GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tommy John surgery recommended for Smith

Giants reliever Will Smith flew to California this week to get a second opinion about his left elbow. When he returned, he brought the news that both doctors agreed -- his recommended course of action is Tommy John surgery.
Via Giants.com
9 hours ago

Nunez expects to be ready for Opening Day

Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez was in good spirits Thursday after returning from San Francisco where he had two cortisone shots. Nunez's recurring shoulder soreness flared up earlier in the week, and he flew to San Francisco on Tuesday for an MRI and an anticipated cortisone shot.
Via Giants.com
13 hours ago

Giants grant release to infielder Beckham

The Giants got one step closer to a final roster Thursday when the club granted Gordon Beckham's request to be released from his Minor League contract.
Via Giants.com
13 hours ago

Matt Cain will probably be the fifth starter

So let’s predict how he’ll do in 2017. It could work. Matt Cain having a good 2017 season is more likely than Ryan Vogelsong having a good 2011 season. Cain having a good 2017 season is also about as likely as Tim Lincecum having a good 2015 season, but focus on the first one. Baseball’s a funny thing, and Cain started an All-Star Game once. Putting him in the rotation isn’t...
Via McCovey Chronicles
17 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: Three Outside Options to Fill Left Field Void

Via FOX Sports
23 hours ago

Here are Giants highlights from the WBC

Apologies to Mark Melancon, who didn’t have video highlights and therefore was not included in this post The United States won the World Baseball Classic last night, and both Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford were on the team, so I can get some Giants-related content out of that. Here is the Giants-related content. Here is Brandon Crawford doubling in a run against Team Dominican...
Via McCovey Chronicles
23 hours ago

Michael Morse is hurt, and the Giants’ bench is wide open

It looked like an old friend was going to be the power bat off the bench, but hamstrings got in the way. Michael Morse was going to make the Opening Day roster. It seems obvious from the responses to his hamstring injury, with the Giants expressing obvious disappointment and hoping he’ll stick around and rehab with the team. He was going to be the fifth outfielder, with Mac Williamson...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Giants roll into 2017 with same strengths, weaknesses as before

Maybe it’s the fact that the world seems to have gone insane in recent months, but I can’t remember looking forward to a baseball season to this extent for quite some time. What’s remarkable about this is that this season shouldn’t be all that different from the previous one, which made Giants fans feel about as frustrated as one can imagine for a group that, let’s face...
Via Bay Area Sports Guy
1 day ago

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Barry Bonds is back in spring training camp with the San Francisco Giants, set to spend a week working on hitting with the team’s minor leaguers. The 52-year-old home run champion reported Wednesday at the Giants’ complex. After his time in Arizona, Bonds will be a special adviser to Giants CEO Larry Baer. Bonds spent last season as the hitting coach...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Bonds Rejoins Giants, More to Come

Someday Barry Bonds will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Someday (probably soon) the Giants will retire the number 25. The key is when. For now, the slugger is back to where he etched history. He’s once again a member of the San Francisco Giants. Perhaps this is the pre-statue chapter of Bonds’ legacy. The club announced on Monday that Bonds would be back on the payroll as...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago

Barry Bonds to re-join San Francisco Giants organization

He’s back. According to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, 14-time All-Star and seven-time MVP Barry Bonds will re-join the San Francisco Giants in a front office position. The 52-year-old spent 15 seasons with the Giants. He famously hit 73 home runs in 2001 which remains the all-time record for home runs hit in a season. This is in addition to his all-time home run number of 762...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Cueto sharp in 5-inning outing against White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. He made the most of it. The right-hander threw five innings and allowed just a hit and a run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in his third outing of the spring. Cueto would have started for the Dominican Republic against...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Matt Cain should be a reliever

The San Francisco Giants are in the middle of Spring Training and so far Matt Cain has not proved he can be relied upon. Based upon the last four seasons this was expected. So if Cain doesn’t prove deserving of the fifth starter spot what should the team do with him? The answer is simple, make Cain a reliever. Cain should follow what Joe Blanton did last season and make himself...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Matt Cain Game

There’s little question that the San Francisco Giants are by far the dullest franchise in Major League Baseball. And that’s exactly the way President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Baer and team Executive Vice President Brian Sabean like it. I’m not talking about avoiding splashy front page embarrassments. Like rogue tweets from disgruntled or socially brain-dead players...
Via The Giants Cove
3 days ago

San Francisco Giants: Who will win the battle for the bench?

The title seems like a pretty straight forward question, right? There are a lot of people vying for very few spots on the roster. Let’s look at the plethora of names that have thrown their name in the basket this spring: Jarrett Parker, Mac Williamson, Jae-gyun Hwang, Chris Marrero, Aaron Hill, Nick Hundley, Mike Morse, Gordon Beckham, Tim Federowicz, Justin Ruggiano, Jimmy Rollins...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Spring Training Positives

With the 2017 baseball season under a month away, all the Major League teams are trying to get their rust off and prepare for the six month grueling season to reach the playoffs and make a playoff run. The San Francisco Giants are one of the few teams that have a legitimate chance at winning the World Series this year and in order to do so, big-time names, like Buster Posey and Hunter...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants coach Alguacil hit by foul ball, has broken nose

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose after being hit by a foul ball during a spring training game. Alguacil was hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout, and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants' new first base coach said he felt fine after the accident....
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants coach Alguacil hit by foul ball, taken to hospital

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants coach Jose Alguacil has been taken to a hospital after being hit by a foul ball during a spring training game. Alguacil appeared to be hit in the face Saturday and fell to the ground. He was sitting in a folding chair outside the dugout and manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants' new first base coach said he felt fine after the accident....
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants first base coach hit by baseball, taken to hospital

The San Francisco Giants were having a nice spring day in Arizona on Saturday. Exhibition baseball. A lot of sun.Then, in one fell swoop, the entire day was turned upside down for the Giants.First base coach Jose Alguacil was hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Kansas City Royals infielder Hunter Dozier. He was eventually carted off the field and sent to the hospital.“Trainer...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Morse Strikes a Deal at Hunter Pence’s Wedding

Mike Morse hasn’t seen Major League pitching since April 2016, but that didn’t stop the 12-year veteran from looking for work at Hunter Pence’s wedding in December. Seriously, before the cake was even cut, dude had hit up San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans for a gig. “I told him, ‘I don’t care about the money,’” Morse recalled. “’You can write a...
Via Hall of Very Good
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs close door on Sammy Sosa reunion after bizarre comments

For years, Cubs fans have clamored to see Sammy Sosa return to Wrigley Field, where he was once the team’s most popular, most talented and most charismatic player. But Sosa has remained in exile for 13 years, and it doesn’t appear that will end any time soon.On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs are closing the door on a reunion with Sosa in the wake of the...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson to work as Giants spring training instructor

Four-time All-Star Tim Hudson is coming back to San Francisco, according to his wife. Well, kind of. Kim Hudson announced on Twitter her husband will be joining the San Francisco Giants during spring training as a guest instructor, and he is very excited to be back in a Giants uniform. The 41-year-old spent eight years in the Bay Area, two of which at the end of his career with...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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