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  • It sounds like the Giants front office is going to get shuffled this offseason

    Hardball Talk "Bobby Evans is the general manager of the San Francisco Giants, but it does not sound like he will be for much longer. After a couple of stories in the past week or two — one from Bob Nightengale of USA Today — Buster Olney of ESPN reported yesterday that..." September 24

  • Giants remove Bobby Evans as general manager

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a move that comes as no surprise at the end of a second straight losing season, the Giants are removing Bobby Evans as general manager. The organization is expected to ask Evans to stay in the organization, but it’s not clear if he would stay or seek employment elsewhere...." September 24

  • Giants CEO Larry Baer updates contract talks with Madison Bumgarner

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants have promised change this upcoming offseason.  Trades, free-agent signings and everything in between could be on the way after two straight disappointing seasons. The biggest change, though, would be the loss of lefty team legend Madison..." September 21

  • Giants’ Madison Bumgarner wants to stay, but knows decision isn’t all his

    San Francisco Chronicle "As the Giants end another disappointing season and dive into what promises to be a turbulent winter, they finally need to address one of their most critical questions in perhaps decades, which has no easy answer: What are they going to do with pitcher Madison Bumgarner, one of the..." September 20

  • Brandon Belt ‘likely’ done for ’18

    San Francisco Chronicle "Padres baserunners had a great chance to meet Giants rookie Aramis Garcia at first base. Garcia started all three games there. Brandon Belt kept hoping his right knee would allow him back into the lineup, but that probably won’t happen over the final nine games. Before the..." September 20

  • Hunter Pence, the authentic Giant no matter what

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When Larry Baer vaguely hinted at the San Francisco Giants “shaking things up” for 2019, it was largely assumed that said shakeup would probably include Hunter Pence, one of the mainstays of TGOD.   The Grand Old Days.   But it was also..." September 19

  • Giants’ Brandon Crawford details extent of knee injury

    San Francisco Gate "Brandon Crawford believes his range at short has declined a tick because a knee injury that has dogged him for much of the season has stolen his quick first step. He could have fooled us. Crawford’s defense has been exceptional again. He could be on his way to his..." September 19

  • Giants' Sabean, Bochy expected to return in 2019

    Yardbarker "Although the Giants are mired in their second straight poor season, expectations are that both executive vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy will return in 2019, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets. General manager Bobby Evans may not be as fortunate,..." September 16

  • Bruce Bochy wants Giants to be 'disruptor' over final 15 games

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Throughout the last couple weeks of August, Giants manager Bruce Bochy shied away from any talk of his team being a “spoiler” down the stretch. He still wanted to believe the Giants could go on a winning streak and sneak back into the National League West race, but before..." September 14

  • Is Bruce Bochy coming back to manage the Giants next season?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Bruce Bochy, who managed the Giants to three World Series titles in five years, ranks 11th all time in wins and is on a path to the Hall of Fame, is enthusiastic about wanting to return in 2019, the final year of his contract. But, with 15 games remaining in the season, ownership hasn’t..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • The biggest fear of Giants' frighteningly bad offense is their future

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When the San Francisco Giants run silent, you can hear gnats mating at a thousand yards, but at least the lack of sound they are producing is happening faster.   With Wednesday's 2-1 loss to Atlanta, the local Wiffle Ball team has amassed 40 runs in 16 games, an..." September 13

  • Giants’ current 11-game losing streak is their longest since 1951

    Hardball Talk "The Giants lost 2-1 to the Braves on Wednesday afternoon, running their losing streak to 11 games. That’s their longest streak since 1951 when the club was still in New York. * The Giants lost again on Tuesday night, falling to the Braves 4-1. It marked their 10th..." September 12

  • Dereck Rodriguez, Andrew Suarez still going strong at end of long season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Before Monday’s game, manager Bruce Bochy said he has no concerns about the innings piling up in Dereck Rodriguez’s rookie season. He proved it four hours later.  Rodriguez was at 102 pitches through six innings but went back out for the seventh. He ended up..." September 11

  • Giants could play spoiler in wild card and National League playoff pictures

    CBS Sports "Coming off a 98-loss season in 2017, the Giants behaved like contenders this past offseason. Given their baseline that seemed like a strange decision, but given their preternatural reluctance to rebuild it didn't seem strange at all.  For a while, it looked like it might..." September 11

  • Giants’ Ryder Jones out for season with dislocated knee

    Yardbarker "Giants rookie infielder Ryder Jones will not return this season after dislocating his knee, as Alex Pavlovic of NBC Bay Area was among those to report. Jones made seven plate appearances during his brief September call-up. It’s a sad and unfortunate situation for Jones, as the..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Madison Bumgarner denies throwing at Ryan Braun intentionally

