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San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Optimism on rotation

A lot of talk has surfaced that the Giants will need a No. 2 starter behind Madison Bumgarner to improve their playoff run. Indeed, the team has spoken with the Phillies about Cole Hamels, sources confirmed Tuesday, but isn’t in a desperate position to cut a deal. The Giants consider their rotation deeper this year, if only because Chris Heston and Matt Cain weren’t part of last year’s stretch drive, and Heston certainly has been pitching like a No. 2 starter in his rookie season. Manager Bruce Bochy commended Heston for pitching a quick seventh inning...
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago

Giants Splash: Where team stands on Cole Hamels, David Price, James Shields

A lot of talk has surfaced that the Giants will need a No. 2 starter behind Madison Bumgarner to improve their playoff run. Indeed, the team has spoken with the Phillies about Cole Hamels, sources confirmed Tuesday, but aren’t in a desperate position to cut a deal. The Giants consider their rotation deeper this year if only because Chris Heston and Matt Cain weren’t part of last year’s stretch drive, and Heston certainly has been pitching like a No. 2 starter in his rookie season. Manager Bruce Bochy commended Heston for pitching a quick seventh inning...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 27, 2015

The other starting pitchers the Giants could trade for

It's not just David Price and Cole Hamels on the market, you know. The Giants are probably going to acquire Gerardo Parra, or someone similarly sensible and boring. All this fluff, all this handwringing ... we're all just wasting our lives, you know? However! There are rumblings that the Giants are interested in a starting pitcher. Specifically, one of the top names on the market to slot behind Madison Bumgarner in a possible postseason rotation. There are problems, though. The Giants don't have a "good farm system," or "a lot of prospects other teams would want." The Giants prefer to be...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 25, 2015

Giants take series behind Madison Bumgarner's arm and bat

The only home run of the day came from the pitcher, which is just about the best way to beat an American League team. The Giants are apparently the best team in the universe. Remember this when they're the worst team in the universe. Take a little snippet of this game, this feeling of incredulous inevitability, and keep it in the freezer. Defrost it on HIGH for 5 minutes (microwave times may vary) the next time they lose 73 straight games and have their only double of the week overturned on replay. It'll nourish you. For now, though, nothing but good times. Get drunk and throw the empty...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 25, 2015

Bumgarner homer the difference in 2-1 victory over A's

Madison Bumgarner leads San Francisco Giants with his bat and arm

Bumgarner smacks A's, Casilla hangs on as Giants clinch Bay Bridge series

Running game story... SAN FRANCISCO – A’s right-hander Chris Bassitt couldn’t use ignorance as an excuse. Even if he wasn’t aware that Madison Bumgarner won the Silver Slugger last season, he couldn’t miss the lumberjack cut that the Giants’ ace… Continue Reading → The post Bumgarner smacks A's, Casilla hangs on as Giants clinch Bay Bridge series appeared first on Giants Extra.
Athletics Nation Jul 25, 2015

Game Thread #99: A's at Giants (2)

Bassitt's been dominating, with his only mistake unfortunately coming to noted slugger Madison Bumgarner. The kid's pretty good. Meanwhile, Bumgarner's doing Bumgarner things. The A's got one on a Phegley double. RALLY THREAD.

Bochy on Bumgarner; Saturday’s lineups

Steve Kroner for subbing for Henry Schulman for Game 2 of the Bay Bridge Series along the shores of McCovey Cove: Madison Bumgarner faces the A’s on Saturday afternoon in his second start after the All-Star break. His first came Sunday in Arizona. It was not vintage Bumgarner — he threw 93 pitches in a five-inning stint — but the lefty still managed to pick up his 10th win as the Giants prevailed 2-1. On Saturday morning, manager Bruce Bochy said, in essence, that Bumgarner is just fine. “I really thought the All-Star travel caught up with him his last start,” Bochy said. “I felt...
Cincinnati.com Jul 23, 2015
Frazier's jersey the 15th best-selling in MLB

Frazier's jersey the 15th best-selling in MLB

Todd Frazier's No. 21 jersey is the 15th best selling jersey in baseball. Madison Bumgarner leads the list.         
McCovey Chronicles Jul 19, 2015

Giants sweep Arizona -- the team, not the state -- behind strong pitching.

Madison Bumgarner only goes five innings, but the Giants get a stellar performance from -- {RECORD SCRATCH} -- the bullpen??? Of course you want the Giants to look really good as the season rolls towards the trade deadline. You want them to be in the mix for the big, sexy names. With a new GM calling the shots, there's even a chance of a legitimate surprise, even if that new GM was born and raised in the Giants' system of telegraphs and old timey trade grifts that you might see in a baseball version of The Sting. Winning always brings joy, but surprise player trades consistently bring...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 19, 2015

Giants beat Diamondbacks 2-1 to complete sweep

Justin Maxwell homers and bullpen delivers four shutout innings to lift Madison Bumgarner to 10th win

Bullpen shines behind Bumgarner as Giants rattle off sixth consecutive victory, sweep Arizona

Running game story... PHOENIX – Madison Bumgarner might win every Battle Royale in October. But most days, he is like any other pitcher. He needs help to win. Bumgarner needed a lot of it Sunday at Chase Field. The Giants… Continue Reading → The post Bullpen shines behind Bumgarner as Giants rattle off sixth consecutive victory, sweep Arizona appeared first on Giants Extra.

Vogelsong wins in relief in Giants’ wild second-half opener

PHOENIX – The best thing about the All-Star break for players is rejuvenating tired legs after the first-half grind. So much for that. The Giants returned from their four-day hiatus Friday night and played for 5 hours, 11 minutes before beating the Diamondbacks 6-5 in 12 innings. It was epic. The teams combined to use 17 pitchers. The Giants used 22 of their 25 players. Only Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and Chris Heston were spared. Clubhouse coordinator Brad Grems was taking some hacks in the cage in case he was needed to pinch-hit in the 13th. “It felt like the start of the year at the...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 17, 2015

Ranking the trade players currently in the Giants organization

These aren't completely accurate trade values, but they are on the Internet. Every year, glutton for punishment Dave Cameron publishes his "Trade Value Rankings," which attempt to analyze which players from the minors and majors have the most trade value on the open market. One of the big factors is how good the player is right now, of course, but there are other questions. How good can he be? How much is he making? How long is he under contract? In the list, the Giants have three players in the top 50: Joe Panik (#48), Buster Posey (#18), and Madison Bumgarner (#16). I think that's higher...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 14, 2015

Giants participate in 2015 All-Star Game

Madison Bumgarner threw a scoreless inning, and Brandon Crawford had a sac fly. Here are the 10 most exciting Giants moments from an unexciting All-Star Game. Four Giants played in the 2015 All-Star Game. None of them were embarrassed by anything they did. They cannot claim victory. They cannot feel shame for contributing disproportionately to the 6-2 defeat. The good and the bad possibilities of the All-Star Game are still pushing against each other, like a fault waiting to slip. Sometimes, like in 2012, it will slip and jellybeans and Snapple will rain from the sky. Sometimes, like in...

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