San Francisco Giants

Healthy Susac leads crowded backup catcher's field
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On paper, a scramble for the Giants’ backup catcher’s job appears imminent. In reality, Andrew Susac should reclaim the role with minimal fuss.

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High-risk trades pay off for Sabean's Giants
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Brian Sabean observed that the Groundhog Day aspect to trades, the issue that emerges and commands notice with every deal, is the risk-versus-reward factor. One particular trade exposed Sabean to considerable criticism from fans and media: The November 1996 swap that sent third baseman Matt Williams and utility man Trent Hubbard to the Indians

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Kontos, Giants reach agreement on deal
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The Giants and right-hander George Kontos avoided salary arbitration by reaching a compromise Monday on a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

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Giants' Arroyo lands on Top 100 Prospects list
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Christian Arroyo could cause nightmares for the Giants’ decision-makers in a year or two. For now, they can still dream about him blissfully.

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Inbox: Who will replace Affeldt in Giants 'pen?
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In the latest Giants inbox, beat reporter Chris Haft answers fans’ questions about the bullpen, top prospects and more.

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Beede, Arroyo among Giants' camp invites
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The Giants have extended non-roster invitations for Major League Spring Training to 21 players, including right-hander Tyler Beede and shortstop Christian Arroyo.

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Giants' golf outing set for Monday in Napa
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Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for one of the few remaining spots in next Monday’s Giants Napa Golf Outing, presented by Compadres Rio Grille and the Meritage Resort and Spa.

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Resurgent Richmond affiliate supplies studs, lessons
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A quick look back at last year’s exploits of the Giants’ Double-A Richmond affiliate gives them more reason to look forward to the near future. They went from a 3-17 start to a 72-68 finish, and three key players could occupy essential roles for San Francisco in 2016.

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Bochy a candidate for Cal League Hall of Fame
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been selected for an online fan vote that will determine the 15th and final member of the California League’s inaugural Hall of Fame class.

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Inbox: What can Giants expect from Cueto?
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Do the Giants feel comfortable that they are getting the good Johnny Cueto, and not the Cueto who struggled at times in Kansas City? Chris Haft opens up the Giants Inbox.

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Ishikawa getting a fresh start with Seattle
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Next month, Travis Ishikawa will continue his series of fresh starts when he reports to Spring Training with the Mariners. Since his stretch of 10 consecutive seasons In the Giants’ system ended in 2011, he has played for six different organizations, including his repeat stint with San Francisco.

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Belt, Kontos exchange figures with Giants
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First baseman Brandon Belt and right-hander George Kontos met with the expected differences of value Friday when they continued the salary arbitration process by exchanging suggested figures on one-year contracts with Giants management.

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