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  1. Barry Zito notches first shutout since 2003 versus Rockies

    Apr 9, 2012, 7:06 PM EST

    Barry Zito

    Barry Zito couldn’t get anyone out in an exhibition season that saw him give up 17 runs and 32 hits in 19 1/3 innings and ditch his experimental windup. The Rockies, though, were frustrated by him all day Monday. Zito pitched his first shutout since 2003, allowing just four hits and walking none, in a…

  2. Buster Posey to catch three straight to begin the year

    Apr 6, 2012, 12:47 AM EST

    Buster Posey

    It doesn’t look like Buster Posey‘s workload will be too limited initially. The Giants plan to have him catch all three of their games this weekend before giving him his first day off on Monday. Rookie Hector Sanchez will catch Barry Zito in the team’s fourth game. Posey has made terrific progress in recovering from…

  3. Matt Cain and the Giants agree to $112.5 million extension

    Apr 2, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Matt Cain

    First Joey Votto and now Matt Cain. Said to be working hard on contract negotiations over the weekend, the Giants just made things official with Cain by announcing a five-year, $112.5 million extension with a sixth-year vesting option. Cain was already set to earn $15 million this season in the final year of a three-year,…

  4. Barry Zito ditches the new delivery

    Apr 1, 2012, 10:18 PM EST

    Barry Zito

    It’s starting to feel like a rite of spring: Barry Zito shows up with a new delivery he was working on in the offseason, only to ditch it on the advice of Giants coaches. Zito arrived this year with a new crouched over stance on the mound. I’ll let Andrew Baggarly take it from here:…

  5. Springtime Storylines: Are the San Francisco Giants going to give Brandon Belt a chance?

    Mar 29, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Brandon Belt

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: the San Francisco Giants The Big Question: Are they going to give Brandon Belt a chance? One would think that a…

  6. Olney: Cole Hamels unlikely to give the Phillies a discount

    Mar 5, 2012, 1:08 PM EST

    Cole Hamels

    ESPN’s Buster Olney chimes in on a popular topic around Philadelphia these days: Some of you suggesting Hamels will take a hometown discount. IMO, little chance that will happen. Santana money (about $120m) or he’s gone. Which sounds about right, except for the fact that Santana money isn’t about $120 million. Six pitchers in big-league…

  7. Bengie Molina gets a surprise retirement party

    Feb 26, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Bengie Molina

    Bengie Molina never officially announced his retirement while sitting out the 2011 season, but he got a proper sendoff when his wife threw him a surprise retirement party Saturday, CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly reports. Albert Pujols, Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Ervin Santana were among the guests at the bash, designed to celebrate the career of…

  8. Barry Zito has a new delivery. Again.

    Feb 20, 2012, 2:33 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Every year people wonder if Barry Zito is ever going to be a good pitcher again. Not a lot of people. No, those crowds disappeared several years ago.  The number of people still hoping for a Zito turnaround is roughly the same as the number of those Iraq War protesters who still show up on…

  9. Running down the rosters: San Francisco Giants

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:47 PM EST

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Coming off a disappointing 86-76 finish in 2011, the Giants’ big moves this winter were a pair of underwhelming trades: Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera and Andres Torres plus Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan. To say the least, they didn’t make the kind of splash their fans were hoping for (but have come not to…

  10. They never learn: someone else is making a long commitment to Barry Zito

    Dec 1, 2011, 12:59 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

    And you thought seven years was a long commitment to Barry Zito: Barry Zito, one of the great hunks of Giants baseball, is headed to the altar. The three-time All Star pitcher and his fiancee, 25-year-old actress Amber Marie Seyer — a former Miss Missouri USA — showed up at the Marin County clerk’s office Nov.…

  11. Brian Sabean has no plans to trade Barry Zito … because he can’t

    Nov 3, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    Despite making $18.5 million this season as part of a seven-year, $126 million contract Barry Zito was left off the Giants’ playoff roster for all three rounds, but general manager Brian Sabean said yesterday that he has no plans to trade Zito this offseason. You know why? Because he can’t. In related news, I have…

  12. Giants leave playoff roster intact, which means no Barry Zito

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:47 PM EST

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    Sticking with the same 25-man roster they used in both the NLDS and NLCS, the Giants will not be adding Barry Zito to the pitching staff for the World Series. There was some speculation that Zito could be added to the World Series roster in place of reliever Guillermo Mota, who went unused in the…

  13. Hall of Fame 2010: Jack Morris

    Jan 4, 2010, 4:35 PM EST

    Now that the “most feared hitter” of the late-70s is in the Hall of Fame, the anti-stats crowd has found a new champion, moving right from Jim Rice to Jack Morris. Morris first appeared on the ballot in 2000 and received 22.2 percent of the vote. After a slight dip in 2001, he’s climbed steadily…

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