CSN Bay Area "Buster Posey made everyone work deep into the night. Brandon Crawford made sure it was worth the effort. And closer Tim Lincecum – yes, you read that right – led the handshake line after recording his first career save. For the second consecutive night, the Giants bullpen was a succession of..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Vogelsong pitched on an island for a month, getting zero run support in four consecutive starts. Besieged by the flu Monday, Vogelsong finally broke down and had a clunker. Naturally, this was the night he received help from every corner of the clubhouse. The Giants pounded out 15 hits and..." July 22
Cain said MRI showed no structural damage. Ligament is fine. #sfgiants.
Source: Uggla to #SFGiants.
Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Uthttp://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/20/blue-jays-giants-taking-their-best-shot-at-chase-utley/ley, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he..." July 21
Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL (retro to 7/11) with right elbow inflammation. #SFGiants
Belt going on DL. Bochy unsure if it's 7 or 15-day. Tests confirmed concussion. Plan is for Duvall to meet team in Philly.
San Francisco Chronicle "Want to know how odd this season has been? After the Giants beat the Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night, winner Tim Hudson talked about doing "what it takes to win ballgames, and get back into the race, and try to right the ship." Back into the race? Right the ship? The Giants have the best record..." July 20
Hardball Talk "The Giants, in need of infield help, have been considering shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and utilityman Mike Aviles as trade options, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The Giants recently got Marco Scutaro back from the disabled list, but he has played in just one game since being activated on..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt’s tough luck season continued Saturday night, when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice. Belt started in the Giants’ 5-3 victory at Marlins Park but was removed in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness and the club sent him for concussion..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "There isn’t enough truth serum in the world to make Matt Cain confess to any arm discomfort. But the signs were too great to ignore, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged that Cain, his longest tenured player, has been dealing with “crankiness” in his right elbow since spring..." July 19
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants did not merely start the second half with a win. They looked as if they were shot out of a cannon, beating the Marlins 9-1 on Friday night with homers from Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval producing five of the runs. "It definitely looks like we came back hungry today," Madison..." July 19
I can confirm that Dan Uggla is under consideration for #SFGiants. He's being talked about.
Bochy said Cain's elbow "has been cranky." That's why they pushed him back, but he's not expected to miss a start.
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Giants have been told Hudson is going to All-Star Game. It'll be his fourth appearance, first since 2010.
Arizona Republic "When he thinks back to the Wade Miley of early this season, the one who lugged a 5.00 ERA around for much of the season's first three months, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero remembers the delivery. It looked tight and unnatural, like someone trying to exert a little more from himself than..." July 13
Bochy said still no timetable for Pagan. He hasn't taken swings yet down in Arizona.
Scutaro return from rehab. Reinstated from 60 day DL. Hicks designated for assignment. #SFGiants
San Francisco Chronicle "Considering how tough it has been for the Giants to score runs in the desolate past month, they ought to be thankful for at least one thing: They didn't have to face Tim Lincecum. The man who threw his second career no-hitter against the Padres on June 25 crafted his third consecutive..." July 12
Hardball Talk "A woman was knocked unconscious during a fight between A’s and Giants fans outside AT&T Park following the A’s-Giants game yesterday afternoon. The fight took place on King Street, which is just outside the park. The woman was actually attempting to break up a fight between two men, but ended..." July 12
#SFGiants sign first round pick Tyler Beede.
