Giants Rumors & News

  • Chatwood, Rockies hurt Giants' playoff chances

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- On a night when his opponent was at his best, Tyler Chatwood was even better Wednesday night. That was not really a surprise, being that the Colorado Rockies right-hander was on the road. Chatwood continued his brilliant pitching away from Coors Field, limiting the San..." September 29

  • Giants pile on Rockies, keep pace in wild-card race

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- After the San Francisco Giants exploded for 19 hits Tuesday night, their highest total at home all season, first baseman Brandon Belt was asked if the offensive momentum might carry over to the Wednesday game. His response: Why stop there? "You've heard a lot that..." September 28

  • Giants designate Matt Reynolds for assignment

    Today's Knuckleball "The Giants made a host of moves Tuesday as their regular season’s final season’s final week commences. The most notable came when the team designated pitcher Matt Reynolds for assignment. San Francisco traded for Gordon Beckham earlier today, a move manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged today, and..." September 28

  • Giants Nearing Deal To Acquire Gordon Beckham

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are “very close” to striking a deal to acquire infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Twitter. Presumably, the move would be made to help cover for Eduardo Nunez, who is dealing with a hamstring issue. It’s obviously rare to..." September 27

  • Braves trade Beckham to Giants for cash

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s not often that a player gets traded in the final week of the season, but it happened Tuesday when the Braves traded backup infielder Gordon Beckham to the Giants for cash considerations. Beckham, 30, will provide some depth in the remaining regular-season games for the Giants after Eduardo..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Giants, eliminated from division race, fall to Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers' RBI single in the seventh inning lifted the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-3 Sunday afternoon. But he's not the story and that's straight from Myers. "The play of the game was that triple by Manuel Margot," Myers said. The Giants were..." September 25

  • Bumgarner breaks 118-year-old Giants strikeout record

    Sporting News "In his last start, Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 batters, giving him 241 strikeouts on the season, breaking a 118-year-old Giants franchise record for the most strikeouts in a season by a left-handed pitcher. The record was previously set in 1898 by Cy Seymour. Seymour struck out 239 that..." September 25

  • Jackson, Myers lead Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Padres haven't spoiled anything when it comes to the Los Angeles Dodgers. But they are making life miserable for the National League West's other playoff contender -- the San Francisco Giants. Right-hander Edwin Jackson (5-6) held the Giants to two runs over six..." September 24

  • Giants' Brandon Crawford: Doubtful for Saturday

    CBS Sports "Crawford (finger) is considered doubtful for Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports." September 24

  • Samardzija, Giants shut down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Samardzija was keen from the get-go, and Sergio Romo was good enough on shut-down. The pair helped the San Francisco Giants, who scored twice in the eighth inning, beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night. San Francisco (81-72) kept pace with the New York Mets..." September 23

  • Puig, Dodgers demolish Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moore said he never felt better before a game. However, those good vibes didn't transfer to the mound Wednesday. Yasiel Puig smacked a three-run home run in the first inning to spark an early surge, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded Moore and the San Francisco Giants..." September 22

  • Giants blank Dodgers but lose Crawford, Cueto

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even when the San Francisco Giants win these days, bad news comes with it. Solo homers by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning and Brandon Belt in the ninth held up for San Francisco in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Though..." September 21

  • Why the San Francisco Giants are on the verge of a historical collapse

    Fox Sports "It’s not supposed to be this hard for the Giants in an even-numbered year. However, San Francisco is holding on for its postseason life with 11 games remaining on its schedule. Winners of the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series, the Giants are in danger of making some dubious history. Their 57..." September 21

  • Jeff Samardzija throws some major shade Tim Tebow’s way

    Sportsnaut "As a Major League pitcher and former All-American receiver at Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija can certainly be labeled a two-sport athlete. That makes him a natural person to ask about former NFL player Tim Tebow and his quest to play in Major League Baseball. Samardzija was asked such a question..." September 21

  • Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with 'Don't Look at Me' shirts

    Sporting News "The Dodgers won't soon let Madison Bumgarner and the Giants forget about Monday's benches-clearing scuffle with Yasiel Puig. Dodgers players Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen all donned "#DONTLOOKATME" T-shirts and covered their eyes prior to Tuesday's game, an ode to Bumgarner's..." September 21

