One day after the baseball world learned that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani had limited his search to seven teams, a report surfaced that the Giants were the first club to meet with Ohtani face-to-face.
The Shohei Ohtani saga took an unexpected twist this weekend as the Mariners, Giants, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Dodgers were among the clubs with reason to remain optimistic, while the Yankees — and about half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams — had been told they are no longer in the running for the most […]
The Giants tendered contracts to second baseman Joe Panik and right-handed relief pitchers Cory Gearrin, Sam Dyson and Hunter Strickland, and lefty reliever Will Smith.
Where will Giancarlo Stanton end up — that is, if the Marlins opt to move him in a deal? Strong signs point to the Dodgers and Giants as potential landing spots for the Miami slugger.
Alonzo Powell will bring a wealth of experience with him into his first season as the Giants’ hitting coach. Powell, 52, played professionally in the Major Leagues and in Japan. The San Francisco native joins the Giants after serving as the assistant hitting coach for the World Series-champion Astros. MLB.com caught up with him for […]
The Giants introduced Curt Young as their new pitching coach on Nov. 6. Young, 57, replaced Dave Righetti, whose 18-year tenure in the position established a franchise record. Young also knows something about longevity, having served two stints totaling 13 seasons as Oakland’s pitching coach spanning 2004-17. To get to know Young a little better, […]
The Giants obviously want Giancarlo Stanton, but can they afford him? The inconclusive yet inescapable answer: It depends.
As a leadoff batter, Denard Span knows that reaching base ranks among his top priorities. He can dictate a game’s tone by establishing his team’s offensive rhythm. Span, the Giants outfielder, intends to create similar empowerment through his charitable efforts. And in American society, few possessions are more empowering than a car.
Highly rated pitching prospect Tyler Beede was among four players the Giants added to their 40-man roster Monday. Right-hander Tyler Herb, left-hander D.J. Snelton and catcher Aramis Garcia also joined the 40-man contingent before Monday’s 5 p.m. PT deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.
The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage. The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told MLB.com Sunday. And they are not alone.
Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent frequently appeared back to back in the batting order as Giants teammates. When the subject is Hall of Fame voting, however, Bonds has steadily separated himself from Kent in recent seasons.