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SS Crawford agrees to $3.175 million contract with Giants

  The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000. The agreement Tuesday gives Crawford a raise from the $560,000 he earned last season. He had been asking for $3.95 million in his first year of arbitration, while the Giants had countered at $2.4 million. The sides settled at the midpoint. Crawford...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants, Brandon Crawford Reach Deal to Avoid Arbitration

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly bringing back an integral part of their World Series winning club in shortstop Brandon Crawford, as the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal which avoids arbitration, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. Brandon Crawford settles with #SFGiants at $3.175M. Midpoint signing. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 27, 2015 Crawford, 28...
Via Baseball Essential
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Re-Sign Ryan Vogelsong, Add Two More Familiar Faces

The Giants may have lost some pop and character with the departures of Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse, but they will certainly retain the same amount of grit in 2015. That’s because, over the weekend, the Giants re-signed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a one-year, $4 million deal. Vogelsong returns to the Giants for a fifth season after going 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts...
Via BaySportsNet
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco’s Batkid is Heading to the Big Screen

Fifteen months ago, Batkid took over all the medias (social and otherwise) and five-year-old Miles Scott became everyone’s favorite crime fighter when he saved San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal (among others) from Gotham city’s worst offenders. Soon, the story of the then-kindergartner (whose leukemia has since gone into remission) will be made into a feature film. And leading...
Via Hall of Very Good
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB pitcher Ted Lilly in big trouble with the law

I’ll be the first to admit, the automobile insurance business seems stacked against the consumer.  They make you purchase it to drive.  They charge if you annually if you don’t use it.  They charge you more if you do use it.  And whoever hits you in an accident seems to always be uninsured and you have to pay.  All that being said, you will lose if you lie to them.  Former...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Back To 2010: Start Of The San Francisco Giants’ Run

For life long San Francisco Giants fans, this new era of success still feels more fantasy than reality. The idea that winning a championship is expected from this new wave of fans feels ridiculous. After 52 years, some of us fans still look back at 2010 as that perfect moment. Now that all Giants fans are spoiled regardless of when they started cheering, it’s important to look...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Do That Mr. Rob Manfred!

Rob Manfred should not ban the defensive shift. Too many negatives would result because of it. One day into the job, and the 10th Commissioner in the history of the MLB is making headlines with his latest idea to captivate casual and young fans to the sport of baseball. Rob Manfred said today that he is open to the idea banning of the defensive shift in order to open up the game...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Fransisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal. Vogelsong had been reportedly close to a deal with the Houston Astros in recent days, but ultimately decided to re-sign with the team he’s been with since 2011. Last season, Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 184.2 innings while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong Signs With San Francisco

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist  The world champion San Francisco Giants have re-signed right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong to a 1-year, $4 million contract. Vogelsong is 37-years-old and will turn 38 during the season. In 2014, Vogelsong had a 4.00 ERA with an 8-13 win-loss record. Vogelsong will fit in nicely as the 5th man on the Giants’ rotation. Vogelsong made his major league...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ted Lilly Charged In Insurance Fraud

Former major league pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with insurance fraud, San Luis Obispo’s KSBY reported Thursday. Lilly, who lives in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo County in Californa pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to three separate charges. The charges were filed in the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. All three charges involved vehicle insurance fraud...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Harry Brecheen

Madison Bumgarner’s masterful World Series performance placed him on a very short list: pitchers who have won three games in a World Series.  Only fourteen men have accomplished the feat, dating back to Bill Dineen’s effort in the first Series. Bumgarner also added himself to an even more elite Fall Classic group as a southpaw, becoming only the fifth lefty to earn a “W...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki Should Hit Leadoff for The Giants

The San Francisco Giants officially announced on Tuesday the signing of outfielder Nori Aoki. Aoki has, over his three year career in the MLB, totaled 1531 plate appearances as a leadoff hitter and only 280 in other spots (primarily the second spot in the lineup). Sounds good, but the Giants already have a leadoff hit in Angel Pagan. Where then, does Aoki fit into this new-look...

