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  1. Giants won’t make qualifying offers to their free agents, including Angel Pagan

    Nov 1, 2012, 8:40 PM EST

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    Angel Pagan was a key contributor for the World Series champion Giants this season, batting .288/.338/.440 with eight home runs, 56 RBI, 29 stolen bases and a .778 OPS while playing solid defense in center field. However, the Giants are prepared to let him walk for nothing if he signs elsewhere as a free agent.…

  2. Brewers outright Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A

    Nov 1, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    Nyjer Morgan AP

    Just in case there was any doubt that Nyjer Morgan‘s tenure in Milwaukee was coming to an end, the Brewers announced today that they have outrighted the outspoken outfielder to Triple-A Nashville. The moves clears him from the 40-man roster and sets the stage for him to become a free agent. After playing a key…

  3. Yankees considering using Curtis Granderson in corner outfield spot, Brett Gardner in center field

    Nov 1, 2012, 6:40 PM EST

    AP Granderson Gardner

    It’s surprising this hasn’t been a bigger controversy at some point over the past three years, but the Yankees are finally considering making a change in center field. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that the Yankees are mulling over moving Curtis Granderson to a corner outfield spot and using Brett Gardner in center field. While…

  4. Nick Blackburn had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow last week

    Oct 29, 2012, 8:43 PM EST

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    According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins announced today that Nick Blackburn had arthroscopic surgery last Thursday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. It was a minor procedure and he’s expected to be 100 percent for spring training. Blackburn posted an ugly 7.39 ERA over 19 starts with the…

  5. Angels exploring trades for Dan Haren and Ervin Santana

    Oct 29, 2012, 7:04 PM EST

    Dan Haren

    We heard last month that the Angels were likely to decline their club options on Dan Haren and Ervin Santana in order to focus their efforts on signing impending free agent Zack Greinke, but things could get interesting in the next couple of days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Angels are currently exploring…

  6. Phillies decline mutual option on Placido Polanco

    Oct 29, 2012, 6:25 PM EST

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    An expected move, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Phillies have declined their half of Placido Polanco‘s $5.5 million mutual option for 2013. Polanco will receive a $1 million buyout and will become a free agent. This was a pretty easy call for the Fightins, as the 37-year-old was limited to…

  7. Pablo Sandoval named World Series MVP

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:17 AM EST

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    Pablo Sandoval had a diminished role during the Giants’ World Series run in 2010, but he was a key contributor this time around. A no-brainer choice after the Giants finished off a four-game sweep of the Tigers tonight, Sandoval was named the World Series MVP. Sandoval went 8-for-16 (.500) during the series, including his three-homer…

  8. Giants win Game 4 in extra innings, sweep Tigers to win World Series

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

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    The Giants are your 2012 World Series champions. The Giants topped the Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings tonight at Comerica Park in Detroit to finish off a four-game World Series sweep. This is the Giants’ second World Series title in the past three seasons and the seventh in franchise history. Game 4 was a back-and-forth…

  9. GIants pull ahead in 10th inning of Game 4 on RBI single by Marco Scutaro

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:42 PM EST

    Marco Scutaro Reuters

    The Giants are just three outs away from a sweep of the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. Marco Scutaro punched a two-out single off Phil Coke in the top of the tenth inning to give the Giants a 4-3 lead. Ryan Theriot led off the tenth with a single to shallow center field before…

  10. Omar Infante suffers broken left hand on hit-by-pitch

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:37 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Infante suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury will not require surgery. 11:37 PM: If the Tigers are going to try to make the Giants sweat in this series, they will likely have to do it without…

  11. Giants and Tigers headed to extra innings in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:27 PM EST

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    We’re headed to extra innings in Game 4 of the World Series, as the Giants and Tigers remain tied at 3-3. Jeremy Affeldt, who worked around a leadoff walk to strike out three straight in the eighth, struck out Andy Dirks swinging to begin the bottom of the ninth before getting Jhonny Peralta to fly…

  12. Delmon Young ties Game 4 with solo blast

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 PM EST

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    Things are getting pretty wild in Game 4. After the Giants took the lead in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Buster Posey, Delmon Young tied it up in the bottom of the frame with an opposite-field solo blast off Matt Cain. It was Young’s third home run of…

  13. Buster Posey clubs two-run homer to put Giants back on top in Game 4

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:04 PM EST

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    Buster Posey has had a pretty quiet postseason with the bat. But he just struck at the right time for the Giants. Posey turned on a Max Scherzer change-up in the top of the sixth inning for a two-run homer to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. The ball landed just inside the left field…

