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Pinstripe Alley
6 months ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/8/24

The free agent market in baseball has been developing slowly this offseason, with top pitchers still available.
The New York Yankees have not made any major commitments beyond their trade for Juan Soto. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: Logan Webb

Logan Webb's impressive performance against Aaron Judge highlights the joy of watching homegrown talent thrive in baseball.
Webb's contract extension with the Giants demonstrates their faith in his potential as a long-term asset. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Kurtenbach: 5 under-the-radar free agents who could salvage the SF Giants' offseason

The Giants should not spend their money on big-name free agents now that Ohtani and Yamamoto are signed by the Dodgers.
The Giants should focus on staying true to their systems and remaining flexible, signing mid-tier free agents for pennies on the dollar. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
6 months ago
New York Yankees

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 1/8/24

The free agent market in baseball has been developing slowly this offseason, with top pitchers still available.
The New York Yankees have not made any major commitments beyond their trade for Juan Soto. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: Logan Webb

Logan Webb's impressive performance against Aaron Judge highlights the joy of watching homegrown talent thrive in baseball.
Webb's contract extension with the Giants demonstrates their faith in his potential as a long-term asset. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Kurtenbach: 5 under-the-radar free agents who could salvage the SF Giants' offseason

The Giants should not spend their money on big-name free agents now that Ohtani and Yamamoto are signed by the Dodgers.
The Giants should focus on staying true to their systems and remaining flexible, signing mid-tier free agents for pennies on the dollar. [ more ]
morebasebal
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: Keaton Winn

Keaton Winn's high school retired his jersey number in honor of his impressive athletic achievements.
Winn's perseverance in overcoming injuries and setbacks is celebrated through the high school honor. [ more ]
#mlb
Sports Illustrated San Francisco Giants News, Analysis and More
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Report: SF Giants, Angels are 'final candidates' for Shota Imanaga

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are reportedly the final candidates for pitcher Shota Imanaga
The Giants remain interested in adding a top free-agent starting pitcher despite acquiring Robbie Ray [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi shares candid outlook on criticism that comes with Giants role

Farhan Zaidi acknowledges valid criticism for the Giants missing out on acquiring big-name superstars in recent years
Zaidi opens up about how he handles criticism and the pressure during MLB free agency [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi lists two positions of need Giants could target via trade

The San Francisco Giants are looking to improve their roster through trades, as they have struggled to secure top free agents.
They are specifically looking to add depth at the shortstop position and starting pitching. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Four New Year's resolutions Giants should strive for in 2024

The Giants need to embrace tradition in the 2024 season and limit the use of opener strategies and platoons.
The Giants should focus on developing and playing their young players in the upcoming season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 7

Keaton Winn is ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Winn had a successful 2023 season, rising in the rankings following his MLB debut and showing promise as a durable mid-rotation starter. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
7 months ago
San Francisco Giants

2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 2

Left-handed pitcher Kyle Harrison claims the top spot on the San Francisco Giants' prospect list for the second consecutive year.
Harrison's impressive performance in the Minor Leagues and MLB debut solidify his status as a player to watch. [ more ]
Sports Illustrated San Francisco Giants News, Analysis and More
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Report: SF Giants, Angels are 'final candidates' for Shota Imanaga

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are reportedly the final candidates for pitcher Shota Imanaga
The Giants remain interested in adding a top free-agent starting pitcher despite acquiring Robbie Ray [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi shares candid outlook on criticism that comes with Giants role

Farhan Zaidi acknowledges valid criticism for the Giants missing out on acquiring big-name superstars in recent years
Zaidi opens up about how he handles criticism and the pressure during MLB free agency [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi lists two positions of need Giants could target via trade

The San Francisco Giants are looking to improve their roster through trades, as they have struggled to secure top free agents.
They are specifically looking to add depth at the shortstop position and starting pitching. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Four New Year's resolutions Giants should strive for in 2024

The Giants need to embrace tradition in the 2024 season and limit the use of opener strategies and platoons.
The Giants should focus on developing and playing their young players in the upcoming season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 7

Keaton Winn is ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Winn had a successful 2023 season, rising in the rankings following his MLB debut and showing promise as a durable mid-rotation starter. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
7 months ago
San Francisco Giants

