Giants Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Giants interested in John Lackey

    Hardball Talk "Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculated on Sunday that there might be a connection between the Giants and veteran free agent right-hander John Lackey, and now FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that San Francisco is indeed in pursuit. Rosenthal says the Giants, “like most clubs seeking..." November 25

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    David Price @DAVIDprice14

    I can always tell the big rumor days...tons of mentions when I haven't even said anything!! I love you all BUT I'm going to play in Japan

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Add #SFGiants to list of teams interested in Lackey, per sources. Giants, like most clubs seeking pitching, examining wide range of options.

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum is recovering well, expects to pitch in January showcase

    Yahoo! Sports "Amid the flurry of discussion about all the available top-flight starting pitching, one of the biggest names has slinked under the radar, where he's likely to stay until sometime in January. Tim Lincecum, the only free agent with two Cy Young Awards, is expected to bide his time as he recovers..." November 24

  • Report: Giants add former Rays prospect on minor league deal

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants won't need a shortstop for at least six years, but that didn't stop them from reportedly adding a former top prospect to their minor league system. According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was among was among five players the team signed to minor league deals..." November 24

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • John Lackey wants to stay in the National League, Cubs and Giants “may have the best shot”

    Hardball Talk "This comes from Nick Cafardo’s regular Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe … John Lackey, RHP, free agent — The Cardinals may feel they’ve gotten the best out of Lackey, but they have kept their toes in the water. The Red Sox also inquired, but their priority is finding an ace. Lackey wants..." November 22

  • Giants discussed Miller, Teheran with Braves

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014. With an even year ahead, they may be in line for another title and would like to acquire some pitching to help in their pursuit. San Francisco discussed pitchers Shelby Miller and Julio Teheran with the Atlanta Braves,..." November 22

  • Some see rival Giants as big threat to Dodgers for Zack Greinke

    CBS Sports "The rival San Francisco Giants look like they might pose a formidable threat to steal star pitcher Zack Greinke away from the Dodgers. A couple of people even suggested the Giants may be the favorite, though that is speculative. The Giants are very much interested in Greinke by all..." November 21

  • Could Belt be next to get deal from Giants?

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have a pretty simple strategy when it comes to homegrown contributors: Keep them. Brandon Crawford was the latest to get a long-term deal, agreeing to a six-year, $75 million contract that will keep him at AT&T Park through at least 2021. Crawford and Brandon Belt have always been..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Report: Giants have “serious interest” in Chris Davis

    Baseball Essential "Armed with a lot of money to spend, it looks like the San Francisco Giants will use a lot of it this offseason. Even after spending $75 million on a contract extension for Brandon Crawford (story here), the Giants have their eyes on a big prize, one that will likely cost much more than..." November 20

  • Giants, Dodgers Have Expressed Interest In Shelby Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants and Dodgers have “checked in” on Braves righty Shelby Miller,’s Buster Olney reports on Twitter. We already heard recently of interest from another NL West club, the Diamondbacks, though those talks apparently did not progress (Twitter link). It’s not entirely clear at this..." November 19

  • Crawford: Easy decision to sign long-term deal with Giants

    CSN Bay Area "When Brandon Crawford’s deal was finally made official Tuesday afternoon, his agent, Joel Wolfe, called to give him the good news. Wolfe joked that he thought he might reach Crawford at a Bentley dealership. Instead, Crawford told his agent he was busy and didn’t have much time to talk. “He was..." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Giants sign Crawford to 6-year deal reportedly worth $75M

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants rewarded Brandon Crawford for his breakout 2015 campaign, agreeing to a six-year deal with the All-Star shortstop worth a reported $75 million. The extension, announced by the club Tuesday, buys out Crawford's final two years of arbitration and first four seasons of..." November 18

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants signed Brandon Crawford to a six-year contract.

