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...
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San Francisco Zoo names baby monkey after Steph Curry

Photo Credit: The Golden State Warriors are the hottest team in basketball right now, holding a 31-5 record. Their influence around San Francisco is getting to crazy level right now, with the San Francisco Zoo naming their new baby monkey ‘Curry’, after Warriors star Steph Curry. Little ‘Curry’ is a Francois’ langur male orange-headed monkey. After his birth...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Offseason Questions For the Giants

We are now almost exactly halfway through the baseball offseason, and roughly a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training (and only 88 days from Opening Day!). While there are still plenty of free agents looking for homes (Max Scherzer and James Shields are the big ones) and several teams with holes to fill, we’re at the point where teams are generally...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants 2015 Blueprint: Save Money, Manage Compliant Fan Base

Question: Do You Believe the Giants Front Office (or Your Lying Eyes)? This off-season the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants missed an amazing number of opportunities to improve their 25 man roster. It makes you wonder why they bothered to attend the annual General Managers meeting in Phoenix last November, or the MLB Winter Meetings in December. When the Giants’ ownership...
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January 07, 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...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Slow and Steady offseason

While teams like the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox are spending money and making moves left and right the San Francisco Giants are doing what they always do; not get caught up in the free-agent frenzy. The Giants moves might not be flashy, but they are doing what they have to do and they aren’t finished yet. Re-signing Sergio Romo was...
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Bring Back Sergio Romo on Two-Year Deal

One of the most familiar faces of the 2010-and-beyond Giants championship teams will be donning the orange and black for another two seasons. Earlier today, the Giants re-signed relief pitcher Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million contract. Romo has been one of the Giants’ most consistent bullpen arms ever since he entered the scene in late-2008. He played a key role in each of...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Sergio Romo, Giants agree on 2-year, $15M deal

The San Francisco Giants and reliever Sergio Romo have agreed on a two-year, $15 million contract, sources told FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal on Tuesday. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league seasons with San Francisco, helping the Giants win three World Series championships in the past five years. He became a free agent after going 6-4 with a...
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December 17, 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...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Sergio Romo

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed reliever Sergio Romo, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Romo will receive two years and $15 million. It’s the first significant move of the offseason for the Giants, who were unable to bring back free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and lost out on the bidding for Jon Lester. The 31 year-old Romo has served as the Giants closer over...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants re-sign Sergio Romo to two-year deal

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Sergio Romo, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Giants’ deal with Romo is for two years, $15 million, according to Rosenthal. The deal is pending a physical. Sources: #SFGiants close to re-signing Romo. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Sergio Romo Drawing Interest From Red Sox In Free Agency

This embed is invalid" /> Sergio Romo reportedly has some big market clubs eyeing his services. The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers all have interest in the free-agent reliever, according to’s Jerry Crasnick.’s Jon Heyman confirmed the report Wednesday evening. Romo has spent his entire seven-year...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Eyeing Addition Of RP Sergio Romo

(Getty Images)Not content to add only one World Champion Giant to their roster, the Red Sox are reportedly also interested in acquiring relief pitcher Sergio Romo.'s Jerry Crasnick claims that The Carmine Hose—along with the Dodgers and The Evil Ones—are expressing interest in the 31-year old hurler. Romo owns a 2.51 ERA over seven MLB seasons and has given up about...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins willing to accept trade to Dodgers, teams in on Sergio Romo

The Phillies have made shortstop Jimmy Rollins available via trade but the 36-year-old has 10-and-5 rights limiting his market of suitors. While Rollins will not accept a trade to the Mets or Athletics he is said to be willing to go to the Dodgers reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. In late November the Yankees are said to have offered only a utility player for Rollins while the Phillies...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Continue Looking for Relievers

After missing out of southpaw Andrew Miller, the Houston Astros will be looking elsewhere to bolster their bullpen for the 2015 season. The Astros have been targeting bullpen help all off-season, and may now turn their efforts to land David Robertson, as the free agent closer’s chances of returning to the New York Yankees appear to have significantly dwindled by Miller’s signing...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With Andrew Miller off board, market for other setup men heating up

Now that Andrew Miller is off the board, a number of other setup men could sign quickly. In particular, the markets for free-agent right-handers Sergio Romo and Luke Gregerson are warming, according to major-league sources. Righties Francisco Rodriguez, Pat Neshek, Rafael Soriano and Joba Chamberlain also figure to be in some demand. The Astros made a four-year, $40 million bid for...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros interested in Robertson, Romo, and Miller

This offseason, it appears the Houston Astros are interested in a trio of relievers. David Robertson, Sergio Romo, and Andrew Miller are all on the Astros radar, as reported by Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart. Hear the Astros are going hard to get one of the top closers on the market. Among those on the wish list: Miller, Robertson, Romo. — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Sergio Romo could be target

The Houston Astros have not been a team that has been close to competing for a long time, but with many top prospects getting close to being major league ready the team is looking to make a splash in free agency.  With a need to upgrade their bullpen, Jon Heyman is reporting that they may focus on getting Sergio Romo. #455677496 / if astros dont get robertson...
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December 01, 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...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros show interest in David Robertson

The Houston Astros have contacted Scott Leventhal, David Robertson‘s agent, to express the interest in the free agent reliever, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Previously,’s Brian McTaggart reported that the Astros were aggressively pursuing a top closer. He named Robertson, Sergio Romo and Andrew Miller. As many as a six teams have reached out to the...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three undervalued relievers on the market

Credit: AP/Alex Brandon In 2014, the importance of a bullpen was on full display. The Kansas City Royals’ late-inning relievers were a large reason why they reached the World Series. The top of the bullpen market is pricey with Andrew Miller and David Robertson. For teams looking to avoid spending obscene money, here are three undervalued relievers with both affordability and...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Sergio Romo is worth signing

Credit: AP/Ben Margot Sergio Romo, a vital member of all three of the San Francisco Giants’ recent World Series championships, is on the free agent market. His velocity has never blown anyone away and his size is unusual for a pitcher. Make no mistake though, this underrated reliever has a world class slider to go with a 2.51 career ERA. There are multiple reasons why teams should...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Detroit Tigers 2014 Free Agency Primer

Will Victor Martinez be back in the cleanup spot for the Detroit Tigers next season? (Rick Osentoski, USA TODAY Sports) We at the Detroit Sports Site have finally recovered from our “the Detroit Tigers just got swept” bender and are back with a preview of what might happen for the Tigers in free agency. 1. Which pending free agent is signed by the Tigers, which pending free...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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