Vogelsong allows slam in Giants' win; Hunter Pence hurt

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ryan Vogelsong gave up a grand slam to Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first pick of last June's draft, but the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat a Chicago split-squad 8-6 on Thursday. Giants' outfielder Hunter Pence left the game after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning. Jeremy Affeldt allowed a run in one inning as the Giants won their first in three...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Is Japan’s Professional Baseball League Unfair?

“I was always pitching to a smaller strike zone,” Ryan Vogelsong said of his time in Nippon Professional Baseball. “That’s just the way it is, it’s the unwritten rule of baseball there, the foreigner’s strike zone is going to be smaller.” Vogelsong is not alone — other returnees from Japan report unfair treatment from umpires […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Six Man Rotation: A Fan’s Suggestion

Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reiterated through Twitter that both Bruce Bochy and Dave Righetti are against the idea of a 6 man rotation. With the team bringing back Ryan Vogelsong after all, that would give the team possibly 7 capable starters. Good question. Bochy, Rags not fans. RT @chriskieffer: @sfchronicle Any chance #sfgiants use 6-man rotation, mitigate wear...
Via Baseball Essential
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Re-Sign Ryan Vogelsong, Add Two More Familiar Faces

The Giants may have lost some pop and character with the departures of Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse, but they will certainly retain the same amount of grit in 2015. That’s because, over the weekend, the Giants re-signed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year, $4 million deal. Vogelsong returns to the Giants for a fifth season after going 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts...
Via BaySportsNet
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Fransisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal. Vogelsong had been reportedly close to a deal with the Houston Astros in recent days, but ultimately decided to re-sign with the team he’s been with since 2011. Last season, Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 184.2 innings while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gee Emblematic Of Difference Between Mets And Giants

It is more than talented players that separate the San Francisco Giants from the Mets. There is also an organizational philosophy. The Giants’ is about winning; the Mets is about pinching pennies. It was simply a single line item in the transactions, that the Giants opted to re-sign pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Here is a team with three World Series titles in the past five years that...
Via New York Mets Report
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Signs With San Francisco

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The world champion San Francisco Giants have re-signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a 1-year, $4 million contract. Vogelsong is 37-years-old and will turn 38 during the season. In 2014, Vogelsong had a 4.00 ERA with an 8-13 win-loss record. Vogelsong will fit in nicely as the 5th man on the Giants’ rotation. Vogelsong made his major league...
Via TopSportsReport
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree on $4 million deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the contract says free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has reached agreement on a $4 million, one-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants. Vogelsong's contract with the defending World Series champions is pending a physical, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the deal...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants and Ryan Vogelsong Agree to One-Year Deal

The San Francisco Giants and right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Ryan vogelsong has 1-year agreement with #SFGiants pending physical. @hankschulman on this — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 23, 2015 Earlier in the week, it looked as if the 37-year-old was...
Via Baseball Essential
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree to 1-year deal

Ryan Vogelsong has spent the past four years with the San Francisco Giants. It figures to be five after he agreed to a one-year deal with the team for 2015 pending a physical, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and other media reported. Vogelsong was 8-13 with 4.00 ERA in 2014, but the 37-year-old was roughed up in two of his starts in the postseason. But beyond World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner...
Via Fox Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong in discussions to stay with Giants

Perhaps Ryan Vogelsong will be pitching for the Giants during the 2015 season after all. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports the 37-year-old right hander is in “serious discussions” with the team about returning for next season. Vogelsong was said to be inching closer to a one-year deal with the Astros on Wednesday but now appears set to return to the Giants as an end of...
Via Tireball.com
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Vogelsong In “Serious Talks” With The Giants

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is no longer in talks with the Houston Astros and is now in “serious discussions” with the San Francisco Giants. Sources: Vogelsong shifts course. No deal with #Astros. In serious discussions with #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 22, 2015 A 2011 NL All-Star, Vogelsong has a 3-0...
Via Baseball Essential
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ impressive offseason renovation shows their future is now

