CBSSports.com "For the second time this spring, Marco Scutaro's debut has been delayed due to a back problem. He was expected to play this weekend but will instead be pushed back at least a week, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. “If you ask me at the end of next week and he's not playing or close..." March 08
San Jose Mercury News "The poker face has been there through tough defeats and a perfect game, 90-loss seasons and championship runs. Matt Cain is always unflappable, and he had no reaction but a shrug of the shoulders when peppered about a shocking start to his 2013 season. "I don't even remember the first half,"..." March 06
San Francisco Chronicle "Outfielder Gregor Blanco struggled to find the right word, in English or Spanish, to describe how he felt after his disappointing 2013 season. Finally, it came to him: "Exhausted." Not just from the season, which did not go as he or the team had hoped, but from 15 years of playing organized..." March 06
San Francisco Chronicle "The best sign from Ryan Vogelsong's Cactus League debut could be found in his eyes. He had that robotic laser focus that is uniquely his. "There was definitely a lot more intensity today than I've had before, and definitely more nerves, for a first spring-training game," Vogelsong said Friday..." March 01
CSN Bay Area "Being the farthest or the fastest is great if you’re an Olympian. If you’re a major league pitcher, or aspiring to be one, it only means so much. So Erik Cordier’s eyes didn’t light up just like the radar guns that clocked his first spring training appearance as a Giant on Friday. When told..." March 01
San Jose Mercury News "When asked about the young starting pitchers the Giants invited to camp, Brian Sabean was careful not to raise expectations, saying he didn't want to add unnecessary pressure. But not two minutes later, the general manager completely switched gears when talking about minor league reliever Derek..." March 01
CSN Bay Area "Giants minor league infielder Ryan Jones received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for amphetamine, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Jones, 23, was a 13th-round pick in the 2012 draft out of Michigan State. He played each of the last two seasons at Salem-Keizer..." February 28
#SFGiants rotation order: Bumgarner in opening day.
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
San Francisco Chronicle "What can one Most Valuable Player learn from another? Plenty, according to Buster Posey, who said Sunday that he looks forward to picking Barry Bonds' brain when the seven-time MVP arrives as a guest instructor next month. "I'm excited just to listen, for sure," Posey said. "From talking to..." February 24
Groeschner says Pagan back stiffness is minor. #sfgiants
#Braves scouted 23-yr-old Cuban INF Aledmys Diaz multiple times, like him at right $. Yanks, Giants, Cards, Phils could push price too high.
San Jose Mercury News "The Giants have a large collection of past stars in camp this year, working with younger players on the fundamentals of the game. The next former Giant to join the group will be the most prolific of the bunch, and the most controversial. Barry Bonds is scheduled to return to the organization..." February 23
The Giants have signed outfielder Tyler Colvin, pending a physical. Will be in big league camp.
San Francisco Chronicle "Joe Law got so close to a major-league mound he could almost hear the shortstop behind him snap his bubble gum. The longtime A's prospect was called up in 1988. He was supposed to make a spot start for Dave Stewart, who was sick. But Stewart got better and pitched the opener of a doubleheader...." February 20
MLB.com "On the eve of what would have been the club's first salary arbitration hearing in 10 years, the Giants announced Tuesday night that they agreed to terms with first baseman Brandon Belt on a one-year deal, avoiding a date in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday. Belt was expected to attend his..." February 19
CBSSports.com "Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is over the finger injury he suffered last July, but his back is another story. He told MLB.com's Chris Haft that he intends to skip some drills early in spring training and ease himself back into things. "It seems like when you have a bad back, your whole..." February 18
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants’ first full-squad workout is Wednesday, but Brandon Belt is scheduled to attend his salary arbitration hearing in St. Petersburg, Fla. Instead. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. EST. Belt already has flown to St. Pete, as have Giants officials scheduled to argue their case in front of a..." February 18
CBSSports.com "Barry Zito plans to take some time off, but he isn't retiring. Curiously, almost nothing was written about Zito this winter, and the reason for that is there's no evidence he actively sought a job. Just the same, Zito isn't ready to call it quits, either, according to people in the..." February 18
Lincecum rented a warehouse this offseason, bought a portable mound and threw to friends. Said, "I feel strong. I'm pretty confident."
San Jose Mercury News "The Giants rode inspirational clubhouse speeches to a championship in 2012. While floundering in their bid for a repeat, several veterans took the same tact to set the stage for a player who might be the key to this season's title hopes. A slimmer, more muscular Pablo Sandoval showed off..." February 16
Source: Mark Teahen heading to #SFGiants on minor league deal. No major league spring training invite.
