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Cubs Moves: A Flurry of Minor-League Signings & Another Maddon Reunion

The transactions page at MLB.com reports that the Cubs have signed two outfielders to minor-league contracts, Juan Perez, who has spent most of his time with the Giants, and Kelly Dugan, who has never played in the Major Leagues, but put up good numbers in the Phillies farm system last year. Both have played all […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Happily Ever After

This submission was posted by Seth Wingerter. We welcome all to submit posts, and if you would like to do so, please click the SUBMISSION tab at the top of the page —    As I walked through the gates that night, I had an almost divine sense of confidence that the beloved boys in blue would pull out the win. I had never felt so confident about anything before in my...
Via Royals Blue
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants OF Juan Perez shut down for season with torn oblique

Another victim was added Tuesday to the litany of players affected by the San Francisco Giants' injury-riddled season. Outfielder Juan Perez, who added to his personal injury woes by hurting himself while swinging and missing on Sunday, discovered through MRI results that he has a torn oblique muscle that will prevent him from playing for the rest of the season. Perez is also one...
Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

For Cardinals, key to youngsters' success is simple: Just be yourself

ST. LOUIS -- Building the best record in the major leagues is hard work. The St. Louis Cardinals have overcome more than their share of injuries, leaning heavily on a pitching staff that always keeps them close and plugging gaps with youngsters who have risen to the moment. Stephen Piscotty is a case in point. The 24-year-old rookie leads the team with a .333 average since making...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

For Cardinals, key to youngsters' success is simple: Just be yourself

ST. LOUIS -- Building the best record in the major leagues is hard work. The St. Louis Cardinals have overcome more than their share of injuries, leaning heavily on a pitching staff that always keeps them close and plugging gaps with youngsters who have risen to the moment. Stephen Piscotty is a case in point. The 24-year-old rookie leads the team with a .333 average since making...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals draw on deep reservoir of talent to lead baseball

ST. LOUIS (AP) Building the best record in the major leagues is hard work. The St. Louis Cardinals have overcome more than their share of injuries, leaning heavily on a pitching staff that always keeps them close and plugging gaps with youngsters who have risen to the moment. Stephen Piscotty is a case in point. The 24-year-old rookie leads the team with a .333 average since making...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Giants' Juan Perez scale Busch Stadium wall to rob home run

San Francisco Giants outfielder Juan Perez made aspectacular catch that not only saved his team a run but will be looped onhighlight reels for weeks to come.In the bottom of the first inning of the Giants' 4-3 lossto the St. Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium on Wednesday, Cardinals outfielderStephen Piscotty hit a deep fly ball into right centerfield that was headed forthe bleachers...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards top Giants, but SF's Perez steals show with perhaps catch of the year

  Yadier Molina's 100th career home run in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Wednesday night. Molina added an RBI single in the first and rookie Stephen Piscotty homered in the third for St. Louis, which took two of three from the NL West-contending Giants. The Cardinals are 77-43 overall and 46-19 at home...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Juan Perez robs home run with basket catch

By Pat Bradley Juan Perez might have taken the lead in “Play of the Year” voting Wednesday. The San Francisco Giants’ center fielder channeled his inner Willie Mays when he robbed St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Stephen Piscotty of his second career home run in the first inning. Piscotty got his revenge, though, launching a 394-foot shot out of the park later in...
Via NESN.com
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki placed on 7-day concussion DL

The San Francisco Giants placed Nori Aoki on the 7-day concussion list after being hit in the head by a pitch on Sunday against the Cubs, reports Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. He initially passed the concussion test, but left yesterday’s game early due to feeling light-headed. Giants officially place Aoki on 7-day concussion DL, recall OF Ryan Lollis. — Andrew...
Via Baseball Essential
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Reds have made a ton of minor league transactions

The Cincinnati Reds have made a whole bunch of roster moves over the last couple of days and with me being on the road and traveling so much, I may have missed a few here or there, so let’s take a quick look back at the transactions that have happened since August 1st. Louisville Bats The Bats received RHP Josh Smith and infielder Juan Perez from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. They...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Susac, Hunter Strickland Among Eleven Giants Sent to Minors

Andrew Susac, who appeared to have the inside track on the backup catching position for the San Francisco Giants at the start of spring training, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento along with outfielders Juan Perez and Gary Brown, infielder Adam Duvall and relief pitcher Hunter Strickland on Sunday, March 29. Perez, Strickland and Susac all had roles during the Giants run to a third...
Via Baseball Essential
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Perez shift toward left-field line in Game 7 affected Series

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Having left Kansas City to sign with San Francisco, Nori Aoki walked up to new teammate Juan Perez in the Giants spring training clubhouse and offered a cheerful greeting. ''Nice catch in the World Series,'' Aoki told him. If not for Perez playing shallow and closer to the foul line than he typically would, Game 7 and the title might have gone differently...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Championships in 5 Years: I Only Asked For One In My Lifetime

