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GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants Drop Finale in Philly, End Road Trip 5-2

The Giants failed to complete the sweep, as they dropped the finale of the four-game set to the Phillies 2-1. Philadelphia jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead against Tim Hudson in the bottom of the first. With one out, Jimmy Rollins doubled, moved to third on a passed ball, and scored on a single by Marlon Byrd. San Francisco tied it up in the top of the fifth when Gregor Blanco led...
Via BaySportsNet
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Deadline Targets

The July 31st trade deadline is only nine days away and the Giants are sitting at 55-44 (.556) with a .002 pct lead on the Dodgers. It’s time to look at all the hottest rumours, evaluate the Giants biggest needs and find the most likely trade candidates.Evaluating the Giants biggest needs:Second Base: Second base has been by far the biggest weakness in the lineup this year. Collectively...
Via TopSportsReport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt's concussion symptoms aren't improving

Wednesday was not a good day for Brandon Belt. Shortly after he arrived at Citizens Bank Park, he returned to the hotel feeling terrible, his concussion symptoms not improving. Belt clearly will not be returning when eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list Sunday. Instead, he might undergo more elaborate testing in San Francisco. Manager Bruce Bochy noted the "unique...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hunter Pence gives Phillie Phanatic CPR

Hunter Pence is back playing at Citizens Bank Park, and he's had to deal with plenty of boo birds during this week's Giants-Phillies series. But that's to be expected in the City of Brotherly Love.And Wednesday night’s game featured a comical moment with Pence and the Phillies mascot. Phanatic began by attempting to distract Pence while he was in the on-deck circle...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants’ trade rumors: Jimmy Rollins edition

With the recent signing of Dan Uggla and the return of Marco Scutaro, the San Francisco Giants may have addressed their deficiency at second base but the struggles of shortstop Brandon Crawford may make the team look at upgrading the other middle infield position prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Crawford managed to keep his head above water hitting .253 in the first four months...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Umpire And Catcher Throw Ball To Tim Lincecum

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum came in for the 14th inning of this epic game against the Philadelphia Phillies and managed to pick up his first career save. During that time though, both the umpire and the catcher threw a ball at Tim Lincecum and Lincecum’s reaction was pretty funny. I guess everyone starts […] The post Umpire And Catcher Throw Ball To Tim Lincecum...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

numberFire on BL: Should the Giants Be Concerned About Matt Cain?

Matt Cain is not having himself a happy 2014 season. On Monday, the Giants’ top-of-the-rotation stud right-hander, who is in the midst of an eight-year, $139.75 million contract that takes him through 2017, was placed on the disabled list for the third time this season. The Giants said Cain had a “cranky” elbow, although upon doing a quick Web MD search on the Googleweb, I...
Via Batting Leadoff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Joe Panik exits

Joe Panik of the Giants left Tuesday’s game against the Phillies due to a right sprained ankle, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. He rolled it on first base when Roberto Hernandez didn’t give him any room to step on the base. Ehire Adrianza replaced Panik at second.Panik sprained his right ankle, Giants say.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) July 23, 2014 #452129706...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: Matt Cain injury signaling pitching search?

Neck and neck with the LA Dodgers for supremacy in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants have fallen on some bad times with injuries of late. Angel Pagan still has no timetable for a return, recently activated Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt have been in and out of the lineup, and most recently, starting pitcher Matt Cain was sent to the 15 day DL with no timetable for a return...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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
3 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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