Giants Rumors & News

  • Bumgarner controls Game 1, Giants win 7-1

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants cared enough to send their very best. What other way to describe Madison Bumgarner in the World Series? With their left-handed ace mixing a crackling fastball, a snapping cutter, a sweeping curve and even a surprising, 68-mph yakker, the Giants dealt the Kansas City Royals their..." October 22

  • Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse "Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World..." October 21

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Morse will be DH. #SFGiants

  • San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series "It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it. Specifically two Bay Area..." October 20

  • Tim Lincecum didn’t pitch in the NLDS or NLCS, but he’ll be on the World Series roster

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants used 24 of 25 players on the NLDS roster and did the same in the NLCS. The missing man was the same both times: Tim Lincecum. Still, manager Bruce Bochy will have Lincecum on the World Series roster. He said the Giants likely will keep the same group that beat the St. Louis Cardinals..." October 20

  • Giants fan returns walk-off home run ball, gets World Series tickets "A fair trade: Travis Ishikawa has the home run ball he hit Thursday night to send the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, and the fan that gave it to him will get to see his favorite team face the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the Fall Classic at At&T Park. But Frank Burke, the fan who..." October 19

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Bochy said Tim Lincecum will be on the roster for the World Series. Said he was supposed to throw today but has a sore neck.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Ishikawa: "I can't describe the feeling I have each time I see it or each time I think about it. It still doesn't seem like it was me."

  • 4 umps to work World Series for first time thanks to strong replay results "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bumgarner, Peavy, Hudson, Vogelsong to start for Giants. Lincecum on roster as well. Bochy not anticipating any roster changes.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    It's Bumgarner for Game 1. Peavy for Game 2.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    As expected, James Shields and Yordano Ventura will be starting Game 1 and 2 of the World Series.

  • Madison Bumgarner named NLCS MVP

    Hardball Talk "After the Giants secured a trip to the World Series with a dramatic 6-3 win over the Cardinals this evening, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named as the NLCS MVP. Bumgarner tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in Game 1 and allowed three runs over eight innings in Game 5 tonight. He..." October 17

  • Giants battle, take 3-1 NLCS lead over Cards

    CSN Bay Area "It is difficult to win a pennant without hitting home runs. But it is impossible to stand atop the hill when you’re rolling in the slop. The Giants followed every one of their October codicils in a 6-4 comeback victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night, and..." October 16

  • Giants blow lead, win Game 3 on walk-off error

    CSN Bay Area "There is no denying it now. This is the year of the bunt. And if it takes microscopic small ball to win this October, then the Giants are only too happy to increase the magnification. The Giants have been outhomered 12-2 by the St. Louis Cardinals in this postseason and overpowered by a tally..." October 15

  • Why the Giants keep winning despite lack of home runs

    New York Post "The game has changed. Bruce Bochy knows it. The Giants know it. They have a new plan as they try to win their third World Series in five years. Who needs home runs? Third-base coach Tim Flannery said it best. “Rocks and slingshots,’’ he said of the Giants’ offense. Then he tossed out a..." October 15

  • Hudson's up-and-down LCS debut ends in joy

    CSN Bay Area "In the end, Tim Hudson could smile. His first career start in a League Championship Series didn’t follow the script he would have preferred. But the scoreboard dictates the mood for the Giants right-hander, who’s in the twilight of his career and experiencing his first deep playoff..." October 15

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    Confirmed: Molina did make the flight to San Francisco. #Cardinals tried to hold charter to get him on the plane -- and did. #stlcards #NLCS

  • Cardinals beat Giants in Game 2 with walk-off homerun

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even the most dramatic twists and turns Game 2 of the National League championship series took after Yadier Molina’s at-bat Sunday in the sixth inning remained secondary to the mundane twists and everyday turns that are now too painful for Molina because of injury. Three innings before Busch..." October 13

  • Giants interested in re-signing Jake Peavy

    Hardball Talk "From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notebook in the Boston Globe: Jake Peavy, RHP, Giants — Peavy has gone from getting a minimal contract in free agency to a possible three-year deal. The Giants are interested in re-signing him because they need him, and manager Bruce Bochy has pushed the right..." October 13

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Hudson gets Game 3, Vogelsong gets Game 4.

