10:37 PM EST, Tue November 21, 2017
Belleville News Democrat

Pitching prospect part of Cardinals’ trade offer for Giancarlo Stanton

Trade talks for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton heated up over the weekend with the Miami Marlins receiving official bids from both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. …

ESPN

Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?

Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants discuss free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez

ORLANDO - Say this for the Giants. If a player with any degree of value is available, they’ll have interest. With an abundance of roster openings, they aren’t quick to rule anybody out. In other words, it’s not all about Giancarlo Stanton. It can be anyone from Eduardo Nuñez, who played in San Francisco before his July trade to Boston, to J.D. Martinez, who actually had a better home run ratio than Stanton. Two industry sources said the Giants have had discussions on Martinez, the most potent hitter on the free-agent market whose...

San Francisco Chronicle

If Giants get Giancarlo Stanton, the preference is sooner rather than later

ORLANDO - Bobby Evans and Michael Hill strolled through the hotel lobby like two guys who wanted to pull off a Giancarlo Stanton trade. “We’re going to go shoot hoops,” Evans said. It was a joke. Evans never pulled on his high tops. There’s no play time at the general manager meetings, where Hill’s Marlins are talking about moving Stanton and Evans’ Giants are talking about acquiring him. It seems a perfect fit, one team desperate to shed the biggest contract in baseball history and the other desperate to add someone who knows...

Larry Brown Sports

Giants reportedly interested in Billy Hamilton

The San Francisco Giants are looking to improve their outfield this offseason, and Billy Hamilton is one of their targets. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says Hamilton is a player the Giants are interested in, along with Jackie Bradley Jr. Sources: #SFGiants have shown interest in #Reds CF Billy Hamilton on trade market. Bobby Evans looking...Read More

Red Reporter

Billy Hamilton Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants interested in Cincinnati’s CF

The Giants need OF defense in the worst of ways. The San Francisco Giants are fresh off one of the more disappointing seasons in recent memory, and I’m saying that as a daily, recalcitrant fan of the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants have claimed a trio of World Series titles within the last eight seasons and have a payroll pushing a jillion bucks, yet finished with a record that tied the Detroit Tigers for the worst in all of baseball in 2017. One of the single most glaring problems they faced in 2017? Outfield defense, specifically with Denard Span being tasked with manning CF with their...

Larry Brown Sports

Marlins reportedly have talked Giancarlo Stanton trade with four teams

The Miami Marlins are open to trading Giancarlo Stanton, and they reportedly have spoken with four teams about the slugger. MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi reported on Friday evening that the Marlins have talked with the Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies about Stanton. Talks are expected to heat...Read More

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants’ Johnny Cueto won’t opt out of deal

The shimmy is staying on the mound in San Francisco. Pitcher Johnny Cueto elected not to opt out of his six-year, $130 million contract after two years, which was his right under the deal. His deadline to opt out and declare himself a free agent was 9 p.m. Saturday. “Johnny is excited about remaining with the Giants and his goal remains to win a World Series in San Francisco,” Cueto’s agent, Bryce Dixon, said Saturday night via text. Cueto’s contract runs through 2021 with a $22 million option for 2022. It was not renegotiated in...

San Jose Mercury News

Report: Giants playoff hero among two hitters who elect free agency

Gillaspie and longtime minor leaguer Carlos Moncrief reportedly are set to test the open market.