Agreement in place between NPB-MLB on new posting system. Last hurdle is MLB exec council must approve, which is expected this week
MLB.com "Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era committee. La Russa, Torre and Cox rank third, fourth and fifth in managerial victories in Major League history, each winning more than 2,000..." December 09
CBSSports.com "There is "lots of interest" in 23-year-old Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. He is eligible to sign on Feb. 19 after being suspended a year for falsifying his age. The Yankees, Blue Jays, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals and Braves were among the teams with a "large..." December 09
Source: NPB clubs indicating they will accept maximum bid structure for posting system, now negotiating w/ MLB where that point would be.
MLBPlayers.com "The executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association voted unanimously to appoint Tony Clark as the union's next executive director, pending a vote by the general membership, it was announced today during the MLBPA's annual executive board meeting. The general membership will vote..." December 04
CBSSports.com "Four Giants minor-league prospects were injured, among others, in a traffic accident Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., per multiple reports (sfgate.com). The players were riding in a van that was carrying 11 people and left a hotel around 8 a.m. local time, heading toward the Giants..." December 03
MLB.com "The free-agent pool got a boost on Monday, with former closers John Axford and Andrew Bailey among the biggest names cut loose ahead of the 11:59 p.m. ET non-tender deadline. Teams had until that time to offer -- or tender -- contracts to arbitration-eligible players. A non-tendered player..." December 03
CBSSports.com "A few weeks ago, talks between Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball about a new posting system hit a snag. MLB reportedly grew impatient and felt NPB's officials were dragging their feet seeking approval and finalizing the agreement. As a result, MLB amended their..." December 02
CSN Bay Area "The Giants traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced. Monell, 27, was designated for assignment on Wednesday. He made nine plate appearances in eight games last season, collecting one hit, one RBI and two runs. " December 01
CSN Bay Area "Ryan Vogelsong will be back for another year with the Giants, as multiple reports indicate the two sides agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, on Friday morning. Vogelsong, 36, is coming off a down year with the Giants in which he missed close to 12 weeks with a fractured hand. He..." November 29
I'm hearing the #sfgiants are moving toward a deal to re-sign starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Deadspin.com "Recently, as you may recall, we announced our plan to subvert the annual elections for baseball's Hall of Fame by buying votes from voters. Our idea was to make a mockery and farce of the increasingly solemn and absurd election process, and to take some power from the duly appointed custodians of..." November 27
#SFGiants officially re-sign LHP Javier Lopez to a 3-year contract.
MLB.com "The induction ceremony for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., next July 28 could have a real Atlanta Braves flavor to it. Former Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, head a ballot stacked with superstar newcomers that will be studied by..." November 26
CSN Bay Area "The Giants have an agreement in place with left-hander Javier Lopez for three years and $13 million pending a physical, sources confirmed on Thursday. Lopez, 36, was coming off a two-year, $8.5 million deal. He gets an ever so slight bump ($4.33 million from $4.25 million) in salary. It’s the..." November 22
Source: #SFGiants agree with LHP Javier Lopez on three-year, $13M free-agent contract. Just working through guaranteed language.
hearing the javier lopez #SFGiants deal will be for 3 yrs once done. not done yet, but SF peeps said likely yest.
Bay Area Sports Guy "Yesterday Brian Sabean said the San Francisco Giants were close to bringing back Javier Lopez, and we’re hearing the deal is close to being official: three years for $13 million. Lopez, 36, made $4.25 million in each of his last two seasons, so this isn’t much of a raise in terms of average..." November 20
"Bronson Arroyo is not out of our picture" after the signing of Tim Hudson according to Giants AGM Bobby Evans
Source: #SFGiants close on multi-year deal with J. Lopez. Sabean told reporters today that sides were “fully engaged.” Just details now.
Sabean said Giants are engaged with Vogelsong and have "other feelers" out there. If Vogey returns, they wouldn't sign another starter.
