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Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining.   The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marco Scutaro Undergoes Back Surgery, Career In Jeopardy

San Francisco Giants infielder Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery on Monday and his career may be over. In a conference call on Monday, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that Scutaro has a fusion procedure performed and it will be 4-6 months before it is known if Scutaro can continue his baseball career. Scutaro had the surgery on Friday and it was performed by Dr. Michael...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patient Peavy, Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

  Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester. Peavy knew where he wanted to be. Anyway, he needed a bit of downtime to recharge and discuss his options with family after the thrill of winning another championship and to get a feel for his first free agency experience. ''I wasn't Jon Lester, let...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Former Sox IF Marco Scutaro's Career Over?

The Red Sox signed Marco Scutaro as a free agent in 2009—and he went on to have two decent seasons in Boston. He hit .284 in his time here and played a solid shortstop. Now, at age 39, his career may be over due to extensive spinal fusion surgery performed on Sunday. The L2 and L3 vertebrae in Scutaro's back were fused—resulting in a four- to six-month recovery period. At his...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week and completed Tuesday. Peavy will receive a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and $13 million in 2016. The contract includes a full no-trade provision and award bonuses. A 33-year-old right-hander, Peavy helped Boston win the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career. Giants general manager Brian Sabean announced during a conference call Monday that Scutaro had the fusion procedure performed by Dr. Michael Wang in Miami on Friday to alleviate the troublesome area at level L-2/L-3 of his spine. It will be four-to-six months...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Casey McGehee isn't a sign of the Giants' Apocalypse, now

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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – San Francisco Giants

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Francisco Giants. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants not interested in Max Scherzer

The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval and then whiffed on their bid to land starting pitcher Jon Lester. With money to spend some have pointed the Giants as a potential landing spot for 2013 AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. You can rule it out according to general manager Brian Sabean. The Giants have not talked to Scherzer and do not plan to talk to him notes Alex Pavlovic...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants set to acquire Casey McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have found a replacement for Pablo Sandoval at third base for the 2015 season, at least they hope so. The Giants announced they have acquired  third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in a trade that sends right-handers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to Miami. Earlier this off-season Sandoval signed a free-agrect deal, $95 million over...
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants Find A Third Baseman In Casey McGehee

The search is finally over. Since losing out to the Boston Red Sox in the Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes, the San Francisco Giants have been rumored to numerous third basemen, but saw different names signed with different teams or traded elsewhere besides across the Golden Gate Bridge. Down in Southern California, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been showing their version of Money Ball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy Re-Signs With San Francisco

According to multiple reports earlier this morning, fiery Alabama-born starting pitcher Jake Peavy is heading back to the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. It has been reported by multiple outlets to be a two-year, $24 million deal that includes a full no-trade clause. Peavy has benefited from some circumstantial trades. Last season he was traded from the Boston Red Sox...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Peavy gets a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy Signs Two-Year, $24M Deal With Giants

Jake Peavy (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Former Red Sox hurler (and Duck Boat owner) Jake Peavy re-upped with the World Champion Giants on a two-year, $24 million contract. Peavy was a force for the Giants in the pennant drive—but faltered some in the post-season and World Series. The 34-year old righty will also get a full no-trade clause as part of the new deal.
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants agree with Jake Peavy for lucrative two-year deal

After coming up short in their bid to land one of the 2014-15 free agent jewels in Jon Lester, the World Champion San Francisco Giants looked to the “Tier Two” ranks and brought back one of their own (at least the second half of the season).  According to Ken Rosenthal (FOX) and Jerry Crasnick (ESPN), the Giants have agreed to terms with Jake Peavy. Sources: Free-agent RHP...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy re-ups with Giants for two years

Hey look, the Giants did something! The reigning World Champions finished off the back of their rotation by re-signing Jake Peavy to a two-year deal worth $24 million. Peavy with #SFGiants: Two years, $24M, $4M signing bonus, $7M in ’15, $13M in ’16, full no-trade clause. Terms first reported by @jcrasnick — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 The 33-year old...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy, Giants Agree To Two-Year, $24M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy will look to add to his cable car collection. Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. The veteran pitcher finished his 2014 season with the Giants, who won their third World Series title in five years. Peavy will earn base salaries of $7...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Off-Season a Nasty Mix of Rejection and Incompetence

Welcome to the Empty Funhouse The 2014 postseason should have been a time of bold and dominating moves by the San Francisco Giants ownership group and their front office. An unexpected trip to the playoffs and a World Series win last October should have been the jumping off point for the organization to boldly rebuild around their core of talented seasoned veterans. Instead, San...
Via The Giants Cove
7 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  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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