Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut, A's beat Giants 9-4

MESA, Ariz. (AP) World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner gave up four runs in 1 2-3 innings, allowing Semien's two-run shot in the first. The tall lefty was tagged for five...
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Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut, Athletics beat Giants

MESA, Ariz. (AP) World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner gave up four runs in 1 2-3 innings, allowing Semien's two-run shot in the first. The tall lefty was tagged for five...
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Giants infielder Matt Duffy again rocking ‘Duffman’ on his bat knobs (photo)

Given the easy leap from his surname to “Duffman,” the enthusiastically psychotic beer pitchman from “The Simpsons,” it’s hardly a surprise that San Francisco Giants infielder Matt Duffy has gravitated towards adopting the moniker as part of his baseball identity. But that doesn’t make it any less cool. As was the case late last season...Read More The post Giants infielder...
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Giants Road To Repeat Starts Today With First Spring Game

The last time San Francisco took the field for a baseball game it ended with the Giants celebrating their third World Series title in five years. When San Francisco takes the field against the Oakland Athletics in Arizona on Tuesday, March 3 at 3:05 p.m. EST (12:05 PT) for the start of the Cactus League, the Giants will be looking to get some work in while preparing for a title defense...
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Player Profile #25: Madison Bumgarner | SP | SF

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! By ERA and WHIP, Madison Bumgarner was his usual, dominant self last season. In fact, by those two measures he actually regressed a little from a 2.77 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 2013 to a 2.98 ERA and 1.09 WHIP last year. By most other measures, though, Bumgarner...
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Tim Lincecum Continues to Impress at Spring Training

It seems like just yesterday San Francisco Giants pitcher, Tim Lincecum was one of the best pitchers in baseball. Since 2011, Lincecum has had a pretty big fall from grace; in 2012 he finished with an ERA of 5.18 and a career high, 15 losses. Since then, he’s been mediocre at best, finishing the 2013 season with a 4.37 ERA, and the 2014 season with a 4.74. What is puzzling about...
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2015 MLB Predictions: San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants. San Francisco Giants. Sorry, repeat is on my mind, just like it’s on the minds of the Giants after winning their third World Series in the past five seasons. In 2015, San Fran is back after an incredible run and is ready to take on the challenge of defending its title. […]
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Giants reliever Strickland insists he's tranquil on mound

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is a big, strong country boy from Georgia with a triple-digit fastball. Despite how things looked in Game 2 of the World Series when got in a verbal skirmish that escalated against Kansas City, he insists he's under control. ''Some of the things I've done, people might think I am going to react to every little...
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San Francisco Giants: It’s a family affair for Tim Lincecum

With Spring training now in full swing for the San Francisco Giants, people will find that Tim Lincecum and his long, luscious hair are back and more importantly so is his father, Chris Lincecum, as the three time champion’s full-time pitching guru. The two had grown apart over the past three years, resulting in spotty pitching and tough critiques from Lincecum’s father. But...
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Casey McGehee's move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) and Miami (Marlins). Now he is back in his old stomping...
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Social Media Roundup: Madison Bumgarner in His Element Posing with an Ox

Each week, with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the social accounts of the world's best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. Scroll down to check out Nick Moody at
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Burrell Finally Gets His Due

Pat "The Bat" Burrell was WSBGMs first inductee into our Hall of Fame.  Here's a snippet from the first ballot from back in 2009.Pat Burrell - Burrell is my favorite Phillie of all time, so this is a sentimental pick for me. But he has some WSBGM's Hall cred, too. Possibly no other player has been as analyzed and scrutinized as often and as severely as Pat Burrell. But his on...
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Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar half-season in 2014 that saw him hit .305 in 73 games and log five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 17 postseason games. ''To call yourself one of 30 everyday second...
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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 Giants’ Battle For Backup Catcher

The San Francisco Giants officially started defense of their third World Series title in the last five years on Wednesday, Feb. 18, when pitchers and catchers reported to Scottsdale, Arizona. For the reigning champions, there are some concerns about the pitching rotation, but one thing for certain is who the starting catcher is, Buster Posey. Giants’ Manager Bruce Bochy is prepared...
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Yay or Nay: Burrell on the Wall of Fame?

High five to Burrell for being named a Phillies’ Wall of Famer today. Pat Burrell was announced as the 2015 inductee on to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame earlier today. The selection sparked debate on the internet and on the airways, as folks argued the whys and why nots of Burrell being added to the Wall. Here are some of the arguments – feel free to jump in the discussion. The...
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San Francisco Giants Prospect Profile: Kyle Crick

Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain are just a few names that have come through the San Francisco Giants system to put up several Cy Young campaigns under Dave Righetti’s watch. There seems to be a new young arm preparing himself to enter the rotation of baseball’s newest dynasty in their minor league system. Just how close is Kyle Crick? Crick was drafted 49th overall...
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October Ace: Madison Bumgarner Makes Postseason History

A little more than two weeks before Madison Bumgarner strong-armed the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, before he took the ball on...
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San Francisco Giants Prospect Profile: Andrew Susac

The San Francisco Giants farm system isn’t strong by any means.  While they have depth at pitching, none of them rate as potential front-line aces; much more like #2,#3 starters or even back-end starters at the MLB level.  As for position player, it’s even more bleak in terms of depth.  But they do however have one prospect that is a cut above and projects to be a very good...
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Can The San Francisco Giants’ Repeat In 2015?

Today really should be a holiday. The day that all of baseball is reporting to work. Not just pitchers and catchers, but second baseman and right fielders too. On this glorious day, let’s take a look at the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, and their chances at a return trip to October baseball in 2015. The Lineup: CF Angel Pagan 2B Joe Panik 1B Brandon Belt C Buster...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the San Francisco Giants’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Kyle Crick RHP: Crick was drafted 49th overall in 2011 and has now become the top prospect...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look to solve left field spot

Coming off their third World Series title in the last five years, it would be easy to think that the San Francisco Giants don’t have a lot to be worried about. But after a slow offseason, which saw the reigning champions miss out on free agents James Shields, Yasmany Tomas, Pablo Sandoval and Max Scherzer, the Giants are looking to fill some potential holes. San Francisco was able...
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The Price is Right: the Brandon Belt breaktout is upon us in 2015

Brandon Belt was one of the more interesting stories of the fantasy baseball season’s first month. A mid-double-digit round draft pick a year ago, Belt went on a tear in April hitting longballs in five of his first eight game and knocking seven out of the park in April overall, while hitting .255 and producing 13 RBI. He’d have nine home runs and 18 RBI through his first 35...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

As A-Rod shows up early to itensify attention, Madison Bumgarner shows up as Paul Bunyan

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner as Paul Bunyan....complete with Bull. #BusterPosey might be the #FaceOfMLB but MadBum is the Face of GMag issue1— #BusterPosey (@SFGiants) February 23, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Player Profile #46: Buster Posey | C/1B | SF

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Posey ranked 50th overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 46 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). In our 2015 Catcher Preview Profcast, hosts Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux mention how Buster Posey is capable of producing first base...
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