Giants Rumors & News

  • Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox agree to a five-year deal at close to $100 million

    Hardball Talk "Big day for the Sox. On the same day they are expected to officially announce a deal with Hanley Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Pablo Sandoval for five years and close to $100 million. Sandoval had offers from both the Giants and the Padres as well,..." November 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #SFGiants also could pursue SP. Savings on Sandoval could put them in play for Lester, says one person with knowledge of club’s thinking.

  • Padres, Braves, Giants among clubs after Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

    CBSSports.com "The Padres just made a big push for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas, the Braves are on their way to the Dominican Republic to view Tomas and now the Giants, who've always been involved, have extra reason to make a bigger push for Tomas since Pablo Sandoval is going to Boston. Tomas, who's been..." November 24

  • Patient Bonds believes he'll eventually reach Hall

    MLB.com "For Barry Bonds, this is his third year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot and he's optimistic about eventually being elected even if it's not in the Class of 2015. "I love Major League Baseball. I always have and I loved playing the game," said Bonds, the former Giants slugger. "I..." November 24

  • Agent: Sandoval mulling offers, nearing pick

    ESPN.com "Free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is expected to make a decision about his baseball future this week, according to his brother and co-agent. Michael Sandoval did not specify which teams are in the running, but he told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Saturday that Pablo Sandoval has..." November 23

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Bobby Evans #Giants just told us that they at no time have said that they have made a “Final Offer” to Pablo XM 89

  • Pablo Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox — Padres have highest offer, SF Giants still in hunt

    San Francisco Gate "I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third..." November 23

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing #orioles and #sfgiants have Torii Hunter on the radar as a back-burner option depending on how other things unfold.

  • If Giants can’t bring back Pablo Sandoval, they’re expected to bid on Yasmany Tomas

    Hardball Talk "At the end of his column for the San Francisco Chronicle, John Shea writes that if the Giants aren’t able to retain Pablo Sandoval — he’s leaning towards the Red Sox at the moment — the club is expected to join the bidding for free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. The Giants will be..." November 22

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing #orioles and #sfgiants have Torii Hunter on the radar as a back-burner option depending on how other things unfold.

  • Report: Padres Join Red Sox, Giants As Major Players For Pablo Sandoval

    NESN "The Pablo Sandoval sweepstakes just welcomed a surprise entrant. The San Diego Padres have joined the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants in aggressively pursuing Sandoval, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported Thursday night. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox reportedly have shown..." November 21

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    KNBR @KNBR

    Bobby Evans: "Our interest is significant in both (Yasmany Tomas & Yoan Moncada)."

  • Giants have no excuse not to sign Sandoval

    San Jose Mercury News "If the Giants fail to cut a deal for Pablo Sandoval, they had better have a good excuse. And it can't be: "Hey, the dog ate my incentive clause!" Sandoval, the popular and well-rounded Kung Fu Panda, spent a few days in Boston this week, pondering his future. The Red Sox fed him meals and..." November 20

  • Giants Designate Juan Gutierrez For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have designated right-hander J.C. Gutierrez for assignment, according to the club’s transactions page. The 31-year-old Gutierrez was projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to earn $1.7MM in arbitration next season. He pitched 63 2/3 innings with the 2014 World Champions,..." November 20

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    In addition to offers by San Francisco and Boston, Pablo Sandoval is expected to receive an offer from the Blue Jays in next 24 hours.

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix

    CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • Report: Red Sox offering Sandoval $80M-$90M

    CSN New England "CSNNE.com’s Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam joined Trenni Kusnierek on SNC Early Edition to discuss the reports that the Red Sox are discussing a deal with Sandoval. McAdam explained that it would be foolish for either party to sign now. " November 19

  • Giants RHP Hudson eyes retirement after 2015 season

    Covers.com "San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Hudson is leaning toward the 2015 season being his last in the major leagues. The 39-year-old veteran said Tuesday at a charity event at Auburn, where he played college baseball, that he plans to complete a two-year, $23 million contract with the Giants and..." November 18

  • Sandoval in Boston to meet with Red Sox

    ESPN Boston "Free agent Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston on Monday for a meeting with Red Sox brass, who were said to be "all-in" on luring the third baseman away from San Francisco. An executive with one major league club at last week's GM meetings in Phoenix said the Sox were making a big push to sign the..." November 18

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing Pablo Sandoval has discussed deals in the 5-year, $80-90 million range with #sfgiants and #redsox.

