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San Francisco Giants Need More Help For Mark Melancon in the Bullpen

Signing a top closer that will give his team confidence entering the eighth and ninth innings has become very costly. With Kenley Jansen re-signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week, each of the three top closers that were free agents are no longer available. Aroldis Chapman has returned to the New York Yankees for $86 million and Jansen signed with Los Angeles for $80 million. The two deals make the move San Francisco made for Mark Melancon, the third top closer available, at $62 million appear as a big bargain. Since Melancon was considered... 
 

San Francisco Giants Free Fall Continues Out West

The San Francisco Giants have lost three straight and 6 of their past 10. The Giants sit five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West and hold just a ½ game lead over two teams in the race for a NL wildcard spot. This is a far cry from where the Giants were on June 26, when the club held down first place in the NL West by eight games over the Dodgers. At the All-Star break, the Giants held the best record in baseball at 57-33. However, since then the Giants are 20-35 which has included losing streaks of six straight games,... 
 

Brandon Crawford Has Seven Hits in One Game to Tie Record

Brandon Crawford the starting shortstop for the San Francisco Giants had an historic performance during the Giants game on Monday against the Miami Marlins. San Francisco needed Crawford’s outstanding play as the game went 14 innings before the Giants finally won. San Francisco was able to pull out a much needed win 8-7. Crawford was the hero of the night for the Giants as he drove in the winning run of the game in the top of the 14th inning thanks to his seventh hit of the game. Yes, that is right, it is not a mistake, Crawford became the first... 
 

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto

The San Francisco Giants have reached a six-year, $130 million contract agreement with free-agent right-hander Johnny Cueto. The deal includes an opt-out after two years. The 29-year-old had a 3.44 ERA (117 ERA+) in 212 innings for the Reds and Royals this past season, and helped Kansas City to the World Series title. Cueto turned down $120 million from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who later gave Zack Greinke more than $200 million. The Giants earlier signed right-hander Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million deal. Cueto has a carer 96-70... 
 

San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Sergio Romo

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed reliever Sergio Romo, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Romo will receive two years and $15 million. It’s the first significant move of the offseason for the Giants, who were unable to bring back free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and lost out on the bidding for Jon Lester. The 31 year-old Romo has served as the Giants closer over the past three years. Prior to that he worked as a devastating back-end reliever. Romo made 133 appearances between 2010 and 2011 and authored a 1.88 ERA with a shocking... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: Pablo Sandoval

The San Francisco Giants are fresh off winning their third World Series title in five years. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval played an integral part in the Giants’ playoff run. He collected 26 hits, which set a new postseason record. Sandoval notched 20 of those hits between the NLCS and Fall Classic, batting a combined .417/.472/.542 with six doubles. He’s a free agent this offseason, and at the age of 28, he should have several good years left. Sandoval broke into the big leagues in 2008, and had an impressive 41 game stint, batting... 
 

Madison Bumgarner Caps Historic Postseason with Game 7 Win

The San Francisco Giants edged the Kansas City Royals by a score of 3-2 to bring home the World Series title. It’s the third time in five years that the Giants have hoisted the trophy. Pitching on two days rest, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner worked five scoreless innings in relief to help the Giants hold on. The Giants got out to an early lead in the second inning. Pablo Sandoval was hit by a pitch to open the inning, and Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt followed with singles. Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford hit sacrifice flies to give... 
 

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner Continues Postseason Dominance

The San Francisco Giants prevailed 5-0 over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night. Ace Madison Bumgarner twirled a four hit shutout. With the win the Giants take a 3-2 series edge as the competition heads back to Kansas City. For Bumgarner it was his fourth victory of this postseason. The 25 year-old Bumgarner racked up eight strikeouts without walking a batter. He needed 117 pitches to finish the shutout. While he had thrown a career-high 256 innings going into the game, his fastball showed no signs of fatigue, sitting in the low to mid 90s.... 
 