  • Bumgarner leads Giants past Cards in Game 1

    CSN Bay Area "It was the seventh inning. The crowd stirred. The ace left-hander on the mound stood in the stretch, under a rare bit of duress, squinting for a sign. The Cardinals dismantled Clayton Kershaw twice under these conditions. Against Madison Bumgarner, they got knocked to the dirt. Bumgarner..." October 12

  • Giants top Cardinals 3-0 in Game 1 of NLCS

    San Francisco Chronicle "Plenty of time remains for the Cardinals, Royals or Orioles to put a stop to this even-numbered-year business. The Giants still need seven wins to add a 2014 championship to those of 2010 and 2012. Still, their five victories in this year’s tournament have had that familiar feel. The Giants’..." October 12

  • Could Peavy be a Cardinal next year?

    CSN Bay Area "Jake Peavy, like every other Giants pitcher, is sitting down and thinking about the Cardinals this weekend. Peavy’s been thinking about the Cardinals for quite some time, actually. “I thought it was really close, to be honest with you,” said Peavy, who expected to go to St. Louis in late..." October 12

  • Posey underrated at handling Giants staff

    San Jose Mercury News "Can't tell you which team will win this Giants-Cardinals series. Can tell you which position on the field will likely decide the winner. Hint: Players at that position wear masks. Buster Posey is the Giants' two-time World Series winning catcher who has won a National League MVP award...." October 12

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Only one change for NLCS roster: Morse in for Gary Brown.

  • 11d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • Giants get major contribution from oft-maligned farm system

    San Francisco Chronicle "When the debate turns to the best farm system in baseball, nobody can go wrong championing the Cardinals. Year after year, the Giants’ foe in the National League Championship Series churns out quality homegrown players. As it should. After all, the Cardinals invented the modern farm system in..." October 10

  • What these playoffs teach us about baseball’s best bankrolls

    New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09

  • Giants aiming to find role for Lincecum in NLCS "In each of the Giants' last two championship runs, Tim Lincecum has played hero. As a starter in 2010, he won four playoff games and logged 37 lights-out innings. In 2012, he made six appearances, five in relief, and contributed in every inning except the ninth as San Francisco captured another..." October 09

  • Hudson finally gets to experience postseason joy

    CSN Bay Area "Playoff success has come so quickly for so many players inside the Giants clubhouse. Then there’s 39-year-old Tim Hudson, who was savoring Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the Nationals for reasons many of his younger teammates simply can’t relate to. The Giants wrapped up their National League..." October 08

  • Giants finish off Nats, advance to NLCS

    CSN Bay Area "Sometimes you punch and fight your way through to the next round. Sometimes gravity just sucks you there. The Giants needed a clutch performance to keep this NL Division Series from going back to Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and an anything-goes game at Nationals Park. They got a..." October 08

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Morse expected to be on NLCS roster if all goes well in games in AZ. Bochy wouldn't say if he'll start any games. #sfgiants

  • Nats keep season alive with huge Game 3 win

    CSN Washington "Inning after inning, they tried in vain to plate a run. Just one lousy run. For 21 torturous innings that stretched from early eveningSaturday on South Capitol Street to late Monday afternoon alongside McCovey Cove, the Nationals simply could not do it. And then, with one ill-advised throw by..." October 06

  • Did Nationals manager Matt Williams ask to be ejected?

