San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants Maintain High Asking Price For Madison Bumgarner

Jun 11, 2019 8:25 AM

Madison Bumgarner will be a free agent after the season, leading to speculation that the San Francisco Giants could trade him.

Bumgarner has a 3.83 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 17 walks this season.

The Giants have already had some dialogue with interested clubs, but they maintain a high asking price for the left-hander.

Andrew Baggarly/The Athletic

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Muncy's Long HR, Bat Flip Upsets Bumgarner

Jun 9, 2019 10:05 PM

Walker Buehler and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat ace Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Sunday.

Max Muncy homered into McCovey Cove off Bumgarner (3-6) in the first inning, then exchanged words with the ace as he rounded the bases. Nine of Muncy's 13 home runs have come on the road.

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

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Yaz's Grandson To Make Debut With Giants

May 25, 2019 3:16 PM

After more than six years in the minor leagues, Mike Yastrzemski -- the grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski -- will make his major league debut Saturday after being called up for the first time.

Yastrzemski will start in left field for the San Francisco Giants and will bat seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Yastrzemski, 28, was traded to the Giants in March by the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he made his first big league spring training this year.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

Johnny Cueto Hopes To Return In September

May 20, 2019 2:57 AM

Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto threw a bullpen session Saturday, and the team was encouraged enough for manager Bruce Bochy to say the club hopes Cueto can return toward the end of this season.

Cueto, who had major elbow surgery last August, was 18-5 in 2016 and selected to the All-Star Game, but he has since gone 11-10 in the past two years combined.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Farhan Zaidi: Derek Holland's Injury Wasn't 'Fake'

May 13, 2019 8:10 AM

The San Francisco Giants are refuting claims that the injury that sent Derek Holland to the injured list last month was fake.

Holland ripped San Francisco's front office Saturday night after he learned from manager Bruce Bochy that he was being moved to the bullpen.

"To be honest, I have no idea what they're doing," Holland said. "I don't mean that by Bochy and them. It's more the front office. They keep changing a lot of things. I did a fake injury. I'm not happy about that. But at the end of the day, I'm going to do whatever they ask me to do."

Zaidi said medical records back up the legitimacy of Holland's injury, described by the team as a bone bruise on his left index finger. He said there are often differences of opinion between players and management about the severity of injuries.

"The guy gets hit by a truck, he can't walk out on the field. That's, I guess, an unequivocal injury, but there's a lot of gray area beyond that," Zaidi said.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Madison Bumgarner Submits Eight-Team No-Trade List

May 12, 2019 11:51 AM

Madison Bumgarner has submitted an eight-team no-trade list to the San Francisco Giants, according to a report.

Teams are preparing to pursue Bumgarner, who will be a free agent after the season, via trade.

The pitcher's contract allows him to block trades to eight teams. According to sources, his list includes the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.

Ken Rosenthal/MLB Network

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Derek Holland Rips Giants, Says He Faked Injury

May 12, 2019 11:39 AM

Derek Holland has criticized the San Francisco Giants' front office and says he faked the injury that led to a stint on the injured list.

Holland was demoted to the bullpen on Saturday night and said he has "no idea what they're doing" in the front office.

The lefty gave up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings Thursday during a 12-11 loss to the Colorado Rockies, his first outing after going on the IL because of a left index finger bone bruise.

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Bee Swarms Delay Giants-Reds Game

May 7, 2019 8:01 AM

A swarm of bees delayed the start of Monday's San Francisco Giants-Cincinnati Reds game for 18 minutes.

The game began after the swarm moved from the backstop screen to the upper deck.

Oddly enough, it's the second time the Giants and Reds were delayed by bees. A swarm went into the Giants' dugout at Riverfront Stadium on April 17, 1976, forcing a 35-minute delay.

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Albert Pujols Passes Barry Bonds For Third On RBIs List

Apr 29, 2019 8:10 AM

Albert Pujols moved into third place on Major League Baseball's all-time RBIs list with a two-run double on Sunday.

'He's only got two in front of him now," Brad Ausmus said. "It has been an unbelievable career and he continues to add on to it."

Pujols now has 1,997 RBIs and passed Barry Bonds (1,996). Pujols trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) on the RBI leaderboard.

Robert Falkoff/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Stats

Yankees Lose LeMahieu, Urshela To Injuries
The Yankees injuries continue to mount, as they lost two more players on Sunday in San Francisco.

Giants May Move In Outfield Fences At Oracle Park
The Giants' front office is considering some changes to Oracle Park, including moving in the fences in right-center field.

Andrew Baggarly/The Athletic

Giants Send Prospect To Twins For Tyler Austin
First baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin played in two games for the Twins after making the team out of spring training.

Giants Acquire Kevin Pillar From Blue Jays
The Giants have sent Alen Hanson, Derek Law, and Juan De Paula to the Blue Jays in the deal for outfielder Kevin Pillar.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Buster Olney: Giants Could Trade Then Re-Sign Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner could be the truest definition of a rental this summer.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Larry Baer Receives Four-Month Suspension By MLB
Larry Baer will be required to undergo an evaluation by an expert to determine an appropriate treatment and counseling plan.

RealGM Staff Report

Brewers Trade Erik Kratz To Giants
Erik Kratz, 39, was a significant part of Milwaukee's NLDS victory over the Rockies last fall.


Larry Baer Takes Leaves Of Absence From Giants
The Giants board of directors released a statement that said Larry Baer had made a request that was accepted to take personal time away.

Josh Dubow/AP

Giants CEO Apologizes For Altercation With Wife
Larry Baer and his wife were caught on video having a fight over a cellphone.

Larry Baer Knocks Down Wife During Argument Captured On Video
Larry Baer's wife screamed "Oh my god! No!" while being knocked to the ground as he attempts to take the cellphone from her.


Giants Offered Bryce Harper 12-Year Deal, $310M Deal
Farhan Zaidi was on board with the pursuit of Bryce Harper.

Alex Pavlovic/NBC Sports

Bryce Harper Favorite To Win NL MVP
One Las Vegas sportsbook is confident Bryce Harper will land in the National League.

Ben Fawkes/ESPN

Giants Have Second Meeting With Bryce Harper
The Giants may now be willing to offer Bryce Harper a 10-year deal.


Bryce Harper To Choose Between Phillies, Dodgers, Giants This Week
Bryce Harper is expected to reach his free agency decision by the end of the current week.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Bryce Harper Has Turned Down 'Multiple' $300M-Plus Offers
Bryce Harper has turned down "multiple offers over $300 million in recent weeks," according to a report.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Bruce Bochy To Retire After 2019 Season
Bruce Bochy has led the Giants to three World Series championships, in 2010, 2012, and 2014.

Giants, Cameron Maybin Agree To Deal
The Giants will bring outfielder Cameron Maybin to camp as a non-roster invitee.

Bryce Harper Won't Consider Short-Term Deals
Bryce Harper met with the Giants, who reported would prefer to land him on a lucrative short-term deal.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Oddsmakers Now Favor Giants To Sign Bryce Harper
The Giants have quickly risen to the top in the "race" for Bryce Harper.

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