Giants Rumors & News

  • 13h
    World Champs @SFGiants

    Tonight's #SFGiants lineup: Aoki lf Panik 2b Pagan cf Posey c McGehee 3b Belt 1b Blanco rf Crawford ss Peavy p

  • Diamondbacks outlast Giants in back-and-forth, 12-inning marathon

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally..." April 17

  • Rockies get sweep of Giants, move to 6-0 away from home

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies used a first-inning home run from Nolan Arenado and a strong performance on the mound from Tyler Matzek to record a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, earning them a sweep over the defending world champs and moving them to 6-0 on the road in 2015. The Rockies now stand..." April 16

  • Rockies improve to 5-0 on road by beating Giants

    Denver Post "Through the years, this city has has been as cruel and hopeless as Alcatraz for the Rockies. Now it will forever be known for "The Catch." No, not the 49ers' Joe Montana throwing to Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone. This was Rockies' two-time Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado..." April 15

  • Rockies shut out the champion Giants, Rafael Betancourt gets save

    Denver Post "What began as a huge championship celebration for the San Francisco Giants turned into a storybook chapter in the long career of Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt. The 39-year old right-hander shut the door on the Giants in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 2-0 victory Monday at AT&T Park,..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • 4d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Home opener lineup: Aoki LF, Panik 2B, Pagan CF, Posey C, Belt 1B, Blanco RF, Duffy 3B, Crawford SS, Heston RHP

  • Nieves' heroics key Padres' victory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For all the places that Wil Nieves’ career has taken him – from Puerto Rico to San Diego and on to New York and Arizona and so many minor league stops in between his return to Southern California – the 37-year-old journeyman still comes across firsts every now and then. Sunday’s matinee offered..." April 13

  • McGehee relieved to only have bone bruise

    MLB.com "The Giants avoided considerable distress with Sunday's news that third baseman Casey McGehee sustained a bone bruise on his left leg. Initially, the injury appeared much more serious. McGehee grounded out to third base in Saturday's first inning and, shortly after leaving the batter's box,..." April 12

  • 5d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    McGehee just has a bone bruise. Said all things considered, it's best news he could have been given.

  • 5d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    X rays on Susac negative, per Sacto game notes. Should be back within days. #sfgiants

  • 5d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Belt is starting at first base today.

  • 5d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Left knee strain for McGehee. #SFGiants

  • Padres bury Giants with 20 hits

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Will Middlebrooks swung at the first pitch he saw and drilled a third-inning single to center, over the head of Madison Bumgarner. Justin Upton scored from third. Derek Norris went from second to third. Middlebrooks made an aggressive turn. He executed a textbook pop-up slide. Safe at second, he..." April 12

  • Padres break scoreless streak in 1-0 win over Giants

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Opening-week crowds and new, league-wide security measures have so far contributed to a number of late arrivals at Petco Park. Friday, there were swaths of empty seats around the stadium when Brandon Morrow fired his first pitch at 7:11 p.m. The venue eventually filled, bustling with fans..." April 11

  • 7d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy says Cain feeling much better. Still hasn't picked up a ball. #sfgiants

  • 7d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Belt doing better, may start Sunday. "Good chance" Duffy at 1B tomorrow. "A shot" Pence returns before end of April.

  • 7d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Travis Ishikawa starting rehab assignment with Sacramento tomorrow.

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • 7d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Belt doing better, may start Sunday. "Good chance" Duffy at 1B tomorrow. "A shot" Pence returns before end of April.

  • Giants squeak by Padres in extras

    CSN Bay Area "Buckle up. The previously tame Giants-Padres rivalry looks like it’s taking the leap. The first game of the season between the reigning champs and the champs of the offseason was a fiery, tense affair, won 1-0 by the Giants when newcomer Justin Maxwell drove in the game’s first and only run in..." April 10

  • Heston shines in Giants win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Chris Heston, a September call-up last season, was guaranteed a World Series ring the second Pablo Sandoval caught the final batted ball of the 2014 season. Now it appears he’ll play a key role on the first day of festivities at AT&T Park. Heston gave up just two unearned runs over six innings..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Peralta, Lamb power D-backs to victory over Giants

    Arizona Sports "Two giant rips saved the Diamondbacks from dropping their second game of the season. Arizona beat San Francisco 7-6 at Chase Field Tuesday night behind a three-run homer apiece from David Peralta and Jake Lamb. The first was smashed by Peralta over the right field fence off a fastball by..." April 08

  • Giants reportedly close to minor-league deal with Kevin Correia

    McCovey Chronicles "The Giants, having entered the season with a notable collection of innings-eaters and familiar pitching miscreants, have already dug into their minor-league depth. Why not sign more minor-league depth and mark off another square on your Returning Giant Bingo card? According to Andrew Baggarly, the..." April 08

  • 9d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Belt said MRI revealed just a very mild strain. He's optimistic he'll avoid DL, may try to take BP today.

