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Morosi: Giants have expressed interest in Reds closer Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants might soon make a major addition to their bullpen. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the defending world champions have talked to the Cincinnati Reds about flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. The Reds, who are well out of playoff contention at 43-53 on the season and 19 games back in the NL Central, have demonstrated that they are willing to trade key...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Interested in Reds’ Closer Aroldis Chapman

(AP Photo/John Minchillo) The San Francisco Giants are currently one of baseball’s hottest teams and if reports are true, the club is looking to add one of baseball’s hottest relief arms in Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman. With the trade deadline just days away, rumors kicked up Monday evening that the Giants had been in contact with the Reds regarding the flamethrower lefty...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies drop 62nd game of season, set franchise record for losses before break

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Giants 4, Phillies 2 WP: Chris Heston (9-5, 3.39 ERA) LP: Chad Billingsley (1-3, 6.75 ERA) SV: Santiago Casilla (23) San Francisco, CA - Making just his 19th career start, Giants' right hander Chris Heston threw phenomenally against the Philadelphia Phillies (29-62) in Sunday's series...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchanan strong in return, but bullpen falls to Giants

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Giants 8, Phillies 5 WP: Josh Osich (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Luis Garcia (3-4, 3.86 ERA) SV: Santiago Casilla (22) San Francisco, CA - Despite hitting two home runs in the top of the sixth inning to gain a 4-1, late advantage, the Philadelphia Phillies'...
Via Philliedelphia
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Giants 0 (7/6/15)

The Mets faced a reeling San Francisco Giants team and reeled ‘em right in. They also got a measure of revenge against their no-hit nemesis in the process. Chris Heston started for the Giants and any thought of his repeating his dominant performance in New York went out the window when Ruben Tejada — the second Mets’ batter of the game — roped a fastball into left field...
Via Mets360.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants-Nationals Preview

The names of the pitchers San Francisco has relieved of starting duties are as big as their two replacements. Whether any of the four can perform on the level the Giants desire remains to be seen. Jake Peavy gets his shot Friday night in Washington as the Giants try to recover from a midweek sweep in their first meeting with the Nationals since defeating them in four games in the...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Key to the Giants Dominant Month of May

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, are greeted by their teammates at the end of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, May 29, 2015, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) As the book closes on the month of May, no team in baseball is more upset to see it go than the San Francisco...
Via The Sports Journal
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla Quietly Dominating in Giants’ Bullpen

Pitcher Santiago Casilla #46 and catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) If asked to rank baseball’s most dominant closers this season, Santiago Casilla may not place high on that list. Much of that has to do with...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Casilla pitches 'immaculate' inning

Santiago Casilla needed only nine pitches to record a save on Sunday in the Giants’ win over the Reds. Each of those nine pitches were strikes, and they led to strikeouts of three consecutive batters. The act of three strikeouts on three pitches each constitutes an “immaculate” inning. It’s a rare feat, but not as rare as accomplishments like perfect games or four-homer games...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants closer Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday. Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when the reliever got hit. ''He was having fun with the hitters, getting on them because they weren't hitting him,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Casilla...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, keeping a key member of bullpen from three championship runs. Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished as part of Monday's agreement. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Romo close to new deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because final details were still being worked out and the Giants hadn't announced Romo's new contract, which is expected to be for two years. The 31-year-old right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 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...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem in...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Defeat Nationals 3-2, Head To NLCS For Rematch With Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk...
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants close out Nationals, will face Cards in NLCS for 2nd time in 3 years

  Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk, a groundout...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Fall In NLDS Opener

The San Francisco Giants won for a National League record ninth straight time in the post season, beating Washington 3-2 on Friday afternoon at Nationals Park. With the win, San Fran takes a 1-0 lead in the best of five National League Divisional Series. Jake Peavy was masterful for the Giants, scattering two hits into the sixth. Stephen Strasburg was solid in his postseason debut...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 22 Closer Report

Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America Welcome to another addition of the Closer Report here at the Fantasy Fix. For Week 22, we see a committee emerge where one hadn’t existed, but otherwise things are slowing down considerably. We also draw closer to the Sept 1 and the roster explosion that comes with that date. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 30, 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...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Week 20 Closer Report

Welcome back to The Fantasy Fix’s Closer Report for Week 20. As we move into the final weeks of the season, you may see the column shrink in size as there will be very little movement in the pens. However, I’ll still be here each week with news from the relief corps in the majors. Follow along to see where we are today. Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart...
Via The Fantasy Fix
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants News: Santiago Casilla named closer after third save

The San Francisco Giants have had bullpen problems, among the other problems in their month-long skid. It started with the apparent sudden mortality of long-time closer Sergio Romo. The World Series hero blew three saves in the month of June and was removed from the role at the end of the month. Manager Bruce Bochy then declared that the Giants were going with a "closer by committee...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 14

Like typical closenado news and happenings, it comes in spurts.  The White Sox, Giants, and the Angels all made changes this past week.  All changes were needed, but only one team, the Giants, look like they will try something new and not return to the original status quo.  Sergio Romo is a proven and decent closer, but he's overused, predictable, and doesn't throw very hard...
Via Razzball
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Slayed By June, Again.

"Hear ye, hear ye!"And lo, it came to pass that the San Francisco Giants nine-and-a-halfgame lead on June eighth disappeared within a span of twenty-one days, and the Giants found themselves tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers as July loomed.The Giants fans who had seen the team play poorly seemingly every time the thirty days of June passed did try not to panic, but the team did...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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