Eli Whiteside enjoying new opportunity with old team

The Giants have a familiar face back in the organization this season – Eli Whiteside, who spent four years with the Giants as a backup catcher. After appearing in eight games for the Cubs last season, Whiteside signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, and that’s when the Giants came calling. “Going into this offseason, I thought I had a more »

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Pagan: ‘Giants are probably better this year’

Despite missing a chunk of last season, Angel Pagan played a key role in the Giants’ third world championship in five years. Pagan missed roughly half the season in each of the last two years, and the Giants are depending on him to stay healthy this season. However, despite the time he missed last season, Pagan has no regrets. “Why more »

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Giants’ Arroyo: ‘I want to help bring more championships to San Francisco’

Christian Arroyo sits at his locker, laughing and joking with teammates. Despite being the youngest guy in camp this year, the 19-year-old seems comfortable among his big-league counterparts. “Everyone jokes with everyone, and you can see that they’re a family. Being in this clubhouse, you see why they win, why they’ve won three World Championships in five years, because they’re more »

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What’s next for Giants’ Joe Panik?

It’s safe to say that 2014 was a big year for Joe Panik. The 24-year-old rookie had an impressive .305 average and .343 on-base percentage in 73 games for the world champion San Francisco Giants. In addition to a solid regular season, Panik had eight crucial RBIs during the postseason run and – oh yeah – turned one of the more »

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A’s Rough Up Bumgarner in Cactus League Opener

Okay, Giants fans. You have permission to begin overreacting. Madison Bumgarner, coming off of a season in which he threw 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined, was roughed up by the cross-bay rival Oakland A’s in yesterday afternoon’s Cactus League opener. The Giants’ ace was knocked out of the second inning after surrendering four runs on five 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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Giants Sign Nori Aoki to One-Year Deal

All the hand-wringing and stressing by Giants fans and beer-drunk KNBR callers can now end. The speculation is over. The Giants have themselves a left fielder, as the team signed outfielder Nori Aoki to a one-year, $4 million deal on Friday. Aoki, who played for the Kansas City Royals last season and whom the Giants saw plenty of in the more »

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