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner denied throwing at Ryan Braun intentionally despite hitting him with a pitch that led to benches clearing between the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Bumgarner threw two pitches high and/or inside on Braun in a row during the bottom of the sixth..." September 09

  • Giants Infielder Ryder Jones Out for Season With Dislocated Knee

    NBC Bay Area "On Saturday night, Giants rookie infielder Ryder Jones stood in front of his locker at Miller Park and said he hoped to make a good impression over the final three weeks and put himself in position for the Opening Day roster. Less than 24 hours later, he was on..." September 09

  • Giants will monitor innings for rookies Rodriguez, Suarez

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dereck Rodriguez had held the Rockies to one run in six innings Tuesday night. With the Giants down 2-1, and Rodriguez due to bat second in the seventh inning, manager Bruce Bochy told Rodriguez he was done for the night after 93 pitches. If Rodriguez were not a rookie, Bochy might..." September 07

  • What is Brandon Belt’s future with the Giants?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Did Brandon Belt drop a house on a wicked witch during a tornado? Did he drive his car into a mirror factory? Ballplayers get hurt. Brandon Belt gets hurt in the most unfortunate ways: concussions from beanings, a broken thumb from a pitch, and this year, an appendicitis and a..." September 07

  • Giants rookie Chris Shaw keeping close eye on another lefty in lineup

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Bruce Bochy thought about giving Brandon Belt another night off Wednesday to rest his sore knee, but the first baseman told him he wanted to play, explaining that he has missed enough time this season because of injuries. One rookie batting behind Belt was surely happy to see him in there...." September 06

  • Giants To Select Abiatal Avelino

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are set to select the contract of infielder Abiatal Avelino, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). Also coming onto the active roster is outfielder Ryder Jones, who already held a 40-man spot, Schulman adds on Twitter. Avelino, 23, was just..." September 04

  • Andrew McCutchen Trade Allows Yankees to Dodge Aaron Judge Nightmare

    Bleacher Report "When Aaron Judge suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist July 26, the initial expectation was that he would only be away from the New York Yankees for a couple of weeks. Well, it's been over a month and the slugging right fielder still isn't back. As much as..." August 31

  • Andrew McCutchen traded to New York Yankees to bolster OF, per reports

    North Jersey "The Yankees appear to be to have made a move to bolster their outfield. Andrew McCutchen in on his way from the Giants to the Yankees, per multiple reports. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the first to report that a deal is close, while ESPN's Buster..." August 31

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Giants’ Steven Duggar Diagnosed With Torn Labrum

    MLB Trade Rumors "Giants outfielder Steven Duggar has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder following an MRI, the team revealed to reporters after last night’s game (link via Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle). Doctors have recommended surgery for the..." August 30

  • Giants Place Steven Duggar On DL, Select Gregor Blanco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve placed rookie outfielder Steven Duggar on the 10-day disabled list due to a shoulder injury and selected the contract of veteran outfielder Gregor Blanco in his place. Buster Posey, who underwent season-ending hip surgery earlier this week, was..." August 29

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • Giants C Buster Posey undergoes hip surgery, rehab set to begin

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The clock has officially started on the second significant rehab process of Buster Posey's career.  Posey underwent surgery Monday afternoon to address a an impingement in his right hip and repair a torn labrum that bothered him at the plate all season. The Giants announced..." August 28

  • Giants’ Bochy: Rookie Aramis Garcia ‘ready to catch here’

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants’ tradition of shifting coaches and executives to new responsibilities rather than firing them does pay dividends. One example is former first-base coach Bill Hayes, whom they retained as a minor-league catching instructor. Hayes worked extensively..." August 27

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Giants' Buster Posey: Officially lands on DL

    CBS Sports "Posey (hip) was officially placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. This is largely a procedural move, as the All-Star backstop is already slated to miss the remainder of the season due to hip surgery coming up on Monday. " August 26

  • Posey drew interest from Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "Giants catcher Buster Posey drew trade interest from the Braves prior to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, Cafardo reports. Moreover, “there was talk” Boston was interested in Posey, but a team source shot down that, Cafardo adds. Regardless, it’s no surprise the..." August 26

  • Bryce Harper suggested as a good fit for Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "A lot of talk was expected this winter on whether the Giants should go after Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper in free agency. The Giants' August exit from the postseason races has accelerated the conversation. Here is a two-word case for the Giants pursuing Harper, and what..." August 26