Hudson had screw removed from ankle last week, said he's right on track to have a normal spring training. #SFGiants
Sabean said they've "pretty much moved past" Tanaka. Hopes to have Lopez signed soon, said sides are "fully engaged."
CSN Bay Area "Tim Hudson leads all active major league pitchers with 205 career victories. Count on his next one coming in a Giants uniform. The Giants wanted three attributes as they shopped for their rotation: experience, durability and the willingness to put pen to contract. They convinced Hudson to make..." November 19
Hudson on #Braves: "It was tough leaving. The fans there supported me and my family like crazy. And some of the best teammates in the world"
MLB.com "There's an old joke that says all you need to have a long career in baseball is to pitch with your left hand and have a pulse. It's a big-league exaggeration, of course, but the best lefties in the business are right on the pulse of what makes playoff contenders successful. During this..." November 18
Fansided "In recent weeks, we’ve heard that teams have been calling the San Francisco Giants, hoping to swing a trade for the talented though physically unfit Pablo Sandoval. But despite the interest, reports have surfaced suggesting that the Giants aren’t open to dealing their third baseman, however, Nick..." November 17
Source: #SFGiants offering Nolasco three years.
Hardball Talk "Javier Lopez has been linked to several contending teams looking for left-handed bullpen help and the latest is the Yankees, with Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger reporting that the two sides have “mutual interest.” Lopez would replace fellow free agent Boone Logan as the Yankees’..." November 15
ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials impeded a Florida Department of Health investigation of Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch by purchasing clinic documents they likely knew had been stolen and had been warned not to obtain, sources close to the investigation told "Outside the Lines." The Department of..." November 15
Reports: Japanese players' union approves new posting system. Players could be posted as early as Nov. 20.
USA Today "Major League Baseball took a big step toward full-scale instant replay reviews Thursday when the 30 club owners unanimously approved funding for an extensive video system that would allow managers to challenge almost every umpire's call except balls and strikes. "The clubs are very excited..." November 14
Owner: "Serious reservations" among clubs about posting process. Possible no agreement is reached, which means no Tanaka this off-season.
Bronson Arroyo continues to talk with the Giants, among other teams.
San Francisco Chronicle "One of the Giants’ chief pitching targets is Tim Hudson. Two potential obstacles to signing him appear to be non-issues now. First, sources said, the Alabama native and Georgia resident is willing to move across the country again to pitch for the right team. Second, the Braves apparently offered..." November 12
CBSSports.com "The Giants are focusing on starting pitching at the moment but may be open to at least one position change as they survey the every-day player market, as well. The Giants are said to be committed to keeping former MVP Buster Posey as the full-time catcher, meaning they are not a realistic..." November 11
Depending on how the offers develop from other teams, the Giants are well-positioned in the bidding for Bronson Arroyo.
CBSSports.com "The stadium situation for the two-time defending AL West champion Oakland Athletics has been resolved, for now. The Associated Press is reporting that Athletics owner Lew Wolff insists his team is staying put. In the report Wolff said the A's will extend their lease at the Oakland Coliseum...." November 04
Giants are talking with Javier Lopez, but no agreement will be reached before midnight when he can explore open market, Evans said.
Baseball America "A 17-year-old Giants outfielder’s 2014 season is in jeopardy after he suffered a gruesome right wrist injury off the field in the Dominican Republic. Multiple sources confirmed that Gustavo Cabrera, who signed with the Giants last year on July 2 for $1.3 million, suffered severe lacerations in..." November 04
MLB.com "The pens and reams of paper are out. Decisions are about to be made. The Hot Stove season is now in Major League overdrive. The end of the World Series on Wednesday night and the beginning of free agency a day later was only the beginning. After a relatively quiet weekend, Monday brings about..." November 04
CSN Bay Area "The Giants have informed Ryan Vogelsong that the club won’t pick up his $6.5 million option, but sources say the two sides have begun discussions on a restructured contract. The Giants are interested in bringing back Vogelsong, but for a smaller guaranteed salary with incentives based on..." November 03