4-14-14: The San Francisco Giants nearly had their second walk-off, inside-the-park home run against the Colorado Rockies in as many years on Sunday, as Gregor Blanco was gunned-down at the plate in the nick of time. Fortunately, Brandon Crawford was able to pick him up, crushing a solo shot into the bay in the 10th to give San Francisco a 5-4 win. Madison Bumgarner was shaky on the mound on Friday, but picked himself up with his performance at the plate. He knocked-in five of the Giants’ six runs on the day, including a grand slam in the 4th for his third career home run.
4-7-14: The San Francisco Giants played spoiler very well against their rivals over the weekend, taking two of three from the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Madison Bumgarner was untouchable in his start Saturday, limiting the Dodgers to just two runs on eight hits as he fanned 10 in 6.1 innings. San Francisco (5-2) have already scored 40 runs on the season, which is a welcome sign for a team that struggled to push runs across a year ago. Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan have been leading the way, with a combined five home runs and 15 RBI in seven games.
4-1-14: Madison Bumgarner’s first start of the season did not go as planned, as the San Francisco Giants’ phenom lasted just four innings, allowing four runs on six hits. However, San Francisco’s offense was up to the task, as they countered with five runs of their own off of Arizona’s starter, Brandon McCarthy. Buster Posey busted the 7-7 tie with a two-run shot in the 9th that proved to be the difference as the Giants hung on to win it, 9-8.
3-27-14: The San Francisco Giants are inching closer to finalizing their 25 and 40 man rosters as they requested release waivers for Tony Abreu and his 40 man roster spot. The Giants would only be on the hook for a quarter of his $745K salary for 2014. The release of Abreu has made the last week of spring training interesting in the competition for the last bench spot on the team between Ehire Adrianza and non-roster invitee Brandon Hicks. Adrianza is getting a long look this spring because he is out of options and the Giants run the risk of losing him if he does not make the roster out of spring camp. The Giants have one more piece of business to take care of before Opening Day as Pablo Sandoval wants an extension before the 2014 season begins. The Giants offered the Panda a three year deal in the $40 million range which was rejected immediately. Sandoval wants a Hunter Pence type extension, which was in the five years and $90 million range, so things could be really interesting all season long out in San Francisco in 2014.
3-20-14: The San Francisco Giants have had a quiet offseason and that may not be a bad thing for them. Buster Posey is being Buster Posey this spring knocking the cover off the ball and playing gold glove defense behind the dish. Posey may be the happiest of all players when it comes to MLB basically banning home plate collisions as he lost a bulk of a season due to a knee injury caused by a home plate collision. The Giants are quietly above .500 in the Cactus League this season but are only 4-6 in their last 10 games, losing four straight games. Barry Bonds was also back in Giants spring training camp for the first time since the PED and steroid allegations caused a collusion of Bonds as a free agent and forced the All-Time home run king into retirement. Matt Cain will start on Opening Day for the Giants when San Francisco tries to take back the National League West crown from their rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
3-13-14: The San Francisco Giants are an exciting team to watch right now, especially if you are a Barry Bonds fan. Bonds made his return to baseball this spring training as a guest instructor for the Giants. The Giants are young and stacked with starting pitching but the problem with the Giants this spring is the same problem they have been plagued with the past three seasons or so, they do not score enough runs. You don't worry about allowing more runs in the spring then you score, especially when you have a winning record, but offense sells tickets and chicks dig the long ball. Maybe the addition of Mike Morse and the emergence of Brandon Belt the Giants can get back to the Bonds days of slugging the ball and filling the seats.
3-5-14: The San Francisco Giants have named Madison Bumgarner start opening day. The choice between he and Matt Cain but manager Bruce Boche said that he chose Bumgarner to award the young pitcher for his outstanding 2013 campaign. In other news the Giants and first baseman Brandon belt avoided arbitration as both sides came to terms on a one year deal worth $2.9 million.
1-24-14: In 2014 the San Francisco will welcome back former MVP Buster Posey who will provide a much needed spark which was missing all last year for the Giants. Madison Bumgarner was able to be the best pitcher on a staff that already had two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum and All-Star Matt Cain giving them one of the best rotations in the leagues.
1-7-14: Last month the San Francisco Giants agreed to terms on a one-year deal with outfielder Michael Morse worth a reported $6 million. The Giants are also in talks to extend two of their current players in Pablo Sandoval and starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.
12-9-13: The San Francisco Giants had an off year last year despite having many of the same faces in uniform that led them to the World Series just a couple years back. Recently the Giants re-signed picture Ryan Foglesong to a one-year deal with $5 million. The Giants are also in talks with outfielder Jeff Francore who just underwent LASIK surgery is hoping to join the team as a backup outfielder. Last season the Giants won only 76 games overall, but were able to post a 44-32 record against a weak divsion. The Giants also finished 8th overall in the Major Leagues in terms of team batting average. Despite rumors of moving first baseman Brandon belt into the outfield the Giants have come out and said that that will not happen and he will remain at first base.
8/21/13 - After contending for the last couple of years and winning last year's World Series San Francisco Giants find themselves in unfamiliar territory. At 13 games under .500 they are 17 games out of the division and in fourth place. Last night the Giants walked off against the Red Sox when Marco Scudero to the bases on balls forcing in the winning run In the bottom of the ninth inning. Catcher Buster Posey was 0-3 With one RBI and one strike out. After the Boston series the Giants will remain home for a four-game weekend wraparound series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
8/6/13 - Much to everyone’s surprise the San Francisco Giants are still in last place with a record of 50-61. They are only 4-6 in their last 10 games and currently 12 games out of first place in the division. This week they will host the Milwaukee Brewers in a four-game set.
7/19/13 - San Francisco Giants have followed up the World Series title with a disappointing season after. At 43 – 51 they’re in fourth-place NL West division. The Giants are 6.5 games out of first place the division and a full 9.5 games out of the National League wildcard race. Offensively they are led by 26-year-old catcher Buster Posey who is batting .325. After the All-Star break the Giants will face the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Giants have the seventh best team batting average in baseball hitting .264. Madison Bumgarner Leads the pitching staff with a record of 10 – 5 and an ERA of 3.02.
7/7/13 - Three San Francisco Giants were chosen for the 2013 National League all-stars. Left-hand pitcher Madison Bumgarner will make his first appearance, catcher Buster Posey will make his third appearance, and Marco Scutaro will also be making his first ASG appearance.
6/12/13 - After winning the World Series in sweeping fashion over the Tigers The San Francisco Giants currently find themselves in third place. This week they'll embark on a road trip against the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves. Pitching is always been the staple of the Giant's success however uncharacteristically this season they have a team ERA of 4.14. Tim Lincicum is averaging 9.16 strikeouts per nine innings. The San Francisco Giants are a team that can get hot at any point in the season and make a serious playoff push.