Giants’ Buster Posey Still Looking for his First Extra-base Hit

Heading into a three-game stretch at home, the San Francisco Giants are tied at one game apiece with the Kansas City Royals. Giants catcher Buster Posey, the best player left in this postseason, has struggled to provide punch to the middle of the Giants order. 12 games into the postseason, Posey has yet to record his first extra-base hit. Since winning the starting catcher job for the Giants in 2010, Posey has established himself as the best catcher in baseball, and one of the top handful of players overall. As a 23 year-old rookie he helped... 
 

Giants Squeeze by Nationals, Advance to NLCS

The San Francisco Giants ousted the Washington Nationals Tuesday night to advance to the NLCS. With the St. Louis Cardinals downing the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier in the day, the Giants will face the Cardinals in the NLCS for the second time in three years. In their last matchup, which took place in 2012, the Giants prevailed on their way to a World Series title. The Giants got strong pitching again. This time it was Ryan Vogelsong, who worked through 5.2 innings while allowing just one run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts.... 
 

Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner a Tall Task for Pirates Offense

The San Francisco Giants will host the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night in the wild card round with the winner advancing to the NLDS to face the top-seeded Washington Nationals. Because they used top pitcher Gerrit Cole this weekend in an attempt to catch the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound. Meanwhile, the Giants will trot out ace hurler Madison Bumgarner. 2014 has been another strong year for Bumgarner, who has been one of the top pitchers in baseball since the Giants plugged him... 
 

Buster Posey Riding Extended Hot Streak for Giants

The San Francisco Giants have a three game lead on the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first Wild Card spot. With 19 games remaining, their playoff odds sit at a cool 94 percent. Buster Posey has been instrumental in helping to lead the Giants to October. Posey started off the season slowly. On June 13, the 27 year-old catcher and first baseman was hitting a rather pedestrian .267/.329/.401. Those are decent numbers to be sure, but far below his career standards. Considering that he posted a .244/.333/.310 line in the second half of 2013, fans and... 
 

Madison Bumgarner Gem Leads Giants In Rout of Mets

San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner twirled a two-hit gem and Hunter Pence homered twice to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-0 rout over the New York Mets. Bumgarner struck out 10 and walked one in his second career shutout, tossing just 94 pitches. Mets starter Bartolo Colon (10-9) was going for win No. 200 allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Pence’s two-run shot in the third was a line drive that went off the railing above the moved-in fence in left field and homered again in the ninth. Bumgarner helped his own... 
 

Giants Acquire Jake Peavy In Deal With Red Sox

The San Francisco Giants have made a move to acquire right-hander Jake Peavy in a trade from the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox will receive minor league pitchers in the deal. The deal helps the Giants to solidify their rotation and Peavy is no stranger to the National League West. Peavy is 14-2 lifetime with 2.21 era and a .199 BA vs Dodgers from Padres days The Red Sox acquired Peavy at the deadline last year. Peavy, 33, has posted a 4.72 ERA and 100/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season. He’s due to be a free agent this winter. The Red Sox... 
 

Tim Lincecum Throws Second Career No-Hitter Against Padres

San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum threw his second career no-hitter this time against the San Diego Padres, 4-0 at AT&T Park. Lincecum joins Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw as pitchers who have thrown no hitters in 2014, and became just the second pitcher in major league history to twice no-hit the same team. Addie Joss did it for Cleveland against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and again in 1910. Lincecum, 30, no-hit the Padres at Petco Park last July. He threw a career-high 148 pitches in that game. This time around he only needed... 
 

The San Francisco Giants are Cruising

The San Francisco Giants are owners of the best record in baseball as they sit in first place in the NL West with a 42-21 record and a 9.5 game lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers. With that cushion, Cool Standings gives them a 97 percent chance of reaching the playoffs, easily the best odds in the major leagues. Going into the 2014 season, the Giants were certainly expected to be contenders, but this was supposed to be the Dodgers division to lose. The Giants are receiving big contributions from a variety of sources. Offseason pickup Tim Hudson... 
 

Loe, Gutierrez, Rosario, Giants Add Bullpen Depth

The San Francisco Giants hope to regain dominant form in the bullpen this season, a strategy which helped win them two World Series in three years. San Francisco signed: Kameron Loe, J.C. Gutierrez and Sandy Rosario, all to minor league deals with an invitation to spring training. Loe traveled around the majors last season, finding success in none of his three Mariners, Cubs, or Braves’ locations. The 32-year-old reliever somehow allowed 11 home runs in 26.1 innings, helping contribute to a 7.09 ERA. Some of his numbers are likely bad luck... 
 

