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San Jose Mercury News

Giants win in 12 innings, face uncertain future at third base

The Giants must figure out how best to invest their playing time at third base if Eduardo Nuñez is dealt by the July 31 trade deadline.

San Francisco Chronicle

Hundley wins it in 12th as Giants beat Padres 5-4

Hundley wins it in 12th as Giants beat Padres 5-4 Pablo Sandoval plays Eduardo Nuñez’s position, and it’s no secret Nuñez could be dealt before the July 31 trade deadline. If one thing leads to another - and that’s a big if - Sandoval could be playing third base for the Giants so long as he proves he’s worthy in his two-week minor-league tryout. “He deserves to be back,” Nuñez said after the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in 12 innings Saturday. Nick Hundley’s single to deep left field scored Kelby Tomlinson with the deciding run, Hundley’s first walk-off hit since...

CSN Bay Area

Dodgers trade former Giants reliever to Rays

Sergio Romo is headed to the American League.After being designated for assignment on Thursday, the veteran reliever was traded by the Dodgers along with cash

CSN Bay Area

Five potential trade partners for Giants ahead of 2017 deadline

There were plenty of scouts at AT&T Park on Thursday night to watch the last-place Giants and fourth-place Padres...

CSN Bay Area

Tuesday's win gives Giants a reminder of how they used to win

SAN FRANCISCO Giants executives have been meeting every day in recent weeks, and the conversations go far beyond the trade deadline. The front office is trying to figure out if the Giants can still be competitive in this age of home runs and strikeouts.

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants hope to add high schooler rejected by O’s

The Giants are involved in a bizarre addendum to the June amateur draft that could bolster their minor-league system. The club hopes by Wednesday to complete a physical on Texas high school pitcher Jack Conlon, whom the Orioles selected in the fourth round but did not sign because he failed their physical. Conlon, who had an offer to play for Texas A&M, became free to sign with any club and reached a tentative agreement with the Giants. Does that mean they are buying damaged goods? The Orioles are notorious for their strict standard for physicals, which has led to several free-agent deal...

The Republican

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Red Sox 'have their eye on' Giants 3B Eduardo Nunez (report)

The Boston Red Sox 'have their eye on' San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez, who has been made available according to a report from USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

San Jose Mercury News

Giants notes: Hamstring, not a trade, forces Eduardo Nuñez from the lineup

The Boston Red Sox need a third baseman and Eduardo Nuñez appears to be a good match, but he is resting as a precaution because of lingering discomfort in his left hamstring.

San Francisco Chronicle

Two Giants pitchers attracting trade interest

Two Giants pitchers attracting trade interest Since I haven't gotten any "why is Gorkys Hernandez playing" questions in the past 18 hours, let's change the subject to the trade deadline, which is still a lifetime (11 days) away. Since every contender needs bullpen help, and the reliever market has already yielded deals, I'd say if one were to be moved first it would be Strickland. The National League has five playoff spots and only six teams with winning records. The one compelling race is for the Central title between the Brewers and Cubs, who have won four in a row out of the break...

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Giants showing most interest in Giancarlo Stanton

2017 may be a lost season, but the San Francisco Giants may already have the next even-year trick up their sleeve. Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports Saturday that the Miami Marlins are receiving trade interest in All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and the Giants are said to be the most interested team. News : Teams are...Read More

CSN Bay Area

Giancarlo Stanton-to-Giants rumor is fun...until you look at his contract

SAN DIEGO This is the time of year where front office officials respond to many trade inquiries from reporters with some variation of, Well, yeah.Would the Giants like to insert Giancarlo Stanton into the middle of their lineup? Well, yeah. Of course they would. He makes their ballpark look small, hes in the prime of his career, and he would fill a gaping need in the lineup and the outfield.

San Francisco Chronicle

Samardzija gives up 7 runs as Giants lose to Padres, 7-1

The momentum certainly has not shifted after everyone except All-Star Buster Posey took four days off to reset, refresh and re-energize. Sunday’s 7-1 loss to the Padres was over early when the hosts scored seven times off Jeff Samardzija, who coughed up three-run homers to ex-Giant Hector Sanchez and Corey Spangenberg. The Padres won two of three in a series that might have detoured the Giants as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list with more blister problems. At least Denard Span continued to show he’s past his health issues, moving well...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Cahill again looking good as Padres win

On regular rest and without any more setbacks, Trevor Cahill can make two more starts before the July 31 trade deadline arrives. He very well might not make both of those for his hometown Padres if front offices like what they see. Sunday’s entry in a 7-1 win over the Giants offered plenty, too....

CSN Bay Area

Report: Astros 'doing background work' on Giants starter for possible trade

With Johnny Cueto's status uncertain as the trade deadline approaches, it appears teams are turning their attention to another Giants starter.The AL-leading Astros are "doing

CSN Bay Area

With MLB trade deadline approaching, Giants put Johnny Cueto on DL

SAN DIEGO -- With 16 days until the trade deadline, the Giants put their best chip on the disabled list.Johnny Cueto was placed on the 10-day DL a few hours after feeling blisters in three of the fingers on his pitching hand. The move cleared a roster spot for Madison Bumgarner, who will return Saturday night, and also ended Matt Cain's stay in the bullpen after just one game.

