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Karl Buscheck
November 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Things are happening on the San Francisco Giants free-agent front, as Will Smith has reportedly skipped town and Madison Bumgarner took another steph out the door. Smith secured a three-year, $40 million deal with the Atlanta Braves, first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Giants will...
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Tim Kelly
November 14, 2019 - 6:35 am
If you're hoping for a quick resolution on the top three free agents this offseason - RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Stephen Strasburg and third baseman Anthony Rendon - don't hold your breath. After Scott Boras weighed Bryce Harper's free agent options for over 115 days last offseason, the polarizing agent...
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Whitley Sandretto
November 13, 2019 - 10:29 pm
The Golden State Warriors find themselves in unfamiliar territory: they are no longer the top team in the West or even remotely close, for that matter. This is their fifth consecutive loss and the last time they lost five straight games was when Draymond Green was a rookie back in February 2013. D'...
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Ray Ratto
November 13, 2019 - 2:10 pm
We grade press conferences in America because we run long on optics and short on substance. Credit our short-attention spans, and show us the pretty colors. That said, Gabe Kapler and Farhan Zaidi largely aced their initial press conference and public perp walk. They apologized for their actions...
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Ray Ratto
November 12, 2019 - 9:25 pm
The San Francisco Giants have concluded that the man best equipped to form their future while doing daily battle with their past is Gabe Kapler. He will come to appreciate it as much as regret it. The upside? As the team's new manager, Kapler will implement Farhan Zaidi's master plan from the chair...
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Karl Buscheck
November 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Gabe Kapler is the Giants new manager, the team announced on Tuesday night. “Our top priority in the next manager was to find someone who can build strong relationships with our players, coaches, front office and fans, and someone who has the drive and desire to win,” Giants President of Baseball...
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Karl Buscheck
November 12, 2019 - 11:20 am
Ronald Blair is out for the season with a torn ACL, head coach Kyle Shanahan announced on Tuesday afternoon. The backup edge rusher is far from the only Niner on the latest injury report, in the aftermath of the 27-24 OT loss to the Seahawks. The injury bug has struck the 49ers A post shared by 95...
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Ray Ratto
November 12, 2019 - 9:19 am
Hey, someone had to say it. Even if the entire construct is false, from beginning to end. There is nothing much to learn from Seattle's 27-24 last-second win over San Francisco except that it was a hell of a game. It met all the standards for entertainment in the often not-getting-your-money's-...
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Tommy Call
November 11, 2019 - 10:37 pm
For the first time since Dec. 3, 2018, the San Francisco 49ers lost a football game. For a team that ended 2018 with a 4-12 record to go 343 days without losing should be taken as an accomplishment — but not on Monday Night Football in Santa Clara. The primetime tilt was classified as the biggest...
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Karl Buscheck
November 11, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Stephen Curry addressed reporters for the first time since breaking his hand on Monday night and said he plans to play again this season, at some point in the new year. “I definitely expect to be ready to play, I don’t know when but at some point in early spring.” Steph on when he’ll return pic...
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