Giants Rumors & News

  • Jake Peavy dazzles Diamondbacks, Giants gain a game

    McCovey Chronicles "Edwin Escobar might turn into Corey Kluber*. In a year or two or five, we might look at the Red Sox, spoiled with riches and young players, with more than a touch of envy. Escobar might be more than a mid-rotation guy, something might click, and in 20 years, some young Giants fan is going to..." September 18

  • Giants planning to offer Pablo Sandoval three years?

    McCovey Chronicles "Over at ESPN, Buster Olney broke down the pending free agents to guess at which ones were going to get a qualifying offer. Players who get the qualifying offer can accept a one-year deal from the team at the average value of the top 125 salaries in baseball -- around $15 million or so. The ones..." September 18

  • Pagan to get another MRI on back; Morse not able to “let it go” at plate

    San Jose Mercury News "Angel Pagan is back in the MRI machine. Pagan’s back has kept him out of the lineup three straight days and manager Bruce Bochy said his leadoff hitter is again dealing with an inflamed nerve in his lower back. “We’ll take a look and see where we’re at,” Bochy said. “It’s possible he would be..." September 17

  • Peavy powers Giants past D'Backs 2-1

    CSN Bay Area "There were three bits of soothing knowledge for the Giants on Tuesday. First, the Los Angeles Dodgers got smashed at Coors Field. Next, the Giants moved within three games in the NL West after subduing the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 2-1 victory. And finally, Jake Peavy, who used his fastball..." September 17

  • Kershaw saves his best for last as Dodgers beat Giants

    L.A. Daily News "A simple miscommunication almost cost Clayton Kershaw his chance to finish the eighth inning Sunday. Who knows, maybe it almost cost the Dodgers a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. The left-hander had thrown 104 pitches through seven innings ‑ a minor struggle by his standards ‑ when..." September 15

  • Tim Lincecum honored for no-hitter, then slammed by Dodgers

    San Francisco Chronicle "These are terrible times for Tim Lincecum, who had struggled to get into a game before Saturday night and then got hammered, which surely will fuel speculation that he could be excluded from any postseason rosters. In light of his predicament, Lincecum admitted to mixed emotions after a..." September 14

  • Los Angeles Dodgers clobber San Francisco Giants 17-0, one day after blowout loss

    L.A. Daily News "The list of milestones the Dodgers accomplished Saturday at AT&T Park, listed end to end, might actually extend a mile. That’s what happens when you win 17-0 and collect 24 hits. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the largest shutout win for either team in the history of the..." September 14

  • Jake Peavy’s acquisition Giant for San Francisco

    Boston Globe "San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is known for his spectacular midseason moves that have yielded two championships in the last four years. He obtained two lower-profile players in Cody Ross in 2010 and Marco Scutaro in 2012 to make significant contributions toward becoming World..." September 14

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Belt will face live pitching on Monday, should be activated some point next week. Hope is that Morse takes BP on Monday.

  • Giants clicking at just the right time

    USA Today "Much as he did on his team's last trip to San Francisco in late July, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly tweaked his rotation so he would have his top three starters lined up for this weekend's crucial series against the Giants. It made sense. Not only do Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke..." September 13

  • Belt 'sharp as a tack' after concussion exam

    CSN Bay Area "Here’s how Brandon Belt knows he’s feeling better: He’s confident he can make it all the way to the end credits of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. “I had to walk out halfway through or I was going to throw up,” said Belt, who spent nearly two months dealing with post-concussion..." September 13

  • Bumgarner sets strikeout mark as Giants rout Dodgers

    San Francisco Chronicle "How many of the final six games against the Dodgers must the Giants win to take the National League West? Four? Five? All six? Two more nail-biting weeks will yield the answer in a race that got as tight as it has been in more than a month Friday night when the Giants turned AT&T Park into a..." September 13

  • Giants complete three-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy won't pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend at AT&T Park, a bit of a shame considering he is 14-3 lifetime against them with a 2.28 ERA. But that doesn't mean the fiery right-hander will be idle after setting the tone with 52/3 innings of stingy pitching in a 6-2 Giants..." September 12

  • Giants' Belt fully cleared to resume baseball activities

    CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt has been fully cleared to resume all baseball activities, Bruce Bochy announced following the Giants' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday. "Belt's been cleared," Bochy said. "We got good news on Brandon Belt. Great news. So, he'll come back here tomorrow, we can ramp up his..." September 12

