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Giants: Potential landing spots for free agent Kevin Pillar Last week, the San Francisco Giants decided not to tender a contract to outfielder Kevin Pillar for the 2020 season. Where might he land in free agency?

MLB's Winter Meetings Set To Begin, Putting Host San Diego Padres, General Manager A.J. Preller On The Spot Free agent left-hander Drew Pomeranz was brought back for the bullpen in a four-year, $34 million deal that's as curious a move as general manager A.J. Preller has made.

San Francisco Giants: Top 5 teams targeting Madison Bumgarner But Bumgarner has proven himself to be a pitcher who can lead his team to victory. He might not be the ace he was back in 2014, but he'd be one heck of a No. 2 or No. With reports indicating that there are several teams interested in Bumgarner, it will be interesting to see just how big of a contract he'll be able to secure.

Happy Birthday Dipshit Yasiel Puig turns 29 today. Imagining anyone celebrating him has me doing a slow burn. Don't compare this idiot to Jeff Kent who was surly for sure but who still came to work everyday trying to win. This is what Puig cares about:. Guaranteed this was his favorite game of the year.

Week 14 NFL Picks: San Francisco, now fifth seed in NFC, travels to New Orleans Game of the week: : San Francisco at New Orleans. The 49ers went from the top NFC seed to the fifth spot because of their loss at Baltimore and Seattle's win over Minnesota. Time to regroup for San Francisco, which isn't afraid of the road but would like to avoid three consecutive away playoff games.

Kurtenbach: 'Faith in Farhan' - why Giants fans need to get on board with the rebuild The San Francisco Giants’ offseason has been nothing if not contentious.

San Francisco Giants "in communication" with Madison Bumgarner That man is Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner remains unsigned into the early weeks of MLB free agency but that hasn't stopped his name from remaining at the forefront of free agency rumors.

Judge Allows Criminal Trial to Proceed against Pro-Life Investigators - National Review Judge Christopher Hite deemed the evidence sufficient to send to trial the case against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress, who are charged with nine felony counts, one count of conspiracy and eight counts of illegal taping.

The best, worst, and weirdest stats of the decade The best, worst, and weirdest stats of the decade. Let's get the worst out of the way first. The Giants won three championships in large part because of their homegrown core. In the aughts, the Giants drafted Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, and Brandon Belt.

Weekend BP, 12/6-12/8 So we've reached the thick of the Madison Bumgarner free agency rumors. As of the time this is being written there are several teams in the mix to try to get a rose from Bumgarner. Unfortunately, from the sound of things, it doesn't seem as though the Giants are one of them.

Like Kevin Durant before him, Madison Bumgarner’s future is the subject of white-hot rumors Sometimes the news is that there is no news. Nightengale has reported that the Chicago White Sox have yet to throw their hat in the ring. Then again, Andy Martino of SNY has tweeted that the Twins and White Sox are hot to trot. Stephen A. has it on good authority that Bumgarner will sign with the Clippers.

Giants Hire Donnie Ecker As Hitting Coach New Giants manager Gabe Kapler has made an important addition to his staff. Reds assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker will take over as San Francisco's hitting coach, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune was among those to report. It'll be a homecoming for Ecker, who Gonzales notes hails from the Bay Area.

San Francisco Giants engage their new hit coach - Red Bluff Daily News The San Francisco Giants are expected to announce several hires on Monday at the Winter Meetings, but one of the coaches joining the organization is now known. According to a report by The Athletic, Cincinnati Red's assistant punch trainer Donnie Ecker is scheduled to switch to new manager Gabe Kapler as the Giants' hit coach.

Report: San Francisco Giants hire their new hitting coach Cincinnati Reds assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker is slated to join new manager Gabe Kapler's staff as the Giants' hitting coach, according to a report from The Athletic.

Tyler Anderson's deal with San Francisco Giants laden with incentives Anderson's deal, announced Tuesday, includes $500,000 in roster bonuses and $350,000 in performance bonuses. He would get $125,000 each for 60, 90, 120 and 150 days on the active roster, $75,000 each for 85 and 100 innings, and $100,000 apiece for 115 and 130 innings.

Anderson gets $1,775,000 from Giants, could earn $2,625,000 Left-hander Tyler Anderson has a $1,775,000 salary as part of his contract with the San Francisco Giants and would earn $2,625,000 if he is healthy for most of the season and pitches 130 or more innings. Anderson's deal, announced Tuesday, includes $500,000 in roster bonuses and $350,000 in performance bonuses.

Best Postseason Games: 2010 NLCS Game 6 In the rush and flow of subsequent Giants' history - the manifest destiny of bullshit to come - the stakes of that night in October 2010 may have become lost to us. But this was the night when it all first became possible. Tangibly, palpably, possible.

Five areas the Giants still need to address this offseason The San Francisco Giants have a wide array of things to accomplish this offseason. Ahead we've highlighted the five most pressing areas of need.

Dave Stewart, Dusty Baker on minority hiring in MLB: 'We've gone backwards' Last season, 8.4 percent of major league players were African-American, down from MLB’s high of 18.7 percent in 1981.

San Francisco Giants: Farhan Zaidi clearly not focused on pleasing fans San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has found himself under heavy criticism to start the offseason. After multiple unpopular decisions, it's clear that he doesn't exactly have the full support of the fanbase behind him. But at the same time, it's evident that that's not what he's seeking.

1978 shaped San Francisco into a modern city San Francisco today is a booming tech metropolis with some of the highest housing costs in the country. It’s the birthplace of the United Nations and center of 1960s counterculture and gay rights.

2011: Ryan Vogelsong's Cinderella story He went overseas and played in Japan for three years. In 2010, he came back to the U.S., signing a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was released in July. So he signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of America of Earth.

Giants: Three imperfect outfield targets that would add power After Kevin Pillar and Joey Rickard were non-tendered, the San Francisco Giants now have some holes to fill in the outfield.

San Francisco transportation realities that didn't exist 10 years ago San Francisco could see roughly 10,000 rentable e-scooters citywide in the next decade. And, please, remember to keep them off sidewalks.

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