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Giants 'Fading' In Cole Hamels Derby

Jul 29, 2015 1:12 PM

The San Francisco Giants are fading in the race to acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Giants haven't been in touch with the Phillies over the last 24 hours, according to a source.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Giants Making Push For Cole Hamels

Jul 28, 2015 9:59 AM

The San Francisco Giants are making a push for Cole Hamels, according to sources.

The Philadelphia Phillies, however, aren't sure whether the Giants have enough to offer for the left-hander.

The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers are still strong suitors for Hamels.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Showing Strongest Interest In Jeff Samardzija

Jul 27, 2015 8:39 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays are showing the strongest interest of any team looking at Jeff Samardzija.

The San Francisco Giants have also recently checked in on Samardzija.

It was reported last week that the Chicago White Sox have become "increasingly willing" to move Samardzija, who is owed $9.8 million this season and will become a free agent this winter.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez

Jul 27, 2015 4:10 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Milwaukee Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

The Indians (23rd) and Rangers (28th) both rank near the bottom of baseball in OPS from the center-field position.

The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros are also interested in Gomez, but the Giants may not have the prospects to make a deal and the Astros are focused on bullpen help, according to sources.

Gomez, 29, is owed $8 million this season and will make $9 million in 2016.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher

Jul 27, 2015 3:54 PM

The San Francisco Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.

Their focus is reportedly on Cole Hamels and David Price, but other teams claim San Francisco has also checked in on Yovani Gallardo, Jeff Samardzija and Mike Leake.

San Francisco was in on Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir before they were dealt to the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, respectively.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

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

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Tim Hudson Beats A's, Now Has Win Against All 30 Teams

Jul 27, 2015 12:25 AM

Tim Hudson earned a win against the only team he had never beaten in a 17-year big league career, pitching the Giants past the A's 4-3 on Sunday for a sweep in the Bay Bridge Series.

Matt Duffy hit a two-run homer in the first and drove in three runs, and Brandon Belt added an RBI single in the initial inning to back Hudson, who became the 15th pitcher to defeat all 30 current teams in the majors.

Yahoo.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame

Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM

Craig Biggio has been added to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The multitalented native of Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, was enshrined on Sunday, becoming the first Astro to make the Hall of Fame.

He is being honored along with Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, and John Smoltz as the Hall of Fame's 2015 class.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels

Jul 26, 2015 4:48 PM

The Rangers and Dodgers have emerged over the weekend as the likely favorites to trade for Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels , multiple sources told ESPN.com.

The Phillies also continue to discuss Hamels with at least four other teams -- the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, and Red Sox, a source said. However, those teams are said to have had more trouble matching up on a potential deal than the Dodgers or Rangers.

ESPN.com

Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Could Giants Go After Zack Greinke In Free Agency?

Jul 20, 2015 9:45 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorite to retain Zack Greinke this winter, but another team could emerge as an option.

Greinke may only opt out of his contract at the end of the season to negotiate a higher guarantee with management, which currently owes him $71 million over the next three years.

The right-hander turns 32 in October and perhaps the analytical Dodgers would be reluctant to splurge on him.

The San Francisco Giants will have $50 million in payroll coming off the books and if Greinke does leave the Dodgers he is expected to desire a competitive team.

"Greinke recently told USA Today that he admired the Giants players and couldn’t decide whether to root for San Francisco or his original team, Kansas City, in last year’s World Series," writes Ken Rosenthal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Nori Aoki's Right Fibula 80 Percent Healed

Jul 19, 2015 12:49 PM

Giants outfielder Nori Aoki is expected to begin baseball activity in about two weeks, manager Bruce Bochy said after Saturday's win over the D-Backs.

Aoki has been on the disabled list since June 24 with a small fracture in his right fibula. A recent CT scan showed the bone is 80 percent healed, Bochy said.

ESPN.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Giants Sign Everth Cabrera To Minor League Deal
Everth Cabrera could provide middle infield depth for the San Francisco Giants.

San Jose Mercury News

All-Star Game Starting Lineups Announced
The AL lineup is exclusively right-handed, marking the first time ever that the AL has not had a left-handed hitter or a switch-hitter in its starting lineup.

Press Release

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Pirates Claim Travis Ishikawa Off Waivers From Giants
This will be Travis Ishikawa's second stint with the Pirates,

Press Release

Strasburg Exits Game Early With Tightness In Side
Stephen Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday against the Giants.

ESPN.com

Tim Lincecum Hit In Elbow By Line Drive
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that pitcher Tim Lincecum "might need a break."

ESPN.com

Giants Could Pursue Outfield Addition
The Giants have added an outfielder to their list of trade targets in the wake of Nori Aoki's injury.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Giants Are Baseball's Best At Hitting On Road
The Giants entered Friday averaging a Major League-best 5.2 runs in road games.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Yankees, Giants Scouting Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake
The Yankees have more than one need, but they have been scouting the Reds while looking to upgrade their starting rotation.

George A. King III/New York Post

Giants Place Hunter Pence On DL
Hunter Pence was placed on the 15-day DL with an ailing left wrist.

San Jose Mercury News

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Numbers Behind Chris Heston's No-Hitter
In just his 13th Major League start, Chris Heston struck out 11 and walked none.

ESPN Stats & Info

Chris Heston Throws No-Hitter For Giants
Chris Heston, a 27-year-old rookie, didn't allow a walk either, but hit three batters.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Lincecum Locating Fastballs, Throwing Secondary Pitches For Strikes
Tim Lincecum has been working hard to remain effective as he loses speed on his fastball.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

Joe Panik Showing More Power, Patience At Plate
Joe Panik struggled in spring training, but as the calendar turns to June the Giants second baseman has more than turned things around.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

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