Giants recall INF Grant Green, option RHP Chris Stratton

According to a report from Andrew Baggarly on Thursday, the San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento. In doing so, the Giants will allow Green to make his club debut on Thursday evening against the Oakland Athletics. The soon-to-be 29-year-old infielder will be starting at second base for manager Bruce Bochy with ace Madison...
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Pitching Streamers & DFS Plays for Friday, July 1st

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San Francisco Giants Double-A team to honor Muhammad Ali with special jerseys & auction

The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are proud to announce they will be honoring the life of the late Muhammad Ali at The Diamond starting on July 19th, marking the 20th Anniversary of Ali lighting the Olympic Torch. The Squirrels will be wearing unique jerseys featuring a butterfly and a bee on the front and boxing gloves with numerals on...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
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Bear or Bull: Johnny Cueto Is An Ace, No?

Johnny Cueto has been a controversial player in Major League Baseball for quite some time. There was that ugly Jason LaRue incident during a Cardinals/Reds on-field brawl in 2010 in which Cueto repeatedly kicked LaRue in the head and ultimately forced the former catcher to retire prematurely. Of course, there's also the issue of his extremely unorthodox windup that has been compared...
Via Razzball
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SF Giants Minor Lines, 6/29

Tyler Beede caps a brilliant month with a nearly perfect night. There was significant roster movement yesterday that we'll get to in a bit, but we have to start with Tyler Beede. On June 2nd, Beede retired his first 17 hitters of the night and ended up with 8 innings of one-hit, shutout ball. Last night, on June 29, Beede once again retired the first 17 hitters of the night and ended...
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9 hours ago

Giants outfielder came excruciatingly close to robbing a home run

On Tuesday night, San Diego Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. made one of the best home run-robbing catches of the season, turning a two-run bomb into a double play. San Francisco Giants right fielder Mac Williamson had a chance to do the same on Wednesday night, but his glove failed him.Williamson had Jed Lowrie's home run in the webbing of his glove, but upon hitting the wall...
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Giants might have bigger needs than outfield help

As the old saying in baseball goes, “Any team could use injuries as an excuse.” But if there was any team that could use injuries as an excuse for poor play, it would be this year’s edition of the San Francisco Giants. Hunter Pence, Matt Duffy, Matt Cain and Sergio Romo are just some of the more notable names that are currently on the DL. And in the case of a player like Kelby...
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10 hours ago

Giants to give up DH for Madison Bumgarner against A’s

The San Francisco Giants are preparing to do something we haven’t seen around the baseball world since the Gerald Ford Administration. Following the team’s third consecutive loss to the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics, the Giants will be sending ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner to the mound on Thursday in an attempt to avoid a sweep. No biggie, right? That’s until we realize...
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Giants memorably humiliated for second straight night

This time the bullpen was perfect, but the defense was appalling. And so it was that the night after the bullpen caught on fire, with flames licking the troposphere and changing weather patterns around the world, that the Giants played one of their sloppiest, ugliest games of the season. In the last 18 innings, the Giants were basically the worst of the 1962 Mets. Historically awful...
Via McCovey Chronicles
17 hours ago

Jake Peavy furious, sloppy defense costly as Giants lose to A's

OAKLAND – Jake Peavy began using teammate Albert Suarez’s glove four starts ago. He had given his own gamer to a kid and realized he didn’t have a broken-in replacement.   Peavy pitched well with the borrowed leather, and well, there are few forces in baseball more potent than superstition.   Maybe Suarez’s glove lost its mojo in the Giants’ 7-1 loss to the A’s Wednesday...
Via Giants Extra
18 hours ago

Panik on disabled list with concussion

Manager Bruce Bochy's initial concern Tuesday became a reality one day later as the Giants announced Wednesday afternoon that Joe Panik has a concussion and was placed on the seven-day disabled list.
21 hours ago

Giants notes: Joe Panik placed on concussion DL, Ruben Tejada joins roster, Chris Heston cashes in, plus updates on Tomlinson/Romo/Duffy

OAKLAND – The Giants spent two months charging to the front of the NL West. Now they are limping to the All-Star break. And the limp is becoming more pronounced by the day.   The Giants officially placed second baseman Joe Panik on the 7-day disabled list with what Manager Bruce Bochy termed a “mild concussion.”   The club purchased the contract of former Mets and Cardinals...
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22 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: How many All stars will they get?

