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  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list? "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Bruce Bochy becomes 11th manager with 2,000 wins "Bruce Bochy was driving in his car listening to sports talk radio after his first game as a Major League manager. The Padres had lost their 1995 season opener by eight runs, and the critics were not pleased with the outcome. “The first game couldn’t have gone worse,”..." September 19

  • Red Sox, Giants use record-tying 24 pitchers

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox tied a major league record in Tuesday night's game by combining to use 24 pitchers. In a contest that lasted 5 hours, 54 minutes, featured 50 players overall and saw "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" played in..." September 18

  • Barry Zito reveals why he rooted against Giants in 2010 World Series

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Imagine rooting against your employer after they paid you $18.5 million. That's the story Barry Zito is telling. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Zito revealed in a new memoir that he rooted against the Giants in the 2010 World Series because they left him off..." September 17

  • Giants Place Tony Watson On 60-Day IL

    Yardbarker "The Giants have placed left-handed pitcher Tony Watson on the 60-day injured list and have promoted right-hander Enderson Franco in his place. Watson suffered a small fracture in his left wrist in early September. With Watson’s season effectively over, he may..." September 16

  • Mike Yastrzemski to play all three of Giants' games at Fenway Park

    Sporting News "Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski will play in all three games when the Giants meet the Red Sox this week at Fenway Park, the ballpark in a baseball-crazed city where his grandfather, Carl Yastrzemski, became a Hall of Famer and Boston icon. “I know he’s going to get a ton of..." September 16

  • Pirates claim lefty reliever Williams Jerez on waivers from Giants

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In a little-reported trade at the end of spring training, the San Francisco Giant sent left-handed pitcher Williams Jerez to the Los Angeles Angels for righty Chris Stratton. Now, as luck would have it, they’re both now members of the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. The..." September 14

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Giants' Reyes Moronta out 9-to-11 months

    CBS Sports "Reyes Moronta is expected to miss 9-to-11 months following surgery to address a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. " September 12

  • Giants Sign Andrew Triggs To Minors Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a transaction that flew under the radar back on August 30, the Giants signed righty Andrew Triggs to a minor league deal, as per Roster Roundup (Twitter link). Triggs hasn’t pitched since an April 10 appearance for Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate.  It was almost a..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Giants' Johnny Cueto dazzles in return from TJ surgery

    ESPN "Johnny Cueto threw a one-hit gem in his first game for the San Francisco Giants since he had Tommy John surgery last year. The right-hander struck out four and walked one in five shutout innings, leading the Giants over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Tuesday..." September 11

  • Giants Could Hire General Manager

    MLB Trade Rumors "Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi continues reshaping the team’s front office in his image. The Zaidi-led club fired eight of its 20 pro scouts Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle details. More changes are likely, per Schulman, and it’s possible..." September 11

  • Giants fire eight pro scouts, including some key to World Series title runs

    San Francisco Chronicle "Big changes are inevitable in a regime change, and the Giants are no exception. In the first of what could be many such moves, the Giants fired eight of their 20 pro scouts Tuesday, including some who have been with the organization for more than two decades and provided invaluable..." September 11

  • Reyes Moronta To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

    San Francisco Examiner "Among the chain of injury and status updates that Bruce Bochy gave on Monday before his San Francisco Giants opened a four-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates was the harrowing news that reliever Reyes Moronta will undergo shoulder surgery and is at risk of missing the entire 2020 season..." September 10

  • Tony Watson Diagnosed With Fractured Wrist

    Yardbarker "Giants southpaw Tony Watson has been diagnosed with a slight fracture in the wrist of his pitching hand, per a club announcement (via’s Maria Guardado, on Twitter). He’ll be sidelined for at least ten days, with the remainder of his season in jeopardy. With..." September 10

  • Johnny Cueto is coming back

    McCovey Chronicles "One of our many long international nightmares is finally coming to an end. Maria Guardado reports that Johnny Cueto will make his first start of the season Tuesday night against the Pirates. Cueto has missed the last 13 months with a torn UCL and he had a minor setback last week with back..." September 10

  • Bruce Bochy should retire before tonight’s game

    Hardball Talk "I love Bruce Bochy. I love him because I think he’s a good manager who, I think, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I love him because a few years ago when I ranked him the ugliest manager in major league baseball he thought it was amusing and — even though it possibly..." September 10

  • Giants Designate Williams Jerez

    CBS Sports "The Giants have designated lefty Williams Jerez, per a club announcement. That opens a roster space for the return of veteran hurler Johnny Cueto, who’ll start tonight after working back from Tommy John surgery. The San Francisco organization carried Jerez on the 40-man all..." September 10

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • Giants send Alex Dickerson back to SF for cortisone shot in oblique

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Alex Dickerson helped briefly turn the season around in June and July, but as the Giants head to a disappointing end, they're unsure of exactly when they'll get the slugging outfielder back.  Dickerson was sent back to San Francisco to get a cortisone injection in his..." September 08

