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Giants designate playoff star Travis Ishikawa for assignment

WASHINGTON (AP) The San Francisco Giants have designated postseason star Travis Ishikawa for assignment. The team also activated pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list and placed right-hander Tim Hudson on the DL with an injured shoulder. Ishikawa's game-ending home run in Game 5 of the NLCS last October carried San Francisco into the World Series. The 31-year-old first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
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Giants activate Jake Peavy, place Tim Hudson on DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated Jake Peavy from the disabled list while placing Tim Hudson on it. Peavy will join the Giants rotation in Washington on Friday night after being out since mid-April with back issues. Expectations should be tempered to start. Hudson is listed as having a right shoulder strain in addition to an issue with his ankle. The 39-year-old Hudson was...
Via Tireball.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The returns of Matt Cain, Jake Peavy could land San Francisco Giants in postseason

Given the hoopla surrounding the return of Jose Fernandez, Matt Cain‘s 2015 debut for the San Francisco Giants was easy to overlook.  Except maybe for the part where he gave up a home run to Fernandez and took the loss in a 5-4 Miami Marlins win on Thursday. The truth is, while Fernandez being back in the big leagues might be great for Marlins fans and baseball in general, Cain’s...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants sign Lucius Fox

Lucius Fox is the name of an international free agent which the San Francisco Giants just signed. It is also the name of a fictional character in the Batman universe. The Giants did host Batkid at AT&T Park once, so maybe the Giants really did sign the latter Fox...Kidding aside, the Giants signed the 18-year-old Bahamian shortstop to a $6 million deal -- more than double the...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Main Cain is years removed from being Giants ace, simply needs to fill rotation

Matt Cain returned to the mound today taking a loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work against the Miami Marlins who ironically were also seeing the return of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Giants are not expecting Cain to be an ace anymore spouted the analysts following Thursday’s start. Yet, I’m left stumped as it seems it has been years since Cain has...
Via Tireball.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Complete Sweep of Giants in Cain’s Return

It was the return of both the San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain and Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez on Thursday afternoon, and the Marlins starter emerged the victor both on the mound and at the plate as Miami completed the sweep with a 5-4 win over the Giants. Cain, who had not pitched in a Major League game since July 9th of last season, made it through four frames with just one...
Via BaySportsNet
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Face Instate Foe Oakland Athletics For Most Expensive Tickets in July

The San Francisco Giants continue to play quality baseball, but still are having trouble catching the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who have been in first place in the NL West for the majority of the season. As the baseball calendar turns to July, the Giants (42-35) trail the Dodgers (43-34) by one game. Of course, with plenty of baseball left on the schedule, the Giants...
Via The Giants Cove
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fernandez homers in comeback to help Miami beat Giants, 5-4

MIAMI (AP) Jose Fernandez's comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep. The first two batters to face Fernandez scored, and he screamed at himself as he walked...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: A Mac Williamson Interview From 2013

Mac Williamson has always been one of my favorite prospects to watch – a complete five-tool outfielder, down-to-earth personality, and so much potential. Williamson was batting .293 and slugging .429 in Double-A before his recent call-up to the Giants Triple-A team and is just five games deep with the Rivercats. I did an interview with him 2 years ago and thought I would re-surface...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez says his long layoff was a life lesson, even if it was lousy for his career. Veteran right-hander Matt Cain has also learned a few things during his extended time away from the San Francisco Giants. Both pitchers make their long-awaited returns as Fernandez takes the mound opposite...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants catcher Buster Posey passes concussion test

Giants catcher Buster Posey had a scare on Wednesday night. He took a foul tip behind the plate during the fourth inning and said he felt “off.” He later left the game. According to reports, he passed a concussion test. Per CSN Bay Area, Giants manager Bruce Bochy spoke about the condition of his catcher: “We think he’s going to be fine, but we’ll check on him tomorrow...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Posey leaves game after taking foul ball off mask

