Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants rally, take down Rockies in extras

    CSN Bay Area "Tim Hudson got his first World Series ring a week ago, so what was left for the 39-year-old to accomplish. His wife gave a hint in a tweet sent late Friday night. “Tough @SFGiants loss tonight, but Tim IS going to get his FIRST win ever at Coors Field tomorrow. Ever. #DontStopBelievin’” Kim..." April 26

  • 6h
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies #SFGiants game is postponed because of rain. Makeup details coming.

  • 1d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Timetable for Cain to play catch is next week. Still many weeks from pitching. Might wind up close to 11 months between starts. #sfgiants

  • 1d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Came out to protect Crawford, who was arguing that third strike. John Tumpane wasted little time sending Bochy off. #SFGiants

  • McGehee frustrated by failures in Giants’ 6-4 loss to Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "Forty-five minutes after the final out of the Giants’ 6-4 loss to the Rockies on Friday night, third baseman Casey McGehee still seemed ready to bite through one of his bats. Frustration oozed from his being even before he actually said, “I’m just frustrated.” A reporter was halfway through..." April 25

  • Oh, Barry Bonds, How Could We Have Doubted You?

    New York Times "Congratulations, Barry Bonds. You’re no longer a felon. We all owe you an apology. So we’re sorry, Barry, that the government dragged you into courtrooms for more than a decade and forced you to spend some of the $200 million or so you made in baseball not on vacations and fast cars and..." April 25

  • 2d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Aoki gets first start off. #sfgiants

  • The Giants are raffling off a 2014 World Series ring for charity

    CBSSports.com "Last weekend the Giants received their 2014 World Series rings during a pregame ceremony at AT&T Park. Front office staff and many other members of the organization received their rings behind the scenes. This year, one lucky fan will also get a chance to own a 2014 World Series ring. According..." April 24

  • Maxwell’s hit gives Giants sweep of Dodgers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Yes, Justin Maxwell was the star of the series. Yes, he got big hits, made big plays and showed off his big presence. Yes, his 10th-inning walkoff single secured Thursday’s 3-2 victory and the Giants’ first sweep of the Dodgers since May 2013. But as the team flew to Denver for the start of a..." April 24

  • Appeals court reverses Barry Bonds obstruction of justice conviction

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds had his obstruction of justice conviction reversed Wednesday by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, according the Associated Press. The appeals court ruled Bonds' rambling answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into..." April 24

  • 3d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pence is swinging off a tee, Giants will "ramp it up" with him starting tomorrow. Still no target date for return.

  • After starters exit, Giants win on walk-off

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Panik is learning a lot in his second season in the big leagues. Late Wednesday night, he learned what it’s like to be in the center of the walk-off celebration. The second baseman hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Giants a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles..." April 23

  • 3d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Ishikawa had a setback with his sore back, Bochy said. Will need more time.

  • Lincecum, Giants shut down Dodgers

    CSN Bay Area "So many Tim Lincecum starts over the past three years have been characterized by a look of confusion or disappointment. On this night, it was all about a scream and a smile. Lincecum pumped his fists and screamed when Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik ended the top of the sixth inning with a..." April 22

  • Hunter Pence unlikely to return by May 1

    ESPN.com "San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who suffered a broken left forearm after getting hit by a pitch during spring training, is unlikely to hit his target return date of May 1, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Pence, who was estimated to miss six to eight weeks after suffering the..." April 22

  • San Francisco moving closer to banning chewing tobacco at ballparks

    CBSSports.com "There is an ongoing debate about MLB potentially banning chewing tobacco among its players and other on-field personnel. On one hand, it's a personal choice. On the other, it's pretty gross, causes cancer, and is not something parents want their kids to see when they turn on a..." April 22

  • An interesting interview with Barry Bonds’ son Nicolai

    Hardball Talk "Several years ago Jeff Pearlman wrote a book about Barry Bonds. It wasn’t a flattering portrayal. While Pearlman says — and I believe him — that he intended to write a balanced book and sought out people who could say things that were complimentary about the all-time home run king, the fact was..." April 21

  • Arizona Diamondbacks complete winning trip by beating San Francisco Giants

    Arizona Republic "Whether the Diamondbacks' four-game series victory over the San Francisco Giants this weekend was merely a matter of them beating up on a beaten-up team or if it was the makings of a surprising summer to come, well, that's in the eye of the beholder. But, really, either outlook seems..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Giants get rings and then beat Diamondbacks

    San Francisco Chronicle "Get a ring, get back in the swing and end the string. Those were the Giants’ goals Saturday night, and they achieved all three glowingly. After their biennial pregame bling ceremony, the Giants played their cleanest overall game in more than a week and beat the Diamondbacks 4-1, ending an..." April 19

  • 8d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Jake Peavy (back) placed on DL. Susac recalled.

