11:31 AM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015
Viva El Birdos 4 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals spring training roster matrix update: Cards announce No. 5 starter and finalize bullpen

General manager John Mozeliak's offseason plan came together on Monday. In November, Mozeliak refused the Braves' ask for Carlos Martinez as part of a trade for Jason Heyward. Instead, the Cardinals sent two-year incumbent starter Shelby Miller to Atlanta and kept Martinez. Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny had earmarked Martinez for the eighth-inning righty setup role in the immediate aftermath of the club's 4-1 NLCS loss to the Giants. With an opening in the rotation, Mozeliak got the Braves to include righthanded flamethrower and one-time closer Jordan Walden in the Heyward deal, which...
Friars on Base 1 hour ago

Padres Editorial: Judging the Padres Ryan Ludwick Trade

Yesterday, the Texas Rangers released former San Diego Padres outfielder, Ryan Ludwick. In 2010, The San Diego Padres went 90-72 and made a serious push for the playoffs.  A late season meltdown allowed the San Francisco Giants to edge out the Padres for a playoff spot.  They would then go on to win...

Ryan Vogelsong has a longtime ally as he transitions to long relief

From the paper... MESA, Ariz. – For a game played on a diamond, baseball has a way of coming full circle. When Ryan Vogelsong broke into the major leagues with the Giants in 2000, he struck up a friendship with… Continue Reading → 

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Extra Baggs: Giants pitchers putting a good spin on a very bad spring, more on Ryan Vogelsong's new role, etc.

MESA, Ariz. – Maybe it’s spin. Maybe there’s some truth to it. The Giants’ starting pitchers have been terrible this spring. They’ve worked constantly out of the stretch. They’ve fought through more traffic than Will Ferrell’s camera crew. Tim Hudson… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Mar 30, 2015

Families & fandom: Multi-generational Giants, A's clans share their stories

Everyone knows families in the Bay Area that are bound by baseball. We wanted to know more about the history and geography and geneaology that leads to such multi-generational magic.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 30, 2015

MLB Preview: Rating the NL West

Can Giants keep pace with Dodgers and Padres in NL West?

Extra Baggs: Matt Cain's elbow handles the adrenaline, Peavy has a dead arm, Panik and Pagan percolate, etc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The time will come very soon when the Giants require clean innings from their starting pitchers. The time will end very soon when anyone can feel good about giving up three runs in four innings. But Cactus… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Mar 29, 2015

Giants notebook: Sanchez wins out over Susac for backup catcher job

Hector Sanchez appears to have won the San Francisco Giants backup catcher job after the team optioned Andrew Susac to Triple-A Sacramento; Juan Perez and Hunter Strickland also were sent down.
Final: Giants 11, Dodgers 9

Final: Giants 11, Dodgers 9

The game: Dodgers pitchers were roughed up for 21 hits as a split-squad team lost to the San Francisco Giants, 11-9, in Scottsdale Sunday afternoon. Pitching report: The Dodgers might consider right-hander Carlos Frias for a spot start in April with...

Bochy explains decisions to send Strickland, Susac, Perez to Triple-A Sacramento

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – How concerned are the Giants about their aging, scramble-mode rotation? Well, consider this: they essentially have two starting pitchers in their bullpen with Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit. And they’re still concerned they won’t be able to… Continue Reading → 

With season drawing near, SF Giants’ Peavy fighting ‘dead arm’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – With his first regular-season start a little more than a week away, Jake Peavy admits he is fighting a dead arm, which often happens in spring training and contributed to a bad outing against the Mariners on Saturday. “It was a tough day all around for me. I didn’t feel the best,” Peavy said Sunday morning. “The arm didn’t respond. It just didn’t have the life that you really want. One of the big positives that came out of yestesrday was, the game didn’t count. “I shouldn’t say that,” he added with a smile. “We came back and won the game.” Peavy...

SF Giants make major cuts, pick their backup catcher

Andrew Susac, gone. Hunter Strickland, gone. Juan Perez, gone. All three members of the Giants 2014 World Series team were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday morning, as the front office all but set the 25-man roster. Hector Sanchez appears to be the backup catcher, winning a job he wondered if he ever would do again after a series of concussions last year. Nonroster invitee Justin Maxwell apparently will make the team as a backup outfielder, although neither he nor Sanchez has been told they are on the team. Strickland’s chances of making the team were dim from the beginning of...

Giants option Andrew Susac, Juan Perez among flurry of roster cuts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Hector Sanchez had a difficult task this spring while trying to win the backup catcher job. He had to prove he was healthy enough to play the position again. And he had to beat out Andrew Susac,… Continue Reading → 

Extra Baggs: Tyler Beede hopes to be a cut above, more Futures Game observations, Peavy struggles in Peoria, a beer league moment for Hector Sanchez, etc.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Giants are in a strange time and place when it comes to the minor league system. They only have one player listed among Baseball America’s top 100, Andrew Susac, and odd as it sounds, he’s competing… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Mar 28, 2015

Giants notebook: Two draftees from Stanford epitomize the off-the-field smarts of San Francisco's top prospects

Second baseman Austin Slater and first baseman Brian Ragira put instructional league on hold to continue studies

Giants are developing minds as well as baseball skills on the farm

From the paper... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – When most of the Giants’ top prospects were taking part in instructional league last October, second baseman Austin Slater was studying computer science, social networks and making headway on his senior capstone at Stanford.… Continue Reading → 

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    Ryan Vogelsong

    Ryan Vogelsong has a longtime ally as he transitions to long relief

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    Hunter Pence

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  • Matt Cain

    Matt Cain

    Extra Baggs: Matt Cain's elbow handles the adrenaline, Peavy has a dead arm, Panik and Pagan percolate, etc.

  • Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner

    San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner looks sharp against Oakland A's minor leaguers

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    Jake Peavy

    With season drawing near, SF Giants’ Peavy fighting ‘dead arm’

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