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SFGate

After taking Giants’ series, A’s charge into break in position to add players

Oakland wrapped up a sensational first half Sunday with a 6-2 victory over the Giants, putting the A’s a season-high 13 games over .500. Over the past month, they have the major’s best record, at 21-6, and now they’re poised to be buyers at the trade deadline rather than sellers. What? Seriously: What? Entering the season, expectations were modest. Breaking even seemed a good goal with a young team, especially after three consecutive last place finishes. Now, though, with the A’s - let’s not say overachieving -...

SNY TV

Mets RHP Jeurys Familia targeted by Phillies, Giants

The Phillies and Giants are among teams involved in trade talks surrounding Mets RHP Jeurys Familia, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies trade rumors: Team interested in Mets closer Jeurys Familia

Another closer is being lined to the Phillies in trade rumors New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is a valuable commodity on the trade market, and the Phillies reportedly have interest in the 28-year-old reliever. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Philadelphia is among a couple of teams, including the San Francisco Giants, interested in the […] Phillies trade rumors: Team interested in Mets closer Jeurys Familia - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Mercury News

Giants sign journeyman outfielder to minor league contract

The Giants signed a 31-year-old outfielder to build organizational depth after losing Austin Jackson in a recent trade.

Call to the Pen

The San Francisco Giants Case of Trade Deadline Paralysis

The San Francisco Giants remain an enigma as the MLB Trade Deadline nears, and it leaves the team in a tough spot. The San Francisco Giants decided to compete. After a disastrous 98 loss season in 2017, most pundits called for a rebuild. The Giants were only getting older and many thought it was the […] The San Francisco Giants Case of Trade Deadline Paralysis - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs 2, Giants 0: Pitching, and just enough timely hitting

The Cubs got their second straight outstanding start. This is a good sign for the future. SAN FRANCISCO — The Cubs defeated the Giants 2-0 Tuesday night, and a Cubs win is always good news, but the even better news was the outstanding start from Jose Quintana. Q was dominant over six innings and looked like the pitcher the Cubs thought they were getting in the trade from the White Sox that was completed almost exactly one year ago (July 13, 2017). In fact, check this out (and I wouldn’t have guessed this): José Quintana3.00 ERA over last 14 starts #Cubs— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka)...

Lone Star Ball

Austin Jackson designated for assignment

Outfielder Austin Jackson, acquired from San Francisco on Sunday, has been designated for assignment Texas Rangers transactions: Austin Jackson, the outfielder acquired by the Rangers from the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, has been designated for assignment, the team announced today. The Rangers now have seven days to waive, trade or release the veteran outfielder. This move is not a surprise, as Jon Daniels had indicated when the trade was made that Jackson was told to hold off on reporting. As we said at the time, taking Jackson — who is in the first year of a two year, $6 million...

SFGate

Giants to start Holland over Cueto, plus trade chatter

The Giants made official what became apparent Monday night. Derek Holland, and not scheduled starter Johnny Cueto, will pitch against the Cubs on Tuesday night. Cueto will get Wednesday's series finale. When the move first was hinted after Monday's 2-1, 11-inning win, a lot of fans jumped to the conclusion, and logically so, that something else happened to Cueto's elbow, or this was a reaction to his first start off the disabled list, when he came out throwing 86 mph and allowed five runs in the first two innings. That's a good question for manager Bruce...

Golden Gate Sports

San Francisco Giants Finish Busy Sunday with Win over Cardinals

From a big trades to call-ups to injuries, Sunday was a busy day for the San Francisco Giants and they ended it with a win over the Cardinals. Sunday was an extremely busy day for the San Francisco Giants. The day opened with a trade, one they used to clear up some salary space. They […] San Francisco Giants Finish Busy Sunday with Win over Cardinals - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

Call to the Pen

San Francisco Giants: Trade with Rangers clears up salary room

The San Francisco Giants made a trade with the Texas Rangers that sent away three players on Sunday, but it’s what the deal indicates that’s even more important than who was involved. The San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers made a deal on Sunday that shows significant indication to the Giants’ plans for the MLB […] San Francisco Giants: Trade with Rangers clears up salary room - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lone Star Ball

Grade the Jason Bahr/Austin Jackson trade

The Rangers got Austin Jackson, Jason Bahr and Cory Gearrin from the San Diego Padres for a PTBNL or cash. How do you feel about the trade? The Texas Rangers acquired Austin Jackson, Jason Bahr and Cory Gearrin from the San Francisco Giants yesterday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. As we discussed in the aftermath of the deal, this is primarily a salary dump by the Giants, who were very close to the luxury tax line — by clearing out the salary of Jackson, who is in the first year of a 2 year, $6 million deal, and Gearrin, who is making $1.68 million on a one year...