Giants Reach Agreement With Michael Morse – One-year Deal

The San Francisco Giants have signed Michael Morse to a one-year deal reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Morse, 31, is coming off the worst year of his career. He hit .215/.270/.381 for a 78 wRC+ and -1.6 fWAR in 2013. His in-play batting average dropped precipitously from .339 to .254. From 2010-12 Morse was much more productive, at least at the plate. He produced a .296/.345/.516 line with a 133 wRC+ that was 21st in baseball in that time. Due to a woeful glove, Morse totaled just 3.5 fWAR in those three years. Other than his 2011 season,... 
 

Is Shin-Soo Choo Worth a $140 Million Deal ?

With the signing of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo is the best hitter available in the free agent class. The 31 year-old outfielder is looking for a big deal, something in the range of seven years at $20 million per year. There are a bevy of teams that are reported to be interested in Choo, including the Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.  How much is Choo worth? Should he command a deal in the Ellsbury range? Choo is an on-base machine. He owns a career .389 OBP... 
 

Giants Reach Agreement with Ryan Vogelsong

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement Ryan Vogelsong and will the re-sign free agent  to a one-year deal worth approximately $5 million but through incentives can earn $6.5 million. The deal is pending a physical. Vogelsong, 36, went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 103 2/3 innings this past season. He missed almost 3 months after  having surgery to repair a broken finger on his pitching hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch. The Giants are hoping that Vogelsong  can return to the form of 2011-12 when he went 27-16 with... 
 

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Tim Hudson

According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle News the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with right-hander Tim Hudson. Hudson suffered an ankle injury and missed the final two months of the 2013 season when Eric Young stepped on his foot on a play at first base.  However,  From June 1 through July 24, Hudson turned in a 2.73 ERA  with a solid 50-to-19 K/BB ratio. Hudson will join Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum in the Giants rotation. The Braves had interest in keeping Hudson. David O’Brien... 
 

Tim Lincecum K’s 8 In 8 Shutout Innings

San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum struck out eight batters over eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants past the Brewers 4-1. He allowed one hit over those eight innings. Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Donovan Hand (0-4). And Marco Scutaro and Brandon Crawford added three hits apiece to give Lincecum more than enough support. Making the transition from a power pitcher Lincecum is establishing new identity. “I think I’m just trying to stay within myself,” Linececum said, adding... 
 

SF Giants Trade Rumors: Lincecum, Lopez, Pence,

According to multiple sources the San Francisco Giants are entertaining offers on a number of veterans, including Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence and Javier Lopez. Keep in mind that just last week Giants general manager Brian Sabean went on record, saying : “We’re really in neutral because of the position we’re in,” Sabean said. “When you’re (seven) games out and nine games under .500, there’s not a lot of need to be aggressive. On balance, I’m more prepared to stand pat than expect anything else happening.” “If... 
 

Jeff Francoeur Set to Sign With Giants

After being released by the Kansas City Royals earlier this month, Jeff Francoeur would experience free agency for just a short period as the San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with Francoeur, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. After a month of April in which he batted .261 (23-for-88) with an OBP/SLG/OPS line of .293/.375/.668, Francoeur followed up with an even poorer showing throughout the months of May and June. Francoeur batted .162 in May and .148 in June, posting a .208 batting average with three home runs and... 
 

Giants Angel Pagan Could Miss Season With Hamstring Injury

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan will undergo surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks recovering from an injured right hamstring tendon. Pagan has been the starting center fielder for the defending champion, San Francisco Giants and was having a solid year until his injury. While the loss of production is a big blow for a Giants’ team already struggling, they do have internal options to plug in for the injury. Pagan was hitting .262/.314 with three home runs and 24 RBI to go with six stolen bases. While not the... 
 

