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Report: Yankees interview Giants bench coach for manager opening

The New York Yankees reportedly interviewed San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens.<p>Meulens met with the Yankees on Thursday, …

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The Daily Dieter Podcast: Don’t bet on Giants getting Giancarlo Stanton

Major League Baseball felt a little warmth off the hot stove as news broke that Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton would not accept a trade to …

Giancarlo Stanton

Kurtenbach: Why it’s looking unlikely that Giancarlo Stanton lands with the Giants

The San Francisco Giants need to add power this offseason. In a league where the long fly ball is becoming more important every year, the Giants’ …

Giancarlo Stanton

Report: Giants interested in All-Star outfielder not named Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly not the only outfielder with Major League accolades whom the Giants are interested in acquiring.<p>MLB Network’s Jon …

Giancarlo Stanton

Giants hire former Nationals hitting coach to complete Bochy’s staff

The Giants can only dream of acquiring Bryce Harper to help fix their hitting troubles, so they settled Thursday for getting the guy who helped …

Bruce Bochy

Krueger: Giants would get what they need by signing these free agents

I once saw the Rolling Stones in Winnipeg, Manitoba when I was on a scouting trip in the CFL. Mick and the boys performed one of my favorite songs, …

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Kurtenbach: Why the Giants shouldn’t sign Lorenzo Cain and who they should acquire instead

The Giants have made it clear that centerfield is the team’s first priority this offseason and that they are particularly looking for a defensive …

Kevin Kiermaier

Giants’ Brandon Crawford wins third consecutive Gold Glove, Buster Posey edged out by a surprising name

SAN FRANCISCO – Even amid the drudgery of a 98-loss season, Brandon Crawford’s glove glittered night after night.<p>The Giants shortstop turned in …

Buster Posey

New coaches, old school: Curt Young, Alonzo Powell sound a lot like their predecessors

SAN FRANCISCO – Even as the Giants nudged longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti from their dugout, they sought and heeded his recommendation for a …

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Giants pick up options on Bumgarner, Moore and Sandoval as they gear up for critical offseason

SAN FRANCISCO – With the Giants’ revamped coaching staff nearly assembled and a bit of standard bookkeeping out of the way (what, you thought they …

Johnny Cueto

Orlando Cepeda honored by Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

SAN FRANCISCO — When a friend called Orlando Cepeda to ask if he would be open to receiving this year’s “Mensch Award,” the former Giants slugger was …

Olympics

How will Johnny Cueto’s decision to stay with Giants impact the 2018 payroll?

SAN FRANCISCO – Johnny Cueto, known for shimmying as he delivers his pitch, did not show the Giants a cold shoulder on Thursday — and now the 98-loss …

Johnny Cueto

Curt Young switches to Giants, hired as team’s new pitching coach

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants didn’t have to reach far to find a successor to longtime pitching coach Dave Righetti.<p>The club will add former A’s …

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Why outgoing Giants guru Dave Righetti ranks among top pitching coaches of all-time

SAN FRANCISCO — Part of Dave Righetti’s success as a Giants pitching coach was that he could relate to anybody, in any role, thanks to his own varied …

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Reports: Giants poach hitting coach from World Series champ Astros

The Giants have reportedly narrowed in on their new hitting coach, and his name is Alonzo Powell.<p>San Francisco intends to add Powell a few weeks …

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy on the staff shakeup that claimed Dave Righetti: “Change is hard”

SAN FRANCISCO – There are few fraternities as small and exclusive as the group of 30 men who manage major league clubs. So Giants manager Bruce Bochy …

Bruce Bochy

No, Barry Bonds isn’t a candidate to become the next Giants hitting coach

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants’ list of candidates to become their next hitting and pitching coaches continues to evolve as other major league clubs …

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Posey, Crawford — but not Panik — are Gold Glove finalists

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is in the running for a three-peat and catcher Buster Posey also has a chance to add to his trophy …

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Giants reorganize Bruce Bochy’s staff, hire new bullpen coach

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants continued the official overhaul of their coaching staff on Thursday while publicizing one new hire, announcing that former …

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The Daily Dieter Podcast: Good night for Warriors, but bad one for Giants

Golden State finally looked like Golden State Wednesday night, capturing a win over a solid Toronto Raptors team. Dieter Kurtenbach tells you he …

Golden State

The Daily Dieter Podcast: Contradictions surround 49ers, Giants, Warriors

As Dieter Kurtenbach examined sports across the Bay Area this weekend, he couldn’t help but notice all the contradictions going across the different …

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Report: Giants playoff hero among two hitters who elect free agency

The man who got the Giants past the Mets in the 2016 NL Wild Card Game is moving on from San Francisco.<p>Veteran third baseman Conor Gillaspie and …

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Kurtenbach: Giants coaching changes send a clear message — Bruce Bochy is on the hot seat

After a 98-loss season where nothing ever seemed to go right, the San Francisco Giants cleaned house Saturday.<p>Well, sort of.<p>The Giants fired pitching …

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Giants make stunning changes to coaching staff

Change was almost guaranteed for the Giants after a miserable 64-98 season, and on Saturday the first moves were announced.<p>The Giants have reassigned …

Bruce Bochy

Giants hire former post-season hero for front office post

After struggling to get many of their top prospects to the big leagues over the past few seasons, the Giants are bringing in a former postseason hero …

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MLB at Lunardi’s: Pitchers Vida Blue, Bill Laskey at Los Gatos store

It’s not often you get to combine grocery shopping with a chance to meet two Major League Baseball standouts and talk World Series match-ups with …

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Source: Giants interview Chili Davis about joining their coaching staff

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are interviewing for a position on Manager Bruce Bochy’s coaching staff before they have an official vacancy – and a prime …

Bruce Bochy

Steward: Another brutal finish for Dusty Baker won’t keep him from Cooperstown

Darting here and there …<p>–Dusty Baker may become the first baseball manager inducted into the Hall of Fame on a unanimous sympathy vote.<p>–On the TBS …

Dusty Baker

Giants manager Bruce Bochy resting after heart procedure

SAN FRANCISCO – Giants manager Bruce Bochy was said to be resting comfortably after undergoing an ablation in San Diego to treat an atrial …

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