    USA Today "The Washington Nationals lost Game 2 of the NLDS in heartbreaking fashion at home Saturday, falling 2-1 in the longest game in MLB postseason history. Nationals manager Matt Williams wasn’t in the dugout to see the finish, though, after being ejected in the bottom of the 10th inning. Home plate..." October 06

  • Belt’s blast in 18th puts Giants up in series over Nationals

    San Francisco Chronicle "He could not fathom what was happening when he dropped the bat and watched the ball fly into the second deck in right field. His trot around the bases was like an acid trip. Even an hour later, with his uniform on and the team bus for the airport beckoning, Brandon Belt had no real concept of..." October 05

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants Game 2 lineup: Blanco CF, Panik 2B, Posey C, Sandoval 3B, Pence RF, Belt 1B, Crawford SS, Ishikawa LF, Hudson RHP

  • Joe Panik aces 1st postseason test

    San Francisco Chronicle "In his first career postseason game, Joe Panik remained Joe Cool. The 23-year-old was not fazed by the setting or pressure of Wednesday night’s wild-card game in Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old became the fourth Giants rookie to have three hits in a postseason game and held onto a Gaby Sanchez..." October 04

  • Giants’ familiar formula carries them to Game 1 win over Nationals

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 2010 Giants were the misfits who got a kick out of torturing their fans. The 2012 team was all about comebacks and refusing to die. The 2014 Giants? Their trademark remains to be stamped. One thread weaves throughout the three playoff teams in the Bruce Bochy era, and that is great..." October 04

  • 18d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said both Petit and Vogelsong available out of bullpen early in series. Either one could start Game 4.

  • 18d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Morse might go to instructs Monday to get ABs for possible NLCS roster spot. #sfgiants

  • 18d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Hudson, Vogelsong added to roster. Quiroz, Duvall removed. No Morse, Kontos, Gutierrez. #sfgiants

  • Hudson on Nats-Giants: ‘What do you have between your legs?’

    Washington Post "The building of narratives for the Nationals-Giants National League Division Series can officially begin, and the juxtaposition between the recent playoff success for each team is an easy place to start. The Giants have won two of the last four World Series, a grizzled bunch that has survived..." October 03

  • Peavy will start Game 1 against Nationals

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants traded for Jake Peavy to replace Matt Cain and help get them to the postseason. He did everything asked of him and more. Now he gets his reward: a Game 1 start in the Division Series at Washington on Friday. “That’s huge for me,” Peavy said. The Nationals will be prohibitive..." October 03

  • Giants pound Pirates in wild-card game, advance to face Nationals in NLDS

    San Jose Mercury News "The chants were deafening and in unison. "Ed-die! Ed-die! Ed-die!" With one swing of Brandon Crawford's bat, 40,000 voices gave way to one. "Come on, Eddie!" a frustrated fan behind the plate screamed at pitcher Edinson Volquez. Crawford became the first shortstop in MLB history to hit..." October 02

  • Giants likely to have 10 or 11 pitchers on wild-card roster

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants’ successful postseason runs always began and ended with their pitching, so nobody should be shocked that they plan to carry more pitchers than the Pirates on their roster for Wednesday’s wild-card game. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle expects to take nine pitchers. Bruce Bochy said..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Giants close regular season on high note with win over Padres

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants still cheer wildly for Tim Lincecum even when he’s coming out of the bullpen in a blowout loss. So a Lincecum victory seemed appropriate enough on Fan Appreciation Day, as the Giants wrapped up an 88-74 regular season with a 9-3 victory over the San Diego Padres at AT&T..." September 29

  • Madison Bumgarner to start wild card "Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced the worst-kept secret in San Francisco's clubhouse: left-hander Madison Bumgarner will start Wednesday's wild-card game against Pittsburgh. Bochy said before Sunday's regular-season finale against San Diego that he felt comfortable with Bumgarner or Jake..." September 28

  • Giants' Cain undergoes ankle surgery to remove bone spur

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain will be rehabbing more than his right arm this offseason. Already out for the season after having bone chips removed from his elbow, Cain underwent another procedure on Saturday to have a spur removed from his right ankle. The Giants announced that the surgery went well and has a..." September 28