2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 2

Left-handed pitcher Kyle Harrison claims the top spot on the San Francisco Giants' prospect list for the second consecutive year.
Harrison's impressive performance in the Minor Leagues and MLB debut solidify his status as a player to watch. [ more ]
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#offseason-mov
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi hints at Giants' Robbie Ray trade leading to future moves

The Giants' acquisition of Robbie Ray gives them roster flexibility and maneuverability to make more moves this offseason.
Farhan Zaidi mentioned that the trade was motivated by the long-term vision of Ray being a top pitcher in the Giants' rotation. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

The SF Giants' attempt to ring in the new year went horribly wrong

Frustrated Giants fans are expressing their disappointment with the team's offseason moves on social media.
Fans are calling for changes in the organization and criticizing the lack of major free agent signings. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi hints at Giants' Robbie Ray trade leading to future moves

The Giants' acquisition of Robbie Ray gives them roster flexibility and maneuverability to make more moves this offseason.
Farhan Zaidi mentioned that the trade was motivated by the long-term vision of Ray being a top pitcher in the Giants' rotation. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

The SF Giants' attempt to ring in the new year went horribly wrong

Frustrated Giants fans are expressing their disappointment with the team's offseason moves on social media.
Fans are calling for changes in the organization and criticizing the lack of major free agent signings. [ more ]
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MLB Trade Rumors
6 months ago
Major League Baseball

NL West Note: Dodgers, Pham, Harrison, D'Backs

The Los Angeles Dodgers are potentially looking to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to their lineup.
Tommy Pham is a possible target for the Dodgers due to his productive season and lower cost compared to other rumored targets. [ more ]
MLB Trade Rumors
6 months ago
Major League Baseball

Giants Re-Sign Donovan Walton

Donovan Walton signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
He missed the 2023 season due to a shoulder injury and rehabbed in the minors. [ more ]
#mitch-hanig
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants trade Haniger, DeSclafani to Mariners for veteran lefty Ray

The San Francisco Giants have acquired pitcher Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani.
Ray missed most of the 2023 season due to injury but had an impressive 2022 season, and is expected to be out until midway through the 2024 season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Who's next in the left field carousel?

The Giants traded Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Robbie Ray.
The Giants are considering prospects Heliot Ramos and Luis Matos as internal options to replace Haniger's power in the outfield. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants trade Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani for Robbie Ray

The San Francisco Giants have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Anthony DeSclafani, Mitch Haniger, and cash considerations.
The Giants have upgraded their rotation without giving up any prospects and have unloaded two underperforming players from the previous season. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants trade Haniger, DeSclafani to Mariners for veteran lefty Ray

The San Francisco Giants have acquired pitcher Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani.
Ray missed most of the 2023 season due to injury but had an impressive 2022 season, and is expected to be out until midway through the 2024 season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Who's next in the left field carousel?

The Giants traded Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Robbie Ray.
The Giants are considering prospects Heliot Ramos and Luis Matos as internal options to replace Haniger's power in the outfield. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Giants trade Mitch Haniger and Anthony DeSclafani for Robbie Ray

The San Francisco Giants have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Robbie Ray from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Anthony DeSclafani, Mitch Haniger, and cash considerations.
The Giants have upgraded their rotation without giving up any prospects and have unloaded two underperforming players from the previous season. [ more ]
moremitch-hanig
#free-ag
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Yes, Cody Bellinger is the pivot

Cody Bellinger is the best remaining position player in free agency
The San Francisco Giants should consider pursuing Bellinger despite the risks [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

SF Giants add former Cy Young winner in major trade with Mariners

The Giants are trying to course-correct via a trade after missing out on top free agents this offseason.
San Francisco has agreed to trade outfielder Mitch Haniger and starter Anthony DeSclafani to Seattle for Robbie Ray, the 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Shota Imanaga's clock is ticking

The San Francisco Giants have been relatively quiet in the offseason, with their only notable move being the signing of backup catcher Tom Murphy.
The arbitration process is expected to occupy most teams' time in the coming week, with the majority of remaining moves happening in the weeks that follow. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi shoulders responsibility for Giants' struggle to sign superstar

Giants president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi, takes responsibility for the team's inability to sign superstar free agents.
Zaidi refutes the notion that San Francisco's reputation deters top free agents, citing ownership support and the fact that not every free agent will choose the Giants. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Wednesday/Thursday BP: If nothing else, Logan Webb is awesome

