Diamondbacks fine with $91 million payroll ... for now

PHOENIX -- Money just isn't what it used to be. The Diamondbacks are positioned to spend about $91 million on payroll this season, possibly a few million more depending how their two arbitration cases go. It would be the third-highest figure in franchise history . . . and among the lower third in the major leagues in 2015. The D-backs made a big play in the offseason, committing...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft Today 11AM (Central)

The Rule 5 Draft is slated for today at 11 am central time with live coverage on MLB.com. The Boston Red Sox have had mediocre success with the Rule 5 Draft in the past ten to fifteen years. The Red Sox selected Javier Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the early 2000’s. Over four seasons with the Red Sox, Lopez accumulated a 172 appearances, 126.7 IP, 2.4 WAR, and 80 strikeouts...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lopez Best Shot At Sox-Related Glory Tonight

Lopez With A Young Fan (FenwayNation Photo)With The Carmine Hose on the sidelines for Game Seven of The 2014 World Series, we have to really scrape for any—even tenuous—Red Sox connections. As it turns out, only the San Francisco Giants have any former Boston players—Jake Peavy (who really spit the bit last night), Javier Lopez (who's pitched great in 1.2 innings—0.00 ERA—in...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

Sponsored by The Ford Motor Company The Kansas City Royals tied the World Series 1-1 on Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. While the Royals proved that this year’s Fall Classic won’t be a walkover for the Giants, they are still a long way from knocking off the franchise that has won two of the last four World Series. If Kansas City can’t stop San...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance. While players with catchy nicknames like the Panda, the Freak and MadBum, and shiny trophies like former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP Buster Posey get most of the accolades, a quartet of relievers has played almost as big a role in putting the Giants...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Giants’ Role Players Shine

Anybody in baseball could have had these guys. Gregor Blanco, Yusmeiro Petit, Javier Lopez. Sure, the Giants spent a little to get them, but that little has meant a lot to them in return. All three came up huge in Wednesday’s Game Five victory. And the tweaks those players made to get where they are […]
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the 2014 NLCS

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are set to meet in the NLCS yet again, the fourth straight trip to this round for the Cards and the third in five years for the Giants. People must be getting real, real tired of these teams. Nevertheless, this promises to be a knock-down, drag-out series between two very similar teams. Both are coming off of huge first round upsets...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the 2014 NLCS

The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are set to meet in the NLCS yet again, the fourth straight trip to this round for the Cards and the third in five years for the Giants. People must be getting real, real tired of these teams. Nevertheless, this promises to be a knock-down, drag-out series between two very similar teams. Both are coming off of huge first round upsets...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Morse paces Giants to 5-2 win over Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as the San Francisco Giants won consecutive home games for the first time in over two months, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Sunday. Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Giants, who won their first series at home since taking two of three from Arizona right before the All-Star break...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Two rundowns on a walk

So is the official ruling here 1-6-1-3 or 2-1-6-1-3? Whatever the ruling was in the scorebook, it’s now the new let’s get two-outs-on-one-walk play. That is, unless San Francisco Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy has seen this kind of thing before. But since the Giants had lost six straight prior to this game, Bochy will probably go with it this time (mlb.com). Your browser does...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: It’s bullpen time

San Francisco Giants: It’s bullpen timeEven though the San Francisco Giants had a disappointing 2013 season the one thing on their team that stayed consistent was their bullpen. The Giants bullpen ranked 9th in all of baseball with a 3.30 ERA last season. However, it could have been even better if not for some setbacks in the bullpen. The most important issue with the bullpen last...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

More Nuggets From San Francisco Giants Media Day

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors As promised, there are more nuggets below that I was able to gather Friday at San Francisco Giants media day.   Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is glad to be back with the Giants, and is looking to get back on track this year to help solidify the starting rotation.   “At the end of the day I’m where I wanted to be, I’m where...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

21st Annual KNBR Giants FanFest

Do you have any plans Saturday February 1st? If not, come to AT&T Park and hang out with your favorite San Francisco Giants player! The 21st Annual KNBR Giants FanFest is this Saturday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. This is a nice chance to see your favorite player up close and get some autographs. Sounds expensive right? Well it’s not; this is a free admission event. Below...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Checklist For The Giants Offseason

  Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors After sweeping the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 Fall Classic, the San Francisco Giants were expected to be a force in the National League. After going 76-86 and finishing in a third place tie with the San Diego Padres in the National League West, the Giants had a very disappointing 2013. The front office entered the offseason with...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

​Now That Left Field Is Filled, The Giants Should…

Photo Courtesy of Steven Robles Left Fielder, check. Complete the starting rotation, check. Re-sign Javier Lopez, check. Add depth to the outfield, infield and if possible the bullpen; check?   Here’s the deal, you can never have too many good players, and most championship teams have a strong bench with players who can come in for one at-bat, or one game, or one week; and even...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading The San Francisco Giants Offseason

  Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte Winter meetings have come and gone. While there still remains a number of high-profile free agents (and some not so “high-profile”), the San Francisco Giants and Brian Sabean have said that they’re basically done with major league deals for this offseason.   So… that’s it then?   If that’s the case, then I say we take a look...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies give Boone Logan three-year deal

The Colorado Rockies have come to terms with Boone Logan on a three-year deal. Logan, 29, pitched for the Yankees last season finishing with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 61 games. The Rockies were intent on landing a left handed reliever and after failing to pry Javier Lopez away from San Francisco have landed Logan. Logan will earn $14 million over the course of the deal.
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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