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  • Compared to rest of MLB, Giants' injuries in 2018 weren't detrimental

    NBC Sports Bay Area "You heard it repeatedly over the season’s final month. If we were healthy, this team could have competed for a World Series title. The 2018 Giants finished 73-89, so the statement sounds ridiculous at first, but you can see where the Giants are coming from. With a..." November 20

  • Could Giants trade Madison Bumgarner? Here's why Buster Olney believes so

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner forever will be a Giants legend for his 2014 playoff heroics. There was no way that former general manager Bobby Evans could emotionally separate Bumgarner from the Giants and trade the team's ace.  Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' president head of baseball..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Report: Giants Making Madison Bumgarner 'Available' for Trade

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner is reportedly "available" for trade before the 2019 MLB season. On Friday, Jon Paul Morosi of reported Bumgarner is joined by the Seattle Mariners' James Paxton as..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Report: Dave Roberts could move on to the Giants after next season

    Sportsnaut "Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager, Farhan Zaidi, is now the President of Baseball Operations for the San Francisco Giants. It’s possible that following the 2019 season, he could have a reunion with current Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts. Roberts is entering the..." November 16

  • Bryce Harper: Why the San Francisco Giants should sign the free agent

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league baseball..." November 15

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Manny Machado doesn't fit with Giants even if they clear infield space

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Around the country, MLB executives currently are having the debate. Is Manny Machado worth $300 million? Is he a better bet than Bryce Harper? Should we be wary of a player who had a postseason filled with questionable decisions, and openly admits that he isn't big on..." November 15

  • How Giants could/should use Bryce Harper contract money in free agency

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants have been connected to Bryce Harper for months, but if you chatted with some coaches and players this summer, you often found people who preferred a different approach, one centered on adding three to four contributors. Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' new head of..." November 13

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Agent Scott Boras calls Giants and Bryce Harper ‘a perfect fit’

    San Francisco Gate "Agent Scott Boras called Farhan Zaidi a “great fit” for the Giants. “Farhan fits San Francisco,” Boras said Wednesday of the Giants’ new president of baseball operations. The question is, does Bryce Harper fit San..." November 08

  • Giants need change, but don’t trade Madison Bumgarner

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants took a bold step into the future Tuesday, hiring Farhan Zaidi as their president of baseball operations. Considering that he comes from the Dodgers’ organization, he’s not likely to feel much sentiment toward mainstays of San Francisco’s glory..." November 08

  • Determining Madison Bumgarner's future will be Farhan Zaidi's first Giant decision

    Yahoo! Sports "The ink on Farhan Zaidi’s contract as the new San Francisco Giants general manager was barely dry Wednesday when he was asked the question weighing on the mind of every Giants fan. Is it possible, and perhaps even necessary, that he seeks to trade the franchise’s..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants have their “next-gen” executive. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi, who came up through the ranks with the A’s, has accepted the Giants’ offer to be their president of baseball operations, the team announced Tuesday night. The Giants..." November 07

  • Giants offer job to Dodgers GM Zaidi "The Giants have made an offer to Farhan Zaidi to be their president of baseball operations and a decision is expected within 24 hours, a source confirmed to's Jon Paul Morosi late Tuesday afternoon. The Giants have been looking to fill the role since general manager Bobby..." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Report: Giants preparing to offer front office position to Dodgers GM

    San Jose Mercury News "Since hiring Farhan Zaidi as general manager in November, 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won four consecutive National League West titles and back-to-back National League pennants. Zaidi has played a significant role in building one of baseball’s top teams, but he may soon..." November 05

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • MLB Rumors: Why Giants' Madison Bumgarner to Yankees is unlikely to happen

    Newark Star-Ledger "MLB teams shopping for starting pitching in free agency won't be overwhelmed with options, especially now that Clayton Kershaw re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The best arms on the market are Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin and..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Will Bryce follow in Bonds' footsteps by joining SF? "In December 1992, the Giants made one of the most successful free-agent signings in baseball history by bringing Barry Bonds to the Bay Area. Twenty-six years later, could San Francisco do it again? ESPN's Buster Olney suggests (subscription required) that the Giants would be..." November 04

  • Brandon Belt's season cut short by bad luck again in 2018

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Belt Wars will never die. Want proof? Many Giants fans still believe the first move the team should make this offseason is trading the first baseman, and yet, for the last three weeks, I’ve been doing these season recaps in reverse order of baseball-reference’s version..." November 02

  • Giants making Harper their top target? "While the Giants may need to fill their vacant general manager position before they think about signing any free agents,'s Richard Justice believes that the club has had Bryce Harper "circled as [its] No. 1 guy" for more than a year. With an aging core and a..." November 02

  • Giants likely to interview Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi for their top front office job

    Yahoo! Sports "Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are likely to interview Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi for their vacant president of baseball operations position. Rosenthal notes that the Giants are trying to “make a big splash” with their front office hire, and hiring Zaidi..." November 02

