San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants, Mark Melancon Agree To Four-Year, $62M Deal

Dec 5, 2016 2:21 PM

The Giants have agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract with free-agent closer Mark Melancon, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.

The agreement is pending a physical, which the right-hander is currently going through for the Giants, the sources said.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Dexter Fowler, Blue Jays Apart In Talks; Cardinals Remain Possibility

Dec 5, 2016 8:40 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Dexter Fowler are "apart" in talks on a contract, according to a report.

Fowler is also being courted by the St. Louis Cardinals, who remain a possibility, and was linked to the San Francisco Giants recently as well. He is reportedly seeking a deal worth $18 million annually.

He hit .276/.393/.447 in 551 plate appearances with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs this past season.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mark Melancon Has Multiple Long-Term Offers

Dec 4, 2016 8:13 PM

Free-agent closer Mark Melancon has multiple offers of four years and $60-plus million on the table, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Giants, Nationals and possibly one other team have reportedly made those offers to the right-hander, who turns 32 in March.

San Francisco is thought to be the front-runner for Melancon, who is one of three elite closers on the market along with Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman.

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

Giants, Cardinals, Blue Jays Interested In Dexter Fowler

Dec 2, 2016 7:44 AM

The San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays are believed to be interested in Dexter Fowler, according to a report.

Fowler's camp believes he can land a multi-year deal worth $18 million annually.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Giants Deny Interest In Pablo Sandoval

Nov 27, 2016 2:31 AM

Contrary to reports issued on Saturday, the Giants have not internally discussed reacquiring third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has struggled with the Red Sox since leaving San Francisco.

Club executives are prohibited from publicly discussing the potential acquisition of players under contract with another team. Thus, Giants GM Bobby Evans had little to say about a Boston Herald report citing a "baseball source" who claimed that San Francisco had contemplated bringing back Sandoval.

"I am not aware of any consideration of a reunion," Evans said, "but we'll never forget all that he meant to the Giants organization."

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants, Tigers Could Be Match On J.D. Martinez Trade

Nov 15, 2016 7:21 PM

The Detroit Tigers are looking to trim payroll and the San Francisco Giants need a corner outfielder, which may make a J.D. Martinez trade an option.

The Tigers and Giants have at least discussed a possible swap involving Martinez.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Add Phil Nevin To Coaching Staff

Nov 6, 2016 11:49 PM

For nearly seven years, before being traded to the Rangers, Phil Nevin played under Bruce Bochy with the Padres from 1999 to the 2005 trade deadline. And now, Nevin is reportedly back with Bochy as part of the Giants' coaching staff.

Nevin's best years as a player were under Bochy's teachings, smacking 156 homers with the Padres.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Signing

Giants 'Legitimately Intrigued' By Greg Holland

Nov 4, 2016 7:41 AM

The San Francisco Giants are "legitimately intrigued" by Greg Holland and will attend his upcoming showcase, according to a report.

Scott Boras says Holland is throwing in the low 90s and will audition within the next week.

Holland, formerly the closer for the Kansas City Royals, missed the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery near the end of the 2015 season.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

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

Giants Sign Josh Johnson To Minor League Deal

Nov 2, 2016 5:42 PM

The Giants have signed right-hander Josh Johnson to a minor league contract with the hopes he can perform after three Tommy John elbow surgeries.

General manager Bobby Evans said Thursday it's still undetermined whether Johnson will be invited to big league camp at spring training -- and Johnson must show he's healthy and can be effective again.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor, Signing

Giants Ready To Discuss New Contract With Madison Bumgarner

Oct 14, 2016 7:17 AM

The San Francisco Giants have informed Madison Bumgarner and his representatives that they are ready to begin discussions on a new contract.

Bumgarner previously signed a six-year, $35.56 million deal through 2017 that includes $12 million club options for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

"We want to make sure Madison is here for the long haul," Bobby Evans said. "We'll certainly be available when they're ready to talk. We continue to exchange volleys. We're ready when they're ready. I've even talked to Madison. We're very clear."

Associated Press

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

Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

Jeff Sullivan/ESPN

Santiago Casilla Laments Not Being Used In Season-Ending Loss
Santiago Casilla was in tears at his locker on Tuesday night after the Giants were eliminated by the Cubs in the NLDS.


Jake Arrieta Homers Off Madison Bumgarner, Puts Cubs In Record Books
The Cubs became just the second team in Major League history to have two pitchers hit home runs in the same postseason series when Jake Arrieta took Madison Bumgarner deep in the second inning on Mond

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Giants To Start Jeff Samardzija In Game 2
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 3 on Monday in San Francisco.

Late HR From Javier Baez Gives Cubs Win Over Giants
The game was highlighted by a classic pitching duel between Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto.

Giants-Mets Scores Record Rating For MLB Wild Card Game
The telecast generated a record 5.8 overnight rating, which surpasses the previous high (5.7) set by both the AL and NL Wild Card Games in 2015.

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Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Past Mets, Advance To NLDS
The Giants shutout the Mets 3-0 in the NL wild-card game on Wednesday night.

Giants Leave Eduardo Nunez Off Wild Card Roster
The Giants have opted to carry 11 pitchers on their roster for the National League Wild Card game, leaving Eduardo Nunez off the squad.

Associated Press

Giants Beat Dodgers For Last NL Wild-Card Spot
The Giants will open this year's playoff run in New York on Wednesday against the Mets.

Ty Blach, Giants Shut Out Dodgers To Hold On To Wild Card Lead
Behind rookie pitcher Ty Blach, the Giants beat the Dodgers 3-0 on Saturday.

Giants To Acquire Gordon Beckham From Braves
Gordon Beckham provides insurance for the Giants in the infield with Eduardo Nunez dealing with a hamstring injury.

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Johnny Cueto Will Undergo MRI For Groin Strain
Johnny Cueto was in a good mood after leaving his start early, joking that the injury felt like "a crab going there and biting me."

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Yasiel Puig Sends Madison Bumgarner '#DONTLOOKATME' T-Shirt
A day after Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner feuded on the field, Puig sent Bumgarner a t-shirt with '#DONTLOOKATME' in block letters across the front.

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Benches Clear After Battle Between Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig
No punches were thrown, but each side traded several pushes and shoves.


Santiago Casilla Out As Giants' Closer
Bruce Bochy has removed Santiago Casilla from the closer's role after the reliever had his ninth blown save of the season for the Giants on Sunday.


Padres Call Up Former Groundskeeper
The Padres called up Jake Smith, who forged an unlikely path to the Major Leagues, on Wednesday.

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Giants Place Jake Peavy On 15-Day Disabled List
Jake Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1.


Matt Moore Falls Just Short Of No-Hitting Dodgers
Giants lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning Thursday night, giving up a single to Corey Seager with two outs.

Joe Nathan Agrees To Minor League Deal With Giants
Joe Nathan will report to the Giants' Double-A team in Richmond, Virginia.

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Hospitalized Overnight
The Giants said in a statement that Bruce Bochy is "resting comfortably" and will be monitored overnight.