For a team 20 games over 500 it would be logical for them to have five or more All Stars. In the case of the San Francisco Giants, this might not happen. The biggest reason: the Chicago Cubs fans stuffing the ballot. Every fan base stuffs the ballot, but it’s unfair to the Giants if they don’t have as many All Stars as the Cubs. The Giants are two games back of them and have...
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San Francisco Giants’ Best Ball Still to Come

It’s a Bay Bridge battle that opens Monday night at AT&T Park where the Giants (49-28) host the Oakland Athletics (32-43). The first place Giants are doing it shorthanded, but what else is new. Gold glove shortstop Brandon Crawford is not in Monday’s lineup, but with little worry attached. Simply a method to the madness for the man who snagged his 800th win as manager of...
Via The Sports Journal
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San Francisco Giants: Game Recap 6/26/16

Win number 800 for San Francisco Giants skipper, Bruce Bochy was a memorable one. The Giants have been playing exceptionally well, winning 8 of the last 10 and 32-9 over the the past 41 games, giving them the best 40 game stretch in San Francisco history. Quite a time to be a Giants fan! Win 49 of the season consisted of an uncharacteristically hittable Johnny Cueto, 4 hit batsmen...
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Gillaspie gets Giants past Phillies for Bochy's 80

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Bruce Bochy's 800th victory as Giants manager was anything but typical. Three blown leads, four hit batters, a rare shaky outing from Johnny Cueto, and back-to-back doubles in the ninth inning by two seldom-used players that provided the winning run. However, with the third-best record in baseball, Bochy certainly isn't complaining. Conor Gillaspie hit a game...
Via Associated Press
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San Francisco Giants: Four hit Batters and a Walk-Off

The fight was physical and left four welts. Three times the Phillies (32-45) fought back to tie it up in the final game of the series against the Giants at AT&T Park, ending with the Giants (49-28) on top 8-7 for the walk-off win. The win earned Bruce Bochy his 800th victory as manager of the club, while marking 13 wins in their last 16 contests. Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillaspie gets Giants past Phillies for Bochy's 800th SF win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants. Ramiro Pena doubled down the right-field line off Severino Gonzalez (0-1) then scored standing up when Gillaspie lined a 1-1 pitch in the same direction. It...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! The San Francisco Giants are rolling

One day, people will figure out how the San Francisco Giants do it. Sure, they spent a lot of money in the offseason to patch a few glaring holes on their roster. And despite missing the playoffs in 2015, they boasted one of the league’s best offenses that was coming back intact this season. They were widely considered to be at least a contender, not quite as good as the elite...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner in Derby could raise money for charity

Madison Bumgarner is without question one the best power-hitting pitchers in the major leagues. So much so that the San Francisco Giants ace has expressed interest in competing in the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game at San Diego’s Petco Park. While the determination regarding whether or not Bumgarner will get the chance to showcase his home run-hitting prowess remains...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Injuries Catching up with the San Francisco Giants?

The Giants currently hold first place in the NL West by six games. And while they’ve been on a role thanks to their stacked bullpen, injuries are starting to weigh in on the clubhouse. It was announced Monday June 20th that third baseman Matt Duffy was placed on the DL from a torn Achilles he sustained in the Giants’ series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Duffy is projected to be...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt rips himself on Twitter after striking out to catcher (vid)

The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves on the receiving end of a savage blowout, losing to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 15-4. But the savagery that occurred afterward in the social media musings of Giants first baseman Brandon Belt at his own expense may have been much more severe. The Pirates were left throwing out backup catcher Erik Katz to pitch the ninth inning...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez and others scammed out of millions in Ponzi-like scheme

Denver Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy and former MLB pitcher Roy Oswalt were cheated out of millions of dollars in what is being described as a “Ponzi-like scheme.” “Sanchez, and major league baseball pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of about $30 million, according to a recently unsealed U.S. Securities and...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Angel Pagan almost robs home run, spikes glove in anger

Robbing a home run may be the only cooler individual play in baseball than hitting a home run. So when you think you have achieved that amazing feeling of robbing a home run, but drop the ball? That has to be infuriating. And that’s what happened with San Francisco Giants veteran outfielder Angel Pagan on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Pagan did everything right to rob a home run...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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