As a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan, I grew up with my share of disappointments. Any Giants fan who grew up in the 1980’s like I did knows exactly what I mean when I list the following names: Jose Oquendo, Terry Steinbach, Salomon Torres, Neifi Perez, Scott Spiezio and Jose Cruz Jr. None of those guys received a Hall of Fame vote after they retired. None were ever great players...
Via Baseball Essential
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants fill outfield hole with Nori Aoki on one-year deal

One of the last remaining offensive forces on the free agent market has signed – Nori Aoki is heading to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal for $4.7 million guaranteed. I'm told Nori Aoki agreed to one-year deal with #sfgiants. Fills hole in outfield. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) January 16, 2015 aoki gets $4.7M guarantee. $4M salary for 2015, plus 700K buyout on...
Via Bloguin Best
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants fill outfield hole with Nori Aoki on one-year deal

One of the last remaining offensive forces on the free agent market has signed – Nori Aoki is heading to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal for $4.7 million guaranteed. I'm told Nori Aoki agreed to one-year deal with #sfgiants. Fills hole in outfield. — John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) January 16, 2015 aoki gets $4.7M guarantee. $4M salary for 2015, plus 700K buyout on...
Via The Outside Corner
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants go with Perez over Ishikawa in left field for Game 7

  The San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Ishikawa is primarily a first baseman and made eight outfield appearances during the regular season. He is a better hitter than Perez, but Perez is a better defender. Perez also started in Game 4 at AT&T Park. He is 3 for 9 in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants go with Perez over Ishikawa in Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Ishikawa is primarily a first baseman and made eight outfield appearances during the regular season. He is a better hitter than Perez, but Perez is a better defender. Perez also started in Game 4 at AT&T Park...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yusmeiro Petit and Juan Perez: Finding the Better Baseball! Moment

On Sunday, the Giants and the Royals played Game 5 of the World Series, and an unusual thing happened. We’ll get to that. On Saturday, the same teams played Game 4, and in the bottom of the fourth inning, Yusmeiro Petit batted for some reason against Jason Vargas. Petit swung at the first pitch, maybe […]
Via Fangraphs
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Stunned by death of Oscar Taveras, good friend Perez lifts Giants

The baseball world is vast and diverse, but there are nights when it feels small. Sunday was one of them. In the expectant moments before Game 5 of the World Series at AT&T Park, it seemed as though the entire baseball community had gathered at the same magnificent address: Third and King in San Francisco, where a pair of aces warmed up along the base lines, vivid oranges and...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Perez delivers for Giants, fallen friend Taveras

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Juan Perez heard an upsetting rumor from a baseball official in the dugout during Game 5 of the World Series then hurried up the steps to the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse to listen to the television broadcast for the news. ''I just overheard behind my back, `Oscar Taveras has had a car accident. He has died,''' Perez said, getting choked up as he recalled the...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Roughed up as Giants Tie the Series at Two

The good news is that the Royals can now win the World Series in front of their home crowd. The other good news is that the Giants could have scored a hundred runs, and the series would’ve still been tied. The bad news is that Madison Bumgarner goes for the Giants tomorrow, and we managed virtually nothing off of him in game one of the series. Tonight’s game got off to...
Via Royals Blue
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson makes insane catch to rob Juan Perez

Yeah, the Giants still tied the game on this lineout by Juan Perez – but Jarrod Dyson ensured that they wouldn’t get more than just the one run on the play. Jarrod Dyson…WOW. https://t.co/i5lIq1G0c7 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 26, 2014 Talk about absurd. I wonder if Lorenzo Cain makes that catch if he’s starting in center and not right tonight. The...
Via Bloguin Best
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrod Dyson makes insane catch to rob Juan Perez

Yeah, the Giants still tied the game on this lineout by Juan Perez – but Jarrod Dyson ensured that they wouldn’t get more than just the one run on the play. Jarrod Dyson…WOW. https://t.co/i5lIq1G0c7 — The Outside Corner (@Outside_Corner) October 26, 2014 Talk about absurd. I wonder if Lorenzo Cain makes that catch if he’s starting in center and not right tonight. The...
Via The Outside Corner
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No magic needed: Resourceful, persistent Giants succeed by plan

SAN FRANCISCO — This column is coming to you live from the Voodoo Lounge at AT&T Park, at the corner of Smoke and Mirrors in the city by the bay. I mean, that’s what we’re talking about, right? A mystery train rolling through the fog, taking the Giants on one big serendipitous ride through the NLCS? Not quite. The Giants are good (not great), resourceful (occasionally lucky...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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