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...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Giants That Could Be Traded Before the Season

Trades are a bittersweet time for sports fans. On the one hand, you’re getting new players, new opportunities, and new excitement. Your front office thinks you’re getting better, and that’s always a good thing (unless you’re fans of the Houston Astros, Minnesota Timberwolves, or the New York Jets . . . then your front office thinking you’re getting better is probably...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Interested in a Reunion With Brian Wilson

Pinch yourself. There you go. See, you’re awake! This isn’t a dream. That headline that you just clicked on isn’t some strange fever-induced night terror; it’s reality. The San Francisco Giants are one of a handful of teams that reportedly has interest in signing a pitcher by the name of Brian Wilson; perhaps you’ve heard of him. Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reported...
Via Nation Orange
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - magic numbers

Odds are high that we'll have our first team clinch their division by the weekend. Boston's number to clinch to AL East is three. Atlanta's number to clinch to NL East is two. Los Angeles' number to clinch the NL West is two. The Dodgers are playing the Diamondbacks today, and they can clinch with a win, while the Braves and Red Sox won't be able to wrap things...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Walk Off With A Win In 11

It was torture from the bottom of the eighth inning on during today’s San Francisco Giants’ (64-79) game as they battled against the Arizona Diamondbacks (72-70). Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.82 ERA), threw a gem giving up only four hits with nine strikeouts with 89 pitches in just six innings. It looked as though the Giants had the win for Bumgarner in the bag...
Via BaySportsNet
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants earn series split with walk-off win over Diamondbacks

It was “Star Wars” day on the shores of McCovey Cove and Madison Bumgarner fit the theme. His fastball was on hyperdrive. And his slider was nastier than the smell of a tauntaun’s entrails. But the Giants are giving Bumgarner the paduan treatment after he threw so many innings two of the last three Octobers. So he was pulled after shutting out the Diamondbacks through six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 3, Orioles 2

Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning as San Francisco's stagnant lineup finally got to Wei-Yin Chen, and the Giants beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Saturday. Chris Davis hit his majors-leading 42nd home run for the Orioles leading off the eighth against Santiago Casilla, then grounded out against closer Sergio Romo to end it with a runner on first...
Via Fox Sports
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The San Francisco Giants Should Sign Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is set to start doing the rounds for interested major league teams. The San Francisco Giants have recently seen a rash of injuries in the bullpen and have not seen the dominance we have grown to love and admire by the entire staff. Part of that staple used to be Wilson aka ‘The Beard.’ The Giants have missed his presence just as much as his arm during this tough...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Activate Santiago Casilla, Other News

The San Francisco Giants have activated right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla from the 15-day disabled list as he has finally recovered from surgery that had a cyst removed from his knee. He has not pitched since May 20th for the Giants, but does have a very solid 1.89 earned run average in 19 innings this year. In other news, San Francisco also recalled outfielder Jeff Francoeur...
Via FF Locker Room
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Santiago Casilla likely to be activated today

The San Francisco Giants are about to get a major boost to their bullpen.  Santiago Casilla, who has not played since late May will join the team as they take on the San Diego Padres today.  The feeling is that he will come off the DL today as well and be available out of the bullpen. Bochy said Casilla will go to San Diego with team, could be activated tomorrow. #SFGiants...
Via MLB Injury News
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla struggles in last rehab outing, hopes to return for Giants over weekend

If only Santiago Casilla could hit as well as pitch. While Casilla has been on the DL, the San Francisco Giants have continued their dramatic slide, not only struggling to close out games, but also getting no-hit by Homer Bailey on Tuesday and not scoring more than 5 runs in any game since their 6-0 win against the Atlanta Braves on June 14th. At least the Giants' bullpen will...
Via MLB Injury News
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Making sense of these Giants and the trade deadline

It's safe to say this second time around, that repeating as World Series Champions is easier said than done. Sure we basically brought back the exact same team, but if they don't perform at the same level, you're going to get a completely different result. That's what we're dealing with now. The Giants have been struck by the Injury Bug, something that we haven...
Via The Dodgerhater
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Santiago Casilla almost ready for rehab assignment

San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla is on course to go out on a rehab assignment within the next few days.'s Ian McCue reports that Casilla threw two simulated innings against live hitters on Friday in Colorado. Manager Bruce Bochy wouldn't give a timetable for the reliever's return but did say he could go on rehab 'real soon'. "Felt...
Via MLB Injury News
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Unveil New Ad Catchphrase: "Together We've Hit the Bottom of the Barrel"