  • Josh Collmenter pitches gem as Arizona Diamondbacks pound San Francisco Giants

    Arizona Republic "RHP Josh Collmenter looked every bit like an Opening Day starter in a 9-0 win Friday night against the San Francisco Giants, who continue to look nothing like defending champions. Collmenter four-hit the Giants for his second career shutout, rebounding from a pair of rough starts to open his..." April 18

  • 9d
    World Champs @SFGiants

    Tonight's #SFGiants lineup: Aoki lf Panik 2b Pagan cf Posey c McGehee 3b Belt 1b Blanco rf Crawford ss Peavy p

  • Diamondbacks outlast Giants in back-and-forth, 12-inning marathon

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally..." April 17

  • Rockies get sweep of Giants, move to 6-0 away from home

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies used a first-inning home run from Nolan Arenado and a strong performance on the mound from Tyler Matzek to record a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, earning them a sweep over the defending world champs and moving them to 6-0 on the road in 2015. The Rockies now stand..." April 16

  • Rockies improve to 5-0 on road by beating Giants

    Denver Post "Through the years, this city has has been as cruel and hopeless as Alcatraz for the Rockies. Now it will forever be known for "The Catch." No, not the 49ers' Joe Montana throwing to Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone. This was Rockies' two-time Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado..." April 15

  • Rockies shut out the champion Giants, Rafael Betancourt gets save

    Denver Post "What began as a huge championship celebration for the San Francisco Giants turned into a storybook chapter in the long career of Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt. The 39-year old right-hander shut the door on the Giants in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 2-0 victory Monday at AT&T Park,..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • 13d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Home opener lineup: Aoki LF, Panik 2B, Pagan CF, Posey C, Belt 1B, Blanco RF, Duffy 3B, Crawford SS, Heston RHP

  • Nieves' heroics key Padres' victory

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For all the places that Wil Nieves’ career has taken him – from Puerto Rico to San Diego and on to New York and Arizona and so many minor league stops in between his return to Southern California – the 37-year-old journeyman still comes across firsts every now and then. Sunday’s matinee offered..." April 13

  • McGehee relieved to only have bone bruise

    MLB.com "The Giants avoided considerable distress with Sunday's news that third baseman Casey McGehee sustained a bone bruise on his left leg. Initially, the injury appeared much more serious. McGehee grounded out to third base in Saturday's first inning and, shortly after leaving the batter's box,..." April 12

  • 14d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    McGehee just has a bone bruise. Said all things considered, it's best news he could have been given.

  • 14d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    X rays on Susac negative, per Sacto game notes. Should be back within days. #sfgiants

  • 14d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Belt is starting at first base today.

  • 14d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Left knee strain for McGehee. #SFGiants

  • Padres bury Giants with 20 hits

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Will Middlebrooks swung at the first pitch he saw and drilled a third-inning single to center, over the head of Madison Bumgarner. Justin Upton scored from third. Derek Norris went from second to third. Middlebrooks made an aggressive turn. He executed a textbook pop-up slide. Safe at second, he..." April 12

  • Padres break scoreless streak in 1-0 win over Giants

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Opening-week crowds and new, league-wide security measures have so far contributed to a number of late arrivals at Petco Park. Friday, there were swaths of empty seats around the stadium when Brandon Morrow fired his first pitch at 7:11 p.m. The venue eventually filled, bustling with fans..." April 11

  • 15d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy says Cain feeling much better. Still hasn't picked up a ball. #sfgiants

  • 15d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Belt doing better, may start Sunday. "Good chance" Duffy at 1B tomorrow. "A shot" Pence returns before end of April.

  • 15d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Travis Ishikawa starting rehab assignment with Sacramento tomorrow.

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • 15d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy pre-game: Belt doing better, may start Sunday. "Good chance" Duffy at 1B tomorrow. "A shot" Pence returns before end of April.

  • Giants squeak by Padres in extras

    CSN Bay Area "Buckle up. The previously tame Giants-Padres rivalry looks like it’s taking the leap. The first game of the season between the reigning champs and the champs of the offseason was a fiery, tense affair, won 1-0 by the Giants when newcomer Justin Maxwell drove in the game’s first and only run in..." April 10

  • Heston shines in Giants win over D'Backs

    CSN Bay Area "Chris Heston, a September call-up last season, was guaranteed a World Series ring the second Pablo Sandoval caught the final batted ball of the 2014 season. Now it appears he’ll play a key role on the first day of festivities at AT&T Park. Heston gave up just two unearned runs over six innings..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Peralta, Lamb power D-backs to victory over Giants

    Arizona Sports "Two giant rips saved the Diamondbacks from dropping their second game of the season. Arizona beat San Francisco 7-6 at Chase Field Tuesday night behind a three-run homer apiece from David Peralta and Jake Lamb. The first was smashed by Peralta over the right field fence off a fastball by..." April 08

  • Giants reportedly close to minor-league deal with Kevin Correia

    McCovey Chronicles "The Giants, having entered the season with a notable collection of innings-eaters and familiar pitching miscreants, have already dug into their minor-league depth. Why not sign more minor-league depth and mark off another square on your Returning Giant Bingo card? According to Andrew Baggarly, the..." April 08

  • 18d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Belt said MRI revealed just a very mild strain. He's optimistic he'll avoid DL, may try to take BP today.

  • Giants place Cain on DL; Heston to face Diamondbacks

    CSN Bay Area "A couple of rotation injuries have opened the door for Chris Heston. The 26-year-old right-hander was supposed to start Sacramento's season opener but instead will face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase Field. Heston is starting in place of Matt Cain, who has a flexor tendon..." April 08