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SFGate Sep 28, 2018

Giants’ Willie Mac Award surprise: Reliever Will Smith

Will Smith, who returned from Tommy John surgery in May and made the most of his chance to be a major-league closer for the first time, was the surprise winner of the 2018 Willie Mac Award, chosen by his peers as the most inspirational Giant. Smith won the annual award over favorites Hunter Pence and Derek Holland, just the third full-time reliever to win after Steve Bedrosian in 1990 and Javier Lopez, who shared the honor with Brandon Crawford in 2016. Giants players, coaches, trainers and fans vote on the Willie Mac, which has been awarded every year since 1980 (Jack Clark) except for the...
The Mercury News Sep 25, 2018
Brandon Crawford: GM Bobby Evans a casualty of Giants performance on the field

Brandon Crawford: GM Bobby Evans a casualty of Giants performance on the field

Giants All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford and manager Bruce Bochy said firings are part of the business of baseball, but it's never easy.
SFGate Sep 24, 2018

Giants’ Brandon Crawford saddened by Bobby Evans’ firing

When Brandon Crawford was drafted out of UCLA in 2005, Bobby Evans kept in steady contact with the shortstop during contract negotiations. When Crawford was called up to the majors in 2011, it was Evans who made the congratulatory call. “I go as far back with Bobby as anybody in the Giants’ organization,” Crawford said before Monday’s homestand opener against the Padres. “I had a lot of good talks with Bobby.” They resumed their relationship throughout Crawford’s eight seasons in the majors, and the three-time Gold Glover was bummed Monday to hear of the general manager’s...
SFGate Sep 18, 2018

Giants’ Crawford details extent of knee injury, plus lineups

SAN DIEGO -Brandon Crawford believes his range at short has declined a tick because a knee injury that has dogged him for much of the season has stolen his quick first step. He could have fooled us. Crawford's defense has been exceptional again. He could be destined to his four consecutive Gold Glove. His hitting is a different matter. After a May performance worthy of National League Player of the Month, which he lost to the Reds' Scooter Gennett, Crawford raised his batting average and OPS to .338 and .921, respectively, by June 10. But those numbers have plummeted since to .255 and .715....
The Mercury News Sep 18, 2018
Brandon Crawford explains tale of two halves, from hot streak to prolonged slump

Brandon Crawford explains tale of two halves, from hot streak to prolonged slump

Brandon Crawford details the change a knee injury forced him to make at the plate and why he's optimistic about the Giants' 2019 chances.

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