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'Determined' Suarez solid in spring debut

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:36:42 EDT

During Andrew Suarez's scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants' 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday's Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy's enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.

Revamped Giants set sights on return to glory

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:42:03 EDT

After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it's about time for them to regain their stride.

Cy Young winner Blue was Bay Area workhorse

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EDT

A durable pitcher, Blue finished his career going 209-161 with a 3.27 ERA. He tossed over 200 innings in nine separate seasons, including eight straight from '73-'80, and had double-digit wins in 11 seasons.

Blach moved by Stoneman Douglas caps

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:30:03 EDT

Honoring the memory of the victims of the recent shootings at Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead, was more than just a pregame obligation for Giants starter Ty Blach.

Bobby Bonds first ever with five 30-30 seasons

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EDT

For a team to find a player with outstanding power or outstanding speed is rare enough. But to find both in the same player is worthy of commemoration. And for parts of three decades, Bobby Bonds was the premier power-speed player.

No surprise: Bumgarner to start Opening Day

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:58:12 EDT

Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.

Jones, Suarez lead Giants' roster dark horses

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:23:23 EDT

A surprise player or two could pull away from the Giants' tightly bunched field and make the Opening Day roster by sustaining strong performances throughout the Cactus League exhibition season.

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's Prospect Watch.

Pence stays upbeat in face of uncertainty

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:21:59 EDT

By various measures, Hunter Pence's performance for the Giants has declined markedly the past three years. At Spring Training, he sounded thrilled about the potential that this season holds.

Giants to give Duggar long look in center field

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:11:02 EDT

Since last fall, the Giants have made it clear that rookie Steven Duggar has a chance to earn meaningful playing time in center field.

Glove Day brings comfort to Giants camp

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:34:40 EDT

Giants right-hander Tyler Beede slipped on his fielder's glove before answering questions about it.

'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.

Giants prospect Shaw ready to showcase power

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:19:08 EDT

Chris Shaw ranks No. 1 on MLB Pipeline's 2017 list of Giants prospects, lending the impression that his ascent to the Majors is inevitable. It just might be, given his propensity for power hitting.

McCutchen takes Bumgarner deep in BP

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:56:12 EDT

The Giants scheduled their first session of live batting practice Tuesday, and Andrew McCutchen celebrated the occasion by clobbering a home run off Madison Bumgarner and crushing a wall ball off Andrew Suarez.

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:29 EDT

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

Hall of Famer Cepeda hospitalized in Bay Area

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:59:35 EDT

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

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.

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.

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.

'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