The San Francisco Giants have not made any moves in the offseason so far, but many players are still available as free agents or potential trade targets.
Logan Webb has become a beloved figure among Giants fans, with his stellar performance and off-field contributions. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

MLB Rumors: Free Agents Questioning Whether Giants Can Compete With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made several high-profile additions to their roster this offseason, dominating headlines in the National League West.
The San Francisco Giants are trying to keep up with the Dodgers and other teams in the division by making their own moves in free agency and trades. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Yes, Cody Bellinger is the pivot

Cody Bellinger is the best remaining position player in free agency
The San Francisco Giants should consider pursuing Bellinger despite the risks [ more ]
The Mercury News
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

SF Giants add former Cy Young winner in major trade with Mariners

The Giants are trying to course-correct via a trade after missing out on top free agents this offseason.
San Francisco has agreed to trade outfielder Mitch Haniger and starter Anthony DeSclafani to Seattle for Robbie Ray, the 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Shota Imanaga's clock is ticking

The San Francisco Giants have been relatively quiet in the offseason, with their only notable move being the signing of backup catcher Tom Murphy.
The arbitration process is expected to occupy most teams' time in the coming week, with the majority of remaining moves happening in the weeks that follow. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Zaidi shoulders responsibility for Giants' struggle to sign superstar

Giants president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi, takes responsibility for the team's inability to sign superstar free agents.
Zaidi refutes the notion that San Francisco's reputation deters top free agents, citing ownership support and the fact that not every free agent will choose the Giants. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Wednesday/Thursday BP: If nothing else, Logan Webb is awesome

The San Francisco Giants have not made any moves in the offseason so far, but many players are still available as free agents or potential trade targets.
Logan Webb has become a beloved figure among Giants fans, with his stellar performance and off-field contributions. [ more ]
Dodger Blue
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

MLB Rumors: Free Agents Questioning Whether Giants Can Compete With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made several high-profile additions to their roster this offseason, dominating headlines in the National League West.
The San Francisco Giants are trying to keep up with the Dodgers and other teams in the division by making their own moves in free agency and trades. [ more ]
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#prospect
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Community Prospect List No. 9

Reggie Crawford is the No. 8 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Crawford is a two-way player but the Giants view him primarily as a pitcher. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Why Zaidi 'can't imagine' Giants trading top prospect Harrison

The San Francisco Giants are unlikely to trade their top prospect, pitcher Kyle Harrison, despite needing to improve their roster through the trade market.
President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi sees Harrison as a key part of the team's future and believes he has All-Star and Cy Young potential. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Community Prospect List No. 8

Shortstop Walker Martin is ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Martin was viewed as a first-round talent and received a signing bonus in line with a late first-round pick. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Community Prospect List No. 9

Reggie Crawford is the No. 8 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Crawford is a two-way player but the Giants view him primarily as a pitcher. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Why Zaidi 'can't imagine' Giants trading top prospect Harrison

The San Francisco Giants are unlikely to trade their top prospect, pitcher Kyle Harrison, despite needing to improve their roster through the trade market.
President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi sees Harrison as a key part of the team's future and believes he has All-Star and Cy Young potential. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Community Prospect List No. 8

Shortstop Walker Martin is ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization.
Martin was viewed as a first-round talent and received a signing bonus in line with a late first-round pick. [ more ]
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SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Farhan Zaidi tried to explain SF Giants' free agency woes. He made it worse.

The Giants' goal is to break even financially and protect the organization's health beyond just the player payroll.
Giants General Manager Farhan Zaidi emphasizes the importance of providing benefits and resources to all employees, not just the players. [ more ]
#trade
SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

There's only one way left for Farhan Zaidi to save this SF Giants offseason

Farhan Zaidi's biggest trades as president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants involved trading away three players each time, acquiring Kevin Pillar and Tony Watson in those moves.
Zaidi has specialized in low-risk trades to find B-list talent, but has not been able to add a star-level player to the Giants' roster. [ more ]
Sports Illustrated San Francisco Giants News, Analysis and More
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Report: Red Sox shopping young outfielders who could fit SF Giants

