8:26 PM EST, Sun December 17, 2017
Larry Brown Sports Dec 12, 2017

Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser officiated Justin Turner’s wedding

How much does Justin Turner love playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers? Enough to ask one of the most popular players in franchise history to play a major role in his wedding, apparently. Turner and his now-wife Kourtney got married this month, and they had a familiar face as their officiant. It was former Dodgers...Read More

Giants rethink center-field options after Duggar’s Fall League performance

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Giants have not hidden their need to find a center fielder who can chase down balls at AT&T Park. After prospect Steven Duggar's fine performance in the Arizona Fall League, they are rethinking the need to acquire one from the outside. "We value Duggar as a guy we can look toward to in the future, so it does affect how we view addressing that need this offseason," general manager Bobby Evans said Monday during the first day of the winter meetings. "It does give us a mindset more short term." In other words, the Giants might look...
Larry Brown Sports Dec 11, 2017

Orioles, Mets reportedly talking Matt Harvey trade

Matt Harvey appears to be on the trade block, and it sounds like the Baltimore Orioles might be legitimate trade partners. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday that the New York Mets have had discussions with the Orioles about Harvey, with Baltimore reportedly considering swapping a reliever for the starter. #Orioles discussing trading a...Read More

Giancarlo Stanton: Giants were not close enough to winning again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton was shooting the breeze with Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford at the World Baseball Classic in March, listening to the two Giants jokingly brag about winning during every even year. After a career of losing with Miami, Stanton wanted what Posey and Crawford had. Nine months later, Stanton decided he did not want to join Posey, Crawford and Co. in that quest because the Giants were too far away from competing for another title. The National League Most Valuable Player explained Monday why he was not prepared to...
Larry Brown Sports Dec 10, 2017

Cubs reportedly agree to two-year deal with Brandon Morrow

The Chicago Cubs appear to be getting some much needed help for their bullpen. The Cubs and reliever Brandon Morrow have agreed on a two-year deal with an option, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. Source: The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms with free agent RP Brandon Morrow on a two-year deal with an option....Read More

Giants, A’s expecting fruitful winter meetings in wake of Stanton/Ohtani decisions

Teams out of the sweepstakes for Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani had an overridng reaction to the players finding new baseball homes before the winter meetings. Hallelujah. With Stanton a Yankee and Ohtani an Angel, the business of matching other big-name available players with suitors can commence, and it just so happens the offseason’s wildest week of rumors, innuendos and sometimes even rampant player movement is upon us. The winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Pirates GM not expecting to get Jung Ho Kang back

The Pittsburgh Pirates would love to get Jung Ho Kang back, but it doesn’t sound like that will happen. Kang played two seasons for the Pirates, but he did not receive a visa after being arrested for his third DUI in Korea, which caused him to be unable to play last season. After missing the...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Dodgers, Marlins discussing Marcell Ozuna trade

With Dee Gordon and (more notably) Giancarlo Stanton already on their way out of Miami, another player may be the next victim of the Marlins’ fire sale. Dustin Nosler of Dodgers Digest reported on Saturday that the Marlins are discussing a possible trade of outfielder Marcell Ozuna with the Los Angeles Dodgers, though nothing is...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Mets intend to ask Marlins about Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro’s tenure with the Miami Marlins may prove to be a short one. The veteran second baseman, who is reportedly set to be dealt by the New York Yankees to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, is already the subject of interest from the New York Mets. The Mets have been...Read More

Giants react to losing Stanton, Ohtani: ‘We knew both would be challenging’

The Giants had 98 losses during the season and reached 100 on Friday. On a crushing day for a last-place team that’s trying to contend in 2018, the Giants lost out on Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani and home run king Giancarlo Stanton, the two most decorated available players. Ohtani decided to play in Anaheim with the Angels, and Stanton made it clear to the Marlins he wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to San Francisco. So the Giants must fall back on their other options to improve the outfield and add power to a...
Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Report: Giants could turn to Jay Bruce, JD Martinez after missing Stanton

The San Francisco Giants are being forced to move to Plan B after losing out on Giancarlo Stanton. Reports indicate that the Giants have looked at slugging free agent outfielders such as Jay Bruce and J.D. Martinez, having prepared for the possibility that Stanton would reject a trade to San Francisco. The #SFGiants expressed interest...Read More

Giants miss out on Shohei Ohtani, who’ll play for Angels

Of the two elite available players the Giants were seeking, one decided to signed elsewhere and the other appears to be leaning elsewhere. Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani announced Friday his decision to play in Anaheim and suit up for the Angels, with whom he will be able to serve as a designated hitter while doubling as a pitcher. The Giants anticipated Ohtani pitching and playing the outfield in the DH-free National League. With Thursday’s news that Giancarlo Stanton has other locales in mind other than San Francisco, the Giants appear to be going...

Giants hopes for Stanton trade dimming

A week has passed since a Giants delegation met with Giancarlo Stanton and his agent in Los Angeles, longer since the Giants and Marlins reached a deal to send the National League Most Valuable Player to San Francisco if he agreed to waive his no-trade clause to come to the Bay. Stanton's reticence to accept a deal to the Giants appears less likely with each passing day. Now, there is some evidence to support that. The Chronicle heard Thursday afternoon that Stanton confided in a longtime friend that the Giants are not his first choice and might be his last.

Giants ‘impressed’ in meetings with Stanton, Ohtani, who comments on Posey’s ‘great aura’

Giancarlo Stanton loves to play at AT&T Park, and Shohei Ohtani loves Buster Posey’s “great aura.” Those were two of the takeaways in the Giants’ meetings with the two players they’re pursuing the most, according to general manager Bobby Evans in a Chronicle interview on Thursday. Evans confirmed the Giants came to terms with the Marlins on a trade for Stanton that’s contingent on the right fielder approving it. The Giants and Cardinals have been the most aggressive pursuers, though it’s believed Stanton, who has a full no-trade clause, is...

Hunter Pence is using old Halloween photos to convince Stanton to join the Giants

The media frenzy around Giancarlo Stanton's offseason just got a little weirder courtesy of, who else, Hunter Pence.

National League Player News

  • 1 Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg

    Stephen Strasburg says he may skip future All-Star games due to injury concerns

  • 1 Kyle Schwarber

    Kyle Schwarber

    Kyle Schwarber slimming down, has lost weight this offseason

  • Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke

    Diamondbacks reportedly may be willing to eat some of Zack Greinke’s salary

  • Yadier Molina

    Yadier Molina

    Cardinals connected to White Sox slugger in new rumor

  • Tommy Hunter

    Tommy Hunter

    Phillies closing in on deal with RP Tommy Hunter

National League Photos