Giants Rumors & News

  • The Giants Are Asking San Francisco For Millions In Tax Breaks

    Deadspin "The San Francisco Giants have long peddled a charming fiction about their ballpark, billing it as the “the first privately financed ballpark in Major League Baseball since 1962.” That would be a fact worth commending if it were at all true, but according to a study conducted by urban planner..." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • Foltynewicz stellar in Braves' win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Mike Foltynewicz out-pitched Jeff Samardzija and the last-place Atlanta Braves cooled off the San Francisco Giants on a sweltering Memorial Day. Foltynewicz allowed just three hits and Mallex Smith smacked a bases-loaded triple off Samardzija in the second inning as the Braves..." May 30

  • Giants' Cueto improves to 8-1 by beating Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Johnny Cueto wasn't going to let a little back tightness bother him. Resorting to his herky-jerky motion less than usual, Cueto won his fifth consecutive decision Sunday and continued his mastery of both the Colorado Rockies and Coors Field in the San Francisco Giants' 8-3..." May 29

  • Johnny Cueto quietly living up to expectations in San Francisco

    ESPN "Johnny is good. So far this season, Johnny Cueto has shown why the San Francisco Giants committed six years and $130 million to him in the offseason. Somehow he has been flying under the radar. The Giants have won 14 of their past 16 games since May 11. In that span, San Francisco’s starters..." May 29

  • Tim Lincecum is expected to make his debut with the Angels on June 12.

    Los Angeles Times "The International Drone Racing Assn. held its North American Cup West championships at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday. A quarter-mile away, forced onto a back field at the Angels’ spring training complex by the high-flying event, Tim Lincecum warmed up for his first game with his new team...." May 29

  • Posey homers twice, drives in six in Giants' win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Hitting with runners in scoring position had been a problem this season for San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. And right-handed pitchers had befuddled him. Posey brushed aside those issues Saturday when he hit two three-run homers in the Giants' 10-5 victory over the..." May 28

  • Giants tentatively plan to place Matt Cain on DL, recall right-hander Chris Stratton

    San Jose Mercury News "Back in 2002, the Giants drafted right-hander Matt Cain in the back end of the first round. A decade later, they drafted right-hander Chris Stratton in the back end of the first round. Now Cain’s hamstring injury is providing an avenue for Stratton’s first major league promotion. A club..." May 28

  • Cain could miss time after straining hamstring "Aniother trip to the disabled list looks like a distinct possibility for Giants right-hander Matt Cain, who strained his right hamstring in Friday night's second inning of San Francisco's 5-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies and immediately left the game. Cain, 31, will undergo an MRI on Saturday..." May 28

  • Rockies end Giants' five-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Rockies arrived home from Boston at 3:30 Friday morning. Meanwhile, the red-hot and well-rested Giants had an off day here Thursday. But the Rockies parlayed a superb outing from Tyler Chatwood and a barrage of early doubles into their fifth win in eight games this season..." May 28

  • Do the San Francisco Giants need rotation help to win the title?

    Sportsnaut "As presently constructed, can the San Francisco Giants win the World Series? This is a tricky question, as there seems to be two different answers. If the High God of Baseball himself came down and told us that the Giants will not make any moves but will still make the playoffs, then the answer..." May 27

  • Joc Pederson: Barry Bonds snubbed me on photo request

    Larry Brown Sports "Joc Pederson, who was born in 1992, grew up watching Barry Bonds do things on a baseball field that most men aren’t capable of. Like many other children of the 1990s and 2000s, Pederson idolized Bonds. Not anymore. Bonds is working as a hitting coach with the Miami Marlins this season. When..." May 26

  • Giants walk off with fifth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are on such a roll ... even when their bid for a game-winning home run bounces off the fence, it winds up being good enough. Brandon Crawford was credited with a 399-foot single Wednesday afternoon when his liner off the center field wall scored Matt..." May 25

  • Samardzija extends Giants' run of hot pitching

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Samardzija insists he rarely has had as much fun watching teammates pitch as he is having with the San Francisco Giants. Of course, what really makes it enjoyable is being able to duplicate what he saw when it is his turn to take the mound. Samardzija combined..." May 25

  • Cueto fires two-hitter as Giants shut out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants got game-winning hits from pitchers Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner over the weekend, so Johnny Cueto was hoping to do the same Monday night. When he failed, the club had to resort to Plan B: a real hitter. Pinch hitter Hunter Pence's towering..." May 24