  • Giants place Cain on DL; Heston to face Diamondbacks

    CSN Bay Area "A couple of rotation injuries have opened the door for Chris Heston. The 26-year-old right-hander was supposed to start Sacramento's season opener but instead will face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase Field. Heston is starting in place of Matt Cain, who has a flexor tendon..." April 08

  • The Giants rotation is already hurting

    SB Nation "The Giants won the World Series in 2014 (thanks, even year!), and even though they lost Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse to free agency, they entered 2015 with a chance to repeat. While the offense didn't see any upgrades, other than the potential for a full season of Brandon Belt, the rotation..." April 07

  • Giants survive opener, have health concerns about rotation

    San Francisco Chronicle "The odd-year fairies decided not to toy with the Giants in 2015. No letting them enjoy a few weeks or months of defending their World Series championship before striking. No, the fairies attacked right from the get-go and went straight for the rotation. Before the Giants opened their season..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 10d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy says Cain injury a "two-week thing." Nothing serious like UCL tear. #sfgiants

  • 11d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    More bad news for Giants. Cain has forearm tightness, sent for an MRI.

  • 11d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Peavy won't pitch tomorrow. Hopes to be ready by next turn Sunday. Said back locked up Wednesday. Put he's Thurs anyway. #sfgiants

  • 11d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Ishi doing rehab at complex, took BP in cage today, hopes to play in camp games Wednesday and Friday. Feels much better. #sfgiants

  • Giants might open season with temporary six-man rotation

    McCovey Chronicles "The Giants have depth, alright. The bigger question is if anyone can tell difference between the six starters after Madison Bumgarner, but the Giants have depth, and they're a-gonna use it. GM Bobby Evans -- which is totally not weird to type or anything -- was on the radio with Jim Bowden, and he..." April 06

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Giants make final roster surprise, go with 13-man pitching staff

    MLB.com "The Giants reached their 25-man Opening Night roster limit in mildly surprising fashion Sunday, designating infielder Ehire Adrianza for assignment and keeping a 13-man pitching staff, one pitcher more than usual. Of course, the two developments are related. Giants general manager Bobby..." April 05

  • 12d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Bobby Evans GM #Giants just told us they may have Ryan Vogelsong start game #2 instead of Peavy to give him more time (6-man rotation poss)

  • 13d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Hunter Pence had cast removed yesterday. He's 10-14 days away from swinging a bat. #SFGiants

  • 13d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy said he could use Romo in closing situations but Casilla is closer despite Romo's superior spring.

  • 13d
    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    Bochy says Pagan will be closely monitored and given off days when needed. Doesn't want it to become a 2-3 day off situation.

  • 14d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy extensions will be three years through 2019. #sfgiants

  • 14d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants announce extensions that keep Sabean and Bochy in organization through the 2019 season. Previously had been signed through 2016.

  • Giants' Bochy, Sabean agree to extensions through at least 2018

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Giants have agreed to extensions for manager Bruce Bochy and general manager Brian Sabean that will keep the pair under contract through at least the 2018 season, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms. The extensions could be announced as soon as Friday at the team's annual..." April 03

  • Brian Sabean, Bruce Bochy reportedly close to extensions

    McCovey Chronicles "The news was buried in a longer article about the Giants playing like putzes this spring, so focus on the extensions. Bob Nightengale of the USA Today wrote a long piece about the Giants playing like straight doo-doo in the Cactus League. Quotes that were probably edited out might have been,..." April 02

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Giants’ Vogelsong adapting to new role as long reliever

    San Francisco Chronicle "Even if he knew what he was getting into when he re-signed with the Giants, Ryan Vogelsong admits that starting the season as a long reliever after four years as a starter weighs on him. “I’m not going to lie and say I don’t think about it,” Vogelsong said. “At the same time, it doesn’t change..." April 01

  • 17d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bochy confirms Lincecum will begin the season in the rotation. That was the plan, but he hadn't confirmed it till now.

  • Complete San Francisco Giants 2015 Season Preview

    Bleacher Report "As the San Francisco Giants embark on their quest to defend the 2014 World Series title, there are many questions that must be answered over a very long season. The fact that the Giants have three world championships in five years is nothing short of amazing. Every season is a grueling..." March 31