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Is Yoan Moncada Really “Unblocked” To Sign?

Photo Credit: Getty Images. Yoan Moncada and other Cuban players like Hector Olivera are not yet free and clear to sign with the Major League Baseball team of their choice, but they have gotten one significant step closer to being able to do so. Four days ago, Baseball America wrote that it was Major League Baseball, not the United States that was holding these players back from...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants release Marco Scutaro

getty The Giants have released infielder Marco Scutaro. Scutaro’s release has been days in the making after the Giants designated him for assignemnt a week ago to make room for outfielder Norichika Aoki on their roster. While Scutaro will earn $6.67 million whether he is on the roster or not, the Giants must have been okay with paying him to sit at home. Scutaro played just five...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former New York Met released by San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants earlier today released infielder Marco Scuatro, according to MLB.com. The 39-year-old played in parts of three seasons with the Giants, most famously batting behind former Met Angel Pagan during the team’s 2012 World Series run. Injuries limited Scutaro to five games in 2014, and the club decided to part ways with the infielder to make room for recently...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Reasons The Giants Are A Dynasty

So many players, coaches, front office people and members of the ownership group have had their hand in the three championships the San Francisco Giants have won over the last five years. But who is the most responsible. Nothing like a top 10 list to debate who had the biggest impact and who is the biggest reason the Giants are being referred to as a dynasty. Honorable Mentioned...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SS Crawford agrees to $3.175 million contract with Giants

  The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had been asking for $3.95 million in his first year of arbitration, while the Giants had countered at $2.4 million. The sides settled at the midpoint. Crawford...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford agrees to $3.1 million contract with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had been asking for $3.95 million in his first year of arbitration, while the Giants had countered at $2.4 million. The sides settled at the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants, Brandon Crawford Reach Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly bringing back an integral part of their World Series winning club in shortstop Brandon Crawford, as the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal which avoids arbitration, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. Brandon Crawford settles with #SFGiants at $3.175M. Midpoint signing. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 27, 2015 Crawford, 28...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former New York Yankee Ted Lilly Charged with Insurance Fraud

Ted Lilly #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the St Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on May 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Former major league pitcher Ted Lilly has planted himself in trouble as KSBY.com is reporting that the former Yankees starter is facing three counts of insurance fraud in San Luis Obispo...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Batkid is Heading to the Big Screen

Fifteen months ago, Batkid took over all the medias (social and otherwise) and five-year-old Miles Scott became everyone’s favorite crime fighter when he saved San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal (among others) from Gotham city’s worst offenders. Soon, the story of the then-kindergartner (whose leukemia has since gone into remission) will be made into a feature film. And leading...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly in big trouble with the law

I’ll be the first to admit, the automobile insurance business seems stacked against the consumer.  They make you purchase it to drive.  They charge if you annually if you don’t use it.  They charge you more if you do use it.  And whoever hits you in an accident seems to always be uninsured and you have to pay.  All that being said, you will lose if you lie to them.  Former...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Back To 2010: Start Of The San Francisco Giants’ Run

For life long San Francisco Giants fans, this new era of success still feels more fantasy than reality. The idea that winning a championship is expected from this new wave of fans feels ridiculous. After 52 years, some of us fans still look back at 2010 as that perfect moment. Now that all Giants fans are spoiled regardless of when they started cheering, it’s important to look...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Do That Mr. Rob Manfred!

Rob Manfred should not ban the defensive shift. Too many negatives would result because of it. One day into the job, and the 10th Commissioner in the history of the MLB is making headlines with his latest idea to captivate casual and young fans to the sport of baseball. Rob Manfred said today that he is open to the idea banning of the defensive shift in order to open up the game...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

When they mess up, they're always "former Yankees"

Ted Lilly pitched for 15 years, most of the time in the National League. He pitched four years for the Dodgers and four for the Cubs. He twice made the All-Star team. He pitched less than three years for the Yankees - including his rookie year (a full 8 innings, he threw), and midway through his final Yankee year, he was traded to Oakland. In other words, as a Yankee, he was a blip...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly accused of fraud

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud. The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1L6bb1y ) that the charges stem from allegedly false insurance claims related to Lilly's damaged recreational vehicle. An investigation by the state Department of Insurance...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ted Lilly Charged In Insurance Fraud

Former major league pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with insurance fraud, San Luis Obispo’s KSBY reported Thursday. Lilly, who lives in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County in Californa pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three separate charges. The charges were filed in the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. All three charges involved vehicle insurance fraud...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Harry Brecheen

Madison Bumgarner’s masterful World Series performance placed him on a very short list: pitchers who have won three games in a World Series.  Only fourteen men have accomplished the feat, dating back to Bill Dineen’s effort in the first Series. Bumgarner also added himself to an even more elite Fall Classic group as a southpaw, becoming only the fifth lefty to earn a “W...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Now Eyeing Return To San Francisco Giants

Ryan Vogelsong appeared poised and willing to ink an new pact with the much improved Houston Astros earlier in the week according to numerous MLB sources. However it now appears the San Francisco Giants have become the front runner to retain the services of their former hurler. The defending World Series champs seemed content letting Vogelsong ride off into the Houston sunset before...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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