GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants promote Jones, designate Hill

The Giants continued to look toward the future Saturday, purchasing the contract of infielder Ryder Jones from Triple-A Sacramento and designating veteran infielder Aaron Hill for assignment.
Via Giants.com
49 minutes ago

SF Giants Minor Lines 6/23/17: in which I grumble

now is the summer of our discontent [EDIT: STOP THE PRESSES, CHANGE THE FRONT PAGE RYDER JONES IS THE NEWEST GIANT! Now back to your originally scheduled post] 57-26 That’s how much the organization was outscored last night in getting wiped off the map in 7 losses from top to bottom. If you want to just concentrate on the minors, though, it was only 46-22! There was one tremendous...
Via McCovey Chronicles
3 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija is just plain cursed

Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Gearrin cools off Mets with strong relief outing

Had the Giants managed to turn Friday's lopsided affair vs. the Mets into a close one, they would have owed Cory Gearrin considerable thanks. Relieving Ty Blach, who yielded six runs in the second inning and seven in three innings, Gearrin pitched two scoreless innings and froze the Mets' offense
Via Giants.com
13 hours ago

Gillaspie, Okert return; Nunez goes on DL

The Giants made a pair of roster moves Friday, activating third baseman Conor Gillaspie from the disabled list and recalling left-hander Steven Okert from Triple-A Sacramento.
Via Giants.com
19 hours ago

Giants To Designate Bryan Morris

The Giants are set to designate righty Bryan Morris for assignment, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Lefty Steven Okert will be called up to take the open roster spot.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
21 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson starting to look like his old self

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Giants’ Johnny Cueto likely to opt out of contract

In the midst of a rare down season, the San Francisco Giants could very well decide to sell off some veteran assets between now and July’s trade deadline.San Francisco currently finds itself in last place in the NL West with a 27-48 mark. In fact, Bruce Bochy’s squad boasts the second-worst record in Major League Baseball heading into Friday’s action.One player that could be...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/23: Philly continues to trust the process

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Phil Jackson to wake up from his nap. Happy birthday today to Brooks Laich, LaDainian Tomlinson, Brandon Stokley and Zinedine Zidane. On today's date on in 2003 Barry Bonds became the first player in baseball...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants Minor Lines 6/22/17: Matt Gage throws a CG shutout

The big lefty produces a gem rarely seen in Richmond, the Sacramento bats go off, while the A ball teams start 2nd half with some gut punches. Baseball is so full of comings and goings and we had some of both yesterday. On the day that Kyle Crick finally made his major league debut (successfully!), the org said goodbye to one of his old teammates, releasing OF Tyler Horan. Horan...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

Eduardo Nuñez wants to come back, but he’s not a great fit for the Giants

The Giants infielder is optimistic about the future of the team, but there might not be room. Picture a world without Buster Posey. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images No, it’s not pretty. But in this world, this awful, awful world, the Giants would have exactly one likely representative at the 2017 All-Star Game. That would be Eduardo Nuñez. If it seems odd, consider that...
Via McCovey Chronicles
1 day ago

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Johnny Cueto edition

The San Francisco Giants finally snapped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, but their struggling roster is far from the playoff caliber team the Giants have boasted over the last six years. If San Francisco hopes to exploit the trade deadline, starting pitcher Johnny Cueto is their best bet. Cueto holds a 4.42 ERA with a 5-7 record, the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For Giants, failure to act could be the gravest error in a season full of them

If there has been one overused theme so far this season, it's that 2017 is a summer of great parity in Major League Baseball. Or at least, that is the sunny side up, glass half full version angle, because it has been a season where drastic cases of inconsistency and flat-out missed expectations have forced parity to the plate. While the spotlight has been on the struggles of the...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Brandon Belt edition