Giants Top Prospect Kyle Crick Dominant in Return from DL

San Francisco Giants top pitching prospect Kyle Crick was dominant in his first start since returning from the disabled list after being sidelined for nearly two months with an oblique strain. In Friday night’s contest with the High-A San Jose Giants, Crick pitched four scoreless innings and struck out 10 batters en route to a 3-2 victory over the Stockton Ports. In four starts with San Jose this season, Crick boasts a 0.66 ERA in 13 2/3 innings of work. In his first full season in the minors last season, Crick started 22 games for Low-A Augusta,... 
 

Giants Pablo Sandoval Likely Headed for 15 Day DL

According to Andrew Baggarly a CSN Bay Area contributor, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will  be placed on the 15 day DL. Sandoval was diagnosed with a strain of the left foot following an MRI on Sunday. Sandoval is hitting .289 with 8 HR and 37 RBIs this year, aggravated the strain in the game in Arizona on Saturday. Expected to see most of the playing time at third, in Sandoval’s absence, is Joaquin Arias, who is  hitting .220 with no home runs and 5 RBIs in 44 games, with 65 plate appearances this season. According... 
 

Angel Pagan Hits Walk-Off Inside The Park Homer (Video)

San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan delivered a walk-off inside the park home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Giants a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Pagan was thinking triple when he first hit the ball. “I was thinking at least three. I was watching the ball and it didn’t bounce too far from him,” Pagan said. “I’m thinking three but looking at the coach. He gives me the OK and I’m going for it.” This was not the first time that Colorado had been victimized by an inside the... 
 

Ryan Vogelsong Placed on DL With Broken Hand

After five scoreless innings of three-hit ball on Monday night, it appeared that San Francisco Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong was starting to right the ship in a season that has been marred by inconsistent play. However, hope was short-lived for Vogelsong. In the the bottom of the fifth-inning with the Giants leading the Washington Nationals 6-0, Ryan Vogelsong was struck on his pitching hand while swinging on a pitch from Washington reliver Craig Stammen. Vogelsong was immediately taken out of the game, as trainers covered his right hand with a... 
 

Barry Zito Struggles Again in Loss to Rockies

Barry Zito turned in his second straight poor performance for the San Francisco Giants, this time a 5-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Zito allowed five runs on 11 hits, striking out four and walked two. After a 1-5 road trip  Giants manager Bruce Bochy  may be ready to make some changes. “We’re going to make some adjustments,” he said. “It’s a great starting rotation and has done some remarkable things for us, but at the same time, it’s a new year. The Giants starting rotation pitched to 9.82 ERA on the trip. “It’s... 
 

Giants Reach Agreement with Buster Posey: nine years $167 million

Buster Posey wanted to play his entire career with the San Francisco Giants. Understandably, the Giants wanted to make that happen. Posey and the Giants have agreed to a nine-year, $167 million contract, that covers his three remaining arbitration years and buys out his first five years of free agency. The deal includes a $22 million club option for 2022 and a full no-trade clause. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman first reported that the two sides were discussing a long-term deal. Now 26, the right-handed hitting Posey was named National League... 
 

Giants News: Lincecum Struggles in First Spring Start

Tim Lincecum is trying to put his long hair and his long season in 2012 behind him. While the former two-time Cy Young award winner was dominant out of the bullpen in the postseason, Lincecum is trying to regain his elite starting status this Spring and into 2013. If Tuesday was any indication, Lincecum still has some searching left to do. “The Freak” struggled mightily against the arch enemy Los Angeles Dodgers, yielding three runs and failing to get through two scoreless innings, his allotment going into his first start. Though Dodgers’... 
 

San Francisco Giants: Melky Cabrera Doesn’t Deserve a World Series Ring

Baseball is a sport, and I treat it as such. I don’t get “mad” when the Giants go on a losing streak.  I don’t get “mad” when players are in slumps.  I don’t even get “mad” when the Giants drop a series to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  In fact, rarely do I get “mad” at a player or even the team. I am a fan of the team and will cheer for anyone on the roster.  For the past three seasons, management has put on the field a team that brought the first two World Series Championships in the San Francisco Giants era. But... 
 

