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  1. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    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…

  2. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    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…

  3. Dallas Braden, who once twirled a perfect game, to showcase for teams in January

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

    dallas braden ap

    Lefty Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game against the Rays on Mother’s Day — May 9, 2010. He finished the year with a 3.50 ERA in 192.2 innings, ranking as a solid #3 option in the Athletics’ rotation behind Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill. Following surgery on the anterior capsule in his left shoulder in…

  4. Cubs, Pirates, Royals, Braves in on Jason Hammel

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    jason hammel getty

    From FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi comes word that the Cubs, Pirates, Royals and Braves are among the teams with interest in free agent Jason Hammel. The Giants requested the 31-year-old’s medical records at one point earlier this offseason, but they’ve apparently moved on after signing Tim Hudson and re-upping with Ryan Vogelsong. Hammel, who’s said…

  5. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  6. Giants, Ryan Vogelsong agree to a one-year deal

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    Yesterday we learned that it was close, today it happened: The Giants and Ryan Vogelsong have reached agreement on a one-year deal. The details have yet to be released, but it was reported that the sides were discussing a deal north of $3 million base with incentives that could take it up in the $7-8 million range.…

  7. Giants “moving toward” deal with Ryan Vogelsong

    Nov 28, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    San Francisco continues to work on solidifying its rotation even after re-signing Tim Lincecum and adding Tim Hudson, with Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reporting that the Giants are “working toward” a deal to bring back right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong became a free agent after the Giants declined his $6.5 million option for…

  8. Giants working on new deal for Ryan Vogelsong

    Nov 3, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    The Giants won’t be picking up Ryan Vogelsong‘s $6.5 million club option for 2014, but they are talking about a deal with a lower price tag, sources told CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly. Vogelsong, a big success in winning 27 games with a 3.04 ERA for the Giants between 2011 and ’12, slipped to 4-6 with a…

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    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…

  10. Ivan Nova’s shutout marks the 21st consecutive winning season for the Yankees

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova Getty

    Yankees starter Ivan Nova held the Giants scoreless over nine fantastic innings of work this afternoon. The right-hander surrendered just six hits and a walk while striking out seven. In fact, the Giants never had a runner reach third base and had a runner reach second only twice. The offense gave Nova six runs of…

  11. Hunter Pence homers in fourth consecutive game to lead Giants to victory over Dodgers

    Sep 15, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence Getty

    At the same time the Giants have expressed interest in extending him, outfielder Hunter Pence has caught on fire at the plate. He entered this afternoon with homers in three consecutive games, and in four out of his last five. He drove in seven runs last night against the Dodgers and drove in six on…

  12. Ryan Vogelsong: “I definitely have some questions whether the WBC hurt me”

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    Ryan Vogelsong has struggled all season with injuries and poor performances, posting a 5.82 ERA in 16 starts for the Giants, and yesterday the 35-year-old right-hander pointed to his participation in the World Baseball Classic as a possible explanation. While noting that breaking his finger swinging at a pitch on May 20 is what derailed…

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

    Aug 26, 2013, 6:10 AM EDT

    David Nied

    Rockies 4, Marlins 3: The Rockies won this game but the Marlins took the 1993 Expansion Cup for this season, closing out the year with a 4-3 record against Colorado. What — you don’t keep track of the 1993 Expansion Cup? There’s a great ceremony at the end of the series each year in which either…

  14. UPDATE: Giants unable to reach deal with Ted Lilly

    Aug 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. ET: Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish says the deal has been called off because the two sides could not come to an agreement on a designated callup date. Lilly remains a free agent. ***************** 3:45 p.m. ET: Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants are nearing a minor-league contract with…

  15. Giants set to active Ryan Vogelsong for Friday start

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants

    Out since mid-May with a fractured hand, Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong is expected to come off the disabled list and pitch Friday against the Orioles. Even before the injury Vogelsong’s rotation spot may have been in jeopardy because he posted a 7.09 ERA in nine starts, so it’ll be interesting to see how much patience…

  16. Giants bump Barry Zito from starting rotation

    Aug 2, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    After allowing four runs in three and one-third innings to the Phillies on Tuesday, an outing which boosted his ERA to 5.09, Giants manager Bruce Bochy moved him from the starting rotation to the bullpen. He was scheduled to start on Sunday against the Rays, but Guillermo Moscoso will get the nod instead. Additionally, Ryan…

  17. Barry Zito may have just gotten bumped from the Giants rotation

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    After giving up 11 runs and pitching just 10 innings in his last three starts, Barry Zito is apparently on his way out of the Giants rotation. The team has listed its Sunday starter as TBA. Zito, whose seven-year, $126 million contract finally expires at season’s end, came up big in the Giants’ postseason run…

  18. Ryan Vogelsong begins rehab assignment

    Jul 25, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants

    Ryan Vogelsong pitched two innings in a minor-league rehab start yesterday, seeing his first game action since breaking his hand in mid-May. Vogelsong threw a total of 34 pitches against rookie-league hitters and Andrew Owens of MLB.com reports that he’ll stretch out to 40-50 pitches in another start Friday at Single-A. Even before breaking his…

  19. Tim Lincecum “open to changes”, including a future as a reliever

    Jun 2, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    In an exclusive with CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Giants starter Tim Lincecum says that although he is presently committed to starting so long as his team needs him — and with an injured Ryan Vogelsong and struggling Matt Cain, they do — he is open to converting fully as a reliever in the future.…

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: After the last scene of Don Mattingly’s managerial life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at many times along the path of his time in Los Angeles, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Clayton Kershaw then whispered, “My precious…

  21. Giants unlikely to make immediate rotation changes

    May 19, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Barry Zito

    The Giants lost their third game in a row, their fifth loss in their last six games as they went down 5-0 to the Rockies this afternoon. Starter Barry Zito labored into the sixth, allowing five runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings. It marks the sixth consecutive game in which Giants pitching has allowed…

  22. The Giants don’t plan to skip Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation

    May 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong AP

    After Ryan Vogelsong was touched up for eight runs — six earned — on six hits and two walks over three innings last night against the Blue Jays, there was speculation that the Giants would skip him in the starting rotation, but manager Bruce Bochy isn’t ready to go there yet. According to Andrew Baggarly…

  23. Ryan Vogelsong: “It’s not always sunshine and roses out there, you know?”

    May 16, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    Last week after an ugly start Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong seemed shocked to learn that people were speculating about his rotation spot being in jeopardy. He struggled again yesterday, allowing eight runs (only three earned) in two innings, falling to 1-4 with an 8.06 ERA. This time around Vogelsong mostly just seemed at a loss…

  24. Ryan Vogelsong will be surprised to learn his rotation spot is in jeopardy

    May 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    bochy, vogelsong getty

    After his latest poor start last night reporters asked Ryan Vogelsong if he expected to make his next turn in the Giants’ rotation and he responded: “Why wouldn’t I?” They were asking because the 35-year-old has a 7.78 ERA in 39 innings and moments earlier in the same clubhouse manager Bruce Bochy was less than…

  25. Ryan Vogelsong got angry at Carlos Quentin after a hit by pitch last season

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    No one gets hit by more pitches than Carlos Quentin, so not surprisingly he’s had some beefs with pitchers besides Zack Greinke. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com passed along this article he wrote from August 20 of last season, when Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants plunked Quentin: Brandon Belt had an angry, red bruise just above…

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