  14. Miguel Cabrera homers to give Tigers 2-1 lead in Game 4

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:20 PM EST

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    After leaving the clubhouse without addressing the media last night, Miguel Cabrera is letting his bat do the talking tonight. Cabrera just connected on a two-run home run off Matt Cain in the bottom of third inning to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. It looked like the ball would die on the warning track…

  15. Giants strike first in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:46 PM EST

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    The Giants are one win away from sweeping the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. And they are off to a quick start in Game 4. Max Scherzer struck out Buster Posey looking to begin the top of the second inning, but Hunter Pence followed with a ground-rule double to the left center field gap.…

  16. Madison Bumgarner delivers as Giants top Tigers in Game 2, take 2-0 lead in World Series

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:18 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner AP

    Coming into tonight, many questioned whether Madison Bumgarner was the right choice for Game 2 after his late-season struggles carried into the postseason. However, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to roll the dice with his young left-hander after some mechanical tweaks rather than go with Ryan Vogelsong on short rest or Tim Lincecum. It was…

  17. Giants break through in seventh inning, lead 1-0 in Game 2

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EST

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    Game 2 is scoreless no longer. The Giants finally broke through in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Crawford grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to score Hunter Pence from third base. The inning was set up when Doug Fister gave up a leadoff single to Pence. He was replaced…

  18. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister match zeros, Game 2 scoreless through five innings

    Oct 25, 2012, 9:41 PM EST

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    The Giants ran away with Game 1, but pitching is the name of the game tonight. Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister have matched zeros so far as Game 2 remains scoreless through five innings. Bumgarner, who struggled over his first two starts this postseason, has allowed just two hits while striking out six and walking…

  19. Doug Fister strands the bases loaded to keep Game 2 scoreless

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:57 PM EST

    Doug Fister AP

    The Giants had a scoring chance go by the wayside in the bottom of the second inning. Buster Posey singled off Doug Fister to begin the inning before Hunter Pence flew out to center field and Brandon Belt struck out swinging. However, Gregor Blanco followed with a line drive up the middle which deflected off…

  20. Bryan Stow is in attendance for Game 2 of the World Series tonight

    Oct 25, 2012, 8:44 PM EST

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Want to hear something awesome? According to Lori Pruitt of NBC Bay Area, Bryan Stow is in attendance tonight at AT&T Park for Game 2 of the World Series against the Tigers. This is believed to be the first game that Stow has attended since he was brutally beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot…

  21. Chad Tracy undergoes arthroscopic surgery on knee

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Chad Tracy AP

    Ryan Zimmerman wasn’t the only member of the Nationals who went under the knife today. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Chad Tracy underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Like Zimmerman, he’s expected to be fine in time for spring training. Tracy functioned mostly as a pinch-hitter for the National League East champions this…

  22. Mike Trout headlines this year’s class of Fielding Bible Award winners

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

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    If you have lost patience with the Gold Glove Award as a measure of defensive excellence, the Fielding Bible Awards are here to help. Voted on by a 10-person panel which includes the likes of Bill James, Peter Gammons, Rob Neyer, Joe Posnanski, Doug Glanville, John Dewan and the video scouting team at Baseball Info…

  23. Marco Scutaro named NLCS MVP

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 AM EST

    Marco Scutaro Reuters

    Who else were you expecting? The Giants defeated the Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NLCS tonight and the MVP of the series was a pretty easy call. Marco Scutaro, who managed to stay in the lineup after Matt Holliday‘s takeout slide in Game 2, was named the MVP after hitting a scorching .500…

  24. Giants blow past Cardinals in Game 7 of NLCS to advance to World Series

    Oct 22, 2012, 11:42 PM EST

    Giants Reuters

    The Giants have faced elimination six different times this postseason. Yet they are still standing. Game 7 of the NLCS wasn’t much of a contest, as the Giants topped the Cardinals 9-0 at AT&T Park in San Francisco this evening to win the National League pennant and advance to the World Series against the Tigers.…

  25. Giants knock Kyle Lohse out of Game 7, grab 7-0 lead

    Oct 22, 2012, 9:40 PM EST

    Giants Getty

    If the Cardinals are going to win tonight, they will have to mount a more impressive comeback than Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Which is to say the odds are pretty long. The Giants plated five runs in the bottom of the third inning to chase Kyle Lohse from the game and…

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