Could things get any worse for the 2013 San Francisco Giants? Well, I suppose so. They could be forced to move to the American League West. Or told that, as part of MLB's international outreach, they're opening the 2014 season playing the Cubs in Damascus Stadium, Syria. So, sure, things could get worse but at this point it would have to involve an out of control gasoline...
Via The Giants Cove
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Mike Kickham To Make His Major League Debut Tonight

The bats were quiet yesterday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Athletics across the bay in Oakland. The Giants are looking for a split in the two game series. They’re sending Mike Kickham to the mound tonight as Ryan Vogelsong‘s replacement. Kickham will also be making his Major League Debut tonight. The lineups haven’t been announced as of yet, but Buster Posey is expected...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla injury: Reliever expects to be back after All-Star break

Santiago Casilla expects to return after the All-Star break, according to @beisbolportogas. The right-handed reliever was placed on the disabled list on May 21st after he failed to recover from a cyst in his knee. He appeared in just two games between May 8th and May 20th, wearing a heavy knee brace to deal with the pain. Casilla will have surgery at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Santiago Casilla to have surgery this week

The cyst in Santiago Casilla's knee has gotten to the point where the San Francisco Giants' reliever can no longer just hope the issue goes away.  The team and Casilla have confirmed surgery will be necessary.  There has not yet been an exact recovery timetable set. Casilla will have knee surgery this week. Tuesday starter still TBA. #sfgiants — Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants...
Via MLB Injury News
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Santiago Casilla to have knee surgery

Santiago Casilla reportedly will indeed undergo surgery to remove a cyst on his right knee. The surgery will reportedly take place within a couple days. Casilla had been experiencing discomfort on the mound because of the cyst. He was placed on the DL on Tuesday, while surgery was considered a “strong possibility” by Bruce Bochy. Here’s Giants trainer Dave Groeschner: “They’re...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Surgery needed for Santiago Casilla?

Bruce Bochy said on Friday injured reliever Santiago Casilla, the pitcher formerly known as Jairo Garcia, might have to undergo surgery. The Giants put Casilla on the DL on Tuesday with a cyst on his knee. Via Steve Corkran: “That’s a strong possibility, to be honest,” Bochy said of the surgery option. “But we’re still weighing the other options before we go this way.”...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants place Santiago Casilla on DL

The San Francisco Giants placed right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list due to a knee injury, according to Alex Pavlovic of The Mercury News. Casilla has made just two appearances since May 8 after a cyst was discovered in his knee. He's been attempting to pitch through the ailment by wearing a knee brace, but the Giants ultimately decided to give...
Via MLB Injury News
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong, Santiago Casilla go on Giants' DL

Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after breaking his pitching hand and the San Francisco Giants are bracing to be without him for two months. Vogelsong was in surgery Tuesday morning at Stanford. X-rays on Monday night revealed the injury, which came on a fifth-inning swing during an 8-0 victory against the Washington Nationals. Vogelsong had...
Via AP on Fox
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Recall Brett Pill And Sandy Rosario

The San Francisco Giants have recalled first baseman Brett Pill and right-handed reliever Sandy Rosario from their Triple-A Fresno farm club. To make room for them, the Giants have opted to place right-handed starter Ryan Vogelsong and right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla on the 15-day disabled list. Expect Vogelsong, who has a fractured right hand to miss a good month and a half...
Via FF Locker Room
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Santiago Casilla throws off mound, should be ready for return

The San Francisco Giants may soon see Santiago Casilla back in their bullpen.  The recently-extended reliever has been sidelined with a cyst in his right knee.  The cyst was causing enough pain that Casilla had to take some time away.  However, he threw off a mound on Tuesday and feels ready to go says Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Casilla threw off a mound yesterday, said...
Via MLB Injury News
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cyst sidelines Giants’ reliever Santiago Casilla

The San Francisco Giants have announced that reliever Santiago Casilla will likely miss the next few games to recover from pain in his right knee caused by a cyst.’s Chris Haft reports that Casilla had the cyst in 2012, but it did not cause any problems. However, the pain caused Casilla to leave the Giants’ game with the Philadelphia Phillies this past Wednesday...
Via MLB Injury News
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Santiago Casilla Leaves Wednesday's Game

Santiago Casilla left Wednesday’s game with a right knee injury while covering first base on a grounder. After the Ben Revere groundout, the relief pitcher exited the game. Bruce Bochy stated that this injury had previously been downplayed and coming into the game Casilla was bothered by it. He got two outs, including a strikeout, before he was injured and ultimately replaced...
Via MLB Injury News
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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