National League: Projected Platoons for 2013

With the ever rising cost of offense, more and more teams are looking to platoons as low-cost, high-reward options. The platoon is hardly a new managerial tool, but it seems as though there are more teams using the stat-heavy angle to leverage player’s stronger sides to enhance the team’s production–while also saving a penny or two in the process. Below is an in-depth, projected list of National League organizations and their respective platoons for 2013. Atlanta Braves: THIRD BASE -As much as the Braves like Juan Francisco‘s... 
 

San Francisco Giants: 2013 Spring Training Preview Guide

With two World Series trophies in the last three seasons, the San Francisco Giants are no longer considered the Cinderalla team of baseball. They shouldn’t have been known as that to begin with one of the game’s best rotations. Though the Los Angeles Dodgers are armed with an assortment of superstars and an ownership group with unlimited pockets, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have cultivated an up-and-coming rotation, the Giants are still expected to capture the National League West title by many baseball pundits. Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner,... 
 

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Sergio Romo to Avoid Arbitration

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with reliever Sergio Romo on a two-year deal worth $9 million, and in the process avoided salary arbitration. The Giants have now settled all their potential arbitration cases this off-season. Romo had asked for $4.5 million in the Giants were offering $2.675 million. With the new deal, Romo will become a free agent after the 2014 season. Romo went 4-2 with 14 saves and a 1.79 ERA last season. He was the team’s primary closer in the postseason, when he had one win, four saves and a 0.84 ERA... 
 

San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Winners of two of the last three World Series, the San Francisco Giants boast an array of core players developed in their farm system. Starting pitchers Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum as well as catcher Buster Posey, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and closer Sergio Romo. The Giants currently have a trio of high-ceiling starting pitching prospects in their organization. Kyle Crick, Clayton Blackburn and Chris Stratton represent the future of the Giants rotation. Gary Brown, a 24-year-old outfielder, is still considered a top prospect... 
 

Giants Reach Agreement with Buster Posey to Avoid Arbitration

The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement with reigning National League MVP Buster Posey to avoid arbitration with a one-year $8 million deal. Posey was arbitration eligible for the first time in his career this off-season. The team is expected to begin talks on an extension  with Posey soon. Posey remains under Giants control through the 2016 season. Posey earned $615,000 last year. In his four major league seasons, Posey has compiled a .314 average, .883 OPS, 67 doubles, 46 home runs and 191 RBI. The team also reached agreement with outfielder... 
 

Hall of Fame: Does Barry Bonds Deserve Vote From BBWAA?

Barry Bonds will find out today about induction into the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers do not report to camp for another month, but today brings baseball into the forefront of baseball news. It’s the day that the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) decides who should – or should not – be honored with an induction into the Hall of Fame. It is also the day where these writers, most of whom would not be added to the 40-man/woman roster of a co-ed softball league in North Dakota, get a chance... 
 

2013 San Francisco Giants Includes Formula from 2012

The 2013 edition of the Giants will look a lot like the 2012 team If you are a regular reader of Baseball News Source – and I hope that you ARE – you may have noticed there has not been many articles published about the World Champions of 2012, the San Francisco Giants. You may have seen articles for the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates and the future of the New York Yankees, but nothing from the Champs. Truth be told, I’m still on a chocolate high from winning our second Championship in the past three years. I observed the Winter Meetings and... 
 

Giants Reach Agreement With Santiago Casilla: Three Years $15 Million

Giants re-sign another from 2012 World Series Championship team The San Francisco Giants reached an agreement that will extend the contract of Santiago Casilla  to three years with a club option for a fourth year that vest if he reaches specific statistical marks. Casilla was entering his final year of arbitration eligibility and club control, and this new deal essentially buys out his final year of arbitration and two years of free agency. Casilla had a 2.84 ERA and 1.216 WHIP in 2012, his third season with the Giants and saved 25 games after... 
 

Marco Scutaro Returning to the Giants – Three-year $20 Million Deal

Giants wanted Scutaro back after hitting .362/.385/.473 for the team The San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series and are doing their best to keep the team together. The Giants reached an agreement on a three-year $20 million deal with second baseman Marco Scutaro according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. San Francisco re-signed Angel Pagan earlier this week to a four-year $40 million deal and re-signed lefthanded reliever Jeremy Affeldt. Scutaro and  Pagan were the organization’s top two priorities entering the winter meetings in Nashville,... 
 