  • Giants Claim Wandy Peralta From Reds

    Redleg Nation "Earlier this afternoon the Cincinnati Reds announced two different roster moves. The first was that the San Francisco Giants have claimed left-handed pitcher Wandy Peralta on waivers. The second move was that the team had activated catcher Juan Graterol from the concussion list. For..." September 08

  • At long last, Giants’ Johnny Cueto to make 2019 debut Tuesday

    San Francisco Examiner "Before Johnny Cueto underwent Tommy John surgery last August, one of his favorite meals was steak. He knew he’d have to give it up if didn’t want to blow up after going under the knife. Now, 20 pounds lighter and in the best shape of his life, “I feel like I’m..." September 08

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Giants announce another reliever is out for the season, team claims pitcher from Rays

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants reliever Trevor Gott’s season is over. The club announced Friday that Gott was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a 40-man roster spot for right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto, who was acquired off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. Gott was placed..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Giants' Pablo Sandoval has successful season-ending Tommy John surgery

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As expected, Pablo Sandoval underwent season-ending elbow surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles.  The Giants announced that Sandoval had his right ulnar collateral ligament repaired and also had loose bodies removed from the back of his elbow. Sandoval was originally put on the..." September 05

  • Giants call up power-hitting outfielder Jaylin Davis from Triple-A

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants have had trouble scoring runs in their first two games in St. Louis this week, so the front office set out to find a solution. Power-hitting outfielder Jaylin Davis might be able to help. The Giants announced Wednesday that Davis was selected to the 40-man roster..." September 04

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • Giants claim ex-A's infielder Corban Joseph, add him to 40-man roster

    NBC Sports Bay Area "A couple of days after he was designated for assignment by the A's, Corban Joseph will end up right back in the big leagues -- with the team that plays just across the bridge.  Joseph, a 30-year-old infielder, was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Tuesday morning. He will..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Giants' Reyes Moronta diagnosed with torn right labrum, out for season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Reyes Moronta's 2019 season is over. The Giants reliever was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Moronta suffered the injury in the sixth inning of Saturday's loss to the Padres. He crumpled to the ground after throwing a pitch to Luis Urias and..." September 02

  • Giants Select Kyle Barraclough

    CBS Sports "The Giants selected Barraclough's contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. With 11 saves and 75 holds to his name over parts of five big-league seasons, Barraclough brings ample experience to the San Francisco bullpen, but the ugly form he displayed with the Nationals earlier..." September 02

  • Pablo Sandoval activated for one special at bat

    Hardball Talk "A week ago it was announced that Pablo Sandoval needed Tommy John surgery, seemingly ending his season. And it did end it for all practical purposes. Yesterday, however, the Giants — with an assist from the expanded September roster — made an exception for him for a good..." September 02

  • Giants reliever Reyes Moronta leaves game with bad-looking arm injury

    McCovey Chronicles "All we know is that Reyes Moronta was removed from tonight’s game against the Padres three pitches into the top of the sixth inning. He had come in to relieve rookie Logan Webb who had thrown 91 pitches and given up a 2-out double. After the third pitch, he grabbed his arm and pain and..." September 01

  • Giants Activate Pablo Sandoval From 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have activated third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the 10-day injured list, according to Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group. While the fan favorite will still undergo Tommy John surgery per doctors’ recommendation, activating Sandoval should offer him a final chance to end..." September 01

  • What are the Giants playing for in September?

    McCovey Chronicles "There’s a month of the season left to play, and the Giants find themselves seven games back of the Wild Card. There isn’t a Giant gunning for the Cy Young, MVP, or Rookie of the Year (Mike Yastrzemski has been great, but Pete Alonso and Fernando Tatís Jr. have been so much..." September 01

  • When Pablo Sandoval could get one more at-bat with Giants this season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It's been three weeks since Pablo Sandoval last appeared in a game, and he's less than a week away from Tommy John surgery. But the Giants have not officially ruled Sandoval out for the season. Sandoval took swings in the cage on Friday and spent some time discussing his..." August 31

  • How Hunter Pence bounced back from difficult end to Giants career

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In the aftermath of his feel-good Giants goodbye, Hunter Pence questioned himself. The 2018 season was the worst of his career. Pence played just 97 games with San Francisco, and he slashed a career-worst .226/.258/.590. He set out to reinvent his swing and his game the following..." August 31

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Five September call-ups that could steal the Show

    USA Today "Five years ago, the Kansas City Royals selected Brandon Finnegan out of Texas Christian University in the first round. About three months later, the left-hander made his Major League Baseball debut against the New York Yankees.  Finnegan went on to make seven postseason..." August 30

  • Astros' Gerrit Cole listed as Giants free-agent option by Jeff Passan

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants are starting to see their rotation take shape for the present and future.  Jeff Samardzija is signed through next season and has a 1.99 ERA over the last two months. Johnny Cueto is set to return from Tommy John surgery and is signed through 2021 with a team..." August 29

  • Giants Release Carlos Torres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have released veteran righty Carlos Torres, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. He had joined the organization earlier this month on a minors deal. Details of the departure aren’t clear, but the San Francisco organization has continued to..." August 28