  • Don't forget about the Giants

    SB Nation "The Giants are 27-19 and three games up in the National League West. They've won nine of their last 10 and games, and are 15-6 in May after a 12-13 April. They're playing much better baseball than you would suspect given their run differential, too: the Giants have given up at least 10 runs in..." May 23

  • Bumgarner knocks in lone run as Giants blank Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner is at it again. The Giants left-hander shut out the Cubs for 7 2/3 innings and drove in the only run of the game as San Francisco beat Chicago 1-0 Sunday. "He's special. We've seen it over the years," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Bumgarner, the..." May 22

  • Cain snaps skid as Giants top Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "Matt Cain's long trudge back finally has a happy ending. The San Francisco right-hander snapped a 15-game winless streak while holding the Chicago Cubs to one run on six hits to lead the Giants to a 5-3 victory on Saturday. After two strong -- if inconclusive earlier starts -- Giants..." May 21

  • Arrieta earns NL-best eighth win as Cubs defeat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta admitted he had only his "B" game Friday night. Fortunately for the staff ace, his teammates brought their "A-plus" defense. Arrieta became the National League's first eight-game winner, limiting the San Francisco Giants to four..." May 21

  • Angels announce deal with Lincecum

    The Score "Things are about to get Freaky in Anaheim. Tim Lincecum, the two-time Cy Young award winner who spent the last nine years with the San Francisco Giants, finalized a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, more than eight months after undergoing hip surgery. Lincecum, who..." May 20

  • Giants prevail behind another strong performance by Samardzija

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The San Francisco Giants' Jeff Samardzija didn't go nine innings on Thursday night against the San Diego Padres and he was hearing about it. "I'm catching some flak right now from the guys in here," Samardzija said. "I was trying to get back out there." Samardzija pitched..." May 20

  • Giants, A's would sign Steph Curry

    San Francisco Chronicle "He was a top-of-the-order hitter. Effective with two strikes. No power. Mostly a middle infielder and center fielder. Never a pitcher like his dad. Back in the day, Stephen Curry played baseball. Then he became a teenager and devoted his life to basketball. Now Curry is the envy of..." May 20

  • GM praises Lincecum: 'He started a new era in Giants baseball'

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Tim Lincecum’s one-year Angels agreement in place, Giants general manager Bobby Evans on Thursday called the pitcher an instrumental figure in franchise history. “He started a new era in Giants baseball and forever will mean a lot to the organization,” Evans said. “We wish him well with..." May 20

  • Reports: Angels finalize deal with former Giants ace Tim Lincecum

    CBS Sports "The Angels have finalized a contract with free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to reports by MLB Network's Jon Heyman and's Jesse Sanchez. The deal will reportedly pay Lincecum around $2 million for the remainder of the 2016 season with the opportunity to make an additional $1.7..." May 20

  • Cueto fires 4-hitter as Giants down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto changed speeds, changed motions and changed how he was attacking the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. As far as the Padres were concerned, though, it was more of the same. Cueto hurled a complete-game four-hitter, and..." May 19

  • Tim Lincecum Taking Physical For Angels Today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Lincecum is taking a physical for the Angels today and, if and when he passes, his deal with the team will be complete, reports Passan (Twitter link). Lincecum will head to the minors to build up endurance, per Passan, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds that the expectation is that he’ll..." May 19

  • Bumgarner goes distance as Giants top Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- San Francisco Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner had a nasty arsenal and a similar disposition on the mound in stifling the San Diego Padres, 5-1, on Tuesday night. Bumgarner went the distance, and Brandon Crawford drove in five runs as the surging first-place Giants earned their..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum closing in on a deal with Los Angeles Angels

    Yahoo! Sports "Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is closing in on a deal with the Los Angeles Angels, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. While the terms of the contract have yet to be finalized, the expectation is it will be a one-year major league deal. Lincecum, 31, is returning from hip surgery and..." May 16

  • Crawford's single give Giants four-game sweep of Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants got the four-game sweep payback they owed the Arizona Diamondbacks, although it took a few minutes longer than usual before the result was official. Brandon Crawford singled home the winning run in the ninth inning on the third of three consecutive..." May 15

  • Ninth-inning rally lifts Giants past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Sometimes the math just doesn't matter. San Francisco catcher Buster Posey snapped a skid with runners in scoring position while breaking Daniel Hudson's hold on right-handed hitters at the same time. Posey's two-out, two-run double with the bases loaded broke a tie in the ninth..." May 15

