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  1. Brian Sabean pushed all of the right buttons this year

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:32 AM EST

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    As he has done for a decade, really.

  2. Behind strong bullpen, Royals edge Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 World Series lead

    Oct 24, 2014, 11:27 PM EST

    The Royals’ bullpen was solid, allowing only two base runners in four innings to preserve Jeremy Guthrie’s win in Game 3 of the World Series against the Giants.

  3. Royals add on, lead Giants 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning

    Oct 24, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Alex Gordon

    The Royals extended their lead over the Giants to 3-0 thanks to an Alex Gordon RBI double and an Eric Hosmer RBI single in the top of the sixth inning of Game 3 of the World Series.

  4. At least Hunter Strickland entertained us last night

    Oct 23, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

    Hunter Strickland

    The rookie didn’t have control. With his pitches or with his emotions.

  5. Giants should give Yusmeiro Petit the Game 4 start

    Oct 23, 2014, 2:25 AM EST

    Yusmeiro Petit

    Petit deserves the nod over probable starter Ryan Vogelsong.

  6. Royals even up World Series with 7-2 Game 2 victory

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

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    Yordano Ventura held the Giants to two runs over five-plus innings and the Kansas City offense awoke for seven runs on 10 hits as the Royals evened up the 2014 World Series at a win apiece with a 7-2 Game 2 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

  7. Royals grab commanding lead and benches clear in sixth inning of World Series Game 2

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

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    The host Royals have the visiting Giants right where they want them in Game 2 of the World Series.

  8. Your Official HardballTalk World Series Preview

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:29 AM EST

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    If anyone tells you they know what’s going to happen in the next week they’re lying to you. But let’s try to break this thing down all the same.

  9. Video: Giants discuss the World Series

    Oct 19, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

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    Buster Posey, Joe Panik, Pablo Sandoval, Javier Lopez, Jake Peavy and a few other Giants talk about their upcoming World Series matchup against the Royals …

  10. Fourth inning of NLCS Game 2 full of questionable managerial decisions

    Oct 12, 2014, 9:54 PM EST

    Bruce Bochy

    There were four questionable managerial decisions made in the bottom of the fourth inning of NLCS Game 2 between the Cardinals and Giants.

  11. Cardinals can do better than Randal Grichuk in right field

    Oct 12, 2014, 12:39 AM EST

    Randal Grichuk

    After five straight with Grichuk in right, it’s time for the Cardinals to try something different.

  12. Giants take 1-0 lead over the Nationals in the NLDS behind Jake Peavy’s strong outing

    Oct 3, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy was excellent on Friday as he helped pitch the Giants past the Nationals to take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS.

  13. The Giants announce their NLDS roster

    Oct 3, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

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    Michael Morse is out, but otherwise it’s as expected.

  14. Video: Clayton Kershaw smacks game-tying triple

    Sep 25, 2014, 12:05 AM EST

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    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw robbed the Giants with a behind-the-back grab in the top of the third inning Wednesday and then smacked this game-tying RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth …

  15. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

    DJ LeMahieu

    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  16. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Bruce Bochy AP

    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 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  17. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  18. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  19. Padres and Indians both in hot pursuit of Joaquin Benoit

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:30 PM EST

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    Both the Padres and the Indians have offered two-year deals and at least $14 million in total to free agent reliever Joaquin Benoit, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Passan’s source close to the Padres suggests the team’s deal could also include a third-year option. Should Benoit reach such an agreement with either club, he…

  20. Report: Rockies nearing a multi-year deal with Boone Logan

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:20 PM EST

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post is reporting that the Rockies are close to signing left-handed reliever Boone Logan on a deal believed to be three years in length and around $15 million. The deal will not be finalized until Logan passes a physical. Logan, 29, is an eight-year veteran having spent time with the…

  21. Jhonny Peralta seeking a four or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

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    Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is seeking $56-75 million on a four- or five-year deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The former Tiger has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the Mets and Yankees, but he might have to settle for less to sign a deal. Earlier, Jon Morosi of…

  22. Giants re-sign Javier Lopez to three-year, $13 million deal

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EST

    Javier Lopez

    UPDATE: It’s a done deal now for three years and $13 million, pending a physical exam next week. ========== Giants general manager Brian Sabean revealed yesterday that he was very close to re-signing reliever Javier Lopez and now Steve Berman of Bay Area Sports Guy reports that it’ll be a three-year, $13 million deal. Last…

  23. Giants “very close” to re-signing Javier Lopez

    Nov 19, 2013, 3:13 PM EST

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    Giants general manager Brian Sabean talked to the local media about various offseason doings today and revealed that he thinks left-handed reliever Javier Lopez is “very close to signing back with us.” Sabean told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that “we are fully engaged with Lopez” and hope to have a deal finalized soon. Lopez has…

  24. Yankees and Javier Lopez have “mutual interest”

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

    Javier Lopez

    Javier Lopez has been linked to several contending teams looking for left-handed bullpen help and the latest is the Yankees, with Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger reporting that the two sides have “mutual interest.” Lopez would replace fellow free agent Boone Logan as the Yankees’ left-handed specialist. In four seasons with the Giants…

  25. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

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