11:05 PM EDT, Thu July 30, 2015

Addressing four questions Giants fans might be asking themselves as trade deadline nears

ARLINGTON, Texas – The Giants have a tremendous batting average when it comes to recent trade deadline acquisitions. For every whiff on Carlos Beltran, you can point to crisp contact with players like Jake Peavy, Hunter Pence, Marco Scutaro and… Continue Reading → The post Addressing four questions Giants fans might be asking themselves as trade deadline nears appeared first on Giants Extra.
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Dodgers designate Michael Morse for assignment

Like Desi Relaford and the Giants, all the Dodgers will have are the memories. Michael Morse will not suit up for the Dodgers. There will be no third act to the '80s movie, in which Morse realizes he cannot betray his nerdy friends. There will be no sad yearning as he lumbers up to the plate in blue,...

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San Jose Mercury News 18 mins ago

Giants could sit it out at trade deadline

With Hamels and Price gone to other teams -- at least it wasn't the Dodgers -- Giants might focus on making a smaller move
San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago

Off-duty Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy attending Giants game detains stabbing suspect near park

An off-duty Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was attending a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park as part of the team's law enforcement appreciation night on Tuesday helped detain a man suspected of stabbing another man near the ballpark, a San Francisco police spokeswoman said.

Giants trade seems unlikely

Brewers-Giants observations from Wednesday’s game Giants general manager Bobby Evans said several more players are being made available as the trade deadline rapidly approaches. However, it would be a surprise if the Giants made anything more than a minor deal. “We have a team we are proud of,” Evans said. Meanwhile, manager Bruce Bochy didn’t want to comment on trading for a starting pitcher. “I don’t want these pitchers to think we don’t have confidence in them because we do,” Bochy said. “We have a lot of experience here and guys who have been through it.” You get the...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2015

Kawakami: Giants might make monster deal

The Giants are trying to get into every trade conversation they can, working to make a deal -- maybe a monster deal -- that improves the Giants just enough to get back into October to go for their fourth World Series title in six years.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 29, 2015

Peavy, Pence lead Giants past Milwaukee

Jake Peavy throws six shutout innings and Hunter Pence breaks up scoreless tie as San Francisco Giants return to winning with 5-0 whitewash of Milwaukee Brewers.

Giants shine on the mound, in the field to shut out Brewers

Running game story... SAN FRANCISCO – Some teams are using the trade deadline as a reboot. The Giants are not among them. They continue to ship a solid product. And they had no issues with quality control in a 5-0… Continue Reading → The post Giants shine on the mound, in the field to shut out Brewers appeared first on Giants Extra.

Pence, Peavy propel Giants to 5-0 victory

Buster Posey did not start Wednesday. Neither did Joe Panik or Angel Pagan. But Hunter Pence did, and that was all the impetus the Giants needed. Pence made two terrific defensive plays early in the game, one with his legs and glove and another with his arm. His bat showed up in the seventh inning, as Pence smacked an RBI double to break a scoreless tie and propel the Giants toward a 5-0 victory over Milwaukee at China Basin. The win extended a tidy roll for the Giants as they approach a steamy, 10-game road trip starting Friday night in...

Live coverage: Brewers at Giants

The Milwaukee Brewers will try to end their seven-game West Coast trip on a high note as they take on the San Francisco Giants at 2:45 p.m. at AT&T Park.

Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Morse received loud cheers when he played at AT&T Park with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. And according to Hunter Pence, that shouldn’t change now that Morse is a Dodger. Giants fans solidly booed former… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: What does Hunter Pence think of Michael Morse becoming a Dodger? Plus Bochy expects trade market to pick up, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Bochy doesn’t rule out “major” trade by Friday’s deadline

Yes, the Giants have climbed into the thick of the National League West race. They trail the Dodgers by only a half-game entering Wednesday’s matinee against Milwaukee in China Basin. But, no, the Giants are not averse to making a “major” trade before Friday’s non-waiver deadline. That was manager Bruce Bochy’s message in his pregame session with reporters. Manager Bruce Bochy says the Giants could swing a significant trade before Friday’s deadline. (Getty photo) “Really, if there was something that made sense and it was a major deal, it would get done,” Bochy said. “I...

Dodgers trade for ex-Giant and anti-Giant

The Giants haven’t made a trade yet, but the first-place Dodgers - first place by a half-game entering Wednesday - have cut a deal with the Marlins that’s definitely getting the attention of Giants fans. One ex-Giant and one anti-Giant are going to the Dodgers. The first is outfielder Michael Morse, whose pinch home run in October tied the pennant-clinching game and set the stage for Travis Ishikawa’s historic dance-off homer that lifted the Giants past St. Louis and into the World Series. The other guy is Mat Latos. ...

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...

Cain's shaky start may force the issue on Giants acquiring another starter

No opuses tonight with a day game Wednesday and not much action in Tuesday night's 5-2 comedown against the Brewskies. What can be said is this, once seeing Matt Cain labor through another uncertain start: The Giants won't be winning… Continue Reading → The post Cain's shaky start may force the issue on Giants acquiring another starter appeared first on Giants Extra.

Automated balls and strikes not just a gimmick

I made sure to pack a number of things on my visit to baseball history Tuesday, including sunscreen, plenty of bottled water and an open mind. All of it came in handy. The scene at San Rafael’s Albert Park was going to be steamy, radical and futuristic, and when it was over — after every ball and strike had been called by a computer — it didn’t seem so terribly disturbing. As the San Rafael Pacifics and Vallejo Admirals went about their business in a Pacific Association independent league game, a few hundred fans and media witnessed the first computerized umpiring in...

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