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San Francisco Chronicle 8 hours ago

Giants get perfect inning from new closer Melancon

Giants get perfect inning from new closer Melancon Giants fans waited a whole winter -longer than that, really - to see a closer like Mark Melancon. In his first game Saturday, he pitched a perfect inning that meant nothing and everything at the same time. Chicago knocked the Giants out of the postseason last year for want of a Melancon. Melancon pitched the third inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory and got grounders from big-leaguers Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez and a flyball from Jeimer Candelario. Melancon's first inning also meant his first time throwing to Buster Posey in...
San Jose Mercury News Feb 24, 2017
A small act earns Madison Bumgarner’s faith in Giants’ spring opener

A small act earns Madison Bumgarner’s faith in Giants’ spring opener

Madison Bumgarner threw almost exclusively to Buster Posey over the last few seasons, but experienced backup Nick Hundley immediately did something to win the left-hander's faith in the Giants' Cactus League opener.
CSN Bay Area Feb 24, 2017

Crawford leads off in first Giants game of 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants have put a focus this spring on getting Brandon Crawford ready for the World Baseball Classic, which meant a slight surprise for the first lineup of the new year. Crawford is hitting leadoff in Friday's exhibition opener so he can potentially get extra at-bats. Crawford and Buster Posey will leave camp in early March to represent the United States in the WBC.Manager Bruce Bochy went heavy on the regulars in the exhibition opener. Crawford is one of six likely opening day starters to play right away:

Get yer Giants’ Cactus League Opening Day lineup here

Get yer Giants’ Cactus League Opening Day lineup here SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Here are the lineups for Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Reds. Jarrett Parker gets the first shot in left. Nobody should read anything into this lineup. The other regulars are healthy. Manager Bruce Bochy normally assigns players different games. Buster Posey, for instance, will catch Saturday’s game against the Cubs. REDS Winker DH The pitcher is named Rookie Davis. Morse DH Hundley C Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Call to the Pen Feb 23, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey the Unquestioned Leader

The San Francisco Giants have been a perennial contender for years, and their all-star catcher is a prime reason that likely won’t change any time soon. Last fall, the San Francisco Giants put a major scare into the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The Giants dropped the NLDS to the Cubs in four games, […] San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey the Unquestioned Leader - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sacramento Bee Feb 20, 2017

Buster Posey eager for fresh start, to raise power numbers

Buster Posey leans on the back of the batting cage under Arizona's blue skies, one leg crossed over the other as he watches his teammates take their cuts while awaiting …
Around the Foghorn Feb 14, 2017

Buster Posey will be Next Manager of San Francisco Giants

I was watching a San Francisco Giants game from last year the other day and one of the announcers made a comment about Buster Posey already thinking like a manager. I don’t know why the thought of him being a manager had never crossed my mind before, but then I suddenly got excited thinking about […] Buster Posey will be Next Manager of San Francisco Giants - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sacramento Bee Feb 14, 2017

Mark Melancon throws to Buster Posey on Day 1 with Giants

Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing — at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer. "I didn't …
CSN Bay Area Feb 14, 2017

Giants spring training Day 2: Posey makes sure he catches Melancon

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Buster Posey has always made a point of catching up-and-coming prospects during spring bullpen sessions. When the pitchers lined up Tuesday morning at Scottsdale Stadium, Posey made sure he was standing in front of a 31-year-old right-hander.
Around the Foghorn Feb 12, 2017

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Preview: Catchers

The San Francisco Giants are heavily invested in their franchise catcher, and for a good reason. Buster Posey’s starting spot is safe, but the competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart could get as hot as a sunny dessert day in Scottsdale. We continue our San Francisco Giants full spring training preview! […] San Francisco Giants Spring Training Preview: Catchers - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Three key Giants headed to World Baseball Classic

Every four years, Major League Baseball throws an odd wrench into spring training by holding the World Baseball Classic. Part way through the spring, dozens of players pack their gear and bid farewell to their teammates for as long as 16 days to play for their countries. The three who will plucked for the tournament - Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto - are critical to the Giants' hopes of winning another World Series. Crawford played through shoulder pain, with Bochy often lamenting how much he had to push the shortstop. Last spring training, the Giants introduced him...
Around the Foghorn Feb 10, 2017

This Picture of Buster Posey With Puppies Just Made Me Melt

The San Francisco Giants were back at AT&T Park this past Wednesday filming commercials for the upcoming 2017 season. The official San Francisco Giants twitter account tweeted multiple pictures from the day of filming, but there was only one that made me spit out the hypothetical water that was in my mouth… I honestly have no […] This Picture of Buster Posey With Puppies Just Made Me Melt - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
McCovey Chronicles Feb 9, 2017
Gordon Beckham is back with the Giants, who are collecting infielders

Gordon Beckham is back with the Giants, who are collecting infielders

Gotta catch them all. And they all gotta catch grounders. Note: Change this stupid summary before publishing. Gordon Beckham, who was on the Giants for 72 hours and has the same haircut as Wayne from The Wonder Years, is back on a minor-league deal. According to Jon Heyman, Beckham will make $1.25 million if he* makes the major league roster. * Beckham, not Heyman There are a couple of ways to look at this. The first is without a ton of context. The Giants liked Beckham as a person. He’s apparently friends with Buster Posey. He made an impression on them in those three days, and they...
Outside Pitch Feb 3, 2017

Infield offensive expectations for the 2017 San Francisco Giants

A forgotten element in the making of an elite pitching staff is the defense behind it, especially the infield. The San Francisco Giants fall into that category, with three Gold Glove winners, Buster Posey, Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford, from last season leading the way. Award winning fielding isn’t the only thing the Giants’ infield […] The post Infield offensive expectations for the 2017 San Francisco Giants appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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