Giants designate injured 2B Scutaro for assignment

SAN FRANCISCO -- Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery. The Giants said they plan to retain Scutaro and continue working with him through his rehabilitation following back surgery that could end his career. Dr. Michael Wang performed a fusion last month in Miami to alleviate the troublesome...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

When Pablo Sandoval signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this offseason, it came as a bit of a shock, considering Sandoval’s history with the Giants and the reports that San Francisco had made him a better offer than what he ended up getting from Boston. On a Tuesday appearance on MLB Network radio, Sandoval confirmed that he didn’t let the Giants make the final offer, and...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval left money on table to sign with Red Sox

  This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval’s free agency decision was about more than cold, hard cash.   Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants. The 28-year-old wanted a change of pace, even if it meant accepting a less lucrative deal...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Who Bats Leadoff?

The San Francisco Giants have set their outfield with the signing of Nori Aoki, but questions still remain on the former Kansas City Royals right fielder who will transition to left for the Giants. Since coming to Major League Baseball from Japan in 2012, Aoki has batted as his team’s leadoff hitter in 338 of his 438 career games. Aoki has been successful setting the table for...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cut-Rate Replacements At Third Base and Left Field Save Giants Millions

With the signing of former Kansas City Royals outfielder free agent Nori Aoki, the San Francisco Giants have now answered two of their top off-season questions: who will replace Pablo Sandoval at third base and who takes over in left field for Michael Morse? Morse and Sandoval were both offered more money to stay in San Francisco but politely decline and got out of town quickly....
Via The Giants Cove
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Dillon Gee draws attention

There’s no question the San Francisco Giants are in a rebuilding season, looking to strengthen their roster on both sides of the ball. San Francisco had their heart set on utility player Ben Zobrist who was traded to the Oakland Athletics earlier this week, bringing the Giants back to square one. In recent events, the Giants have looked at the New York Mets’ Dillon Gee as a possible...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Aoki agrees to $4.7M deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- A person with knowledge of the agreement say free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has reached a $4.7 million, one-year deal with the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not been announced. Aoki gives the Giants a proven outfielder to join regular center fielder Angel Pagan and right fielder Hunter Pence om the defending...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #139: Brandon Belt | 1B | SF

Do you buy the potential or do you fear the park? That’s what will decide which side of the Brandon Belt fence you’re standing on, and it’s not an easy question to answer. Belt has been the subject of much debate around these pages. Adam Nodiff and Jake Devereaux, our two Profcast hosts, are Belt believers. George Fitopoulos and myself are not. Conversely, Adam and Jake dislike...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

With pitchers and catchers soon to report, the Giants season is tight around the corner

It seems like just yesterday that the team was piled at the pitcher’s mound in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City after winning Game 7 to clinch their third World Series in five years, but believe it or not, the San Francisco Giants are just about five weeks away from reporting to Spring Training in Scottsdale, Arizona. World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and phenom Buster Posey will...
Via The Giants Cove
16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants rumors: Players they can still land

  The San Francisco Giants and general manager Brian Sabean have made some moves this winter, signing two of their own free agents – Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy – as well as trading for third baseman Casey McGehee to replace Pablo Sandoval who signed with the Boston Red Sox at the end of 2014. Sabean has yet to pull off a major deal, but there’s still time. As of now, the...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants 2015 Blueprint: Save Money, Manage Compliant Fan Base

Question: Do You Believe the Giants Front Office (or Your Lying Eyes)? This off-season the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants missed an amazing number of opportunities to improve their 25 man roster. It makes you wonder why they bothered to attend the annual General Managers meeting in Phoenix last November, or the MLB Winter Meetings in December. When the Giants’ ownership...
Via The Giants Cove
20 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Some Interesting Statistics

The MLB offseason is generally pretty boring, and these are the days the world has effectively tuned out baseball. With no spring training or free agency buzz going on right now, everyone (probably even MLB executives) is focused on the NFL and college football playoffs. But don’t worry, that won’t stop me from writing about my beloved San Francisco Giants. With no major storylines...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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