San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned

Jan 19, 2019 1:22 AM

Cubs star Kris Bryant and Giants third baseman Evan Longoria both expressed frustration for free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who remain unsigned with less than a month to go before spring training begins.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Giants Hire Pitching Analyst To Help With Training

Jan 16, 2019 8:02 AM

The San Francisco Giants have hired Matt Daniels as pitching analyst under Farhan Zaidi.

Daniels will use data to aid in pitching training.

Daniels announced Tuesday that he would be leaving his position in Seattle as pitching coordinator of Driveline Baseball to join the Giants, calling it "such an incredible opportunity."

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Derek Holland Re-Signs With Giants On One-Year Deal

Jan 15, 2019 7:47 AM

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed Derek Holland to a one-year, $7 million deal, according to a source.

The deal includes a club option for 2020.

Holland, 32, made 30 starts last season. He had a 3.57 ERA in 171 1/3 innings, while also making six relief appearances.


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

Giants, Will Smith Agree To One-Year, $4.225M Deal

Jan 13, 2019 3:26 AM

The Giants kept an impressive streak alive Friday when they reached a one-year contract agreement with closer Will Smith. For the 15th consecutive offseason, the Giants will not take a player into a salary-arbitration hearing.

USA Today reported the deal is worth $4.225 million.

Smith was the Giants’ only arbitration-eligible player still unsigned ahead of Friday’s deadline for the player and team to submit proposed salaries.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Signing

Giants To Announce Naming Rights Deal With Oracle

Jan 10, 2019 8:05 AM

The San Francisco Giants' ballpark will have a new name beginning Thursday.

The Giants will announce a 20-year naming-rights deal with Oracle. San Francisco's ballpark has been known as AT&T Park since 2006.

"It's an iconic park, and we kind of view it as a landmark," Larry Baer said. "We said early on we want this park to age gracefully to the point we can feel like what Fenway might feel like in Boston, and Wrigley might feel in Chicago."

The change to Oracle Park will be immediate, with temporary signs going up Thursday.

The deal is reportedly worth more than $200 million.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Brewers, Giants Have Discussed Madison Bumgarner Trade

Jan 8, 2019 8:02 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have had "substantive communication" about a potential Madison Bumgarner trade this offseason, according to a report.

While the seriousness of the talks is unconfirmed, the Brewers do have significant interest in a deal.

Bumgarner is only under team control for one more season at $12 million.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants, Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Agree To One-Year Deal

Dec 22, 2018 1:23 AM

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Venditte made 15 appearances with a 2.57 ERA over 14 innings for the Dodgers last season, so new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is plenty familiar with the pitcher.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Troy Tulowitzki Could Be Fit For Giants

Dec 20, 2018 8:10 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays released Troy Tulowitzki earlier this month, leaving themselves responsible for $38 million over the next two years.

Tulowitzki can now sign with any Major League club for the $555,000 minimum. The 34-year-old missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in his heels and has not played in the Majors since July 28, 2017.

The San Francisco Giants were among the 11 clubs in attendance for a workout in Long Beach on Tuesday.

He has played shortstop exclusively, but Tulowitzki has expressed a willingness to change positions as he searches for a new landing spot.

Maria Guardado/MLB

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

Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'

Dec 14, 2018 8:19 AM

Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

That's what Machado's longtime friend and coach Bobby Dickerson told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"I think if the contract is right, he would [move to third]. It may have to go an extra $5 million, or more, or whatever to get him out of [shortstop]. But if the contract is right, I think he would go to third," Dickerson said.

Machado was drafted as a shortstop before moving to third as a Major League rookie. He moved back to shortstop full-time in 2018.

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Phillies Inquire With Giants About Madison Bumgarner

Dec 5, 2018 8:05 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached out to the San Francisco Giants to ask about the availability of Madison Bumgarner.

They have also been linked to J.A. Happ and Dallas Keuchel.

Philadelphia is looking for a starting pitcher after missing out on Patrick Corbin.

CBS Sports

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

Giants Part Ways With Strickland, Hernandez
The Giants have agreed to terms with Joe Panik and Sam Dyson on new one-year deals, while closer Will Smith was tendered a contract without yet agreeing to terms.

Giants 'Willing To Engage' In Talks On Madison Bumgarner
It's unclear how likely it is that the Giants will actually trade Madison Bumgarner.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

Rangers Name Julio Rangel Pitching Coach
Julio Rangel has previously worked with the Giants and Indians as a pitching instructor and coordinator at the minor league level.

Giants Name Farhan Zaidi President Of Baseball Operations
Farhan Zaidi leaves the Dodgers after four years working under team president Andrew Friedman.

Giants Want To Hire Farhan Zaidi Away From Dodgers
The Giants would reportedly like to hire Farhan Zaidi away from the Dodgers to become their lead decision-maker.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Giants Legend Willie McCovey Dies At Age 80
Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovery hit 521 career home runs, and played 19 of his 21 seasons with the Giants.

Giants Exercise Options On Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval
The Giants have exercised Madison Bumgarner's $12 million option for 2019.

Associated Press

Longtime Giants' Broadcaster Hank Greenwald Dies At 83
Hank Greenwald was the Giants’ lead radio announcer from 1979-86, returning in 1989 — after two season with the Yankees — through the 1996 season.

Giants Believe Buster Posey Will Continue Catching
The Giants expect Buster Posey to catch more games next season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Ben Cherington, Matt Arnold, Scott Sharp Candidates To Run Giants
The Giants are looking for a new general manager to take over for Bobby Evans, who was let go after 25 years with the club.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Giants Fire Bobby Evans Amid Second Straight Losing Season
The Giants said Bobby Evans will be reassigned, with responsibilities to be determined.

Associated Press

Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants
Andrew McCutchen is batting .255 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 130 games this season.


Buster Posey Out 6-8 Months With Hip Surgery
The procedure will repair Buster Posey's labrum and to remove a bone spur in his right hip


Buster Posey Might Have Season-Ending Surgery
Buster Posey is considering surgery to fix a hip problem that has been hobbling him all year.


Giants Place Andrew McCutchen On Revocable Trade Waivers
Andrew McCutchen would cost about $3 million for the remainder of the season before becoming a free agent this winter.

Andrew Baggarly/The Athletic

Yasiel Puig Suspended Two Games For Role In Brawl
Yasiel Puig has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the Dodgers and Giants.


Giants Retire Barry Bonds' No. 25
Giants great Willie Mays, Barry Bonds' godfather, called for the slugger to reach the Hall of Fame.

Pablo Sandoval Out For Season With Torn Right Hamstring
Pablo Sandoval returned to the Giants last season.


Johnny Cueto To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Johnny Cueto recently met with team doctors regarding a sore elbow.