  • Giants' Brandon Crawford Exits Early With Dislocated Pinky

    NBC Bay Area "Brandon Crawford, as indispensable as any Giant, was pulled between innings Tuesday night after dislocating his left pinky finger. Crawford tried to go first-to-third on a single to left in the second inning and he was thrown out by Andrew Toles. Crawford went hard into third base with both..." September 21

  • Giants RHP Johnny Cueto suffers groin injury

    Today's Knuckleball "The San Francisco Giants’ hopes for a postseason berth may have taken another hit Tuesday as right-hander Johnny Cueto left his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers with strained left groin. Cueto scattered eight hits over five scoreless innings and struck out the first batter he faced in the..." September 21

  • Dodgers shock Giants with two runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another meltdown by the San Francisco Giants' bullpen pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to another National League West title. Adrian Gonzalez hit a walk-off double in the ninth inning, capping a two-run rally that gave the Dodgers a stunning 2-1 win over the Giants on..." September 20

  • Madison Bumgarner sets Giants single-season LHP strikeout mark

    Today's Knuckleball "San Francisco Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner broke the franchise record for strikeouts by a southpaw in a single season on Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The previous record of 237 strikeouts was set all the way back in 1911 when the team was located in New York by Hall of Fame LHP..." September 20

  • Master lip-reader Vin Scully narrated the Giants-Dodgers brawl

    CBS Sports "Monday night, before the Dodgers walked off with a win over the Giants (LA 2, SF 1), the two teams got into a bit of a kerfuffle in the seventh inning. Benches cleared, although no punches were thrown. The brawl started apparently because Madison Bumgarner didn't like the way Yasiel Puig looked..." September 20

  • San Francisco Giants Quickly Remove Offensive Tweet

    CBS San Francisco "Yet another key meltdown by the San Francisco bullpen wasn’t the only thing to go seriously wrong for the Giants Monday night. A tweet captured and reported by Yahoo Sports also was the cause of embarrassment for the team. The tweet was sent out by the Giants staff during the game following..." September 20

  • Tempers flare again for Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "The benches emptied Monday night in another epic battle between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and team aces Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. The confrontation started when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Yasiel Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh..." September 20

  • Cardinals pull out victory over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Given the San Francisco Giants' recent issues with their bullpen, the St. Louis Cardinals were confident they could make something happen in the most important inning of their season Saturday night. And they were right. Kolten Wong's sacrifice fly capped a two-run..." September 18

  • Reyes helps Cardinals salvage split with Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- St. Louis Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes insisted it was fun just to be able to watch three games with playoff-type pressure Thursday through Saturday against the San Francisco Giants. But when the 22-year-old got his chance to stand on the hill in front of 41,000 people..." September 18

  • Casilla 'not going to be sad' after 9th blown save sparks Giants loss "Santiago Casilla appeared in a game for the first time in a week Friday, pitching an effective eighth inning. With a comfortable six-run lead, it was a perfect situation for Giants manager Bruce Bochy to see where Casilla was at after blowing his eighth save of the season at Arizona on Sept...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Giants earn crucial victory over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- It had been 60 days since Yadier Molina's last error and 62 since Buster Posey's last home run, but they both happened again Friday night. Together, they helped produce all the San Francisco Giants' scoring in an 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that resulted in a..." September 17

  • Giants’ road schedule won’t be as difficult in 2017

    San Francisco Chronicle "As the Giants try to navigate the final weeks of their 2016 schedule and sneak into a playoff spot, they received a lot of good news in the tentative 2017 schedule that Major League Baseball released Wednesday. The Giants have one three-city trip next year and it comes early in the season, May..." September 17

  • Giants reinstate OF Blanco from 15-day DL

    CSN Bay Area "The San Francisco Giants made the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals: OF Gregor Blanco (#7) has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list." September 17

  • Cueto pitches Giants past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Even after San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy pushed back his players' mandatory arrival time to 5 p.m. Thursday night, Johnny Cueto showed up 10 minutes late. Fortunately for the Giants, the right-hander stayed late to finish his work. Cueto pitched a..." September 16

  • Ranking the Giants' second-half free fall among the worst collapses in MLB history