Lone Star Ball

Cory Gearrin active, Austin Bibens-Dirkx optioned

The Rangers have added newly acquired Cory Gearrin to the active roster, and have optioned Austin Bibens-Dirkx to AAA Round Rock Texas Rangers transactions: Cory Gearrin has been added to the Texas Rangers’ active roster, the team announced today. To make room for Gearrin on the 40 man roster, the Rangers have optioned Austin-Bibens-Dirkx to AAA Round Rock. Gearrin was acquired from the San Francisco Giants in yesterday’s trade that also brought Austin Jackson and Jason Bahr to the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Gearrin and Jackson were both added to the...

The Mercury News

Giants make July splash, trade two major leaguers and promote two prospects

SAN FRANCISCO–The trade deadline is more than three weeks away, but the Giants front office knows time is precious. Though the trade market is still heating up, the Giants jumped right in Sunday by shipping reliever Cory Gearrin, outfielder Austin Jackson and pitching prospect Jason Bahr to the Texas Rangers for a player to be […]

Jays Journal

Blue Jays Trade: What the 2015 Rich Hill Deal Says About J.A. Happ

What do we get if we apply the 2015 Rich Hill trade paradigm to a J.A. Happ trade? At the 2015 trade deadline, the Oakland A’s were 45-59, 13 games behind the division-leading Astros.  The Dodgers were leading the NL West with a 58-45 record, but the Giants were only 1.5 games back and closing.  […] Blue Jays Trade: What the 2015 Rich Hill Deal Says About J.A. Happ - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Mercury News

Giants sign top-rated international free agent

The Giants scored a big victory in free agency when they signed the second-rated international prospect, 16-year-old outfielder Marco Luciano from the Dominican Republic.

The Mercury News

Giants awaiting more results from big day away from Coors Field

The Giants began the day by signing 11 international free agents and they'll end it by monitoring the work of two injured starting pitchers.

Golden Gate Sports

San Francisco Giants Continue to Add to Farm System with International Signings

The San Francisco Giants continued to bolster their farm system on Monday, playing a big part in the international free agent market. The San Francisco Giants continued their quest to build their farm system back up, adding some big international names on Monday after free agency opened. The biggest name in the group was outfielder […] San Francisco Giants Continue to Add to Farm System with International Signings - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site

DRaysBay

Matt Duffy still has a role on the Rays

We love the youth movement but let’s not overlook what Duffy contributes The Rays have a glut of young middle infielders coming up through the system, some already on the big league squad. That has led many to ask: Should the Rays trade Matt Duffy? Short answer: No. Duffy has already accounted for 1.5 WAR, and he’s given the Rays above-average offense while proving solid defense at the hot corner. The .317/.364/.434 slash line that Duffy has put together is in line with the 4+ WAR season he gave the Giants in 2015. While he struggled in 2016, but his resurgence in 2018 has been...

Rox Pile

Colorado Rockies: Comparing 2018’s first half to 2017

It’s 81 games down and 81 games to go. The Colorado Rockies have reached the midway point of the season, which means we are drawing closer to the All-Star break and, more importantly, the trade deadline. As the Rockies continue to play their way out of playoff contention with the recent series loss to the San Francisco Giants, I thought […] Colorado Rockies: Comparing 2018’s first half to 2017 - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Royals Review

Market for Moustakas could be slow, says Ken Rosenthal

Moose could be hurting his trade value this month. The summer is heating up and so are the trade rumors, with Mike Moustakas expected to be a hot name this trade season. Moose could be a target of the Braves, the Phillies could become players, and an injury to Evan Longoria could make the Giants bidders if they become more competitive. But as Mike Moustakas found out last winter, the market for his services may still be slow. MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal gave a pessimistic account of the trade market for Moustakas in a video report for FOX. .@Ken_Rosenthal discusses the potential trade...

Lookout Landing

About Last Night: learning how to adapt

It’s never easy being the new kid “You do what you’ve got to do. You just learn how to adapt. You learn to do what you have to do, given certain circumstances and situations.” - Wanda Wilson Denard Span was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, but it wasn’t until last season, when the Giants traded him, and a trio of others, to the Tampa Bay Rays for Evan Longoria, that he returned to play baseball in the Sunshine State. Span, who, at the time of the trade had a 6-month-old son, was understandably happy to be closer to home, but his enthusiasm scarcely matched that of his mother,...