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Giants in high spirits at first full workout

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:34:01 EDT

Almost midway through their calisthenics before Monday's opening full-squad workout, the Giants suddenly broke into rhythmic clapping. As left fielder Hunter Pence revealed, the moment was indeed planned. But the feeling behind it was spontaneous.



Hall of Famer Cepeda hospitalized in Bay Area

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:06:03 EDT

Giants legend and Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a Bay Area hospital on Monday night.



Watson open to any role in Giants bullpen

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:45:44 EDT

Giants reliever Tony Watson is ready for anything. "Whatever the game dictates," he said in the Giants' clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday, when the team officially announced his two-year deal with an option for a third season.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Holland eyes spot on his family's favorite club

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:01:05 EDT

Should Derek Holland win a job on the Giants' Opening Day rotation, he'll learn plenty about Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Stu Miller and the 1961 All-Star Game, the Alou brothers, Masanori Murakami, Bobby and Barry Bonds, Jack and Will Clark, Brian Johnson, the 'Stick (Candlestick Park) and the Shooter (Rod Beck). Count on it.



Giants hope for more success with former Bucs

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:47:23 EDT

Historically, engineering trades with the Pirates or signing free agents who are fresh off playing for them has worked well for the Giants.



Giants sign lefty reliever Watson to 2-year deal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:45:50 EDT

The Giants added a much-needed left-hander to solidify their bullpen by agreeing with free agent Tony Watson on a multiyear contract.



Giants' Top 30 Prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:40:32 EDT

Who do the Giants have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Francisco's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Rule 5 pick Fernandez aims for roster spot

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:43:46 EDT

Rarely does a Rule 5 Draft choice make the Opening Day roster. Julian Fernandez might not be an exception, but he could force the Giants to consider alternate ways to retain his services.



Strickland schooled by Smoltz on sliders

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:41:05 EDT

When Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland sought offseason pitching tips, he bypassed peers, turned past teachers, eschewed experts and spurned sages. Strickland didn't mess around. He went all the way to the master.



Giants impressed by Lincecum's showcase

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:31:08 EDT

The Giants liked what they saw of Tim Lincecum during the free agent's showcase effort Thursday. Whether that was enough to prompt the club to seek a reunion with its former staff ace remains uncertain.



Family friend taught Blach how to throw lefty

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:09:29 EDT

Anytime someone insists that left-handers are born, not made, invoke the saga of Ty Blach. The Giants lefty is a natural righty. He does everything right-handed -- eating, playing golf, swinging a bat and throwing a football. Everything, that is, except pitch.



Bochy: 'We're looking for these guys to step up'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:17:37 EDT

Hector Sanchez said on Thursday that two other teams expressed interest in him as a Minor League free-agent acquisition. Once the Giants contacted him, however, any discussion ended regarding which club he might select.



Bench role doesn't disturb cheery Sandoval

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:22:28 EDT

With Evan Longoria acquired to play third base, Pablo Sandoval is likely relegated to the Giants' bench -- but Panda doesn't mind at all.



Lincecum back? Righty hits 93 mph for scouts

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:22:45 EDT

Tim Lincecum's attempt at a Major League comeback took a huge step forward Thursday when the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner held a showcase outside of Seattle. According to a source who watched Lincecum throw, the 33-year-old right-hander should find himself in a big league camp in the near future.



Ailing Cueto to take it easy for a few days

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:14:48 EDT

Right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto began a five-day stretch of diminished activity Wednesday, which prevented him from participating in the Giants' initial workout for pitchers and catchers.



'Same butterflies' as Blanco eyes SF roster spot

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:05:30 EDT

Being relegated to a substitute role would be fine with Gregor Blanco. From his perspective, there's no substitute for being a Giant.



Cueto has the most intense Jacuzzi workout

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:21:10 EDT

Cueto has the most intense Jacuzzi workout



Competition to begin for back end of rotation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 EDT

The back end of the Giants' starting rotation will move to the forefront among Spring Training priorities.



Giants using last season as motivation for 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:59:50 EDT

San Francisco added third baseman Evan Longoria as well as outfielders Andrew McCutchen and Austin Jackson during the offseason. These moves, which involved proven big leaguers, galvanized the Giants and has them excited about contending as they head into Spring Training.



Cutch as Pence? Giants poke fun at each other

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:38:41 EDT

Giants poke fun at each other's baseball habits



Posey eager to play with new-look Giants

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:15:00 EDT

Buster Posey's equal appreciation for the old and the new has stoked his optimism as baseball's new season approaches. In short, he's ready for a fresh start.



Cutch, Longo, Jackson feel love at FanFest

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:50:27 EDT

Though Andrew McCutchen, Austin Jackson and Evan Longoria haven't played a game yet for the Giants, the club's significant offseason additions sounded at home on Saturday while participating in question-and-answer sessions at FanFest.



Law and Pence tried their best at a dance off

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:03:31 EDT

Law and Pence tried their best at a dance off



Workout warrior Bumgarner increased regimen

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 20:56:32 EDT

Coming off a rare down year, Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is coming into camp in excellent shape and ready to return to his dominant ways.



Lefty Holland joins SF on Minors pact

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:45:13 EDT

Free-agent left-hander Derek Holland has agreed to a Minor League contract with the Giants.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:21:09 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Giants' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Duggar competing to earn SF's center-field job

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:31:27 EDT

Steven Duggar hasn't played in a Major League game. He's not even on the 40-man roster. Yet Duggar's performance in Spring Training, which begins next week for the Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz., could heavily influence the competition for roles in the ballclub's outfield, as well as the definition of those roles themselves.



Longoria courtside at Mavs-Warriors game

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 23:43:44 EDT

Longoria courtside at Mavs-Warriors game



Giants' Belt the best at 'good' swings

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 EDT

Brandon Belt doesn't get cheated at the plate thanks to his uncanny plate discipline.



Giants to retire Bonds' No. 25 on Aug. 11

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 22:37:55 EDT

A day after posting a short teaser video on Twitter, the Giants officially announced on Tuesday that they will retire Barry Bonds' No. 25 and celebrate his career before their Aug. 11 game against the Pirates at AT&T Park. The first 20,000 fans in attendance that night will also receive a No. 25 cap in honor of Bonds, who wore the number during his 15 years with San Francisco, from 1993-2007.



Update on Lincecum has Cut4 so excited

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 20:06:46 EDT

Update on Lincecum has Cut4 so excited



Giants restock roster looking to flip NL West

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 15:12:33 EDT

"There is a plan to put ourselves in a position to compete in our division," Giants general manager Bobby Evans said. "That's our plan, our annual plan. We're not apologizing for trying to win."