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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Five Offseason Questions For the Giants

We are now almost exactly halfway through the baseball offseason, and roughly a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training (and only 88 days from Opening Day!). While there are still plenty of free agents looking for homes (Max Scherzer and James Shields are the big ones) and several teams with holes to fill, we’re at the more »

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Giants Acquire Casey McGehee From Marlins, Re-Sign Peavy

The Giants finally have their Pablo Sandoval replacement, though this one probably won’t be inspiring fans to wear animal-related paraphernalia to the ballpark any time soon. On Friday afternoon, the Giants acquired veteran third baseman CaseyMcGehee from the Miami Marlins for two minor league pitchers. The Giants had a gaping hole at third base after losing Sandoval to free agency, more »

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Giants Bring Back Sergio Romo on Two-Year Deal

One of the most familiar faces of the 2010-and-beyond Giants championship teams will be donning the orange and black for another two seasons. Earlier today, the Giants re-signed relief pitcher Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million contract. Romo has been one of the Giants’ most consistent bullpen arms ever since he entered the scene in late-2008. He played a more »

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