  • Giants to promote Aramis Garcia

    Hardball Talk "The Giants are expected to promote catching prospect Aramis Garcia this weekend, according to multiple reports. Garcia will replace Buster Posey on the roster, as Posey is slated to undergo hip surgery on Monday and will be out for the remainder of the season. Garcia, 25, was ranked..." August 25

  • Posey surgery Monday with 6-8 mos. recovery

    MLB.com "Giants catcher Buster Posey announced Friday that he will undergo season-ending hip surgery on Monday that he hopes will help him regain his full range of skilll as a hitter. The procedure could delay the start of Posey's participation in the 2019 season. Posey said that Dave..." August 25

  • MLB Rumors: Andrew McCutchen could be trade target for Indians

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Cutch on the move again? MLB.com compiled a list of trades that could still take place before postseason rosters need to be set on August 31. Andrew McCutchen's name is mentioned. McCutchen reportedly cleared revocable trade waivers. ESPN's Buster..." August 24

  • Giants’ Brian Sabean: ‘Total rebuild’ unlikely despite disappointing season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Throughout Brian Sabean’s 22 years of constructing Giants rosters, the word “rebuild” has not been in his vocabulary. The focus was to supplement the roster, not strip it, and the strategy led to eight postseasons and three World Series titles. These days,..." August 24

  • Giants executive Sabean gives timetable on Posey’s recovery

    KNBR "Giants executive Brian Sabean confirmed multiple reports that Buster Posey will soon have season-ending surgery to repair his ailing right hip when he joined Lund & Middlekauff on Thursday evening. “He did get a second opinion in New York and I would say at this point in..." August 24

  • Giants' Derek Holland apologizes for insensitive MLB Network appearance

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Derek Holland has been one of the more popular additions to the Giants' clubhouse in recent years, keeping it light throughout what has turned out to be a rough summer. On Thursday, Holland issued an apology for an attempt at humor that fell flat. The Giants left-hander had..." August 23

  • Report: Giants hoping to deal Andrew McCutchen before August 31

    Sportsnaut "Veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen could soon be on the move. A recent report from ESPN’s Buster Olney stated that the San Francisco Giants are looking to deal McCutchen by August 31. August 23

  • Andrew McCutchen’s absence from Giants’ lineup fuels trade speculation

    San Francisco Gate "When Wednesday night’s Giants lineup was posted, Andrew McCutchen wasn’t in it, which led to massive speculation in the social media universe. Was he being traded? Where was he headed? What are the Giants getting for him? Which young player..." August 23

  • Bumgarner: deGrom deserving of Cy Young

    MLB.com "Last weekend in Cincinnati, Madison Bumgarner reclined in the visitor's clubhouse, craned his neck, and witnessed the end of a masterpiece. On the TV was Jacob deGrom, whom Bumgarner will face in a marquee matchup on Thursday at Citi Field, delivering his latest gem in a season full of..." August 22

  • Giants now say Buster Posey will play through hip injury

    Sportsnaut "A report earlier on Tuesday indicated that All-Star catcher Buster Posey would likely miss the remainder of the season and undergo season-ending hip surgery. In a sudden reversal, Giants manager Bruce Bochy noted following the team’s loss to the New York Mets that..." August 22

  • Andrew McCutchen Reportedly Placed on Revocable Trade Waivers by Giants

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco Giants appear ready to explore their trade options with star outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Per The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly, the Giants placed McCutchen on revocable trade waivers. He added there is a "very good chance" the 2013..." August 21

  • The Giants have fallen out of the playoff race and there's still enough time to cash in some trade chips

    CBS Sports "Barring a miraculous hot streak these last six weeks, the San Francisco Giants will miss the postseason for the second straight year. They've lost four straight and 24 of their last 40 games to fall to 61-64. They are eight games back in the NL West and 7 1/2 games back of the..." August 20

  • Derek Holland a bright spot in Giants’ trying season

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants’ rotation was to feature Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, and has gotten a boost from rookies Dereck Rodriguez and Andrew Suarez. Yet the staff leader in starts (23), innings (1291/3) and strikeouts (132) was..." August 20

  • Giants activate Hunter Strickland

    Hardball Talk "Giants reliever Hunter Strickland has been activated from the 60-day disabled list, the club announced Saturday. In a corresponding move, third baseman Pablo Sandoval was shifted to the 60-day disabled list, where he’ll remain for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his..." August 18

  • Giants Will Activate Hunter Strickland Tomorrow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are set to activate Hunter Strickland from the disabled list tomorrow, the team told reporters (Twitter link via Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group). His activation will serve as the corresponding move for placing rookie right-hander Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list..." August 17