Giants Beat Dbacks in 9th, Gain Ground on Dodgers

If the Giants are content to cede the National League West to the Dodgers and settle for one of the National League Wild Card spots, they certainly aren’t showing it. Rookie Matt Duffy singled in the go-ahead runs in the ninth as the Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon, 4-2, to take the series from the Dbacks and pull more »

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A’s Trade Milone, Reacquire Fuld

Meet the new Fuld, same as the old Fuld. It wasn’t exactly a blockbuster trade on the scale of Lester-for-Cespedes, but the A’s added outfield depth this morning by reacquiring utility outfielder Sam Fuld from the Minnesota Twins for left-handed starter Tommy Milone. Fuld began the season in Oakland as a backup, but was designated for assignment by the team more »

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A’s Continue Winning Ways, Take Series From Rangers

Just one year ago, an A’s-Rangers series in July would have been a much-anticipated, and heated, matchup between division rivals. This season, however, it merits as a mere flyover series and, frankly, a rank embarrassment for the hard-charging A’s if they failed to come away with a series win. Oakland took care of business this weekend by winning two of three more »

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Giants Acquire Jake Peavy From Red Sox

The Giants have decided to act instead of react to the growing list of player injuries that has beset them in the past week. With Matt Cain out indefinitely with an elbow injury, the Giants made a move to patch up their starting rotation. This morning, the Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for more »

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Giants Sign Dan Uggla to Minor League Deal

The quest for a second base upgrade has officially begun in San Francisco, although cynics might consider the Giants’ latest attempt to improve the position a reach, at best. The Giants inked former Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract this morning, with the intention of giving him a trial at AAA Fresno to determine if more »

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Giants Linked to Possible Ben Zobrist Deal

The official second half of the season begins on Friday, so it’s the time of year where teams look inward and assess what they need in order to solidify their rosters for the mad playoff drive over the final two months of the season. For the Giants, I was all ready with a top five keys to the second half more »

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