Tomsula on Justin Smith: ‘He’s Earned The Right to Make Decisions on His Terms’

As Jim Tomsula explained on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, he’s been in touch with veteran defensive tackle Justin Smith during the offseason. “Yea, Justin’s come around to bust my chops. You know that’s the way he does things,” said Tomsula. But the 49ers head coach won’t be pushing Smith to return for an eighth season with the team more »

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Baalke on Gore: ‘We’re Going to Do What We Can to Get Him Back’

While speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke suggested that the team would like to bring back Frank Gore for an 11th season, but wouldn’t make any promises. “Frank is just the energizer battery, [he] keeps on ticking,” said Baalke of veteran running back, who cracked the 1,000-yard plateau for the eighth more »

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Heavy Postseason Workload Raises Concerns About Madison Bumgarner’s 2015

Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason performance is one that will be talked about for decades. It was flat out legendary. In all, Bumgarner threw 52.2 innings in the playoffs and surrendered just five earned runs. He basically won the World Series all by himself, allowing just one run in two starts and a five-inning, Series-sealing relief appearance. Rarely these days does more »

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A’s 2015 Fan Fest Finale

After a tumultuous offseason in which the Athletics completely overhauled their roster in a barrage of jaw-dropping trades and head-scratching acquisitions, the loyal fan base came out in force on a stormy Sunday afternoon to support their club and get some answers. Billy Beane opened his eighteenth offseason as GM of the A’s wheeling and dealing as aggressively as he more »

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