Buster Posey

Poll: Are the Giants a World Series contender?

The San Francisco Giants finished the 2017 regular season tied for the worst record in all of baseball, but after their reported trade for outfielder …

Sports

Cubs top 20 prospects are strong on pitchers

Welcome to my annual list of the Cubs top 20 prospects. Each day this week I’ll list five of my top 20 prospects, counting down to number one. Today …

Myrtle Beach

With McCutchen trade, Giants offseason going according to plan

SAN FRANCISCO -- The end-of-season press conference at AT&T Park in October felt more like a funeral than a session with reporters. Larry Baer, Brian …

Baseball

Willson Contreras: “I know that I’m going to be better than [Yadier Molina and Buster Posey].”

The Cubs held their annual Cubs Convention over the weekend. There, catcher Willson Contreras explained that he used to study fellow catchers Yadier …

Major League Baseball

Red Sox should win arbitration case against Mookie Betts

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 13: Mookie Betts<p>The Boston Red Sox have a strong case to win their arbitration hearing against Mookie Betts but that may not …

Baseball

Olney: How do teams value leadership on the free-agent market? Not as much as you'd think

Jason Heyward knows first-hand that teams are much more likely to pay for defense than they would have been 15 or 20 years ago, having pulled an …

Johnny Cueto

Willson Contreras: 'I want to be the best catcher in the game for a long time'

This is sure to rub somebody out there the wrong way. Willson Contreras will come off as cocky, or too big for his polyester britches. He may even be …

Chicago Cubs

San Francisco Giants 40-Man Profiles: Aramis Garcia

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: Aramis Garcia #77 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during a MLB photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on …

Sports

Source: Cubs' Kris Bryant gets $11M, most for first-time arbitration-eligible player

CHICAGO -- Former Rookie of the Year and MVP Kris Bryant received a record settlement for a first-time arbitration-eligible player on Friday as he …

Baseball

Heyman | Why Longoria Over Moustakas For Giants?

The <b>San Francisco Giants</b> are telling people they don’t want to sign a top free agent who received a qualifying offer because they don’t want to give …

Baseball

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies agree to $14 million deal to avoid arbitration

DENVER (AP) — NL batting champion Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $14 million, one-year contract.<p>The 31-year-old centerfielder hit .331 with 37 homers and 104 RBIs last year and made $7.3 million. He can become a free agent after this …

Baseball

Rubbing Mud: Lorenzo Cain Is Still Available

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>The most jarring thing about this Hot Stove season has been the silence. It’s not merely the lack of signings or …

Baseball

Top 50 Dynasty League Catchers

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>Gary Sanchez leads the pack, with Willson Contreras and Buster Posey following, and Francisco Mejia on the verge.<p>Full …

Willson Contreras

Buster Olney’s positional rankings remind us why the Giants are pretending they’re not bad

It used to be that Giants fans had a reputation for being overly sensitive. Instead of shutting up and enjoying their three championships, they had …

Baseball

For the Sake of Power, is it Time to Move Posey to First Base Full-Time?

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants squats down during a pitching change against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the …

Baseball

Who are the Red Sox competing with for J.D. Martinez?

Yeah, we’re doing another J.D. Martinez post, because what the hell else is there to talk about? The Red Sox’ offseason has essentially come to a …

Baseball

Evan Longoria already working out at Giants facility a month before Spring Training

With over a month to go before Spring Training, the newest member of the San Francisco Giants, third baseman Evan Longoria, is starting the next …

Evan Longoria

San Francisco Giants release goose-bump inducing promo video

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 11: A San Francisco Giants hat sits in a bucket of baseballs during a Cactus League game between the Giants and the Milwaukee …

Baseball

Seven Surprising 2017 Brls/BBE Bottom Dwellers

Let’s shift back to the bottom of the Statcast leaderboard and discuss seven names you might be surprised to find down there. The surprise won’t be …

Sports Analytics

Longoria sends important message to Giants' Posey, Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO — When he was traded to the Giants last month, Evan Longoria said he didn’t really know many of the Giants players or coaches. He …

Baseball

Even with depleted farm system, Giants should be willing to trade prospects to address remaining needs

The Giants need two more outfielders, but they don’t have enough financial flexibility to sign a pair of marquee free agents.<p>The Giants need two more …

Andrew McCutchen

Arbitration breakdown: Mookie Betts

The last time a player entered arbitration with both 60 homers and 60 steals in his career was 2010, when <b>Matt Kemp</b> did it. <b>Hanley Ramirez</b> also did in …

Baseball

Report: Pirates, Giants still talking potential McCutchen trade

Email Comments<p>After it appeared unlikely that <b>Andrew McCutchen</b> would be traded, one suitor continues to pursue the former National League MVP.<p><i>Jon</i> …

Andrew McCutchen

San Francisco Giants Farm System Will End Up Being Great

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 01: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by manager Bruce Bochy #15 after Posey scored against …

Sports

Are the San Francisco Giants Contenders with McCutchen and Bruce?

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam home run in …

Sports

Former Giants catcher returns to organization on minor league deal

SAN FRANCISCO — After spending two years destroying his former team, Hector Sanchez is returning to the organization.<p>The Giants and Sanchez have …

Andrew McCutchen

MLB Free Agents Who May Be Screwed in Search for Big Paydays

The 2017-18 MLB offseason has yet to yield a nine-figure contract. Most of the top free agents remain on the board. Big deals are coming, make no mistake, but not for everyone.<p>Inevitably, some free agents will get screwed in their quest for Brink's truck paydays. Recent performance, injury concerns …

Jonathan Lucroy

Austin Slater, the forgotten outfield option for the Giants

There was a moment in the 2017 Giants season when not everything was awful. No, please, come back, I can explain. It was the end of June, which was …

Baseball

Is Middle Infield Scarcity Overblown?

I think at the crux of it, the question is asking whether people [call them “the market”] are adjusting middle infielders’ values upwards …

Sports Analytics

What will you do if the Giants are unwatchable again?

I’d like to think that all the moves the Giants will do this offseason will be the spark that lights the fire that propels this team into a September …

Johnny Cueto