  • 5 teams that could trade for Aroldis Chapman "If the Reds wanted to add a touch of theatrics to this thing, they'd set up shop in the lobby of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., next month and ask teams hoping to trade for closer Aroldis Chapman to take a number. The Astros certainly would be there to grab one. The Tigers probably..." November 17

  • Willie Mays to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    San Francisco Chronicle "Willie Mays, considered by many the greatest all-around baseball player in history, won two MVP awards and 12 Gold Gloves. He was a 24-time All-Star and first-ballot Hall of Famer. On Monday, Mays’ baseball accolades took a back seat when the White House announced the Giants legend will receive..." November 17

  • Giants, Kyle Blanks closing in on deal

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants are close to finalizing a minor-league contract with Kyle Blanks, The Chronicle has learned. The deal is pending a physical. The 6-foot-6 Blanks, 29, has played mostly left field during a career that began with the Padres in 2009 but was sidetracked with injuries. He also plays..." November 17

  • Former Giant Aubrey Huff on comeback trail

    Hardball Talk "How about this for some unexpected news? According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Aubrey Huff is attempting a comeback. Huff turns 39 in December and hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2012 as a member of the Giants. He batted just .192 with a .608 OPS in 52 games that season. What..." November 17

  • Giants Interested In Extending Brandon Crawford

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants will look into signing shortstop Brandon Crawford to a long-term extension this offseason, ESPN’s Buster Olney reports (Insider subscription required). The 28-year-old Crawford is entering his second winter of arbitration, and MLBTR projects he’ll earn $5.7MM in 2016 — a nice bump from..." November 16

  • Giants poised to spend big, but is it the best way to return to contention?

    CBS Sports "The Giants have won three World Series titles in the last six years, and they followed each of those championships by missing the postseason the following year. They went 86-76 in 2011, 76-86 in 2013 and 84-78 in 2015. San Francisco finished eight games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 13..." November 15

  • The Giants are doing background work on David Price

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Giants are among the clubs “going through background preparation” on David Price. Which makes a lot of sense given that they’re saying goodbye to Tim Hudson this year and that, beyond Madison Bumgarner, the rotation was no great shakes in 2015. The Giants,..." November 13

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

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    MLB @MLB

    .@BusterPosey wins 2015 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award at catcher.

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Giants start shopping for front-line pitcher

    San Jose Mercury News "Baseball's free-agent marketplace opened for business last weekend, and the Giants made a beeline for the aisle with the big-name starting pitchers. The crop of free-agent pitchers is headed by Zack Greinke, David Price, Jordan Zimmermann and Johnny Cueto. And the Giants will have $30 million..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson in coma

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson is in a coma at an Atlanta hospital, according to a report first tweeted by WSB-TV's Zach Klein. The reason for the 29-year-old former pitcher's condition were not detailed. Hanson played five seasons in the majors, four of them with the Braves from 2009 to..." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Giants GM Evans: $200 million for Greinke 'a tall order'

    CSN Bay Area "Are the Giants going to pursue Zack Greinke? "I'm not gonna eliminate anybody at this point," general manager Bobby Evans said on KNBR 680-AM Thursday morning. After electing to opt out of his contract with the Dodgers earlier this week, Greinke is one of several big-name free agent starting..." November 06

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Evans said Belt is seeing concussion specialist again to get cleared. SFG expect him back at 100% before spring. Blanco has been cleared.

  • Giants Decline Options On Nori Aoki, Marlon Byrd

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have declined their club options over outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd, according to tweets from Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News and CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Aoki’s $5.5MM option will be bought out for $700K, while Byrd’s option did not come with a buyout. San..." November 05

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Giants send pizza to Royals front office as congrats for World Series win

    CBS Sports "For the second time in franchise history, the Royals are World Series champions. They beat the Mets in a thrilling Game 5 Sunday night to clinch the 2015 title. On Monday, the Giants front office congratulated the Royals front office on a job well done by sending them some celebratory pizza...." November 02

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • Giants planning to pick up Nori Aoki's option

    Number Fire "The San Francisco Giants will exercise the option on outfielder Nori Aoki for $5.5 million in 2016 "presuming he continues to heal," according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. What It Means: Aoki dealt with concussions all throughout the 2015 season that limited him to 392 games. Aoki will be..." October 23

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Dusty Baker Once Smoked A Joint With Jimi Hendrix

    Deadspin "Dusty Baker, who you probably best know (somewhat unfairly) as the author of many befuddling managerial decisions, wasn’t necessarily destined for a career in baseball. His first love was actually music, and now he’s written a memoir of attending the infamous 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, which..." October 21