  • Giants defeat Diamondbacks behind Panik, Samardzija

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Joe Panik had not swung at a 3-0 pitch in 38 previous major league opportunities, but this might start a trend. Panik's three-run home run on a 3-0 pitch in the sixth inning gave San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija all the support he needed in the Giants' 3-1 victory over..." May 14

  • Santiago Casilla apologizes to Bruce Bochy, will remain the club’s closer

    San Jose Mercury News "Santiago Casilla did not blow a save Thursday night. He merely blew his top. And a day later, with a cooler head, he walked into the manager’s office and apologized to Bruce Bochy. “We had a good talk,” Casilla said through interpreter Erwin Higueros. “I just apologized for my outburst from..." May 14

  • Giants finally beat Greinke in 12th attempt

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It took a Giant village to beat Zack Greinke, but San Francisco got it done. Joe Panik homered, Johnny Cueto won his fifth game and Javier Lopez induced a game-ending groundout with the bases loaded in the Giants' 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on..." May 13

  • Santiago Casilla was NOT happy Bruce Bochy pulled him from the game

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants were enjoying one of their most satisfying moments of the season Thursday night, relishing in a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. It was the first time the Giants beat Zack Greinke, who had been 8-0 in 11 career starts. Johnny Cueto lasted seven innings for the seventh time in..." May 13

  • Tim Lincecum’s best options are the White Sox, Angels, and Giants

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum‘s best options appear to be starting jobs with the White Sox or Angels, or a relief job with the Giants. The Padres and Mariners are not in the running, according to an earlier report. Lincecum, who turns 32 years old next month, held a..." May 13

  • Padres, Mariners not in the mix for Tim Lincecum

    Hardball Talk "Tim Lincecum held his long-awaited showcase last week and is, presumably, negotiating with various clubs at the moment. Some have suspected that he’ll want to stay on the west coast and many thought that his hometown teams, the Seattle Mariners, would be a potential destination for him as..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Giants avoid sweep by topping Jays in 13th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants are struggling so badly for offense of late, they will take wins any way they can get them. Buster Posey, mired in a 1-for-24 slump, didn't even have to swing the bat to knock in the winning run Wednesday. The catcher drew a bases-loaded walk in the..." May 11

  • Happ, Blue Jays shut out Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- J.A. Happ was the losing pitcher on the night San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain threw a perfect game on June 13, 2012. "I actually owed him one," Happ happily declared Tuesday night after scattering six hits over 8 2/3 innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-0..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Diamondbacks Stewart downplays interest in Lincecum "The D-backs had multiple scouts as well as senior vice president/assistant general manager De Jon Watson at free agent Tim Lincecum's showcase Saturday in Scottsdale, but it does not sound like they will be in the running to sign the right-hander. "I'll get a little bit more detail from De Jon..." May 10

  • Blue Jays open series with win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Nobody felt better about Toronto's 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night than Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders. Even if his head did hurt a little. Saunders drove in a run in the first inning, gave one back in the sixth and provided a..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Angels, ChiSox, D’Backs, Giants Showing Early Interest In Tim Lincecum

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants and White Sox are the four teams who have been the quickest to show interest in Tim Lincecum, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. The Padres are also expected to join the hunt to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Given that the majority of MLB teams had..." May 09

  • Rockies shut out Giants to split series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The series began with the Rockies scoring 17 runs in a game, and it ended with both of Colorado's last two starting pitchers holding the San Francisco Giants scoreless. Even slugger Nolan Arenado is impressed with the transformation. "Whenever you lose a game, I'm..." May 08

  • Orioles' Duquette confirms interest in Lincecum

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette admitted Sunday that his club is monitoring the market for free-agent Tim Lincecum, but he sounded less than optimistic the veteran will call Maryland his next home. Appearing on MLB Network Radio, Duquette confirmed his team's presence at..." May 08

  • Giants bullpen a little better than Rockies' in 13-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- A 13-run inning one night. A 13-inning game two days later. It's obvious which the pitching-strong San Francisco Giants prefer. Matt Duffy doubled in Conor Gillaspie with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning Saturday, lifting the Giants to a 2-1 victory over the..." May 07

  • Bumgarner fans 10 as Rockies defeat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner insisted he and his teammates were embarrassed by the shellacking put on them by the Colorado Rockies in Thursday's series opener. Fortunately for the Giants, they had just the guy available Friday night to do something..." May 07