Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.
Jun 23, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT
Some big moves from the Brewers in this week’s NL All-Star balloting update.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
The Giants were concerned enough with the ergonomic health of their players that they invested in a larger chartered jet this season that features more first class seats.
Jun 4, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
Jun 4, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
Dude, the sign said “beware of flying objects leaving the playing field.” So really, it’s your fault.
May 31, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
All’s quiet on the Pablo Sandoval contract extension front.
May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.
May 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
It should be obvious now which medieval helmet Michael Morse and Hunter Pence should order for Tim Hudson.
May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT
Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.
Apr 27, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
Melvin Roman, the Puerto Rico-based agent for Korean third baseman Jeong Choi, told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Sunday that his client is seriously considering leaving the KBO’s SK Wyverns after the 2014 season. “He has a strong desire to come and play in the major leagues,” Roman said.
Apr 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT
Pablo Sandoval is still seeking a nine figure contract despite his slow start to the season. Is he worth it?
Apr 17, 2014, 6:06 AM EDT
Lots of shutouts yesterday. Including one that was the Platonic Ideal of a baseball game. At least if you have taste and stuff.
Apr 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
The Giants have tabled extension talks with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2014 World Series.
Apr 8, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT
He’s a free agent after this season, but he represents a big risk.
Apr 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Many players set an Opening Day deadline for offseason contract talks, choosing not to continue negotiating once the season begins, but Pablo Sandoval is apparently willing to keep chatting with the Giants.
Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
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…
Mar 23, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
Earlier, we learned that the Giants and third baseman Pablo Sandoval haven’t made any progress on a contract extension. It appears Sandoval wants a deal similar to Hunter Pence‘s five years and $90 million, which was struck last September. CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly is reporting that, on Friday, the club offered Sandoval a three-year…
Mar 23, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT
Via the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Hank Schulman: The Giants and Pablo Sandoval’s representatives have not had any discussions about a contract extension for the third baseman, and general manager Brian Sabean said the club will hold off “as of now.” Schulman adds on Twitter that Sandoval and his reps want at least five years and…
Jan 26, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports that Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval came up lame running out a grounder in the eighth inning of a Venezuelan Winter League game last night. Baggarly writes that it appears to be a “minor” injury, fortunately. He is back in the lineup tonight. A recent report indicated that Sandoval…
Jan 26, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT
As with Prince Fielder, I’m inclined to wait for something more than mere weight loss to declare a Best Shape of His Life. It requires the weight loss along with some declaration — implied or explicit — that superior performance is soon to follow. Or a suggestion that the shape is unprecedented or something. Sure,…
Jan 24, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
There’s baseball going on down in Venezuela. And Pablo Sandoval — who is on his second tour of Best Shape of His Life Status — is picking it at third base. Check this out: He’s been rather cagey about how much weight he’s lost, but I cant’ remember seeing the Panda make that kind of…
Jan 21, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT
Or, at the very least, good shape: At @TexasRangers – Matt Harrison looks like a new person. Dropped a lot of weight to take pressure off back. — Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) January 21, 2014 This is the second report of Harrison’s weight loss this offseason. He has a long way to go to pass Pablo…
Jan 15, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Last night it was reported that Pablo Sandoval had lost 42 pounds. Today Sandoval said that he has not told anyone how much weight he has lost, but that he will do so when he gets to spring training. Kinda doesn’t matter what the numbers are. Get a load of this: This picture is from…
Jan 14, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT
Time for your annual Pablo Sandoval offseason weight loss update. This one comes from MLB.com Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas … The Biggest Loser, #SFGiants edition: Pablo Sandoval has said he’s dropped 42 pounds this winter due to offseason training — Rafael Rojas C (@rafaelrojasc) January 14, 2014 Sandoval provided visual evidence of his progress back…
Dec 9, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT
This is Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval as he appeared last season. This is Pablo Sandoval now, courtesy of a pic he posted on twitter this afternoon. Now, the shirt is a kinda baggy. There’s probably still some flab hiding under there. But at the rate he’s going, there might not be for much longer.…
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