4:13 PM EST, Tue November 21, 2017
TalkingChop 17 hours ago
Braves acquire reliever Josh Ravin from the Dodgers for cash considerations

Braves acquire reliever Josh Ravin from the Dodgers for cash considerations

The Braves are not sitting on their hands as they acquired their second new player of the evening Well, tonight has certainly not been the calm before the storm that some would have predicted. With 40-man roster spots a hot commodity, minor trades have certainly been in play as teams move to clear roster space to protect players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. As a result, waiver claims/minor trades are fairly commonplace in order to make that more tenable. Tonight was no different as the Braves, instead of protecting players that many expected them to protect, they used their open roster...
San Francisco Chronicle 19 hours ago
Giants add Beede, three others to 40-man roster; A’s DFA Brugman

Giants add Beede, three others to 40-man roster; A’s DFA Brugman

A first-round pick, a pitcher acquired from the Mariners, a big left-handed relief prospect and a potent catching prospect are now on the Giants’ 40-man roster for the first time after a series of roster moves Monday required to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 draft. They are right-handers Tyler Beede, the Giants’ top pick in the 2014 draft, and Tyler Herb, whom the Giants acquired from Seattle this season as compensation for Chris Heston; left-hander D.J. Snelton, a 6-foot-7 lefty from the University of Minnesota who had a terrific season for Triple-A Sacramento;...

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Skeeter was the First Cat of San Francisco baseball, an orange tabby belonging to former Giants third baseman Matt Duffy that grew to an astounding 27 pounds. It was love at first sight for Giants fans when Duffy posted a photo of the two together. On Saturday night, Duffy announced the sad news on Instagram that his family had to put Skeeter down. He was 15 and very sick. "It was a losing battle," Duffy said by phone Monday, not surprised in the least that a reporter would be calling about his cat. Duffy knew what Skeeter meant to Giants...

Giants discuss free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez

ORLANDO - Say this for the Giants. If a player with any degree of value is available, they’ll have interest. With an abundance of roster openings, they aren’t quick to rule anybody out. In other words, it’s not all about Giancarlo Stanton. It can be anyone from Eduardo Nuñez, who played in San Francisco before his July trade to Boston, to J.D. Martinez, who actually had a better home run ratio than Stanton. Two industry sources said the Giants have had discussions on Martinez, the most potent hitter on the free-agent market whose...

If Giants get Giancarlo Stanton, the preference is sooner rather than later

ORLANDO - Bobby Evans and Michael Hill strolled through the hotel lobby like two guys who wanted to pull off a Giancarlo Stanton trade. “We’re going to go shoot hoops,” Evans said. It was a joke. Evans never pulled on his high tops. There’s no play time at the general manager meetings, where Hill’s Marlins are talking about moving Stanton and Evans’ Giants are talking about acquiring him. It seems a perfect fit, one team desperate to shed the biggest contract in baseball history and the other desperate to add someone who knows...

Giants, A’s seeking outfielders at GM meetings; FYI, Giancarlo Stanton is a mighty fine defender

ORLANDO - As serious as the Giants say they are about upgrading their lineup, they need to be just as serious about upgrading their defense, particularly in the outfield. “The outfield is really the focal point,” general manager Bobby Evans said. “Our outfield defense really struggled this year. When you play in a big ballpark, if we don’t protect our pitching with better defense out there, we’re going to pay the price.” It’s the second day of the GM meetings in Orlando, and the Giants and A’s continue to lay the groundwork for improving their...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 13, 2017

Giants reportedly interested in Billy Hamilton

The San Francisco Giants are looking to improve their outfield this offseason, and Billy Hamilton is one of their targets. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says Hamilton is a player the Giants are interested in, along with Jackie Bradley Jr. Sources: #SFGiants have shown interest in #Reds CF Billy Hamilton on trade market. Bobby Evans looking...Read More

Could the Giants trade Madison Bumgarner?

ORLANDO - As the Giants’ miserable season wound down, the front office designated only three untradeable players with 2018 on the horizon: Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Madison Bumgarner. Has that changed? Posey and Crawford have full no-trade protection in their contracts, but Bumgarner can be dealt without requiring his consent and has just two years remaining before free agency.

Giants, A’s check in at GM meetings; Brandon Morrow possible SF target

ORLANDO — General managers across the baseball landscape are filing into the Waldorf Astoria for the annual GM meetings, where officials gather to lay groundwork for future player movement and every so often pull off a deal before departing. Much of the Giants’ contingent arrived Sunday, including GM Bobby Evans, while Billy Beane and David Forst of the A’s arrived Monday morning. The meetings last through Wednesday, and owners will meet here Wednesday and Thursday. This figures to be the Giants’ busiest and most intense offseason in...
Larry Brown Sports Nov 13, 2017

Report: Cardinals, Giants have ‘most intense’ interest in Giancarlo Stanton

A handful of teams are expected to make a play for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton this winter, but two appear to have emerged as the most desperate. According to longtime MLB reporter Peter Gammons, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been the most dedicated in trying to acquire Stanton. Source says...Read More

Why Giancarlo Stanton would fit in with Giants, and one big reason he wouldn’t

ORLANDO — Baseball’s general manager meetings, otherwise known as the launch of Derek Jeter’s fire sale, begin Monday in Orlando. The Miami Marlins will be a major story with Jeter -- the CEO and front man of the new ownership group -- planning to slash payroll and dump contracts of star players with the intention of building from the ground up and replenishing a skimpy farm system. That undoubtedly means farewell to Giancarlo Stanton, which brings the Giants into the equation. It just so happens the Marlins’ desperate selling mode...

Giants’ Posey wins fourth Silver Slugger award

The 2017 Giants had just one player who was consistent at the plate, catcher Buster Posey, who was rewarded Thursday when he won his fourth National League Silver Slugger as the best hitter at his position. No other Giant besides Barry Bonds has won as many Silver Sluggers. Bonds received 12 in his career, nine with San Francisco. Although his power numbers were down in 2017, Posey had his best offensive year since 2012, when he won the National League batting title and Most Valuable Player award. In 2017, he hit .320 with a .400 on-base...

Giants’ shortstop Brandon Crawford wins third consecutive Gold Glove

While all else crumbled around him during the Giants' nightmare 2017 season, including his own hitting for much of the year, Brandon Crawford found a way to maintain his excellence at shortstop. Everyone on the Giants knew it, and the rest of the National League saw it. Crawford was rewarded Tuesday when he won his third consecutive Gold Glove, becoming the first Giants shortstop to win three and the first NL shortstop to collect three in a row since the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins, from 2007-09. The honor was announced live during a television...
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Giants executives describe biggest needs as they welcome new coaches

The Giants on Monday formally announced the hiring of Curt Young as pitching coach and Alonzo Powell as pitching coach. In the next 48 hours, ownership and management will engage in serious discussions on how to fill the roster these gentlemen will coach. In a conference call with reporters, executive vice president Brian Sabean said that Johnny Cueto's decision Saturday not to opt out of his contract gives management a clearer picture of how much the Giants can spend as they try to rebound from the 2017 collapse.

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