Giants Rumors & News

  • Posey leaves Giants-Yankees game with contusion on right foot

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants catcher Buster Posey left Friday night's game in the fourth inning, but X-rays on his injured right foot ruled out a fracture. Posey was diagnosed with a contusion stemming from the foul off his right foot during a plate appearance against the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka in the second..." July 23

  • Royals didn't invite Cueto to White House

    San Jose Mercury News "Johnny Cueto pitched a shutout for the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the World Series last October. Apparently, that’s not enough to earn an invitation to join the team for their congratulatory visit to the White House." July 23

  • Giants too savvy to be fazed by slump after All-Star break

    Sporting News "The last time the Giants won a game, gasoline cost $2.24 a gallon, Donald Trump was merely the presumptive Republican nominee for president and the baseball world was eagerly anticipating Giancarlo Stanton’s appearance in the home run derby. OK, so July 10 isn’t really all that long ago, but..." July 23

  • In theory, it would almost make sense to trade Joe Panik

    McCovey Chronicles "If you weren’t around Twitter last night, a brief recap: Andrew Baggarly, known anarchist, was asked about Joe Panik’s unscheduled day off from his rehabilitation assignment, and he responded with "In all seriousness, maybe he’s part of a potential trade." As you would expect, everyone freaked..." July 23

  • Yanks overcome rare bullpen issues to top Giants

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friday was a night of rare occurrences for the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. There was the sight of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller allowing runs for the Yankees. There also was the sight of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford committing a career-high three..." July 22

  • Hanley hammers 3 homers as Red Sox top Giants

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- If the Tuesday game between the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants served as a World Series preview, baseball fans are in for quite a treat. On a night that featured big hits, stellar defense and an raucous crowd for a game between two of the game's best teams, the Red Sox..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Sabean looking for 'meaningful piece' for Giants' bullpen

    CSN Bay Area "Brian Sabean doesn’t know whether the Giants will get an impact bullpen arm in a market flush with marquee buyers. But he knows exactly the type the front office will chase before the August 1 deadline. “The real dilemma is how you upgrade, and it has to be meaningful,” the Giants’ executive..." July 21

  • Brandon Crawford, the Giants’ Shortstop, Is the Best at What He Does Best

    New York Times "Brandon Crawford, the splendid shortstop for the San Francisco Giants, is the best defensive player in baseball. If only he knew what to make of it. “I’m on social media, so I see it, but probably the reason I don’t look at it is because I don’t know how they calculate it,” Crawford said..." July 21

  • Report: Giants scouting Phillies’ Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday that the Giants are “blanketing” the reliever market. He adds that the club has a scout in Philadelphia, looking at relievers Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez. Gomez, 28, has done a great job as the Phillies’ closer. He has 25 saves in 28..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • What’s happened to Jeff Samardzija?

    McCovey Chronicles "I don’t want to ruffle any feathers here, but it’s possible that Giants fandom is a little more pessimistic about Jeff Samardzija’s contract than we were a couple of months ago. And at the risk of being even more preciously out on this limb, the biggest worry about him is the number of home runs..." July 19

  • Ortiz homers as Red Sox shut out Giants

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jake Peavy guided the Boston Red Sox to another victory Tuesday night. The only problem? He hasn't pitched for them in two years. Peavy served up a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot by David Ortiz, as the Red Sox blanked the league-leading San Francisco Giants 4-0..." July 19

  • Kyle Drabek signed to minor league contract by Giants

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract and plan to audition him as a pitcher and an infielder, the team said late Monday night. "At our request, Drabek is taking ground balls and giving us a look at him as an infielder [as he..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Pence leaves rehab game early as precaution

    MLB.com "An examination Sunday could determine whether Giants right fielder Hunter Pence aggravated his troublesome right hamstring while trying to avoid being hit by a pitch in the initial game of his injury rehabilitation stint. Performing for the Giants' Triple-A Sacramento affiliate at Round Rock,..." July 17

  • Giants' Matt Cain: Looking to gain clearance for Wednesday start

    CBS Sports "Cain (hamstring) will throw a bullpen Sunday and the Giants will decide afterward whether he will face the Red Sox on Wednesday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports." July 17

  • Jackson pitches Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Edwin Jackson made quite a first impression on the San Diego Padres. "It's definitely a great way to kick off being with a new team," Jackson said. Jackson was solid in his Padres debut as San Diego defeated the National League West-leading San Francisco Giants 5-3 on..." July 17

  • Padres take down Giants, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Andrew Cashner is only 29. But when Andy Green described the right-hander's performance in his pitching duel with San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner Friday night at Petco Park, the Padres manager called it "vintage Cashner." "That was a top-of-the-rotation-type start,"..." July 16

  • Giants send Hunter Pence on rehab assignment

    San Francisco Chronicle "Hunter Pence was missing from the clubhouse Friday night. “Good news,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He left.” It’s good news because Pence, who is coming off hamstring surgery and hasn’t played since June 1, is ready to begin his rehab assignment. He’ll report to Triple-A Sacramento and play..." July 16

