Prospect Beede among 4 added to 40-man

November 21, 2017

• Hot Stove Tracker A groin injury limited Beede, ranked San Francisco’s No. 3 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, to 19 starts this past season with Triple-A Sacramento. He finished 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 109 innings. Rated eighth among the franchise’s prospects by MLBPipeline.com, Garcia was named a midseason and postseason All-Star while hitting .272 with 17 homers and 65 RBIs for Class A Advanced San Jose….

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Bonds, Kent lead SF contingent on HOF ballot

November 20, 2017

Bonds appears to be surging toward enshrinement by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, befitting his status as baseball’s all-time home run leader and a seven-time National League Most Valuable Player. He received votes from 44.3 percent of the electorate in 2016, up from 36.8 percent the year before. Bonds received another bounce in ’17 to 53.8 percent. Seventy-five percent of the vote is required for induction. By contrast, Kent’s…

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Cards, Giants make trade offers for Stanton

November 20, 2017

MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported that the Giants have submitted an offer to the Marlins, and that a proposal is expected soon from the Red Sox, if it has not come in already. • Hot Stove Tracker According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, the Marlins and Giants have exchanged names in their talks for a potential Stanton deal, with Stanton and speedy infielder Dee Gordon involved, along with…

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Cueto won't opt out, remains with Giants

November 5, 2017

Right-hander Johnny Cueto decided Saturday night to not opt out of the final four years and $84 million of his contract with the Giants. Cueto, 31, went 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA for San Francisco in 2017, dealing with a forearm injury that sidelined him from mid-July through August. In 2016, the two-time All-Star went 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 starts. Prior to being traded to the Royals…

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Catching prospect Garcia flashes pop in AFL

October 29, 2017

• Box score Garcia, a 24-year-old who was taken in the second round of the 2014 Draft, is in his second consecutive AFL season, and his development has been striking. Garcia started the 2017 season at Class A Advanced San Jose in the California League and hit 17 homers in 81 games. He wound up playing in 22 games and getting 78 at-bats for Double-A Richmond, finishing with a combined…

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Meulens shifts to bench coach; Wotus to 3B

October 27, 2017

The biggest prizes — hitting and pitching coaches — remain vacant and likely won’t be filled until after the World Series ends, said Evans, who also must hire an assistant hitting coach. The Giants also announced that former reliever Matt Herges, who spent 2003-05 with San Francisco, is the team’s new bullpen coach. First-base coach Jose Alguacil and on-field instructor/replay analyst Shawon Dunston will retain their respective jobs. Some concern…

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Giants unveil 2018 Cactus League schedule

October 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Eight games against National League West rivals are among the most noteworthy dates in the Giants’ 30-game Cactus League schedule for 2018, which the team announced Monday. The Giants have three games against the San Diego Padres (March 7, March 11 and March 15), two apiece against the Los Angeles Dodgers (Feb. 24, March 4) and Arizona Diamondbacks (Feb. 27, March 21) and one against the Colorado…

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Giants deliver positive moments in tough 2017

October 18, 2017

Here’s a list of mini-milestones, statistical accomplishments and numerical quirks that were worth salvaging from an otherwise forgettable season: • Typically a more proficient hitter on the road than at home earlier in his career, Buster Posey has turned this trend around. After batting .304 at home and .273 on the road in 2016, Posey widened that disparity this year, hitting .345 at AT&T Park and .298 elsewhere. Previously, matters…

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Giants' Arizona Fall League overview

October 16, 2017

• Giants’ Top 30 Prospects list “It’s a tremendous honor to come play in this league,” Shaw said. “It’s extremely prestigious and it’s a great opportunity to come out here and work on what are going to be the separating factors to allow me to get to the big leagues.” Shaw, 23, was the best college power hitter available in the 2015 Draft. He led the Cape Cod League with…

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