The Nationals and Cubs have gotten a lot of attention in recent days for making significant additions. Throughout the offseason, the Dodgers, White Sox, Blue Jays and Padres have also received acclaim — and rightfully so — for their roster overhauls. But what about the Houston Astros? Have the Astros’ offseason moves flown under the radar because not very much is expected...
Via The Outside Corner
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that seems to win a World Series every other year. People talk about how good...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins could give Ichiro two year, Kyle Kendrick and Ryan Vogelsong drawling interest

Ichrio Suzuki is 156 hits shy of 3,000 during his major league career. Suzuki, 41, would probably need two full seasons to reach that total as he has fallen into the role of a fourth outfielder in recent seasons. A year ago with the Yankees he totaled 102 hits in 359 at-bats for the Yankees. While Suzuki has received some scant interest on the free agent market, one team that could...
Via Tireball.com
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Rumors: Twins have interest in Ryan Vogelsong and Brett Anderson

As the winter meetings are set to begin, the Minnesota Twins are entering looking for a pitcher. Last season, they added a rebound candidate pitcher, Phil Hughes, who was able to have one of the best seasons of his career.  This year the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal is reporting that the team may target pitchers Ryan Vogelsong or Brett Anderson this offseason. #456465548...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins remain interested in Ryan Vogelsong and Brett Anderson

The Twins continue to look for rotation help and two names the team has shown interest in are Ryan Vogelsong and Brett Anderson. The Minnesota Star Tribune passes along news that the Twins continue to pursue the 37-year-old Vogelsong who was 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP a season ago in 32 starts for the Giants. After struggling for much of his career the right hander seemed...
Via Tireball.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Panda Migrates East and Giants Roster Challenges Abound

The San Francisco Giants front office has its hands full this off-season with more vacancies than a cruise ship christened the “SS Norovirus”. Begin with there’s the little matter of finding a starting left fielder and replacing or re-signing starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong and righty reliever Sergio Romo. $36 million starter Tim Lincecum will absolutely not...
Via The Giants Cove
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval wants at least six-year deal

            Pablo Sandavol is seeking at least a six-year deal, his agent, Gustavo Vasquez, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. “Pablo is 28,” Vasquez said, according to the Chronicle. “He is still young. Maybe if he was 30 or 31 we could talk about four or five years. But he’s 28. He deserves more than that.”...
Via Sports-Glory
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Is Getting The Biggest Velocity Boost

Take a look at Ryan Vogelsong‘s career fastball velocity from Brooks Baseball: So, yeah, he always gets a velocity boost when October rolls around. When I asked him about it, he mentioned making some “adjustments mechanically” that helped him this time around. But he admitted: “At the same time, there’s adrenaline, no question… It’s going […]
Via Fangraphs
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Saturday: October 25, 2014

I was correct and I was wrong. I ultimately picked the Giants, which was wrong. But I did say the Giants would be in deep trouble if they did not get the lead off of Jeremy Guthrie in the first five innings. They did not and that was the correct part. Still, it ends my win streak and instead of finally bouncing back to .500 (from the lower depths), I am back to two games under...
Via The Flagrant Fan
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bochy starting Vogelsong in Game 4, not ace on short rest, is right call

SAN FRANCISCO — If it was an elimination game, OK, you try to save the season. You ignore that San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner has never pitched on three days' rest. You ignore the history of starting pitchers struggling on short rest in October. You go for broke, knowing there might not be a tomorrow. Game 4 is not an elimination game. The Giants trail the World Series...
Via Fox Sports
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals-Giants Preview

When he last took the mound in the Fall Classic in 2012, Ryan Vogelsong pitched the San Francisco Giants to within one win of their second championship in three years. Now the right-hander is tasked with trying to keep the visiting Kansas City Royals from moving one win shy of their first World Series title in 29 years when he opposes Jason Vargas in Game 4 on Saturday night. The...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco to watch Game 1 of the 2010 World Series between the Giants and Texas Rangers. The Giants...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

Well, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals will square off in the 110th World Series beginning Tuesday. The matchup is one of the most improbable in history, as both teams won less than 90 games during the regular season and needed to win a winner-take-all wild card game. Perhaps fighting for their playoff lives from the onset benefitted...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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