CSN Bay Area "Tim Hudson hasn’t captured a Cy Young Award, he doesn’t own any World Series rings and he hasn’t always been the ace of the rotation. But here he stands, a bald 38-year-old right-hander built more like a lithe distance runner, with the longevity to match – along with 205 career victories, the..." February 15
CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval wanted to show his teammates he could trim down over the winter. More importantly, though, he wanted to show them that he grew up. “I grew up as a person, as a human being,” he said, “to take my job seriously.” He did not have their respect when a 76-86 season ended in..." February 15
San Jose Mercury News "The Giants announced Friday that all fans entering AT&T Park this season will be screened with metal detectors. The change complies with MLB's mandate that all teams begin using metal detectors by the start of the 2015 season. "We believe that the addition of metal detectors will further ensure..." February 14
Shoot. Forget Pablo. Hector Sanchez lost 20 lbs and looks great. Says shoulder is 100% and he feels "amazing." #bestshapeofmylife.
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
Hardball Talk "The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just..." February 12
Fox Sports "You may have noticed that spring training is about to begin, yet baseball still has not banned home-plate collisions. Both the players and owners want to enact such a rule to protect catchers, but the issue -- somewhat like expanded replay -- is more complicated than it appears. As Hall of..." February 12
Fox Sports "Pete Rose, who remains banned from Major League Baseball for betting on games during his years as a player and as a manager, said Monday that his transgression isn’t quite as bad as using performance-enhancing drugs. “They’re both bad. I think in my case, I know I didn’t do anything to alter..." February 11
SI.com "Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady confirmed his intentions to play baseball, saying to Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown that the attempt is “not a gimmick.” McGrady retired from the NBA in August and it has been reported that he can throw a 90 MPH fastball. The Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic..." February 05
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The dirt road that Texas Rangers scouts and officials navigated to reach the home of coveted prospect Jairo Beras has been altered by progress the past few years. An overpass, part of the major road improvements designed to make a tourist’s two-hour commute from Las Americas International..." February 05
Fansided "For parts of ten seasons, Matt Williams manned the hot corner for the San Francisco Giants. But a confident rookie general manager had seen enough and with the addition of Barry Bonds a few years prior, Brian Sabean felt it was time to move on from Williams. Thus, the powerful third baseman was..." February 02
Sabean said Giants will keep five in OF. Perez is favorite but he's intrigued by Kieschnick, who worked out with Chris Davis in offseason.
USA Today "Buster Posey wants all players protected from hard collisions at home plate and serious injuries, catchers and baserunners alike. Whether Major League Baseball implements a new rule banning home-plate collisions in time for the 2014 season, don't expect San Francisco's star catcher to be at the..." February 01
San Jose Mercury News "Buster Posey would never admit that he wore down in the second half last season, when his numbers tailed off as the Giants fell out of the race. But Posey didn’t have to say anything on Friday. The catcher was noticeably more muscular at a media session at AT&T Park, and coaches and members of..." February 01
CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2014 season. But will the Giants and their third baseman agree on a contract extension prior to Opening Day? That's the question Jim Kozimor asked Andrew Baggarly on Tuesday's Yahoo! SportsTalk Live. "I think if the Giants..." January 29
Hardball Talk "It’s been nearly three years since Bryan Stow was seriously injured in an attack outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, but he remains a constant in the hearts and minds of the Giants organization. According to the Associated Press, Giants third base coach Tim Flannery presented the Stow..." January 28
CSN Bay Area "It’s apparent that Pablo Sandoval has spent plenty of time in the gym this spring. Now the Giants have to hope he stays out of the trainer’s room. Although it appeared to be a minor injury, Sandoval pulled up lame after running out a ground ball in the eighth inning and was lifted from a..." January 26
Fansided "It seems odd to suggest Pablo Sandoval playing in a uniform other than that of the San Francisco Giants, but the fan favorite may just be doing so after the season – this according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. The Major League Baseball insider dropped the subtle nugget towards the end..." January 26
Roster move - Yankees send LHP David Huff to San Francisco in exchange for cash considerations.
Source: #SFGIants avoid arbitration with Joaquin Arias, sign him to two-year, $2.6 million contract.
CBSSports.com "By 2015, all 30 MLB ballparks must have either handheld or walk-through metal detectors in place, the league has informed teams. "This procedure, which results from MLB's continuing work with the Department of Homeland Security to standardize security practices across the game, will be in..." January 21
McCovey Chronicles "This might mean something. This might mean nothing. But when the Giants and Brandon Belt exchanged arbitration figures, the Giants were from Mars and Brandon Belt was from Venus. That is, they had different ideas of how things should go. Jeff Passan had the first word: That's a pretty..." January 20
MLB Daily Dish "Free agent right-hander Jaye Chapman is drawing interest from the Blue Jays, Reds, Giants, Tigers, Nationals, Mariners and Dodgers, according to an industry source. Chapman has two workouts scheduled for this week, and will soon sign a minor league contract that could include an invite to major..." January 19
#sfgiants avoid arbitration with Gregor Blanco ($2.525M), Tony Abreu ($745,000)
ESPN.com "A few months ago, even a few weeks ago, it looked as if the final details of baseball's bold new replay world were going to be dropped into place at the January owners meetings. Uh, not so fast. One slight problem: MLB still hasn't cut a deal with either the players' or umpires' unions. Not..." January 15