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San Francisco Giants: Weakest bench in baseball?

The San Francisco Giants bench is incredibly weak. That’s pretty obvious. The bench has been exposed even more as the season has gone on: especially with Angel Pagan’s injury, Brandon Belt being out for significant time and Marco Scutaro’s career almost being over. Can this bench be changed, and if not is this bench good enough to help the Giants in the playoffs if they get...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Uggla Signing A Familiar Page From the Brian Sabean Playbook

When the Atlanta Braves released declining veteran second baseman Dan Uggla on July 18, 2014, it only took three days for San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean to sign Uggla to a minor league contract. When you look at Sabean’s long history of reclamation projects featuring fading veteran ball players, the real surprise here is why it took him a whole three days to...
Via The Giants Cove
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Cain Latest To Fall

In Episode 97, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Whether Matt Cain is droppable Whether Zack Wheeler has turned a corner Whether Dallas Keuchel is hurt or regressing A game of real or fake on...
Via Baseball Professor
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Cain Goes on the DL

Cain hasn’t had the magic this season (Photo: gammonsdaily.com) Matt Cain did not have one DL stint in the first eight Major League seasons, but on Monday he landed on the DL for the third time in the past three months. He was placed on the DL with elbow inflammation related to bone chips in his right elbow. The DL designation was backdated to prior to the All-Star break, so it’s...
Via Baseball Professor
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Giants interested in Red Sox' Jake Peavy

The San Francisco Giants lost starting pitcher Matt Cain to the 15-day disabled list earlier today due to right elbow inflammation. Before they placed him on the DL, the Giants were already on the lookout for another starting pitcher.As I reported late last week on Twitter, the Giants are interested in acquiring Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox, a league source said.#452071106...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants looking to acquire Jake Peavy?

The San Francisco Giants are expected to look to make a move now that Matt Cain is heading to the DL, and there is one player in particular that they could look to target. According to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Giants could look to acquire Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox. It would certainly be an intriguing move, and it would reunite Peavy with former...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Dan Uggla Signs Minor League Deal With San Francisco Giants

Second baseman Dan Uggla appears to have a new home. Uggla has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants, multiple outlets reported Monday. The three-time National League All-Star started the 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves but was cut by the team him after an abysmal start to the year. Uggla put up a slash line of just .162/.241/.231 in 145 plate appearances...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor-league deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league deal, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Source: Uggla to #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 21, 2014 Uggla will be assigned to Triple-A Fresno, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Uggla signed minor-leaguel deal with giants. Heads to albuquerque to join triple-a team. @Ken_Rosenthal...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain placed on DL with elbow inflammation

The San Francisco Giants have placed starting pitcher Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.#450289030 / gettyimages.comThe team announced the news Monday afternoon:Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL (retro to 7/11) with right elbow inflammation. #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 21, 2014 The Giants also said that Yusmeiro Petit...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants place Matt Cain on DL, recall George Kontos for bullpen

The San Francisco Giants have placed Matt Can on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. Cain, 29, has had a rough season going 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 90 1/3 innings of work this season. The Giants will have Yusmeiro Petit pitch in his place for Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia. While Cain could return from the disabled list in a few days, as his placement is retroactive...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt will go on DL with concussion

San Francisco Giants first basemen Brandon Belt has a concussion and according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, will be placed on either the seven or 15-day disabled list. He suffered the injury after being struck in the face by a throw at first during batting practice prior to Saturday's game against the Marlins. Adam Duvall will be recalled from Triple-A...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Batting practice accident could send Belt to concussion DL

Brandon Belt’s tough luck season continued Saturday night, when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice. Belt started in the Giants’ 5-3 victory at Marlins Park but was removed in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness and the club sent him for concussion tests following the game. The way club officials were talking late Saturday night...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Upate: Angel Pagan will not return before August

San Francisco Giants outfielder and leadoff hitter Angel Pagan will not see the field for the big league club until after July, Bochy said to Steve Berman of Bay Area Sports Guy. Pagan has been dealing with lower back issues that include nerve problems and side soreness.Bochy says no chance of Pagan returning before Aug, which w/ a back injury means they really have no idea. Giants...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: What to watch for

The San Francisco Giants enter the post All-Star break portion of the season with a 52-43 record and a game back in the division race. That’s a very good thing considering how bad things were going for them the past 2 months. What does the second half of the season have in store and what things should we watch for? Angel Pagan’s return and health is the biggest key to the Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ trade rumors: David Price edition

The San Francisco Giants are notorious for making key second additions on their way to winning World Series titles but in order to compete for one in 2014 another mid-season acquisition is essential. While Madison Bumgarner appeared to be settling into his role as the San Francisco Giants’ ace early in the season, his performance during the club’s June skid was anything but ace...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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