12:30 AM EST, Sat January 31, 2015

Giant bummer: Kruk and Kuip street names nixed in Rohnert Park

jenkins30_cag_1527.JPGGiants broadcaster Mike Krukow. (Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle) An effort to name two streets in Rohnert Park after the San Francisco Giants’ beloved announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper has been benched, according to reports. A Rohnert Park street-naming committee proposed Krukow Place and Kuiper Place after the Giants’ World Series victory for two streets at a housing development, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. The move was nixed, however, after the developer of the project recommended against it. “You may have a Dodgers fan who wants to...
San Jose Mercury News Jan 26, 2015

Kawakami: Giants fans should r-e-l-a-x

The San Francisco Giants lost Pablo Sandoval and lost out on Jon Lester, but they still have Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy
San Jose Mercury News Jan 24, 2015

Bryan Stow attacker pleads guilty in weapons case

A man who severely beat Capitola resident and San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge.
“I’m back where I wanted to be,” Ryan Vogelsong says after signing one-year deal

“I’m back where I wanted to be,” Ryan Vogelsong says after signing one-year deal

Ryan Vogelsong’s final words of the 2014 season came on the stage at city hall following a parade down Market Street. He turned, faced the crowd and playfully yelled, “Vogey out!” On Friday, the Giants made sure Vogelsong is still… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Jan 23, 2015

Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree to one-year deal

For the second straight year, Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a one-year contract, a league source confirmed Friday morning
Giants, Vogelsong agree to one-year deal

Giants, Vogelsong agree to one-year deal

Ryan Vogelsong has always made it clear that San Francisco is his first choice every offseason, and the Giants are bringing him back for another year. Vogelsong and the Giants agreed to a one-year deal, a league source confirmed Friday… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Jan 21, 2015

Giants designate Marco Scutaro for assignment

San Francisco Giants cleared room on 40-man roster for new outfielder Nori Aoki by removing Scutaro from roster, but they intend help their former second baseman recover from back surgery.
Marco Scutaro designated for assignment, will continue rehab

Marco Scutaro designated for assignment, will continue rehab

Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment Wednesday, clearing a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Nori Aoki. The Giants intend on retaining Scutaro and working with the former NLCS MVP as he rehabs following back surgery. Scutaro had fusion… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Jan 20, 2015

Giants' star Buster Posey warming up for Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Posey will play Pebble Beach courses for first time in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Bochy, Sabean talk about lack of power, lineup changes and what comes next

Bochy, Sabean talk about lack of power, lineup changes and what comes next

The Giants, as you might have noticed, lost a ton of power this offseason. Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse are gone, Casey McGehee and Nori Aoki are locked into the lineup. My print story has Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Jan 20, 2015

San Francisco Giants introduce new left fielder Nori Aoki

Former Kansas City Royals' outfielder Nori Aoki will give Giants a different look, adding more speed and better defense to the lineup of the World Series champions

Nori Aoki on choosing San Francisco, his spot in the lineup, wrestling Bumgarner, and more

We’ve grown accustomed to the conference calls after signings and trades, but it was clear right away that a press conference was necessary today. Nori Aoki is a beat by himself, and the press conference room at AT&T Park was… Continue Reading → 
Topeka Capital-Journal Jan 20, 2015

Giants finalize one-year, $4.7M deal with ex-Royal Nori Aoki

SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has finalized his $4.7 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. The team announced the deal Monday after he passed a physical. Aoki played last season with Kansas City, which lost the World Series to the Giants in seven games. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jan 19, 2015

Aoki finalizes 1-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Free agent outfielder Nori Aoki has finalized his $4.7 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants. The team announced the deal Monday after he passed a physical. Aoki played last season with the Kansas City Royals, who lost the World Series to the Giants in seven games. The 33-year-old from Japan will be formally introduced Tuesday at AT&T Park. He receives a $4 million base salary, and the Giants have a $5.5 million option for 2016 with a $700,000 buyout. The option can become mutual, and the deal includes performance bonuses. read more
San Jose Mercury News Jan 18, 2015

Giants, Gergor Blanco come to terms

Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and Casey McGehee remain arbitatrion-eligible for World Series champion San Francisco Giants

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