Should the San Francisco Giants even try to see what the market value of consistent stud 1B Brandon Belt is? Well, that’s a question for beleaguered GM Bobby Evans and the other front office heads to figure out. He’s in the middle of a slump, and he’s been dropping lower and lower in the batting order as a result. They would certainly be trading low on an affordable, in-his...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Eduardo Nunez edition

The last place San Francisco Giants have an opportunity to beef up their offense as the trade deadline approaches. San Francisco dropped to 26-45 Sunday after losing four consecutive games to the Rockies. The Giants have lost 12 of their last 16 games, posting a collective .241 batting average while opponents are hitting .271 against them. Problems are coming from all parts of the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado completes cycle with walk-off homer

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed a cycle on Sunday in the most dramatic possible way.Arenado stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with two on, one out, and his team down a run. A fly ball or base hit would have tied it, but Arenado had his sights set higher — he was a home run shy of the cycle, and he duly delivered against San Francisco Giants...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies savagely troll Jeff Samardzija on Instagram

Temperatures are beginning to hit the mid-80s in Colorado, so it makes sense that their professional baseball team has no chill.San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija clubbed his first home run of the season (and just the third of his career) in Friday’s game against the Rockies. His efforts helped him win a video shoutout on the MLB’s official Instagram page: The moment...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija blasts longest HR ever recorded by a pitcher

Jeff Samardzija hit a moon shot during Friday night’s game against the Rockies, and it still hasn’t landed yet.Samardzija, who is known for his ability to hit, took a pitch from Antonio Senzatela and crushed the third home run of his career.It traveled 446 feet, farther than any home run ever hit by a pitcher in the Statcast era. Boom!
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals select Dusty Baker's son in 27th round of MLB Draft

In 2002, Darren Baker was three years old and involved in one of the most bizarre moments in World. On Thursday, the Washington Nationals took Baker — the son of manager Dusty Baker — in the MLB Draft. Baker gained notoriety during Game 5 of the 2002 World Series. Serving as a bat boy for the San Francisco Giants, Baker went to retrieve a bat at the plate too early while the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shark spotted in McCovey Cove during Giants game

An interesting visitor was spotted Tuesday night among the traditional kayaks, canoes and boats that routinely dot McCovey Cove outside AT&T Park during San Francisco Giants games: A shark.That’s right, during Tuesday’s 8-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, an evidently Giants-loving shark was captured on camera swimming around the hallowed waters just beyond the outer reaches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner throws bullpen, set for simulated game

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is moving closer to a return.According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bumgarner threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday. The ace is slated to throw a simulated game on the team’s next road trip. Bumgarner is working his way back from a dirt bike accident that led to a shoulder injury. There remains no firm timetable for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants end Strickland brawl jersey auction at MLB request

An online auction by the San Francisco Giants of the jersey Hunter Strickland was wearing when he brawled with Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper was taken down at Major League Baseball’s request, per an ESPN report.An MLB source told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the league was unaware that the Giants intended to make the jersey available on MLB.com’s auction site. Upon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Game-worn apparel from Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper brawl up for auction

It’s not rare for MLB to put game used apparel up for auction. But some items from the Memorial Day game between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants are are up for sale that are sure to grab some attention.The hat that Hunter Strickland wore during the fight, as well as his jersey from the brawl, are being auctioned off online. Though we have to warn you. They’re...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/31: Giants and Nationals ugly fallout

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wish the Giants and Nationals would just chill out for a second. Happy birthday today to Joe Namath, Jim Craig, Kenny Lofton, Dave Roberts, Matt Harpring, Jake Peavy and Nate Robinson!On this date in 1935, Babe...
Via Yardbarker
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta on Harper-Strickland fight: ‘Awesome’

Don’t count Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta among those in the camp who are condemning the fight between Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland. In fact, Arrieta characterized Monday’s dust-up during Monday’s Washington Nationals-San Francisco Giants game as “awesome.”"I don’t think anybody is right or wrong. I thought it was awesome,” Arrieta said Tuesday during an appearance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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