  • Padres are fifth team in Panda derby; Sandoval visits Boston this week

    CBSSports.com "The Padres have interest in Pablo Sandoval, expanding the field of known interested teams in the star third baseman to five. The incumbent Giants, where he has won three World Series rings, and the deep-pocketed Red Sox are seen as favorites, but San Diego makes sense, too. The Padres are in..." November 17

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Barry Zito wants back into baseball after a year off

    Sporting News "Last year it was Mark Mulder with the comeback bid. This year it's Barry Zito. Zito wants to pitch in the majors again after sitting out last season, according to Zito's agent, Scott Boras. "He called me on the phone in August and said, 'I'm ready to go. I want to pitch,''' Boras told..." November 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval market appears down to #SFGiants, #RedSox. #WhiteSox interest seems limited, #BlueJays same. And Red Sox weighing other options.

  • Red Sox 'all in' on Pablo Sandoval

    ESPN Boston "While there have been reports, most notably from Buster Olney of ESPN.com, that the San Francisco Giants are optimistic about re-signing Pablo Sandoval and that a deal could happen soon, an executive with another major league club said Tuesday that the Red Sox are "all in" on the free-agent third..." November 12

  • Phillies, Giants and Padres among teams keeping eye on Tomas

    CBSSports.com "Yasmany Tomas, the Cuban slugger and one of the few power hitters on the market, keeps drawing crowds for workouts in the Dominican, and word is the Phillies, Giants and Padres have come to view his exploits most often. All three of those teams have seen Tomas at least three times -- though..." November 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, plans to meet with #BlueJays, #SFGiants, #RedSox, #WhiteSox in Phoenix.

  • Red Sox could be one of Pablo Sandoval’s best options

    Boston Globe "It’s sort of like David Ortiz leaving Boston for the Dodgers, or a reasonable equivalent. Pablo Sandoval should probably never leave San Francisco. Three World Series rings. Postseason hero. Lovable nickname (Kung Fu Panda) complete with fans who wear panda masks during his at-bats. But..." November 09

  • New Dodgers GM plans to study rival Giants

    ESPN.com "The Dodgers won the past two division titles, finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants and still ended up watching their rivals celebrate their third World Series title in five seasons. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi, who has a reputation for being one of the shrewdest..." November 09

  • Tulo a tough trade; preferred Yanks and Dodgers not easy partners

    CBSSports.com "A trade of Rockies superstar shortstop Troy Tulowitzki won't be easy to pull off for the most obvious of reasons. The timing isn't good, with Tulowitzki, one of the best players in baseball, coming off season-ending hip surgery. It may be hard to come to an agreement on player compensation..." November 09

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Susac is frontrunner to back up Posey. "It's going to be up to Hector to try and get that back."

  • Agent: Pablo Sandoval wants 6 years

    ESPN.com "The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval. General manager Brian Sabean and his staff have told free-agent starting pitchers Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong that the World Series champions need time to try to strike a deal with Sandoval before turning their..." November 07

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    Jorge L. Ortiz @jorgelortiz

    GM Brian Sabean says Giants' initial efforts are focused on re-signing Pablo Sandoval and they have not engaged their other free agents.