San Jose Mercury News

Giants activate trade candidate Eduardo Nuñez from disabled list

Eduardo Nuñez is back on the active roster after playing two rehab games for Single-A San Jose, and the Giants are expected to showcase him for a potential trade.

CSN Bay Area

Giants lineup: Nunez returns to open up the second half

The Giants have reinstated a potential trade chip from the DL to start up the second half and he's already back on the hot corner.

CSN Bay Area

How Thursday's MLB trade limit Giants deadline options

SAN FRANCISCO -- Trade deadline season officially kicked off Thursday morning in a shocking way. A couple of team Twitter accounts scooped the industry, announcing

BSN Denver

How Colorado could land an All-Star catcher at the trade deadline

Countdown to MLB Trade Deadline: 18 Days The All-Star break is typically seen as a time for rest and relaxation. Players and coaches spend some quality time with family. High performing talent has some fun in the summer sun of Miami. The San Francisco Giants clubhouse restocks on hair gel. Front offices, however, are preoccupied. They [...]

San Jose Mercury News

Giants executive Brian Sabean reacts to this season’s “total ineptitude,” sketches out trade deadline strategy

The Giants have lost 98 of their last 162 regular-season games, and while a complete roster teardown isn't possible, their chief architect in baseball operations understands that they have to be "open for business" at the trade deadline.

ESPN

Giants' trade deadline strategy

Giants' trade deadline strategy

CSN Bay Area

If Giants were hoping to trade Cueto, that first half made life much more difficult

SAN FRANCISCO The Giants would not admit it, but there was an important reason to get Johnny Cueto back on the mound Sunday, three days after he was scratched with an ear infection. If Bobby Evans is to include Cuetos name in trade talks over the next three weeks, the right-hander needs to prove hes healthy and on his game.In that respect, the final game of the first half was a disaster.Cueto walked six and left with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. He was charged with six runs in a 10-8 extra-innings loss to the Marlins.

San Francisco Chronicle

How much appetite is there to trade these Giants stars?

Matt Cain, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Madison Bumgarner are all well-identified Giants the fan base knows and loves. But now, with the trade deadline looming and their farm system diminished, are the Giants poised for a long overdue sell-off? And what would that look like?

San Francisco Chronicle

Another clunker for Giants, Moore struggles again

The Giants, who aren’t exactly sprinting to the All-Star break, must make some serious rotation decisions when it’s time to play ball again. Giancarlo Stanton treated Moore like a batting practice pitcher, hitting two monstrous blasts to right field, one that cleared the 25-foot brick wall and the other that nearly did -- a rare demonstration by a right-handed hitter. Moore, acquired before last year’s trade deadline for popular Matt Duffy, helped the Giants reach the postseason and pitched solidly against the Cubs in Game 4 of the Division Series, only to watch an epic bullpen...

San Jose Mercury News

Giants notes: Who will lose a rotation spot when Madison Bumgarner returns?

With Madison Bumgarner approaching Monday's final tuneup start at Single-A San Jose, the front office and coaching staff must decide how to create room for him in the rotation -- and barring a trade, Matt Cain might be the odd man out.

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants pregame: Enjoy trade rumors, but be very skeptical

Giants pregame: Enjoy trade rumors, but be very skeptical DETROIT - Baseball's silly season has begun, the time when you will start reading the Giants are "connected to" and "interested in" certain teams and players "who make sense" ahead of the July 31 deadline. A lot of it is fabricated. A lot of it is a single phone call or conversation that gets turned into, "Hey, this is what the Giants are want to do!" Or, more likely, a national reporter speculates that Player A would be a "good fit" for Team B, even if Team A and B have decided they are not good trade partners. The Cardinals need...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants pregame: Trade chip Nuñez might not play before break

Giants pregame: Trade chip Nuñez might not play before break DETROIT - The Giants, it appears, were far too optimistic about Eduardo Nuñez's return. Nuñez was supposed to play two rehab games for Double-A Richmond, Va., over the weekend and be activated Tuesday if all went well. The third baseman played five innings Saturday and reported his left hamstring still did not feel right. If he is not ready by the opener of the weekend series against the Marlins at AT&T Park, the Giants might take advantage of the four-day All-Star break to make doubly sure his hammy is strong. Even if...

Red Reporter

The Cincinnati Reds might have an ace in Luis Castillo

There’s tons to like about the talent of the former Giants prospect, but also about his path to the majors. Not to pile on the San Francisco Giants too much, but for certain specific reasons, I’m going to pile on the San Francisco Giants for a bit. We’ve all been given the great opportunity to see what Adam Duvall has been able to provide for the Cincinnati Reds since the July 2015 trade that brought him in from the Giants in exchange for Mike Leake. Duvall’s 2016 breakout had him with an .858 OPS on June 30th of last year, a mark he’s currently besting with an even more...