    CBS Sports "The Giants started their biggest series of the season Thursday night at AT&T Park. The four-game set pits two of the top three contenders for the National League wild-card spot against each other, and could play a huge role in deciding who plays on and who goes home at the end of the..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Padres' ninth-inning rally stuns Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Diego Padres rookie pitcher Jake Smith didn't get the game ball from his first major league win Tuesday night, and he was OK with that. After all, the most important baseball of the night went home as some bleacher fan's souvenir. Smith got his win in the most..." September 14

  • Giants activate Derek Law from disabled list

    CSN Bay Area " The Giants activated Derek Law from the disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday morning. Law hasn't pitched since Aug. 27 because of an elbow strain." September 14

  • Perdomo, bullpen propel Padres to sweep of Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Clutch hitting. Solid pitching, both from the starters and the bullpen. Flawless defense. It was exactly what the San Francisco Giants, riding a three-game winning streak through the weekend, expected when they returned home Monday to begin a weeklong homestand...." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • The San Francisco Giants are bringing torture back: Playoff Primer

    USA Today "It's hard to remember now, but way back in the day, before everything was rainbows and roses and big hits from Posey, being a San Francisco Giants fan was, in a word, "torture." Those were the innocent days of 2010, when team broadcaster Duane Kuiper eloquently dubbed the club's inability to..." September 14

  • Clemens, Padres bullpen combine to blank Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Clemens felt so under the weather Monday, it reminded him of the time he pitched a junior college game one day after having his wisdom teeth pulled. He pitched a one-hitter that day for Louisburg (N.C.) College. The right-hander was nearly as good Monday night..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Taylor Swift Controls the Fate of the San Francisco Giants

    The Ringer "Taylor Swift has magical powers. Telekinesis, for instance: Ordinarily, you’d have trouble getting me out of my seat even if the building were on fire, but throw “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” on the stereo and goddamn if I don’t magically leap to my feet and start dancing. Taylor..." September 12

  • Pence, Cueto lead Giants past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- San Francisco Giants slugger Hunter Pence is on one of his runs, and the accent has been on runs this series. Pence reached base five times, scored four runs and had a homer among in three hits on Saturday as the Giants banged out 19 hits in an 11-3 victory over the Arizona..." September 11

  • Moore helps Giants complete sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Matt Moore is starting to feel comfortable in his San Francisco surroundings, which could prove problematic for the Giants' National League West rivals. Moore threw seven strong innings, striking out 11 while walking just one, and Denard Span homered to lead the Giants past the..." September 11

  • Giants outlast Diamondbacks in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- When San Francisco right-hander Cody Gearrin jogged out to left field with one out in the 12th inning, his teammates had a simple question. "What are you doing out here?" Gearrin was asked. Gearrin saved the Giants' 7-6, 12-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on..." September 10

  • Bochy going with closer-by-committee

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy spent part of the off day getting a haircut, and he joked Friday that even his barber had a suggestion on what to do in the ninth inning. Bochy and the staff spent the off day and Friday afternoon discussing the ongoing closer issue, and they came to the conclusion that for now, there..." September 10

  • Adames' pinch double caps Rockies' comeback

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The experience was new and wonderfully different for Cristhian Adames. He never previously had a walk-off hit in the majors, never had been mobbed by his happy teammates and never had Gatorade poured on his head. That giddy moment unfolded at second base Wednesday night after..." September 08

  • Giants pull out victory over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Their offense was again marginal Tuesday night, but the San Francisco Giants parlayed a strong start, spotless relief pitching and, most of all, an unearned run in the ninth inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2. The Giants mustered eight hits -- seven singles and Eduardo Nunez's..." September 07

  • Giants' Brandon Belt: Goes through concussion protocol Sunday

    CBS Sports "Belt went through concussion protocol Sunday after being grazed on his helmet by a pitch, Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly reports." September 05

  • Rockies' Bettis shuts out Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss had a moment of concern Monday when Chad Bettis threw his first three pitches for balls. At that point, a two-hit shutout seemed far, far away. Bettis was starting on seven days of rest against the slumping San Francisco Giants, and Weiss could..." September 05

  • Heyward caps Cubs' rally in 13th inning

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jason Heyward's reboot paid big dividends for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cubs right fielder went 3-for-6 with three RBIs -- including a game-winner in the 13th inning -- in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the San Francisco Giants. And Heyward says there's more room..." September 04