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Thoughts on Sergio Romo re-signing with the Giants

Thoughts on Sergio Romo re-signing with the Giants

Reportedly re-signing. Reportedly. Sergio Romo reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Giants for $15 million, pending a physical. This brings back a fan favorite, but it comes at market prices. Here are big, important thoughts: 1. Sergio Romo is still a good relieverThere are words below that opening sentence, but feel free to ignore them. Feel free to add a comma and an "and we already had the bobblehead, so this all works out just fine," but the important part is the first clause. Sergio Romo is still a good reliever. He might not be the same pitcher he once was, but then no one...
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Giants close to re-signing Sergio Romo

One of the best relievers in Giants history is reportedly returning. Sergio Romo is coming back. Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Giants have agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the right-handed reliever. Of all the moves the Giants were supposed to have made this offseason, this is the one...

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Michael Morse reportedly going to Marlins

Michael Morse, whose lone season with the Giants ended with two huge swings of the bat, is going to Miami to play first base for the Marlins. The Miami Herald reported that the Marlins have signed Morse to a two-year contract with incentives. Morse’s departure from San Francisco is not a surprise. Management hinted that Morse probably would find a multiyear deal that the Giants would not be willing to match. Morse proved himself a capable first baseman, but the Giants are well-stocked there. On the other hand, his left-field play was so spotty he did not start games in the postseason upon...
Report: Michael Morse has two-year deal with Marlins

Report: Michael Morse has two-year deal with Marlins

Good morning. Michael Morse is a Marlin. Source confirms: Morse in agreement with #Marlins, two-year contract, pending physical. @JoeFrisaro first with news of deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2014 That’s good news for Morse, who was a high… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Dec 14, 2014
Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion

Photos: Former Giants and former A's pitcher Barry Zito sells swanky Hollywood mansion

Former San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito has sold a property in the Hollywood Hills for $3.375 million

WINTER MEETINGS NOTES: Giants chase Shields; Panda’s move was no surprise; #ThreeBelt; Giants add two minor leaguers

There were 19 official transactions announced at the annual Winter Meetings, and as Giants officials hustled to catch delayed flights home on Thursday morning, several other blockbusters were on the verge of being approved by the commissioner’s office. All is… Continue Reading → 

SF Giants — no deals at winter meetings, will stay busy

San Diego — The Giants left the winter meetings without cutting a deal and will continue working through this week and weeks ahead to solidify their 2015 roster. “We’ve got a lot of options,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said as he left the event’s downtown San Diego hotel. “The winter meetings used to be the finish line. Now it’s not.” While the rival Dodgers made an incredibly fast-paced run — 17 players moved in six deals over 24 hours, two of the players flipped to another team — the Giants made multiple offers to Jon Lester, who signed with the Cubs, making...
San Jose Mercury News Dec 11, 2014
Giants not discouraged by quiet winter meetings

Giants not discouraged by quiet winter meetings

San Francisco Giants sat by while Los Angeles Dodgers made numerous trades, but the World Series champions were busy behind the scenes.
San Jose Mercury News Dec 11, 2014

Giants: Barry Zito will attempt a comeback

Having last played in 2013, the pitcher will audition for teams in January

Max Scherzer’s agent would love for SF Giants to enter bidding

San Diego — After the Giants dropped from the Jon Lester sweepstakes, agents near and far have been eager to make a pitch for the starting pitchers they represent. The best available starter is Max Scherzer, represented by Scott Boras, who naturally said the right-hander would be a perfect fit for the Giants. Along with the other 29 teams. On the third day of the winter meetings, Giants management spent much of the afternoon and evening in meetings as they try to land a starting pitcher. After Scherzer and Lester (both 30), James Shields, 32, heads the second tier of free agents. The...

The Barry Zito comeback story

Barry Zito’s comeback process continues. His long-time agent, Scott Boras, said the pitcher will throw for teams in January with the hope of pitching in the 2015 season. “He’s been working hard on his mechanics,” Boras said. “He doesn’t cup the ball anymore. His drive to home plate is a little bit different than it was. He has some new mechanical evolutions he’s been working on to really advance what he thinks will be affective.” Zito, 36, won 15 games with a 4.15 ERA for the 2012 Giants and proved to be a difference maker in the postseason. But he went 5-11 with a 5.75 ERA...
Barry Zito looking to make comeback, is working with “pitching guru” in Houston

Barry Zito looking to make comeback, is working with “pitching guru” in Houston

It might be time to dust off the #RallyZito hashtag. Barry Zito will audition for teams in January in hopes of returning to the big leagues, his agent Scott Boras said on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings. Boras said Zito,… Continue Reading → 
Red Reporter Dec 10, 2014

Could a trade of Johnny Cueto to the Giants make sense?

Where I ask a bad question and come up with worse answers. The San Francisco Giants are the reigning World Series champs, the reigning best franchise of the last five years, the home team in one of the nation's best cities, boast the most beautiful stadium in all the land, and have enough money in their big market pockets to go get pretty much whomever they choose or need.  But somehow, the champs failed to land Jon Lester yesterday despite a very intense pursuit, and now they're on the lookout for another stud starting pitcher to pair with Madison Bumgarner. What's funny, though, is that...

Jon Lester — SF Giants lose to Cubs

Jon Lester picked the Cubs over the Giants, accepting a six-year, $155 million contract. The Giants offered in the neighborhood of six years and $150 million. The Red Sox offered $135 million over six. Here’s the Cubs’ deal: The signing bonus is for . . . $30 million, $20 million up front and the rest split over the duration of the contract. Twenty-five hours a year on a private plane. Full no-trade clause. Vesting option of $25 million that could push the package to $170 million. It could be vested if he pitches 200 innings in 2020 or 400 in 2019 and 2020. Lester tweeted this:...
Giants are out of the Lester race, so where do they turn next?

Giants are out of the Lester race, so where do they turn next?

Jon Lester has taken his time while choosing his next team, but the end came quickly for the Giants on Tuesday night. “We did not receive a rose,” assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. Lester, the star left-hander who has… Continue Reading → 
The Republican Dec 9, 2014

San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers out on Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox await word

Jon Lester has begun making phone calls, and the San Francisco Giants did not make the cut.

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