Giants Rumors & News

  • 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..." October 31

  • Sandoval seeks $100M plus, but he also very much wants to stay in SF "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..." October 31

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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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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Tim Hudson (age 39) surpasses Roger Clemens as oldest pitcher to start a World Series winner-take-all game

  • All hands on deck in winner-take-all Game 7 "This was the way it had to be. For the two Wild Card-winning clubs that could not be denied. For the World Series loaded with punches and counterpunches. For the legion of fans invested either in the Giants' drive for dynasty status or the Royals' scintillating storyline. These two teams have..." October 29

  • Jake Peavy's postseason struggles continue in Game 6

    Chicago Tribune "Jake Peavy was cursing his luck after getting shellacked again in the Giants’ 10-0 loss to the Royals Tuesday in Game 6. The Royals' seven-run second inning was ignited by Mike Moustakas’ RBI double down the right field line, and things just got worse from there. “I threw a cutter in to..." October 29

  • Buster Posey's postseason troubles continue in Game 6

    USA Today "It has become trendy to tab Buster Posey as the potential next face of baseball following the retirement of Derek Jeter. The San Francisco Giants catcher certainly has many positive attributes, just like the former New York Yankees shortstop. Posey has been an MVP and Rookie of the Year, won..." October 29

  • Madison Bumgarner available out of bullpen for Game 6 "Two days after throwing a shutout in Game 5 of the World Series, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is going to make himself available out of the bullpen for Game 6, telling reporters he's hoping to watch at least "some" of the game from the bullpen. That's the headline. The subheading is that it..." October 28

  • Jake Peavy, Jon Lester have eye on Cubs as package deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jon Lester to the Cubs as a free agent this winter? Jake Peavy has a better idea: a package deal. “No, I’m not offering a package to the Cubs,” the San Francisco Giants pitcher said, clarifying the impression he made while talking about himself, the Cubs and his pal Lester. “There’s a..." October 28

  • Giants selling empty beer bottles from NLDS celebration

    Fox Sports "We really shouldn't be surprised by the stuff professional sports teams will sell to make money, but the San Francisco Giants' latest move needs to be pointed out. The club is selling empty beer bottles from their NLDS celebration (after beating the Cardinals) for $69." October 27

  • Juan Perez learns of friend's death, comes off bench to help Giants

    Sporting News "As far as the history of the 2014 World Series is concerned, Game 5 belonged to Madison Bumgarner, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The Giants’ ace threw a four-hitter, striking out eight Royals and walking none in a 5-0 victory that sent San Francisco to the road with two chances to wrap up a third..." October 27

  • SF Giants preparing to lose Pablo Sandoval to free agency

    New York Daily News "Literally and figuratively, Pablo Sandoval and “Big Game” James Shields are the elephants in the room in this World Series as the most prominent pending free agents likely to be playing elsewhere next season. Neither the Giants with Sandoval (who is having an MVP-caliber Series) nor the Royals..." October 27

  • The domino that led to the Royals-Giants World Series: Melky Cabrera

    New York Post "The Giants had followed up their 2010 championship by scoring the majors’ second-fewest runs in 2011. The Royals were beginning to assemble an interesting group of young position players, but craved high-end starting pitching. So on Nov. 7, 2011, two organizations without much history with one..." October 27

  • Giants' grounds crew denies watering down infield to slow Royals

    San Francisco Gate "The Royals led the majors in stolen bases this year, and their manager said the Giants have added extra water to their infield, particular on the basepaths, presumably an attempt to slow down Kansas City’s running game. “Yes, I thought it was a little extra wet around first,” Yost said before..." October 27

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    #OctoberTogether @SFGiants

    Tonight's #SFGiants lineup for Game 5: Blanco CF Panik 2B Posey C Sandoval 3B Pence RF Belt 1B Ishikawa LF Crawford SS Bumgarner LHP

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said he would use Vogelsong out of pen if needed. All hands on deck at this point.

  • Giants, down 4-1, roar back to whip Royals and even series

    San Francisco Chronicle "Pablo Sandoval had chills, which was understandable. He was so sick before the game, he needed intravenous fluids. After the Giants stormed back from three runs down to swamp the Royals 11-4 on Saturday night and even the World Series at two wins apiece, Hunter Pence had a different kind of..." October 26

  • Yost should use quick hook if James Shields struggles in Game 5 "On Sunday in Game 5 of the World Series, the Royals will send notional ace James Shields to the mound to face the Giants. With the Fall Classic tied 2-2 and now in essence a best-of-three series, this is, suffice it to day, a desperately important game. On that point, it's worth noting once..." October 26

  • Woman goes into labor at Kauffman Stadium during World Series Game 1 "The Royals are playing in their first World Series in three decades right now, and many fans are going to extraordinary lengths to attend games. For Stephanie Hetherington and her husband Jason, that meant attending Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium even though she was nine months pregnant. Although..." October 26

  • Royals say Giants watered down infield to slow them down in Game 3 "The Royals beat the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night (KC 3, SF 2), though they didn't use their trademark speed. Kansas City didn't attempt a single stolen base against Tim Hudson, who is notoriously easy to run against. After the game, several Royals told Bill Shaikin of..." October 26

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    #OctoberTogether @SFGiants

    Tonight's #SFGiants lineup for Game 4: Blanco CF Panik 2B Posey C Pence RF Sandoval 3B Belt 1B Perez LF Crawford SS Vogelsong RHP

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    Al Saracevic @AlSaracevic

    Bochy: Vogelsong will pitch Game 4.

