Giants playing like champs, own best record in baseball since April 21

The Giants are playing like the best team in baseball right now. With the three-game sweep of the Dodgers, they now own the best record of any team since April 21 at 19-8. The Giants’ current run actually began with a three game sweep of the Dodgers at AT&T Park. The team was 4-10 prior to this run. Which is the real Giants team? Per MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy said, "I think...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Odd year, don’t care: here come the San Francisco Giants

There’s no such thing as an odd year jinx. That’s what San Francisco Giants fans have tried to convince themselves of over the past few years, anyway. The Giants’ success in even years starting in 2010 has belied their struggles in the odd years that followed, either due to bad injuries, bad baseball, or both. For whatever reason, the Giants just couldn’t seem to get it together...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

And Starring Clay Buchholz as John Lackey or Jake Peavy

Remember those torturous games that Lackey and Peavy used to pitch for us, where they’d give their all and hold the opposing team to a few measly runs only to watch our offense rendered impotent? Last night, Clay Buchholz channeled those awesome but ultimately frustrating performances. For eight strong he held the Mariners to three hits and one run while striking out 11, but our...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Casey McGehee Flips off Giants Teammate

Things were going good for the San Francisco Giants against the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park on Friday night. So good that third baseman Casey McGehee was in such a grand mood that he could flip off starting pitcher Jake Peavy after nailing a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning. In what looked like it could have been a tense situation between teammates was actually...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Casey McGehee, Leadoff Hitter

When the Giants watched Pablo Sandoval leave as a free agent this off-season, they didn’t really have any internal replacements ready to take his place at third base. With most of their money allocated towards re-signing pitchers Jake Peavy, Ryan Vogelsong, and Sergio Romo, the team ended up bargain-hunting for a new third baseman. They […]
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants place Peavy on DL, recall Susac

According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, the Giants have placed RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained back muscle. Andrew Susac has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento giving San Francisco three active catchers. Jake Peavy (back) placed on DL. Susac recalled. — Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 18, 2015 Peavy had MRI today, has muscle strain and...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy to 15-Day DL, Andrew Susac Called Up

The San Francisco Giants will hand out their 2014 World Championship rings on Saturday night, but moves on the roster were made before the festivities could begin, as Jake Peavy heads to the disabled list and  Andrew Susac will join the team in San Francisco. Peavy will head to the 15-day disabled list with a back strain, after mentioning how it tightened up on him in the second...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

World Champion Giants Open Their 2015 Home Slate With Tickets Averaging $165

The reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants began their 2015 MLB campaign on a positive note. The first series of the season came against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, as the Giants were victorious in the first and third game of a three-game trip to Chase Field. Following their stand in Arizona, San Francisco visited PETCO Park for a four-game series with the...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Predictions for Giants Home Opener

View image | gettyimages.com After an exciting opening week the Giants sit second to last in their division at a pedestrian 3-3. They will have a chance to go above or below the .500 mark with a division game this afternoon against San Diego, with Jake Peavy on the bump to start. However, all eyes in the Bay Area will be on tomorrow’s home opener against the NL West-leading...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy returns to Petco Park for first start

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco Giants dropped their third straight to rival foe San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. Jake Peavy, the Giants starting pitcher returned to San Diego for his first start since being dealt away in 2009. Peavy was the ace in San Diego for five years, which included all-star appearances in 2005 and 2007.  In 2007, he won the Cy Young award...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nieves' grand slam off Peavy helps Padres to 6-4 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Backup catcher Wil Nieves hit his first career grand slam, a drive off former San Diego star Jake Peavy, and the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 Sunday to take three of four against the defending World Series champions. It was the first career slam and just the 10th homer overall for the 37-year-old Nieves,who was a 47th-round draft pick of the Padres in...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants still expecting Jake Peavy to start on Sunday

Getty Images The San Francisco Giants are expecting Jake Peavy to make his scheduled Sunday start. There has been some concern as to whether or not Peavy would be able to make the start as he has been dealing with some lower back discomfort. On Wednesday Peavy threw a bullpen session and both sides came away happy with the results. Bochy: Belt could be available to pinch-hit as...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Injuries Piling Up

The San Francisco Giants are coming off a World Series Championship, and falling HARD from the top. They lost Pablo Sandoval this offseason to the Boston Red Sox in free agency, then Hunter Pence broke his arm in Spring Training and have now seen 2/5 of their starting rotation placed on the disabled list, in Matt Cain and Jake Peavy.  Brandon Belt could be Joining those two...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cain has flexor tendon strain, likely headed to DL

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will miss his first start of the season with a flexor tendon strain. Cain is likely headed to the disabled list, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday night.  Cain is the second Giants starter to be scratched from his opening start, as Jake Peavy won’t pitch Tuesday because of back stiffness. “It doesn’t sound...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cain Scheduled for MRI, Peavy Scratched with Back Stiffness

Before Nori Aoki stepped into the batter’s box for the San Francisco Giants against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Opening Day, the defending World Series champions received some troubling news concerning two-thirds of their starting pitching rotation. Right-hander Jake Peavy, who was scheduled to start the econd game of the season for the Giants has already been scratched from his...
Via Baseball Essential
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Infante continues to heat up at the dish; Royals fall to Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove in...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy pitches 5 innings in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy First Giant Starter to Get Through Four Innings

Three, this is number of World Series titles the San Francisco Giants have won during the last five seasons. Three is the number of runs Giants’ starter Jake Peavy allowed to the Texas Rangers during Friday’s Cactus League action, all coming on one swing from Texas power-hitting prospect Joey Gallo. And three, is the number of wins San Francisco has through 11 games of spring...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy goes 4 in Giants loss to Rangers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jake Peavy pitched four innings, allowing a three-run home run to Texas' top prospect Joey Gallo, and the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Friday. Nick Martinez, in the mix for a spot in the starting rotation, allowed two hits over 2 2-3 innings. He struck out four without walking a batter. Ross Detwiler, also a candidate for a starting spot, pitched...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Giant Expectations for Peavy’s First Full Year By The Bay

Once the hard-throwing, fiery ace of San Francisco’s National League West rival San Diego Padres, it has been a long time since Jake Peavy resembled the 2007 National League Cy-Young Award winner. While he has put together several successful seasons since winning the award, his career has taken a detour from the path that may have led him to a special destination, Cooperstown....
Via Baseball Essential
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox ready and reloaded for 2015 with Spring Training around the corner

When the idea of contending in 2014 was put to rest, the Boston Red Sox reloaded for 2015, saying goodbye to a few familiar faces. Pending free agents Jon Lester, Jake Peavy and John Lackey were all traded during the season to clear up space for the moves that would most heavily impact 2015. The Red Sox brought in the top two offensive free agents, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Players they can still land

  The San Francisco Giants and general manager Brian Sabean have made some moves this winter, signing two of their own free agents – Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy – as well as trading for third baseman Casey McGehee to replace Pablo Sandoval who signed with the Boston Red Sox at the end of 2014. Sabean has yet to pull off a major deal, but there’s still time. As of now, the...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining.   The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patient Peavy, Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

  Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester. Peavy knew where he wanted to be. Anyway, he needed a bit of downtime to recharge and discuss his options with family after the thrill of winning another championship and to get a feel for his first free agency experience. ''I wasn't Jon Lester, let...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week and completed Tuesday. Peavy will receive a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and $13 million in 2016. The contract includes a full no-trade provision and award bonuses. A 33-year-old right-hander, Peavy helped Boston win the...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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