of the 2015 fantasy season. Now with spring training underway and rosters mostly finalized, it’s time we survey each position for the potential sleepers of the 2015 fantasy season. Get ready to see this non-sleeper’s face a lot this week! Our...
Via Baseball Professor
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former New York Met released by San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants earlier today released infielder Marco Scuatro, according to The 39-year-old played in parts of three seasons with the Giants, most famously batting behind former Met Angel Pagan during the team’s 2012 World Series run. Injuries limited Scutaro to five games in 2014, and the club decided to part ways with the infielder to make room for recently...
Via Around Citi
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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