Angel Pagan Headed Back To San Francisco With New Deal

Giants wanted Pagan back all along Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports is reporting that the San Francisco Giants and Angel Pagan are close to an agreement that would bring the free-agent outfielder back to the Bay Area. The agreement is for four years and $40 million. Pagan hit .288/.338/.440 for the Giants in 2012, and the team maintained strong interest in re-signing him.  The Philadelphia Phillies were said to be interested as well. With Pagan off the market interest in Michael Bourn should intensify, and remember Cody Ross is still available. Sources:... 
 

Giants Buster Posey Wins National League MVP

Posey set career highs in 2012 with a .336 average, 24 homers and 103 RBI The San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey received 27 of 32 first-place votes to win the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player Award. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun received three first-place votes and came in second place. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen was third. Posey hit .336/.408/.549 with 24 home runs and 103 RBI for San Francisco last season. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was fourth with 241 points and received two first-place votes. Padres... 
 

Jeremy Affeldt Signs Three-Year $18 million Deal with Giants

During the 2012 postseason, Affeldt pitched 10-1/3 scoreless innings The news for free-agent relievers is good so far this off-season. LHP Jeremy Affeldt signed a three-year deal worth around $18 million with the San Francisco Giants. Affeldt has been with the Giants since signing a two-year contract as a free agent in November of 2008, that was worth $14 million. During that time Affeldt pitched 179 innings to an ERA of 3.09. Giants General manager Brian Sabean had stated that re-signing Affeldt was a priority for the Giants. The 33-year-old... 
 

Giants Outlook – Two World Series in Three Years – Now What?

With the 2012 World Series hangover gone, it’s time for Giants gear up for a title defense The San Francisco Giants will not have the same problem they faced in 2010. Remember, that year featured a “band of misfits” that made a late-season run to win it all. Many position players needed to be let go and new players were needed to fill in. Gone were World Series hero Edgar Renteria, who hit the game-winning three-run homer off Cliff Lee in the clinching Game 5. Feeling “insulted” by the Giants offer of $1 million, he left for the much... 
 

Giants Complete Sweep of Tigers in Extra Innings – Win World Series

The Giants claimed their second World Series crown in three years The San Francisco Giants closed out a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings Sunday night to win their second World Series in three years. Ryan Theriot hit a leadoff single in the 10th, took second on a sacrifice and scored on Marco Scutaro‘s single to center. Scutaro became the first player since Edgar Renteria in 1997 to win a World Series with an extra-innings hit. The San Francisco Giants, survived six elimination games in the playoffs. Matt... 
 

Giants Shut-Out Tigers Again – Lead World Series 3-0

Giants are one win away from winning the 2012 World Series The San Francisco Giants took a 3-0 lead in the 2012 World Series with 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. The Giants turned in another dominating pitching performance. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong pitched out a bases-loaded jam by getting Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to pop out in the fifth inning. Tim Lincecum pitched 2 1/3 inings of shut out relief and Sergio Romo earned the save with a perfect 9th inning. The Tigers mounted a couple of threats against Vogelsong,... 
 

Bumgarner, Giants Shut-Out Tigers – Take 2-0 Series Lead To Detroit

Bumgarner, who lost both his starts in the NL playoffs, struck out eight Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Brandon Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a double-play grounder  and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 World Series lead. Forty-one of 52 teams to take 2-0 leads have gone on to win the title. Bumgarner, who lost both his starts in the NL playoffs, struck out eight and walked two. Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo finished in the final two innings... 
 

National League West – 2013 Team Needs and Outlook

The Giants’ deep rotation remains intact for 2013, unless… Editor’s Note: Baseball News Source has provided a division-by-division series that address what teams might do this off-season in the American League and in the National League East and NL Central. Here is our outlook on the NL West to finalize the series. Even though Tim Lincecum struggled with a 10-15 record and a 5.18 ERA during the regular season, the San Francisco Giants used solid pitching and timely hitting to capture the National League West title and then rally from... 
 
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