San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants Among Teams Interested In John Lackey

Nov 25, 2015 9:06 AM

The San Francisco Giants are among the clubs interested in free-agent John Lackey, according to a source.

The Giants are looking to add to their starting rotation.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Lincecum Planning January Showcase, Signing

Nov 24, 2015 4:50 PM

Tim Lincecum is expected to wait until after the new year before looking for a new contract and holding a potential showcase for Major League clubs.

Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young winner, underwent hip surgery in September.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Sign Brandon Crawford To $75M Extension

Nov 18, 2015 7:26 AM

The San Francisco Giants have signed Brandon Crawford to a six-year contract extension.

According to two sources, the deal is worth $75 million.

The contract runs through the 2021 season and covers Crawford's two remaining years of arbitration and four years of free agency.

The deal has a full no-trade clause and no option years.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Legendary Scout George Genovese Dies At 93

Nov 17, 2015 7:26 AM

Longtime Major League scout George Genovese has died at age 93.

Genovese, a former Minor League shortstop and manager, signed future standouts such as Bobby Bonds, George Foster and Gary Matthews with the San Francisco Giants.

He had managed in the minors for a decade when the Giants assigned him to scout. He spent 30 years with the team and signed some 40 players who made the major leagues, including Jack Clark, Chili Davis, Dave Kingman, Matt Williams, Royce Clayton and Randy Moffitt, the brother of tennis star Billie Jean King.

The Giants let him go in 1994 and he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Giants Want To Extend Brandon Crawford's Contract

Nov 16, 2015 9:09 AM

The San Francisco Giants will look to extend Brandon Crawford's contract this offseason, according to a report by Buster Olney of ESPN.

Crawford, 28, is entering his second winter of arbitration.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Giants Decline Options On Aoki, Byrd

Nov 5, 2015 7:15 AM

The San Francisco Giants have declined 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd.

Aoki and Byrd became free agents on Wednesday night, but the Giants haven't ruled out re-signing either player.

"It's just tough timing for us to make decisions right now relative to (Aoki's) situation given a pretty good list of things we need to do this winter."

"To predetermine left field today is just premature," general manager Bobby Evans said.

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Send Pizza To Royals Front Office After World Series Win

Nov 3, 2015 6:11 AM

The San Francisco Giants front office congratulated the Kansas City Royals front office on a job well done by sending them some celebratory pizza on Monday.

Minsky's Pizza filled the order for the World Series champions.

"The San Francisco Giants just called -- and they want to send 25 pizzas to Kauffman Stadium for the Royals and their staff," said Kenny Kantner, Manager and Partner for Minsky's. "It was a pretty exciting moment -- especially when the Giants wanted to include this note: 'Have fun planning the parade – and enjoy the ride!'"

Andrew Baggarly reports the tradition actually started with the Boston Red Sox last year. They sent pizza to the Giants after they defeated the Royals in seven games.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Could Giants Make Serious Run At Zack Greinke?

Oct 26, 2015 7:15 AM

There is growing speculation among those in the industry that the San Francisco Giants will take a serious run at Zack Greinke when he opts out of his deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Could Target Mike Leake

Oct 20, 2015 7:12 AM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking for a starting pitcher or two this offseason and some believe they'll target Mike Leake.

Leake doesn't have a draft pick tied to him in free agency because he was traded to the San Francisco Giants at midseason.

The Giants may be interested in re-signing Leake as well.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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MLB Expected To Pick Cubs Or Giants For Eddy Julio Martinez

Oct 15, 2015 7:28 AM

The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants have both laid claim to Eddy Julio Martinez, but Major League Baseball officials are hoping to sort out who the Cuban outfielder will play for in the near future.

Officials are hoping to resolve the matter as soon as this week.

Not only have the Cubs and Giants both reached agreements with Martinez, but there also appears to be multiple people claiming to be his agent.

It all started when Martinez or a representative of his reached an agreement with the Giants reported to be worth $2.5 million. The Giants were under the impression the agreement with binding, but Martinez or another representative then made a deal with the Cubs for a reported $3 million.

At the heart of the matter is whether the deal with the Giants is a binding deal that should count.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Supreme Court Rejects San Jose's Appeal Of A's Move
San Jose sued MLB in June 2013 for conspiring to block the relocation.


Santiago Casilla's 2016 Option With Giants Vests With 37th Save
Santiago Casilla was already guaranteed a $1 million buyout if it did not vest.

Brad Johnson/MLBTradeRumors

Hudson, Zito Will Face Off In Oakland On Saturday
Tim Hudson has said he'll retire after the season, while Barry Zito pitched at the Triple-A level all season hoping for another chance in the Major Leagues.

Associated Press

Giants Could Bid On Yoenis Cespedes
The Giants have a solid core with considerable money coming off the payroll this winter, which could make them a suitor for Yoenis Cespedes.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Nori Aoki Hopes Giants Will Pick Up $5.5M Option
The Giants hold a $5.5 million option on the outfielder for 2016 and Nori Aoki didn't record enough plate appearances to make the option mutual.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Matt Cain Has Adjusted Mechanics, Delivery
Matt Cain says he was dropping his elbow and pushing the ball to the plate in the wake of elbow surgery.

John Shea/San Francisco Chronicle

Tim Hudson Confirms He'll Retire After Season
The 40-year-old has previously indicated that he would likely retire.

John Shea/San Francisco Chronicle

Giants, Mike Leake Interested In New Deal
The Giants acquired Leake in a trade with the Reds earlier this summer.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Giants Leaving Door Open For Lincecum To Return
The Giants are leaving the door open for Tim Lincecum to return despite season-ending hip surgery and the lack of a contract for 2016.

John Shea/San Francisco Chronicle

Giants Get Alejandro De Aza From Red Sox
The Giants acquired Alejandro De Aza from the Red Sox on Monday night in exchange for Class A pitcher Luis Ysla.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Giants Place Matt Cain On DL With Nerve Issue In Elbow
The Giants have recalled Chris Heston, who will pitch on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Arbitrator Rules Against Bonds In Collusion Case
MLB was informed this week that the arbitrator had ruled in its favor.

Peavy, Posey Lead Giants To Win Over Cubs
The Giants defeated the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to snap Chicago's six-game winning streak.

Madison Bumgarner, Marlon Byrd Homer In Win Over Pirates
Giants' ace Madison Bumgarner leads all pitchers in batting average (.254), home runs (five) and RBI's (nine).

Giants Acquire Marlon Byrd From Reds
Cincinnati will receive Double-A right-hander Stephen Johnson.

Dieter Kurtenbach/KNBR

Giants Looking To Add Outfielder
The Giants are looking to add an outfielder, especially in the wake of Hunter Pence's oblique injury.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Angels Still Hope To Acquire Chase Utley
The Angels believed they were close to acquiring Chase Utley on Friday and still hope to land the second baseman.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Several Clubs Have Made Offers For Utley
The Angels, Astros, Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are also in the mix to acquire Utley, who reportedly wants some assurance of playing time before waiving his full no-trade clause.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Utley Seeks Playing-Time Assurance To Waive No-Trade
Chase Utley has drawn trade interest after clearing revocable waivers, but possesses full no-trade protection by way of ten-and-five rights.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Giants May Be Willing To Pay Tax For Chase Utley
The Giants have crossed a new payroll boundary and might continue to add salary before the Aug. 31 deadline for setting postseason rosters.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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