12:20 AM EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
San Francisco Giants Rumors & News
Chicago Sun-Times 1 hour ago
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A World Series championship sign hung in the background, just over Jeff Samardzija’s left shoulder. His opposing starter was the guy who pitched the clincher in that World Series. And perched on a folding chair behind home plate was Barry Bonds — the cause of the buzz among the sold-out crowd and for the throng of national media at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday. “It’s just become a zoo, like normal,” San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain...
Chicago Tribune 7 hours ago
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jeff Samardzija has matched Matt Cain through 2 1/2 innings of a scoreless game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants.
Rotoworld 6 hours ago
Matt Cain tossed five perfect innings in Monday's start against the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN Chicago 6 hours ago
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija took the mound on Monday against the San Francisco Giants not long after the Atlanta Braves had a starting pitcher leave their game in Florida early for the second consecutive day. Anyone who's followed Samardzija’s contract situation knows the two events could be connected. On Monday, the Braves’ Brandon Beachy followed Kris Medlen's early exit from the day before as both pitchers left with arm troubles.
San Francisco Chronicle 11 hours ago
Barry Bonds just addressed the media for a half-hour, behind the podium and a few questions later. He thanked Bruce Bochy, who sat beside him, and confirmed he’s here in Scottsdale for seven days to assist the players. “It feels real good to be back, good to participate in this, good to get back to the game I love,” Bonds said. “I’m going to have a lot of fun doing this.” His message to the players: “Please do not hesitate. From the younger guys to veteran players, pick my brain. Wear me down for seven days.” I asked specifically about Brandon Belt and Pablo Sandoval, and he...
Cubs right fielder Nate Schierholtz received a telephone call last week from an unnamed Giants player informing him that former teammate Barry Bonds would be in uniform as a guest instructor for the first time when the Cubs visit Scottsdale Stadium on Monday.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 9, 2014
After a poor season at Triple-A Fresno, San Francisco Giants prospect Gary Brown, a former first-round pick, has fallen under the radar and is no longer viewed as the team's leadoff hitter and center fielder of the future.
It was a lock, but today it became official. Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers on opening day, all the way in Australia. Which meant Kershaw got to swing a bat today as he prepared for real baseball. Kershaw… Continue Reading →
Clayton Kershaw pitched five innings in his penultimate tuneup for the season opener in Australia, giving up five hits to a split squad of San Francisco Giants during their 3-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Brandon Hicks hit a two-run home run and knocked in all three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in spring training action.
A year ago, Gary Brown’s locker in the Scottsdale Stadium clubhouse was right near the front door, positioning him in between a slew of big league regulars. When Brown showed up this season, he was tucked into the far corner.… Continue Reading →
Madison Bumgarner pitched four innings of one-hit ball on Sunday, and a split squad of San Francisco Giants won 8-0 against a group of the organization's top prospects.
THE GAME: The Dodgers lost to the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 13, 252 at Camelback Ranch. PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the first Dodgers starter to go five innings this spring. It...
So, turns out traffic at Camelback Ranch is just as bad as traffic at Dodger Stadium. Some lineups for those of you following along at home: Pagan CF Perez LF Belt 1B Posey C Sandoval 3B Arias SS Hicks 2B… Continue Reading →
Sacramento Bee Mar 8, 2014
By both the eye test and advanced statistics, Gregor Blanco is one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball. In terms of WAR (wins above replacement), Blanco was the fourth-most valuable Giant a season ago, when he spent much of the year filling in for an injured Angel Pagan in center field and atop the lineup.
Sacramento Bee Mar 8, 2014
Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez cruised through four scoreless innings to send a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.
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