Oakland Tribune "If the last four days were any indication, a rematch of the 1989 World Series would be as big a wipeout as the original. Of course, the A's of 25 years ago swept the Giants in four fairly lopsided games. This year's model managed to take only three of four in the annual home-and-home, but the..." July 11
CSN Bay Area "Marco Scutaro is 38 years old, he has a chronic back injury, he was a defensive liability at second base last season and 11 NL second basemen posted a higher slugging percentage than he did. No, he does not profile as a difference-making force for a team that has scored 30 runs over its past 14..." July 10
San Jose Mercury News "There were many things about the first two games of this series that bothered Giants manager Bruce Bochy, but nothing got under his skin more than the strikeouts. The Giants struck out 19 times in two losses, and after the second one, Bochy pointed out that the A's were simply putting the ball in..." July 10
CSN Bay Area "Sonny Gray did his part to finish off one stingy homestand for A’s pitchers. He stymied the Giants over seven innings on Tuesday to pace a 6-1 over the reeling Giants. That capped a 6-0 homestand, the 11th perfect homestand of six more games in Oakland history. It feels a little misleading..." July 09
San Jose Mercury News "The noise was everywhere Tuesday night. It cascaded down from the right field seats and Hunter Pence encouraged it. It spilled out of the dugouts after close calls, and out of Giants' mouths after many a called strike. The Giants were loud, heated and in the middle of one argument after..." July 09
San Francisco Chronicle "An easy takeaway from the Battle of the Bay opener might be that the A's and Giants are going in opposite directions. The A's are rolling through just about everyone right now, except for the Tigers. Since Detroit swept Oakland last week, the A's have won five in a row and have surrendered just..." July 08
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Hudson, who has seen it from both sides, knows how much fans get a kick out of Giants-A's interleague games. "As players, we don't take it lightly," Hudson said. "We understand there's a lot of passion in the Bay Area for both teams. The A's have had a great first half. Give them credit...." July 07
Sandoval day to day, Giants hope to get him back tomorrow. Bochy said he has "a pretty good bone bruise."
San Francisco Chronicle "It was part Carlton Fisk, part Kirk Gibson, part Sammy Sosa. Michael Morse's reaction to his ninth-inning home run was something you'd see in the playoffs. Not in an early July game with a team that had lost 18 of 23. But he had a good reason for vehemently jumping out of the box with his..." July 06
X-rays negative on Sandoval but he's very sore. Questionable to play tomorrow, Bochy said.
Bochy not expecting Pagan back before All-Star break. May need rehab assignment at that point.
San Diego Union-Tribune "Baseball’s whims shined on the Padres once again Friday. Eric Stults, the rotation’s most beleaguered pitcher, flew through his finest performance of the season. Chase Headley, the offense’s most scrutinized member, went 4-for-4. Alexi Amarista’s second career home run at Petco Park arrived at a..." July 05
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Michael Wacha is down, if not out. Jaime Garcia is down, if not out. Joe Kelly has been down for more than two months. The Cardinals’ pitching rotation, imposing at the top with Adam Wainwright and reasonably solid in the next spot with Lance Lynn, has been in search of some ballast. It..." July 04
Scutaro to play second day in a row. Had two hits yesterday. If all goes well, Fresno on Sunday. This is getting real. #sfgiants
MLB.com "Two Tim Lincecum starts, two celebratory champagne toasts in the Giants clubhouse. This time, the postgame cheers were for Pablo Sandoval, who hit his 100th career home run Tuesday night. The two-run blast in the fourth inning helped catapult the Giants to their 5-0 win against the Cardinals..." July 02
CSN Bay Area "Tim Lincecum was coming off a great performance, a historic one. But like any pitcher who throws a no-hitter, he understood how these trends work. Pablo Sandoval understood it, too. “A lot of pitchers who throw a no-hitter don’t do well in their next start,” Sandoval said. “But he is..." July 02
No Pagan, no Belt in lineup.
San Jose Mercury News "Lyndsey Dworkin woke up Saturday morning, climbed out of bed and asked her mom a question. "Did that all really happen last night?" she wondered. "Otherwise, I just had the craziest dream." It was real, her mom assured her. Every magical moment. Brandon Belt really did tell the..." July 01
Bochy to close by committee with Affeldt, Casilla #sfgiants
CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain provided stability Saturday night. He threw seven shutout innings, all concrete and rebar, and it was exactly what the Giants needed to reinforce themselves after losing 13 of 17 games. But a solid foundation is no match for a sinkhole. Sergio Romo got swallowed alive, the Giants..." June 29