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GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chris Heston shuts down Brewers, continues excellent rookie season

Just a reminder that the Giants designated for assignment and later released Chris Heston in 2013 to add Jeff Francoeur to the active roster. After winning 11 of 12 games after the All Star break the Giants found themselves just a game back of the Dodgers in the National League West. They were hosting the Brewers as their last home series for awhile as they hit the road to Arlington...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crawford Homers As Giants Beat Brewers

Brandon Crawford’s fourth inning home run (15th of the season) gave the San Francisco Giants (55-44) the cushion starting pitcher, Chris Heston (12-5, 3.14 ERA), was looking for and contributed to the Giants 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers (43-57). The Giants’ righty went seven strong innings, a struggle lately for the starting rotation, giving the bullpen a bit of time to...
Via BaySportsNet
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Tim Hudson becomes 15th pitcher to beat every MLB team

Tim Hudson can add another check mark to his list of career accomplishments. With a win over the Oakland A's on Sunday, the veteran San Francisco Giants righty became only the 15th pitcher in history to notch a win against all 30 MLB teams. "I'm not sure if you could say it's on my bucket list, but it is a pretty cool thing to be able to say you've done," Hudson said after the game...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants interested in Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants have been connected to several big name arms as the trade deadline approaches, including the likes of Cole Hamels. Behind Madison Bumgarner, their rotation leaves much to be desired (although the return of Jake Peavy has helped a bit). While it appears unlikely that the team will add a big name starter (ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick calls it a “long shot...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: If Anyone Gets Traded, It's Brandon Belt

Looking over his shoulder, how apt. With the clock ticking until the MLB trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants should be willing to give up only one major piece of the team, and that’s Brandon Belt. I am one of many who have pulled for the Baby Giraffe since day one. I felt he was shoddily treated his early years in the big leagues, getting shuttled from the big club...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hot And Cold: The 2015 San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants aren’t winning as often as the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re certainly not losing as much as the Phillies, but they’re winning and losing more games in a row than their National League competitors.If you look at the top two teams in each NL division (top three in the case of the NL Central since St. Louis blows everyone out of the water), no team...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Brewers at Giants

Led by baseball's hottest hitter, the San Francisco Giants are on the brink of overtaking first place in the NL West. There's little to reason to think the streaking Giants' hit parade won't continue Monday night against struggling Kyle Lohse and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Giants (54-44) won 4-3 against Oakland on Sunday for their 11th victory in 12 games. They're hitting...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Buster Posey

The second half of the Major League Baseball season is in full swing and the most prominent big leaguer from Florida State is furthering his case for National League MVP. San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of July 20th through the 26th after hitting .500 in five games this week. Posey hit in four of the Giants’...
Via Noled Out
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Will they make a trade?

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is less than 5 days away. The San Francisco Giants sit 1 game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Will the Giants do anything at the deadline or will they stand pat? This is probably the biggest question surrounding the Giants. Why? It’s simple. The Giants are in contention for another World Series run and there are...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bochy not expecting Giants to trade, content with current roster

Trade decisions ultimately aren't in the manager's control, but if Bruce Bochy had his way, he would keep the current San Francisco Giants roster intact. "Right now I don't see anything," Bochy said on the topic of potential trades, "so I just keep my focus on these 25 guys we have. That's the way I look at it. I can't say I expect something. I like this group. I don't think there...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hudson Makes History as Giants Complete Sweep

Matt Duffy’s bat  backed Tim Hudson, helping him become the 15th pitcher in Major League history to beat all 30 teams, as the Giants topped the A’s 4-3 to earn the sweep. San Francisco’s offense teed off against a struggling Kendall Graveman. Angel Pagan got it started with a lead-off walk before Duffy sent his ninth home run of the year into the left-field bleachers. A single...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ Offense Continues Second Half Breakout

San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey watches the flight of his two run double that fell just fair down the right field line in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) Since the first of their championships in 2010, the San Francisco Giants have been marked by their elite pitching. This year, while they try for their...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough decision await the Giants at the trade deadline

It’s an odd year, which means the San Francisco Giants really shouldn’t bother trying to add anything at the trade deadline since there’s no point. But the Giants find themselves in the thick of contention with a chance to get to an odd year-playoffs for the first time since 2003, and that means they’ll be actively shopping over the next seven days. The Giants, though...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik is Continuing All-Star Performance After Midsummer Classic for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants slides as he scores during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Second baseman Joe Panik has been an instrumental piece for the San Francisco Giants through the first half of the season, as the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Matt Cain hitting his stride as he plays catchup

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain began his season in July, a reality he's trying to acclimate to after growing so accustomed to pitching full seasons. Cain has been teetering from highs to lows in the four starts he's made this season, currently positioned at a high after picking up his second win of the season in a 7-1 defeat of the San Diego Padres in which he threw...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heston is Latest Pitching Success for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 21: Chris Heston #53 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 21, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) In the Giants’ 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, right-hander Chris Heston carried a no-hitter for six innings in what...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Feds finally drop case against Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds did not lie about being injected with steroids or withhold information when he was asked in court about performance-enhancing drug use, at least as far as the U.S. Department of Justice is concerned. According to The Associated Press, the Department of Justice on Tuesday dropped its criminal prosecution of Bonds for obstruction of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Matt Duffy, The Other Breakout Giants Project

Over the past half decade, the San Francisco Giants have found ways of getting meaningful contributions out of players who were thought to be past their prime or not highly-regarded. This year, the Giants have nurtured the offensive development of three infielders who didn’t show much power before the major leagues, turning what might otherwise have been […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Michael Morse edition

With the MLB trade deadline, fans eagerly wait to see if their teams will make a move or not. With the teams that do make a move it usually means a brand new face in the clubhouse.   The aftereffect of a trade is whether that new player can get along with his new teammates and join the chemistry of the team that is already in place. One clubhouse that has great team chemistry is...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Can the offense carry them?

The San Francisco Giants are built differently. Gone are the days of dominant pitching, in are the days of the Giants offense. The Giants playoff hopes ride solely on their offense. Why, because the pitching staff is way too inconsistent. In 2010 and 2012 the Giants built their team around pitching and timely hitting. This was something that other teams tried to duplicate as they...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West player watch: Jake Peavy

The San Francisco Giants are on the verge of another postseason run. Yes, that’s been the common theme of the decade, but it’s once again true in 2015. The team appears to be a player or two away from being discussed as one of the best teams in the league. One player who just returned from the DL before the All-Star break could be that missing piece. That player is Jake Peavy...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds Takes Awesome/Weird Selfie With Sleeping Willie Mays (Photo)

Barry Bonds has hit more home runs than anyone in Major League Baseball, but we’re still trying to figure out if he knocked it out of the park with his latest Instagram post. The former San Francisco Giants slugger used the social media platform early Tuesday morning to snap a selfie with his godfather, baseball legend Willie Mays. This embed is invalid" /> ...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds takes selfie next to sleeping Willie Mays

Barry Bonds is not the first person to sneak up on a family member and take a selfie with said family member while he or she is sleeping. But when that family member is one of the greatest baseball players to ever live, it’s somehow just a little bit funnier. If you wanted to know...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect the Giants to Make Some Serious Changes in the Next Three Weeks

The San Francisco Giants are going through a difficult stretch. But this “stretch” isn’t an aberration, it’s the Giants’ talent and depth finding its true level at the midway point of the 2015 season. Which in a way is a funny thing to say about a 42-40 second place team on July 4th. That’s because the current problems facing San Francisco are broad and foundational and...
Via The Giants Cove
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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