San Francisco Giants

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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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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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Tim Kelly
November 11, 2019 - 8:57 am
For the first time since 2016, Madison Bumgarner topped the 200 innings mark in 2019. That should bode well for the long-time San Francisco Giants LHP as he reaches free agency for the first time in his career. His 3.83 ERA since the start of the 2017 season could complicate the free-agent stint of...
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Tim Kelly
November 07, 2019 - 6:30 am
The 13-1 loss that the Atlanta Braves suffered at home to the St. Louis Cardinals in a win-or-go-home Game 5 of the NLDS left a very bad taste in their mouths. So too did the division-rival Washington Nationals - who the Braves won four more regular season games than - winning their first World...
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Karl Buscheck
October 31, 2019 - 9:47 am
The hunt for Bruce Bochy’s replacement appears to be reaching the final stages, according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Here’s Pavlovic’s scoop: “According to league sources, the Giants have narrowed their search to former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Royals quality control coach Pedro...
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Ray Ratto
October 28, 2019 - 11:26 am
It is not part of the master plan for the Bay Area's amalgamated teams to move aside and allow the San Francisco 49ers their 20 weeks of fame. It just seems to be working out that way — and for that matter, only because small sample sizes and short attention spans tend to work in concert. The 49ers...
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Karl Buscheck
October 24, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Bruce Bochy, the three-time World Series champ, seems to have already grown tired of retirement. In an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio, Chris Russo predicted that Bochy will be back (not next year but in 2021) and the longtime Giant didn’t exactly shoot it down: “I’m just hitting the pause...
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Damon, Ratto & Kolsky
October 17, 2019 - 3:33 pm
Who better to discuss Loma Prieta than Al Michaels, the broadcasting icon, who was on the microphone for the Battle of the Bay World Series when the earthquake shook. Above you can hear Michaels’ full interview with “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky.” “Just a great day to be alive. It was the perfect Bay...
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