Melancon, Giants see closer fitting in nicely

At Friday's AT&T Park news conference to herald the Giants' signing of closer Mark Melancon, the right-hander remained exultant over joining his new team.
22 hours ago

Brewers prospect suspended 50 games for second drug violation

Phil Bickford, a minor league pitching prospect in the Brewers’ organization, was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse, news emerged on Friday. This is Bickford’s second time testing positive for a drug of abuse. He first tested positive for marijuana before the draft in 2015. The first positive test didn’t stop the Giants from taking him No. 18 overall...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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The Giants are going to have issues against left-handed pitchers

The bright spot is at least the Dodgers don’t have any of those, right? This is probably the Giants’ final roster. We’re still four months away from Opening Day, which means about four months of J.D. Martinez speculation, but the more I look at the roster and the payroll, the more I think the team isn’t pulling our chains. This is it. About that ... I would like the Giants...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker remind me of another Giants outfielder

There's a comparison to make. It's not a perfect comparison, but it’s at least a thinking-face-emoji one. Something I think about a lot: Just how excited we would be about Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker in another era. Finally, the Giants are just letting the kids* play. Finally, there are no Steve Finleys or Randy Winns to block our sweet, sweet John Bowkers and Dan Ortmeiers...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Giants get their man early at Winter Meetings

The Giants can consider themselves fortunate -- with emphasis on "fortune" -- to have been the first team to leap into the market for a free-agent closer at baseball's Winter Meetings, which concluded Thursday.
2 days ago

How else could the San Francisco Giants improve this offseason?

The San Francisco Giants got their man, Mark Melancon, lllnd it’s almost like game 4 of the NLDS never happened! But seriously, this closer is the real deal — just look at his resume. He’s a 3x All-Star, finished 8th in the Cy Young voting for Pittsburgh in 2015, and he has pitched to a sub-2.30 ERA each season since 2013. Now that the Giants have locked down their 9th inning...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Giants agree to trade Chris Heston to Mariners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A person with knowledge of the talks says the San Francisco Giants have agreed to trade right-hander Chris Heston to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the swap isn't final. The Giants didn't have a spot for the 28-year-old in their rotation featuring Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto, Jeff...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melancon signs $62 million deal with Giants

The first of the big closers is off the free agent market, and he’s getting a whole lot of money. Mark Melancon and the San Francisco Giants are reportedly in agreement on a four-year deal that will shatter Jonathan Papelbon’s record $50 million closer deal. Sources: The Giants and Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal, pending a physical; Melancon is going through his physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding the Right Fit for Angel Pagan

Sort this year’s free-agent corner outfielders by last year’s production, and Angel Pagan‘s name appears right at the top of the list. Sort that same list by projected production, however, and Pagan falls to seventh best, right behind the recently signed Matt Joyce. We all know how projections work: at the most basic level, they’re the product of past performance and age...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Is Ty Blach fifth starter?

The San Francisco Giants enter the offseason with two needs, one monumental and the other small. The gigantic need is a closer and the other need is a power hitting outfielder. Those needs are obvious, but there’s one more question that hasn’t been addressed. Who is the fifth starter? There are a number of reasons why the fifth starter question is not addressed. Fifth starters...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: could a Pablo Sandoval reunion happen?

That’s right San Francisco Giants fans, “The Kung-Fu Panda” may be making a comeback. There have been rumors circulating that the San Francisco Giants are interested in trading for Pablo Sandoval from the Boston Red Sox. The two-time All-Star has struggled mightily after moving over to the American League and signing a five year, $95 million dollar contract with the Red Sox...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants have internally discussed Pablo Sandoval trade

Could a reunion between the San Francisco Giants and Pablo Sandoval be in the cards? According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, the Giants have had internal discussions about trading for Sandoval, a current Red Sox third baseman and former Giant. It is unclear whether the Red Sox would actively entertain such a proposal, or more likely, whether the two teams could make a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence dressed as Napoleon Dynamite for Halloween

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has become famous for a wide variety of things, from scooters to facial expressions to signs mocking him, but dressing as the titular character from the 2004 movie "Napoleon Dynamite" is a new one. That’s what Pence did for Halloween Monday night, though: Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills! @letsgetlexi pic.twitter...
Via The Comeback
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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