  • Madison Bumgarner to Yankees: What it could take if they want lefthander

    SNY TV "It would be incorrect to call the idea of the Yankees trading for Madison Bumgarner a pipe dream, considering the state of disrepair that currently defines the San Francisco Giants. In fact, the immediate future of their organization is so bleak that team president, Larry..." November 02

  • Giants’ Mark Melancon chooses not to opt out

    San Francisco Gate "Giants reliever Mark Melancon was one of several players who let the deadline pass for exercising opt-out provisions in his contract. Melancon, 33, has two years left on his contract and is owed $28 million. He was 1-4 with a 3.23 ERA and three saves in 41 relief appearances, allowing..." November 01

  • Barry Bonds to the late Willie McCovey: ‘I love you’

    Sportsnaut "Growing up in the San Francisco Giants organization, Barry Bonds had known Willie McCovey since childhood. After McCovey’s passing on Wednesday, Bonds took to Twitter to say goodbye. In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Bonds joined the many in the world of baseball (and..." November 01

  • Hall of Fame slugger McCovey dies at 80 "Willie McCovey, one of the great left-handed power hitters of all time, a first-ballot inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 and a beloved member of the San Francisco Giants family, passed away peacefully Wednesday after a battle with health issues. He was 80 years..." November 01

  • Evan Longoria disappoints in first season in San Francisco

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Last December, two teams got together for a big trade that sent Evan Longoria to the other coast. One of them was supposed to be a contender, the other was supposed to be out of the race by September.  That is how it ended up turning out, but the Giants were not the side playing..." October 31

  • Giants reportedly interested in Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants’ GM search has gone slowly so far, and now we may know why that has been the case: The team has had its eye on someone who’s been busy lately. According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Giants have interest in Los Angeles Dodgers GM Farhan..." October 30

  • Giants Exercise Options Over Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced today that they have exercised club options over lefty Madison Bumgarner and third baseman Pablo Sandoval. With players returning from the 60-day DL, the club adds, it’ll have four open 40-man roster spots at the outset of the..." October 30

  • Giants part with 4 players, including infielder Kelby Tomlinson

    San Francisco Gate "Kelby Tomlinson, whose everyman appearance and occasional knack for clutch hitting made him a fan favorite, was one of five players the Giants removed from their 40-man roster Monday, and one of four who will be a free agent. Tomlinson and fellow infielder Miguel Gomez cleared waivers..." October 23

  • Longtime Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald dies at 83

    San Francisco Gate "Hank Greenwald, among the most beloved of all San Francisco Giants broadcasters, died at California Pacific Medical Center Monday afternoon. He was 83. Greenwald had been suffering from heart issues and kidney failure in recent months, and after an onset of bronchitis, he was taken to..." October 23

  • Aside from Yankees, the Dodgers, Giants and Braves expected to pursue Patrick Corbin

    SNY TV "The Yankees like pending free agent LHP Patrick Corbin, according to SNY's Andy Martino. And if they pursue him, they could be joined by the Dodgers, Giants, and Braves -- who are expected to "show a lot of interest" -- according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston..." October 22

  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • Giants Issue Statement on Owner Charles Johnson Donating to PAC Behind Racist Ad

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco Giants and co-owner Charles Johnson issued statements regarding his donation to a political action committee that recently ran a racist radio ad in Arkansas.  With regard to Johnson's donation, the Giants released the following..." October 20

  • In limited time, Abiatal Avelino was 'a breath of fresh air'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Abiatal Avelino had just 11 at-bats in the big leagues in 2018, three of which resulted in singles. He left a much larger impact on the front office, though.  When Larry Baer, Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy met with beat reporters before the season’s final day, Bochy smiled..." October 19

  • After similar second season, will Hundley be back?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It was a bit of a surprise when Nick Hundley ended up with more than 300 plate appearances in 2017. That wasn’t the plan coming in, but Brandon Belt got hurt in August and Buster Posey played a lot of first base down the stretch, opening time for his backup.  A year later,..." October 19

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Real problem for Giants' lineup was an inability to get on base

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the Giants changed their hitting coach last offseason, a lot of attention was paid to the effort to increase launch angles, hit more homers, and join the modern game. But perhaps the Giants should have put a greater emphasis on a stat that was part of the previous analytics..." October 17

  • Derek Holland was the work-horse of the Giants’ rotation in 2018

    McCovey Chronicles "STAT LINE: 30 GS, 171.1 IP, 3.57 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 1.29 WHIP, 154 H/68 ER/67 BB/169 SO Derek Holland wasn’t expected to make the team out of spring training. He signed a minor league contract with the Giants last winter and received a spring training invite. At..." October 15

  • Brewers' Christian Yelich impresses former teacher Barry Bonds, but Bonds expects more

    Los Angeles Times "The regular season is done, the playoffs are in progress, and the coronation awaits. Christian Yelich is widely expected to win the National League Most Valuable Player award next month. Barry Bonds wanted to talk. That the two men would talk was not unusual. In 2016, when..." October 12