  • Vogelsong, Giants grind out win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Major League Baseball is a results-oriented business, like any other professional sport. Ryan Vogelsong constantly wrestles with the often unexplainable divide between process and numbers. It goes both ways. In mid-March, Vogelsong allowed nine runs and 11 hits over 2 2/3 innings in a Spring..." September 11

  • Yusmeiro Petit’s latest feat: 84-pitch complete game

    Hardball Talk "Last season Yusmeiro Petit missed throwing a perfect game by one batter. Last month he set the all-time record for consecutive batters retired with 46. And last night he threw an 84-pitch complete game. Not bad for a 29-year-old former prospect bust turned journeyman turned rotation regular for..." September 10

  • Joe Panik’s extreme night: 5 hits, 0 runs, 0 RBI

    Hardball Talk "Giants second baseman Joe Panik had an odd game last night against the Diamondbacks, going 5-for-5 while scoring zero runs and driving in zero runs. He’s the first player with zero runs and zero RBI in a game with five or more hits since Adam Kennedy in August of 2009. And the only other times..." September 10

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    Chris Haft/SF Giants @sfgiantsbeat

    SF's Brandon Belt, overcoming concussion, wants to play in postseason: "I don't know how realistic that is, but that's what I'm hoping for"

  • Tigers supply Kyle Lobstein run support needed for his first win

    Detroit News "Kyle Lobstein wasn’t this good when he pitched in Triple-A most of the season. He was 9-11with a 4.07 ERA. But you’d be hard-pressed to convince the Giants of that after his nationally televised performance Sunday night. “I don’t know if I can explain it,” manager Brad Ausmus said after..." September 08

  • Giants get another fast start, beat Tigers, Price 5-4

    San Francisco Chronicle "History demanded a rematch between Sergio Romo and Miguel Cabrera the way boxing fans and pay-per-view promoters want a second fight between title contenders. Romo froze Cabrera with a surprise fastball to end the 2012 World Series. On Saturday, Cabrera got the slider he expected nearly two..." September 07

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    Kansas City Royals @Royals

    #Royals have released LHP Bruce Chen.

  • Despite delay, Peavy pitches way to victory over Tigers

    San Francisco Chronicle "A pennant race can bring out the beast in players. Common sense dare not raise its hand to challenge the beast. In Friday night's and Saturday morning's 8-2 victory against the Tigers, the beast was Jake Peavy, more specifically, Peavy's desire to continue his job when common sense (and people..." September 06

  • Rockies rip four home runs to win series finale against Giants

    Denver Post "Ryan Vogelsong sailed along through four innings on a hot, sunny and nearly cloudless Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. In other words, he was in deep trouble, especially with young Rockies sluggers Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado swinging hot bats. With 90-degree temperatures juicing..." September 04

  • Giants reliever Erik Cordier makes blazing MLB debut

    CBSSports.com "Through 10 years, 240 appearances, four different franchises and 10 stops in all, Erik Cordier had seen plenty of Minor League Baseball during his professional career. He had never seen Major League Baseball until Wednesday, though, and he made a solid impression." September 04

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Michael Morse was scratched from Game 2 lineup after injuring himself in BP. A hip, Bochy thought. Arias starts at 1B.

  • Giants crush Brewers, ending August on hot streak

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants didn't want August to end. But couldn't wait for September to begin. Capping the penultimate month of the regular season with a six-game win streak, the Giants are playing their best overall ball in months, since they owned the majors' best record in early June - just before their..." September 01

  • Lincecum rusty in two-inning relief outing

    MLB.com "Perhaps the only sour note on an otherwise brilliant Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park for the Giants was the performance of Tim Lincecum. The righty made his first appearance since his move to the bullpen in the eighth inning of the Giants' 15-5 victory against the Brewers. He gave up a solo home..." September 01

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards send RHP's Michael Wacha & Jason Motte on injury rehab assignments with @Sgf_Cardinals. Both expected to pitch tonight at Tulsa.

  • 19d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    As of this morning, San Francisco is not a potential landing spot for Adam Dunn in a trade.