  • Tim Lincecum will probably head back to the Giants rotation in 2015

    Hardball Talk "The Giants are going to lose, in all likelihood, Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong. Or at least one of them. Maybe both. That leaves Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson as locks. Matt Cain if he’s healthy. Likely Yusmeiro Petit and . . . Lincecum wasn’t used much in relief in the playoffs. He has..." November 06

  • Giants slugger Michael Morse on Mets’ radar

    New York Post "After eliminating Michael Cuddyer from their list of potential free-agent pursuits, the Mets still have other outfield targets they may consider. Michael Morse is one such name who fits the Mets’ criteria, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s internal discussions. The..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Yankees have no plans to pursue free agents Pablo Sandoval, Jon Lester or Max Scherzer

    New York Daily News "Put the Panda heads away, Yankees fans; Pablo Sandoval isn’t coming to the Bronx. And you can add Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields to that list while you’re at it. According to a source, the Yankees have no plans to pursue either Scherzer or Lester, the top two free agents on the..." November 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    No surprise: Sandoval has rejected qualifying offer from #SFGiants.

  • How A-Rod and Sandoval muddle Yankees’ Headley situation

    New York Post "The Yankees have an interest in bringing back third baseman Chase Headley, and there are indications the switch-hitting free agent would welcome a return to The Bronx. Headley impressed Yankees brass and players with his play and clubhouse attitude, and the back problem that was an issue in San..." November 03

  • Sandoval likely to hit free agency before Giants push to re-sign him

    Fox Sports "When the Giants won the World Series in 2012, they re-signed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, second baseman Marco Scutaro and center fielder Angel Pagan only after each became a free agent. Barring a sudden breakthrough Monday, the Giants will need to take the same course and outbid other clubs for..." November 03

  • Madison Bumgarner denied chance to ride horse in Giants' World Series parade

    Yahoo! Sports "Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants got everything a baseball player could want this past October. • Bumgarner's team won the World Series • Bumgarner was on the field for the final out against the Kansas City Royals • Bumgarner was named MVP of the Series • Bumgarner drank..." November 03

  • Madison 'Mad Bum' Bumgarner shall now have his own line of underwear

    USA Today "Here's what you get when you're the MVP of the World Series, besides a free Chevy truck: your own pair of underwear. Sort of. Jockey has quickly made 2,000 pairs of limited-edition "Mad Bum" underwear to commemorate the third World Series championship won by Madison Bumgarner, the San..." November 01

  • Sandoval seeks $100M plus, but he also very much wants to stay in SF

    CBSSports.com "Back in April and May when he was uncharacteristically struggling, and batting south of .200, Pablo Sandoval might have been wondering whether he made the right call turning down the Giants' multiyear offer back in spring training. But now that he's a three-time World Series winner with a .426..." November 01

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    Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy

    World Series Science: don't dive into 1st base. Instant a runner leaves his feet, he slows down. May have cost Royals a run and the game.

  • Madison Bumgarner amazing as Giants win World Series

    San Francisco Chronicle "One hundred times they won for each other. They won 100 games for a manager who would just as soon bang his big head against a wall than publicly doubt them. They won 100 for a city that loves them and has come to expect the joy they have brought in this championship era. As fate would have..." October 30

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bumgarner named MVP. Sorry for another Captain Obvious tweet. Thought you'd want to know.

  • Affeldt tearful upon being named winning pitcher in Game 7

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants had won Game 7 of the World Series, Madison Bumgarner turned in a relief performance for the ages and amid the clubhouse celebration, someone asked Jeremy Affeldt if it mattered to him that the official scorers did not give him the winning decision. “Nah, Bum deserves it because he..." October 30

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    Bumgarner has pitched 48 2/3 innings in this postseason, an MLB record. Curt Schilling had 47.2 IP for Arizona in 2001.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    That's the 26th hit for Sandoval this postseason, a new MLB record. $$$

  • Royals rout Giants 10 - 0, emphatically send Series to Game 7

    Royals Review "Yordano Ventura held down the Giants, while Kansas City's bats jumped all over Jake Peavy and Yusmeiro Petit. After two straight miserable games in San Francisco, the likely fallacious myth of momentum would appear to have been in the Giants' favor. Needing just one win to end the Royals'..." October 29

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