  • Royals beat Giants 3-2, take 2-1 lead in World Series

    Kansas City Star "This ballpark consists of red bricks, wind-whipped World Series banners and orange Giants hoodies, hard by McCovey Cove and nearly 1,700 miles west of TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the stadium where Brandon Finnegan set his sights upon as last winter thawed. How could he have imagined his..." October 25

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bochy/Righetti have discussed using Bum on short rest to start Game 4 if they lose tonight. "But right now Vogelsong will be our starter."

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    MRI is precautionary, Giants don't expect bad news. "If something is going on then obviously we’ll have to make a (roster) change."

  • John McGrath: The Giants have become the Yankees — obnoxious

    Tacoma News Tribune "The San Francisco Giants are a nuisance. There was a time I couldn’t imagine saying that. The old Giants contended now and then but usually just stayed out of the way, playing games in a baseball park known for its perpetual fog, fierce gusts, and hot dog wrappers swirling in the outfield...." October 24

  • Strickland 'embarrassed', hopes for another chance

    CSN Bay Area "Hunter Strickland already owned up to his emotional transgressions in Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday night. Given a day to process everything that happened, though, and after talking with coaches and teammates, the right-handed rookie said he had an even better understanding of how bad it..." October 24

  • Giants will extend qualifying offer to Sandoval "The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had contract talks since spring training and that won't change until after the World Series ends, but the Giants will extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to Sandoval, according to people familair with their thinking. The Giants and..." October 24

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    #OctoberTogether @SFGiants

    Tim Lincecum left tonight's game with lower back tightness. #SFGiants

  • Fueled by big sixth inning, Royals tie up World Series with 7-2 victory over Giants

    Kansas City Star "Salvador Perez pointed to his mouth and then to his chest. The objects of his ire were the blazing eyes and flapping lips of San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland. The Royals had just treated Strickland like a piñata, busting open the sixth inning in a 7-2 victory, evening this World Series at..." October 23

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum needs MRI on lower back/side after leaving Game 2 "Tim Lincecum, the Giants' iconic starter-turned-reliever who came out of Game 2 after feeling sudden tightness, will be getting an MRI on Thursday on his lower back/left side region, according to sources connected to the team. No one with the Giants has said yet whether Lincecum will remain..." October 23

  • Bochy's decisions give Royals renewed hope

    CSN Bay Area "Of course this is going to be about Tim Lincecum, because the predetermined narrative demands it. It’s enough to make your brain throb. Only it’s way more involved than that. Lincecum, the Giants’ one sentry on the last outpost in the Yukon this postseason, finally got the call in the long-lost..." October 23

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • No talks since spring but Giants will extend qualifying offer to Panda "The Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven't had contract talks since spring training and that won't change until after the World Series ends, but the Giants will extend the $15.3-million qualifying offer to Sandoval, according to people familair with their thinking. The Giants and..." October 23

  • Bumgarner controls Game 1, Giants win 7-1

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants cared enough to send their very best. What other way to describe Madison Bumgarner in the World Series? With their left-handed ace mixing a crackling fastball, a snapping cutter, a sweeping curve and even a surprising, 68-mph yakker, the Giants dealt the Kansas City Royals their..." October 22

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse "Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World..." October 21

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Morse will be DH. #SFGiants

  • San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series "It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it. Specifically two Bay Area..." October 20

  • Tim Lincecum didn’t pitch in the NLDS or NLCS, but he’ll be on the World Series roster

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants used 24 of 25 players on the NLDS roster and did the same in the NLCS. The missing man was the same both times: Tim Lincecum. Still, manager Bruce Bochy will have Lincecum on the World Series roster. He said the Giants likely will keep the same group that beat the St. Louis Cardinals..." October 20

  • Giants fan returns walk-off home run ball, gets World Series tickets "A fair trade: Travis Ishikawa has the home run ball he hit Thursday night to send the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, and the fan that gave it to him will get to see his favorite team face the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the Fall Classic at At&T Park. But Frank Burke, the fan who..." October 19

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    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Bochy said Tim Lincecum will be on the roster for the World Series. Said he was supposed to throw today but has a sore neck.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Ishikawa: "I can't describe the feeling I have each time I see it or each time I think about it. It still doesn't seem like it was me."

  • 4 umps to work World Series for first time thanks to strong replay results "According to the Associated Press, four umpires will work the World Series for the first time this year thanks in part to their strong results on instant replace challenges during the regular season. Hunter Wendelstedt, Eric Cooper, Jim Reynolds and Jerry Meals are all heading to the Fall Classic..." October 19