  • Giants Pence and Panik Are Ready For Rehab Stints

    NBC Bay Area "Bruce Bochy had a nice, relaxing All-Star break, and when he got to Petco Park on Thursday, he got good news. Bochy's right fielder, Hunter Pence, could start a rehab assignment as soon as Saturday. Second baseman Joe Panik might be just a day behind. Pence (hamstring surgery) is running the..." July 15

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Bumgarner one-hits D-backs as Giants cap sweep

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner is ineligible to pitch Tuesday in the All-Star Game, so he put on his nationally televised show Sunday night. The Giants' ace left-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, finished with a one-hit shutout and matched his career-high with 14..." July 11

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Giants’ Johnny Cueto will start All-Star Game

    San Francisco Chronicle "One day after Giants ace Madison Bumgarner carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and threw a one-hit shutout, another Giants ace was named to start Tuesday’s All Star Game. Johnny Cueto got the call from National League manager Terry Collins. Cueto will become the first Giants..." July 11

  • Manager's ejection ignites Giants in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford had Buster Posey's back Friday night, even if Patrick Corbin's fastball barely didn't. Crawford responded to a pitch thrown behind his All-Star teammate and his manager's corresponding ejection with a two-run home run that sparked a comeback as the San..." July 09

  • Green's first HR lifts Giants, 4-2

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- At the crossroads of personal statistics and team success Saturday afternoon, San Francisco Giants veteran pitcher Jake Peavy took the high road. Peavy's win No. 153 will have to wait. Giants win No. 56 took priority on this day. Two outs from qualifying..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Belt, Saunders come out on top in All-Star Final Vote

    The Score "San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders have been named to their respective All-Star rosters after MLB named them winners of the Final Vote." July 08

  • Bartolo Colon replaces Madison Bumgarner on the All-Star team

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was named to the NL All-Star roster today as a replacement for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday and thus won’t be available to pitch Tuesday." July 08

  • Giants' Cueto dominates Rockies for 13th win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Johnny Cueto completed the most successful first half by a San Francisco Giants pitcher in 23 years Wednesday night. The question is: How is it playing in New York? Cueto made a pitch to be the National League's starting pitcher in the All-Star Game, recording a..." July 07

  • The Giants would have to empty the farm completely for elite relievers who might not exist

    McCovey Chronicles "Pretend you’re a fan of another team, one that’s contending. Pretend that the Giants don’t have the best record in baseball. That they have the worst, actually. So you’re being a dutiful fan, scouring their roster and looking for things to scavenge, and you’re turning your attention to the..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Arenado blasts Rockies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- On the 25th anniversary of Denver being awarded an expansion franchise, Nolan Arenado gave San Francisco Giants fans in the left-field bleachers a gift Tuesday night. The game-used baseball from the historic night's biggest hit. Arenado continued his powerful hitting..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Giants' Gregor Blanco: Late scratch Sunday

    CBS Sports "Blanco was a late scratch from Sunday's starting lineup due to a sore knee, freelance writer Andrew Baggarly reports." July 04

  • Peavy, Posey, Pagan power Giants past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- When Jake Peavy looked up at the American flag above the AT&T Park bleachers on Independence Day, he didn't focus on the stars or stripes Monday. Rather, he noted a stiff wind and knew it was going to be a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Peavy recorded 12 of 20..." July 04

  • Castillo's late homer sends D-backs past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "By Jack Magruder The Sports Xchange PHOENIX -- Welington Castillo's home runs have come in bunches, and his latest Saturday enabled Arizona to avoid a season-long seven-game losing streak. Castillo's three-run homer with one out in the eighth inning off Hunter Strickland lifted the..." July 03

  • Giants' Denard Span: Out of lineup while awaiting MRI results

    CBS Sports "Span (neck) was sent for an MRI on Sunday morning, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. According to freelance writer Andrew Baggarly, Span will also be held out of Sunday's lineup, effectively missing his third straight contest. " July 03

  • Giants slip past D-backs in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants continued their roll through the NL West with another series victory -- and another hero -- Sunday. Ramiro Pena's pinch-hit double drove in the winning run in the 11th inning and the Giants won their seventh straight division series with a 5-4 victory over..." July 03

  • Giants ride Cueto's arm, Gillaspie's bat to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Except for wobbly legs, an upset stomach and a feeling of nausea, San Francisco right-hander Johnny Cueto's warmup bullpen session went fine Friday. His game got a lot better. Cueto survived a rough first inning to become the National League's second 12-game winner, and Conor..." July 02

  • Bumgarner hits, pitches Giants past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Madison Bumgarner made major league history at the plate and earned his ninth win of the season on the mound Thursday night. Bumgarner became the first starting pitcher in 40 years to hit for himself intentionally at an American League stadium, and he led the..." July 01

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