  • 19d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy: 10 days before Belt (concussion) does baseball activity, Belt said see doctor 9/8, confident he'll play again this year. #sfgiants

  • Giants' Peavy flirts with no-hitter in 3-1 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jake Peavy appeared in three postseasons and a World Series. He made three All-Star teams. He played in a World Baseball Classic. He made 331 regular-season starts before Saturday, six of which were with the Giants. He had never pitched as many as seven hitless innings in his career. Then..." August 31

  • Posey leads 19-hit attack in Giants' 13-2 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "The postseason is filled with teams that share a similar story: They got hot at the right time. The Giants registered bright red on the heat chart Friday night in the first of three games against a division leader. They pounded 15-game winner Wily Peralta for six runs in three innings, then..." August 30

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

  • Panik gets shot in Pence's No. 2 slot in Giants lineup

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy dropped Hunter Pence to fifth in the order Thursday, the first time Pence has batted lower than second since April 19, a move that could portend a significant shift in 2015. A lot of that depends on the development of rookie second baseman Joe Panik, who batted..." August 29

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy considered using Casilla in eighth but matchups favored Romo. Seems they're back to a committee, with Romo back in closer mix.

  • Petit sets record while pitching Giants to 4-1 win over Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "For a man of faith, there are no coincidences. Less than a year ago, Yusmeiro Petit was a strike away from a perfect game and he lost it. When the Giants' swingman started in place of a struggling Tim Lincecum on Thursday, he needed to retire the first eight Rockies to set the big-league record..." August 29

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    HISTORY! Giants P Yusmeiro Petit sets new MLB single-season record by retiring 46 straight batters over his past 8 appearances (6 relief).

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

  • 21d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy considered using Casilla in eighth but matchups favored Romo. Seems they're back to a committee, with Romo back in closer mix.

  • Posey, Giants walk off in ninth over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "It’s official now. The Giants are strapped to Buster Posey’s back, and the grade isn’t proving too steep. Just as the Colorado Rockies began to buzz around like mosquitoes, pestering the Giants with another late-inning comeback, Posey stepped to the plate and announced he simply wasn’t having..." August 28

  • Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit closing in on historic mark

    USA Today "Yusmeiro Petit hardly inspires thoughts of the near-perfection demonstrated by San Francisco Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner in his one-hit shutout Tuesday. The journeyman right-hander from Venezuela barely touches 90 mph with his fastball, and he hasn't won more than four games in any of his..." August 28

  • Concussions will end season for Giants' Hector Sanchez

    San Francisco Chronicle "Hector Sanchez has more pressing issues than his season being all but over. "A couple days ago," Sanchez said, "I was at the market with my wife, and I started getting dizzy when getting in the car. That's not a good feeling." Sanchez was shut down after suffering his second concussion..." August 28

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Rockies

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner and AT&T Park haven't been on friendly terms for much of 2014, but Tuesday night they very nearly aligned perfectly in a 3-0 win. The 25-year-old left-hander came within six outs of the second perfect game in franchise history, retiring 21 consecutive batters until Colorado's..." August 27

  • 24d
    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers.

  • 26d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pagan's calf still a little tight, but he's available off bench and is expected to start tomorrow.

  • After weird first inning, Jordan Zimmermann and Nationals dominate Giants

    CSN Washington "Two batters into Saturday evening’s game, Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals already were trailing the Giants 2-0, and a rain-soaked crowd of 34,137 was murmuring, perhaps worried all the good vibes of the 10-game winning streak that ended Friday night were about to disappear into thin air. On..." August 24

  • Tim Lincecum doesn’t have it — will he make his next start?

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants will be discussing Lincecum’s status in the rotation. After the two-time Cy Young Award winner was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy wouldn’t commit to Lincecum making his next start. “This is something we need to talk about..." August 24

  • Posey, Panik power Giants to end Nats' 10-game run

    San Francisco Chronicle "The old man of 27 still has it. Not that he ever lost it. But based on chatter from certain columnists, bloggers, tweeters and radio talkies, the time is coming for Buster Posey to hang up his shin guards and order a new line of first baseman's mitts. To which Posey says..." August 23

  • Giants outbid on Cuba's Rusney Castillo

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the end, the Giants couldn't compete. They were interested in Rusney Castillo, the latest sensation from Cuba, and were reportedly among a handful of teams in the running earlier this week. But Castillo was working to finalize a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, and so..." August 23

  • Petit impresses in relief in resumption of suspended game

    San Francisco Chronicle " Yusmeiro Petit did a nice impression of the King of King and his Court fame, needing a minimum of defenders to throw two perfect innings in Thursday's completion of a suspended game. Five straight strikeouts and a comebacker." August 22