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Goodbye Casey

Goodbye Casey

The Comeback Player of the Year wont be coming back next season until the Giants come to town... http://www.baysportsnet.com/giants-acquire-casey-mcgehee-marlins-re-sign-peavy/

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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.

SF Giants won’t get Jon Lester

The Giants are out of the Jon Lester sweepstakes. The pitcher’s agent called the team Tuesday night and said his client won’t pitch in San Francisco. “We did not receive a rose,” Evans said. Earlier in the day, Evans said he  believed Lester was leaning toward the Red Sox, his former team, and Cubs, who are run by former Red Sox executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. So this offseason, the Giants finished out of the running for Pablo Sandoval, Yasmany Tomas and now Lester, all difference-making free agents. “We finished first in the most important area, though,” Evans said,...
San Jose Mercury News Dec 9, 2014

Jon Lester still undecided, but Giants are out

Lefty Jon Lester calls San Francisco Giants to say he will sign elsewhere; Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox believed to be finalists.

Giants out of bidding for Lester

The Red Sox's competition for Jon Lester dwindled by at least one Tuesday night, as Lester told the San Francisco Giants he won't be signing with the reigning world champs. Shortly before 10 p.m. Eastern time, Giants general manager Brian Sabean confirmed his team was out of the running, and assistant general manager Bobby Evans told the team's beat reporters the same thing, saying "We didn't get a rose." In saying no, Lester called Sabean, manager Bruce Bochy and catcher Buster Posey to thank them for their respect in the process, a source told ESPN.

SF Giants on Jon Lester: ‘We’re not in the driver’s seat’

The Giants suddenly don’t appear optimistic about signing Jon Lester. “I just feel there are other clubs he has a little more attachment to,” assistant general manager Bobby Evans said on the second day of the winter meetings in San Diego. “Ultimately, I don’t know. The sense I get is, we’re not in the driver’s seat. I don’t know who exactly is, but it probably has some connection to some of the deep relationships that he has with other places. I think we’ve been taken very seriously, but I don’t know at the end of the day that we’ll be the spot he chooses.” The...

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