February 04, 20166

When it comes to starting pitchers, the Giants definitely have a type

Brian Sabean is fond of describing the NL West as a different sort of animal than other divisions, with tight, low-scoring games comprising the majority of each team’s schedule. While

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January 21, 20166

Spring Training battles: for Giants, there will be a few

I’ve been sick for several days, which has led to snoring. Snoring led to consecutive mornings when I woke up at 5 am, looked over, and saw that the other

January 07, 201616

Giants sign Denard Span, an interesting addition for three reasons

It went cold for a few weeks, but after the Royals re-lit the burner by bringing back Alex Gordon, the stove stayed warm and the Giants snagged one of several

December 25, 20155

Bay Area Santa Guy: Christmas presents for every local pro team’s fans

Even though they haven’t all been good this year, I’m going to play the role of Santa Claus today and slide down the chimneys of every professional sports franchise in

December 15, 201520

What Johnny Cueto deal means for Giants and NL West

Some guy on Twitter named @Longball8 replied to my tongue-in-cheek prediction during the 49ers game that Johnny Manziel would compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job next year with

December 11, 201526

Giants’ next moves will tell us whom they trust more in 2016: Matt Cain or Angel Pagan

It’s fun when we get to hear from sources, especially when those sources turn out to be correct. But the real party, at least for baseball nerds, would be to

December 10, 201533

The case for Dexter Fowler

The Winter Meetings are full of mixed messages, and the Giants are sending quite a few. #SFGiants are active in OF market. open to any of cespedes, upton, heyward, gordon,

December 09, 201520

Mike Leake back to the Giants looking more likely (if we can believe recent reports)

The Winter Meetings! Where teams are hot on the trail of players … until, suddenly, they aren’t. Sources: #Nationals making push for free-agent RHP Mike Leake. Other clubs also aggressive.

December 05, 20154

The day Jeff Samardzija won over the Giants

The Giants landed their first big fish of the offseason, and his last name is really difficult to spell. Here’s when it seemed likely that Jeff Samardzija would some day

December 04, 201525

Greinke signs with D-Backs for six years, one more than Giants were willing to offer

It happened pretty quickly this afternoon. Ken Rosenthal reported that the D-Backs were “pursuing Greinke,” and within two hours Zack Greinke had agreed to a six-year contract with Arizona for

December 04, 20158

Source: Lackey signs with Cubs after Giants wouldn’t match his price

The Giants’ top priority is Zack Greinke, as pretty much everyone knows by now. But if Greinke re-signs with the Dodgers or ends up joining another club (the D-Backs are

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November 17, 20155

Brandon Crawford 6-year extension: great news for a key player, nice cost-certainty for Giants, luxury tax hit in 2016

In a move that didn’t come as much of a surprise, especially after Buster Olney reported that the Giants would try to lock him up this winter a day earlier,

November 12, 20154

Awards over last two days should tell Giants one thing: Get these guys another ace … now.

Yesterday was defensive awards day. Brandon Crawford won his first Gold Glove. Buster Posey was named a Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for his work behind the plate. Today

November 11, 20153

Reports from national writers raising Giants fans’ hopes sky-high

Last year’s free agency period progressed in odd ways for the San Francisco Giants. After Pablo Sandoval professed his desire to return to the team that drafted him (and pestered

November 06, 20153

Giants decline options on Aoki and Byrd, and that money probably won’t go to a top outfielder

We all knew the Giants were going to decline the option on Marlon Byrd, because at the end of the season they stopped playing him every day. (That had to

October 21, 20158

Why Giants fans should be happy that the Cubs lost

1. The 1998 play-in game If the 1997 season didn’t end disappointingly enough (Thanks, Devon!), a year later the Giants lost 5-3 at Wrigley Field in Game No. 163. The

October 07, 201510

10 offseason questions for the San Francisco Giants

At the Giants’ postmortem press conference, Larry Baer, Bobby Evans and Bruce Bochy answered questions for 24 minutes. Then the two executives stuck around and talked to reporters for several

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October 05, 201517

Luxury tax will impact what Giants do this offseason

When considering whether to sign an ace like David Price or Zack Greinke to a nine-figure deal, the Giants won’t just consider the number of years they’d be paying a

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October 02, 20158

Jeremy Affeldt will live forever

The news that Jeremy Affeldt would retire after this season didn’t come as much of a surprise. He mentioned the possibility a week ago, and Dave Flemming told Gary Radnich

October 01, 201511

MLB talent level at its nadir

Have you ever watched a professional sporting event and been shocked at the level of play from the athletes? That’s nearly a nightly experience when it comes to Major League

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