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VOTE NOW! Athlete of the Year final pits Bumgarner vs. Mariota

There were many great perfomances by athletes in 2014. However, the voting for Athlete of the Year has been whittled to a formidable duo. On one side is San Francisco Giants lefthander Madison Bumgarner. The 25-year-old had a remarkable year, going 18-10 in the regular season with a 2.98 ERA. He then took over the postseason, going 4-1 and picking up a save in Game 7 of the World...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bochy: Peavy trade was best in-season move of 2014

Only time will tell just how good the Jake Peavy trade was for the Boston Red Sox. The San Francisco Giants sure aren’t complaining.   The Red Sox traded a struggling Peavy to the Giants back in July in exchange for pitching prospects Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar. Peavy turned his season around, guided the Giants to the postseason and contributed toward San Francisco nabbing...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Scutaro Undergoes Back Surgery, Career In Jeopardy

San Francisco Giants infielder Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery on Monday and his career may be over. In a conference call on Monday, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that Scutaro has a fusion procedure performed and it will be 4-6 months before it is known if Scutaro can continue his baseball career. Scutaro had the surgery on Friday and it was performed by Dr. Michael...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Former Sox IF Marco Scutaro's Career Over?

The Red Sox signed Marco Scutaro as a free agent in 2009—and he went on to have two decent seasons in Boston. He hit .284 in his time here and played a solid shortstop. Now, at age 39, his career may be over due to extensive spinal fusion surgery performed on Sunday. The L2 and L3 vertebrae in Scutaro's back were fused—resulting in a four- to six-month recovery period. At his...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy and Giants finalize $24 million, 2-year contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week and completed Tuesday. Peavy will receive a $4 million signing bonus, $7 million next season and $13 million in 2016. The contract includes a full no-trade provision and award bonuses. A 33-year-old right-hander, Peavy helped Boston win the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with SF Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo has finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, keeping a key member of bullpen from three championship runs. Romo could earn an additional $500,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games finished as part of Monday's agreement. The 31-year-old right-hander has spent all seven of his big league...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – San Francisco Giants

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the San Francisco Giants. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Grading the off-season

I was hoping for more of a splash in McCovey Cove this offseason, but alas, San Francisco Giants fans can’t have everything. Though they haven’t made any high profile moves this offseason, the Giants feel their smaller deals will help break the odd year curse. Let’s analyze the moves so far and in the spirit of final exam week, see if we can hand out some grades. Losing Out...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Slow and Steady offseason

While teams like the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox are spending money and making moves left and right the San Francisco Giants are doing what they always do; not get caught up in the free-agent frenzy. The Giants moves might not be flashy, but they are doing what they have to do and they aren’t finished yet. Re-signing Sergio Romo was...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Peavy Signs Two-Year, $24M Deal With Giants

Jake Peavy (Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)Former Red Sox hurler (and Duck Boat owner) Jake Peavy re-upped with the World Champion Giants on a two-year, $24 million contract. Peavy was a force for the Giants in the pennant drive—but faltered some in the post-season and World Series. The 34-year old righty will also get a full no-trade clause as part of the new deal.
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Red Sox Jake Peavy, Giants Agree To Two-Year, $24M Contract

This embed is invalid" /> Jake Peavy will look to add to his cable car collection. Peavy has agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to multiple reports. The veteran pitcher finished his 2014 season with the Giants, who won their third World Series title in five years. Peavy will earn base salaries of $7...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Off-Season a Nasty Mix of Rejection and Incompetence

Welcome to the Empty Funhouse The 2014 postseason should have been a time of bold and dominating moves by the San Francisco Giants ownership group and their front office. An unexpected trip to the playoffs and a World Series win last October should have been the jumping off point for the organization to boldly rebuild around their core of talented seasoned veterans. Instead, San...
Via The Giants Cove
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Play Third Base For The San Francisco Giants?

In October they won it all. Three World Series trophies in five years. The San Francisco Giants had cemented dynasty status. Two days later, the orange and black celebrated with a parade on Halloween, celebrating team stars like Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence, and Pablo Sandoval. Since the parade, Bumgarner went on to win Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year,” while...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Rumors: Starting pitching edition

Jon Lester, no. Ervin Santana, no. Brandon McCarthy, no. The San Francisco Giants have so far swung and missed on three starting pitchers they had varying levels of interest. McCarthy was rumored to the Giants, but not signing him is no big deal. Santana is decent, but no biggie there either. However, missing out on Lester stings. How will the Giants recover? Well, they have more...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Barry Zito Make A Comeback In 2015?

The winter meetings were all that we hoped them to be and then some. This year’s annual convention of managers, players, agents, and club executives saw more wheeling and dealing of big name players than possibly ever before. After Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs, all the dominoes began to fall into place. Amidst all these wild trades and free agent signings, along with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the top 3 games for Giants tickets

The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants will field a much different team in 2015 compared to 2014, but that doesn’t mean support for the team is any lessened. According to TiqIQ.com, the average price for San Francisco Giants home game tickets is $100 for 2015. Despite the loss of beloved Pablo Sandoval, Giants fans will be back at the park in 2015 and will be...
Via The Giants Cove
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to start throwing next week

The San Francisco Giants are coming off their third World Series title in the past five seasons, despite finishing the regular season just 12th in runs scored and 10th in ERA. Although not many moves appear to be on the horizon for the Giants this winter, there is some news on the injury front. Matt Cain, who is coming off elbow surgery, is expected to start throwing next week....
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner once dated a girl named Madison Bumgarner

San Francisco Giants ace and now-legendary postseason warrior Madison Bumgarner was named the “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated on Monday. All things considered, especially his gladiator-like performance in the World Series, when he threw 68 pitches in Game 7 to secure victory following a 117-pitch shutout of the Royals in Game 5 just...Read More The post Madison...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year

Madison Bumgarner had himself a year in 2014. Bumgarner helped the San Francisco Giants win their third World Series in five seasons, winning the World Series MVP after a dominant performance against the Kansas City Royals. Monday, Bumgarner added to his trophy case when he was named the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. “It’s easy to mythologize...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants talking about adding Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval’s Departure May be Blessing in Disguise for the Giants

Pablo Sandoval may very well be one of the best postseason hitters in the recent history of the game. He is also one of the primary reasons that the San Francisco Giants have won three of the past five World Series championships. But when it comes to the business of baseball, no one is immune from the finances that seem to drive players away from teams. No one knows this more than...
Via Sportsnaut
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by Giants

The Boston Red Sox have signed a number of free agents over the years by simply having deeper pockets than the rest of the league, but that may not have been the case with Pablo Sandoval. According to WCVB’s Mike Lynch, Sandoval was offered the same amount of money — somewhere in the five-year, $100...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

Report: Sandoval won't return to Giants, likely to sign with BoSox

Pablo Sandoval has won his last championship with the San Francisco Giants, according to at least one reporter. Dennis O’Donnell of KPIX 5 reports that there is a 90% chance Sandoval will sign with the Boston Red Sox and a 10% chance he signs with the Blue Jays. O’Donnell’s sources claim the Giants have offered...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval wants six years?

This Friday morning, the Internet is ablaze at the revelation at San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is seeking a six-year contract in free agency. Pablo Sandoval is seeking at least a six-year free-agent contract, with the length of the deal more important to the third baseman than the dollars, his agent just told me. [...] “Pablo is 28,” Vasquez said. ...
Via The Outside Corner
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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