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Parker embraces battle for roster spot Sunday, 25 February 2018, 12:21 am

The uncertainty surrounding Jarrett Parker's professional future could cause him to feel ill. Instead, he remains chill.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Stratton benefits from Cain's lessons Saturday, 24 February 2018, 11:17 pm

One of Matt Cain's most eager pupils was Chris Stratton, a leading candidate for one of the two starting rotation vacancies. Saturday, Stratton stranded four baserunners in two innings but still blanked a split-squad of Dodgers, who fell 9-3 to San Francisco in a Cactus League affair.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Cy Young winner Blue was Bay Area workhorse Saturday, 24 February 2018, 2:00 pm

A durable pitcher, Blue finished his career going 209-161 with a 3.27 ERA. He tossed over 200 innings in nine separate seasons, including eight straight from '73-'80, and had double-digit wins in 11 seasons.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Quinn Roberts

Blach moved by Stoneman Douglas caps Saturday, 24 February 2018, 1:30 am

Honoring the memory of the victims of the recent shootings at Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead, was more than just a pregame obligation for Giants starter Ty Blach.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Revamped Giants set sights on return to glory Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:42 am

After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it's about time for them to regain their stride.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

'Determined' Suarez solid in spring debut Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:36 am

During Andrew Suarez's scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants' 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday's Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy's enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Bobby Bonds first ever with five 30-30 seasons Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:00 pm

For a team to find a player with outstanding power or outstanding speed is rare enough. But to find both in the same player is worthy of commemoration. And for parts of three decades, Bobby Bonds was the premier power-speed player.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Ben Weinrib

No surprise: Bumgarner to start Opening Day Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:58 pm

Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Jones, Suarez lead Giants' roster dark horses Thursday, 22 February 2018, 8:23 pm

A surprise player or two could pull away from the Giants' tightly bunched field and make the Opening Day roster by sustaining strong performances throughout the Cactus League exhibition season.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Glove Day brings comfort to Giants camp Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:34 am

Giants right-hander Tyler Beede slipped on his fielder's glove before answering questions about it.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Giants to give Duggar long look in center field Thursday, 22 February 2018, 1:11 am

Since last fall, the Giants have made it clear that rookie Steven Duggar has a chance to earn meaningful playing time in center field.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Pence stays upbeat in face of uncertainty Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:21 pm

By various measures, Hunter Pence's performance for the Giants has declined markedly the past three years. At Spring Training, he sounded thrilled about the potential that this season holds.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Hall of Famer Cepeda hospitalized in Bay Area Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 3:59 pm

Giants legend and Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a Bay Area hospital on Monday night.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

McCutchen takes Bumgarner deep in BP Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 12:56 am

The Giants scheduled their first session of live batting practice Tuesday, and Andrew McCutchen celebrated the occasion by clobbering a home run off Madison Bumgarner and crushing a wall ball off Andrew Suarez.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:46 pm

All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | David Adler

Giants prospect Shaw ready to showcase power Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:19 pm

Chris Shaw ranks No. 1 on MLB Pipeline's 2017 list of Giants prospects, lending the impression that his ascent to the Majors is inevitable. It just might be, given his propensity for power hitting.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Watson open to any role in Giants bullpen Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:45 am

Giants reliever Tony Watson is ready for anything. "Whatever the game dictates," he said in the Giants' clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday, when the team officially announced his two-year deal with an option for a third season.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Giants in high spirits at first full workout Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 1:34 am

Almost midway through their calisthenics before Monday's opening full-squad workout, the Giants suddenly broke into rhythmic clapping. As left fielder Hunter Pence revealed, the moment was indeed planned. But the feeling behind it was spontaneous.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Giants sign lefty reliever Watson to 2-year deal Monday, 19 February 2018, 8:45 pm

The Giants added a much-needed left-hander to solidify their bullpen by agreeing with free agent Tony Watson on a multiyear contract.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | David Adler

Giants hope for more success with former Bucs Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:47 am

Historically, engineering trades with the Pirates or signing free agents who are fresh off playing for them has worked well for the Giants.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Holland eyes spot on his family's favorite club Monday, 19 February 2018, 12:01 am

Should Derek Holland win a job on the Giants' Opening Day rotation, he'll learn plenty about Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, Stu Miller and the 1961 All-Star Game, the Alou brothers, Masanori Murakami, Bobby and Barry Bonds, Jack and Will Clark, Brian Johnson, the 'Stick (Candlestick Park) and the Shooter (Rod Beck). Count on it.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Rule 5 pick Fernandez aims for roster spot Saturday, 17 February 2018, 10:43 pm

Rarely does a Rule 5 Draft choice make the Opening Day roster. Julian Fernandez might not be an exception, but he could force the Giants to consider alternate ways to retain his services.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Giants impressed by Lincecum's showcase Saturday, 17 February 2018, 12:31 am

The Giants liked what they saw of Tim Lincecum during the free agent's showcase effort Thursday. Whether that was enough to prompt the club to seek a reunion with its former staff ace remains uncertain.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Strickland schooled by Smoltz on sliders Friday, 16 February 2018, 10:41 pm

When Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland sought offseason pitching tips, he bypassed peers, turned past teachers, eschewed experts and spurned sages. Strickland didn't mess around. He went all the way to the master.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Bochy: 'We're looking for these guys to step up' Friday, 16 February 2018, 1:17 am

Hector Sanchez said on Thursday that two other teams expressed interest in him as a Minor League free-agent acquisition. Once the Giants contacted him, however, any discussion ended regarding which club he might select.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Family friend taught Blach how to throw lefty Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:09 pm

Anytime someone insists that left-handers are born, not made, invoke the saga of Ty Blach. The Giants lefty is a natural righty. He does everything right-handed -- eating, playing golf, swinging a bat and throwing a football. Everything, that is, except pitch.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Bench role doesn't disturb cheery Sandoval Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:22 pm

With Evan Longoria acquired to play third base, Pablo Sandoval is likely relegated to the Giants' bench -- but Panda doesn't mind at all.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

Cueto has the most intense Jacuzzi workout Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:21 pm

Finally, a gym workout we can get behind.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Michael Clair

'Same butterflies' as Blanco eyes SF roster spot Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:05 pm

Being relegated to a substitute role would be fine with Gregor Blanco. From his perspective, there's no substitute for being a Giant.

Source: SF Homepage News SF Homepage News | Chris Haft

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:21 pm

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Giants' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

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Giants' Top 30 Prospects list Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:40 pm

Who do the Giants have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for San Francisco's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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