The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants are potential trade partners because the Red Sox have surplus position player depth and the Giants have surplus pitching depth.
The Red Sox are listening to offers on their young outfielders, while the Giants are open to trading young pitching. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

There's only one way left for Farhan Zaidi to save this SF Giants offseason

Farhan Zaidi's biggest trades as president of baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants involved trading away three players each time, acquiring Kevin Pillar and Tony Watson in those moves.
Zaidi has specialized in low-risk trades to find B-list talent, but has not been able to add a star-level player to the Giants' roster. [ more ]
Sports Illustrated San Francisco Giants News, Analysis and More
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Report: Red Sox shopping young outfielders who could fit SF Giants

The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants are potential trade partners because the Red Sox have surplus position player depth and the Giants have surplus pitching depth.
The Red Sox are listening to offers on their young outfielders, while the Giants are open to trading young pitching. [ more ]
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McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: Ryan Walker

Ryan Walker had a successful season with the San Francisco Giants in 2023.
Walker showcased a powerful sinker and slider combination that the Giants highly valued. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: LaMonte Wade Jr.

2023 stats: 135 games, 519 PA, .256/.373/.417 (.790 OPS), 17 HR, 45 RBI 95-76 K-BB, 2.1 fWAR
(Yes, he's a New Year's baby)
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: David Villar

The San Francisco Giants have been quick to give opportunities to young position players in their rebuild.
David Villar had a strong September performance in the 2022 season, but struggled in the 2023 season. [ more ]
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Mon/Tues BP: New years resolutions

Happy Monday, San Francisco Giants fans.And a very happy new year to you and yours!
...
The new year is when we make resolutions, or at least that's been my goal each year for a while.
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

How Giants still can salvage offseason after missing out on top targets

The Giants missed out on their top offseason targets, but there are still options to salvage the offseason.
The Giants could consider signing Cody Bellinger and trading for Corbin Burnes to strengthen their roster. [ more ]
#dusty-bak
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Former Giants manager Baker eyeing return to organization

Dusty Baker has had preliminary talks with Giants CEO Larry Baer about a possible return to the organization.
Baker's mention of the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, hints at a possible role at the minor-league level. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Dusty Baker hints at possible return to SF Giants organization

Dusty Baker has had discussions with the San Francisco Giants about joining the organization.
The Giants have a history of bringing back former franchise pillars in advisory roles. [ more ]
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Former Giants manager Baker eyeing return to organization

Dusty Baker has had preliminary talks with Giants CEO Larry Baer about a possible return to the organization.
Baker's mention of the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, the Sacramento River Cats, hints at a possible role at the minor-league level. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Dusty Baker hints at possible return to SF Giants organization

Dusty Baker has had discussions with the San Francisco Giants about joining the organization.
The Giants have a history of bringing back former franchise pillars in advisory roles. [ more ]
moredusty-bak
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Predict the next move

Happy Friday, San Francisco Giants fans.
...
Things have been quiet for the Giants - and all teams - over the last week or so.
MLB Trade Rumors
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Dusty Baker Discussing Potential Role With Giants

Dusty Baker has had "preliminary talks" with Giants president Larry Baer about a position with the organization, the longtime manager told Jason Dumas and F.P. Santangelo of 95.7 The Game ( X link).
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Player Review: Ross Stripling

Ross Stripling's 2023 season with the San Francisco Giants did not go well.
Stripling's effectiveness did not match up to his potential, and he struggled with allowing home runs. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Were the SF Giants the team who gave Yoshinobu Yamamoto a javelin?

The San Francisco Giants were interested in signing pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto but lost out to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Yamamoto's agent mentioned that San Francisco could have been his destination if the Dodgers had not pursued him. [ more ]
Dodgers Nation
6 months ago
LA Dodgers

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Liked San Francisco, Would Have Considered Giants if Dodgers Weren't Interested

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.This famous saying directly relates to how the rival San Francisco Giants must be feeling after the last few offseasons.
McCovey Chronicles
6 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Community Prospect List No. 5

The 2024 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List keeps marching on, as we seek to come together as a community to rank the 44 best prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization.
NBC Sports Bay Area & California
7 months ago
San Francisco Giants

Bart's tenure with the Giants likely to end after Murphy signing

Joey Bart's tenure with the Giants appears to be coming to an end.
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