MIAMI (AP) San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey left Wednesday's game at Miami in the sixth inning after taking a foul ball off the mask earlier in the game. The Giants said Posey was being evaluated. Posey went 1 for 2 at the plate before exiting. Posey was replaced by Andrew Susac, the only other catcher on the San Francisco roster.
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Bumgarner says he'd pitch in ASG despite short rest

While the pitchers for the All-Star Game have yet to be announced (let alone the starting position players) Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News points out that Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner will probably be named to the team for the third consecutive year. Considering his 2.99 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 108 1/3 innings, and the fact that the National League manager is...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants might have the best infield in baseball

Coming into the 2015 season, the Dodgers got a lot of attention with their revamped infield up the middle. However, not only do the Giants have a better infield than their division rivals, according to a couple of metrics, they have arguably the best infield in all of baseball.According to Fangraphs, the Giants have a higher infield WAR than any other team in the majors by a full...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Has the Best Infield in Baseball

The San Francisco Giants began the season with what appeared to be an adequate, but perhaps underwhelming, infield. Buster Posey was the star at catcher and Brandon Belt seemed like a solid young first baseman. Brandon Crawford looked to be a decent glove-first shortstop while not much was expected from Joe Panik at second — and […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Duffy is baseball’s biggest surprise

Guys drafted in the 18th round aren’t supposed to amount to much. Every once in a while you get lucky, but for the most part teams are drafting for organizational depth by then: players who might move up a level or two in the minors, but nothing more. It’s where teams draft a light-hitting infielder with a .253/.305/.289 overall college slash line with no career home runs. The...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. While the San Francisco Giants have had little trouble scoring runs on the road for Chris Heston, the Miami Marlins haven't done anything at the plate to support Dan Haren of late. As Heston tries to record a fourth consecutive road victory while pitching for the first time in his home state, Haren looks to avoid his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon legs out first inside-the-park HR at Marlins Park

MIAMI -- Dee Gordon made history with the first inside-the-park homer in Marlins Park history Tuesday night. Gordon lined San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong's first pitch -- an 84 mph changeup -- to the right-center field gap for a three-run homer. According to Statcast, it left the bat at 97 mph and traveled 352 feet. Right fielder Gregor Blanco fielded the drive hear...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cain, Peavy to return to rotation with back-to-back starts

MIAMI -- Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Cain is scheduled to start Thursday against the Miami Marlins. Cain hasn't pitched since July 2014. He underwent elbow surgery last year and has been sidelined this season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Matt Cain can bring to the San Francisco Giants’ rotation

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Matt Cain pitch for the San Francisco Giants. Once considered the ace of the Giants’ staff, Cain hasn’t pitched in a major league game in about a year. Injuries have piled up on the perfect game throwing pitcher. Originally, it was surgery to remove bone chips in Cain’s right elbow last July. Then, spring training came along and...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain, Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giants

MIAMI (AP) Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Cain is scheduled to start Thursday against the Miami Marlins. Cain hasn't pitched since July 2014. He underwent elbow surgery last year and has been sidelined this season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee designated for assignment by Giants

MIAMI (AP) Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, will need another comeback. The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants shortly before they began a three-game series at Miami. The Giants purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento. McGehee, 32, lost his starting job at third base to...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants young catcher Susac getting more time behind plate over Posey

Buster Posey has emerged once again this week as the leading All-Star vote-getter among National League catchers, and will likely start the game on July 11. Interestingly, he won’t be the Giants’ regular catcher going forward, at least for the time being.With the injuries to outfielders Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki, first baseman Brandon Belt has been playing some left field, while...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik’s breakthrough season

After being called up as a last resort in June of last year, the Giants were just hoping to get some league average production out of the second base slot, and Joe Panik did that. He was the two-hole hitter on a World Series team while slashing .305/.343/.368 with a 107 wRC+. With middle of the pack defense he was a huge improvement from Brandon Hicks, Ehire Adrianza, and Dan Uggla...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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