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Giants nearing agreement with Tommy La Stella

The Giants are close to signing free agent Tommy La Stella, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area (via Twitter). More to come…

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Tuesday BP: It’s Hall of Fame day

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And you know what that means.

Hello and happy Tuesday.

Today is the day that the 2021 baseball Hall of Fame class will be revealed, and it looks like we won’t see a single player chosen to make the museum. Which means that, among other snubs and silly omissions, it seems that San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds will be rejected for the ninth straight year.

I’m going to wait until that’s official before I complain...

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2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 22

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Who is the 22nd-best prospect in the Giants farm?

The results from the 21st iteration of the 2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List are in the books, and we have our fourth member of the 2020 draft class making an appearance. Third baseman and occasional relief pitcher Casey Schmitt has been named the No. 21 prospect in the San Francisco Giants system.

Schmitt was a second-round pick in June, and the second pick for the Giants in the draft,...

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Monday BP: Pablo Sandoval re-signs with Atlanta

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The Giants franchise icon is staying in baseball for another year.

Hello and happy Monday. On Sunday, it was reported that San Francisco Giants fan favorite Pablo Sandoval was re-signing with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year deal.

Pablo Sandoval agrees to Braves deal. $1M in majors if he makes the team. #Panda

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 24, 2021

The Giants surprisingly re-signed Sandoval last season, as he was rehabbing from Tommy...

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Giants Rumors: Jackie Bradley Jr., Eddie Rosario Drawing Interest from SF in FA

The San Francisco Giants are looking to upgrade their outfield with several possible options still on the free-agent market...

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Braves reportedly sign two-time All-Star Pablo Sandoval to minors deal

The Braves have signed infielder Pablo Sandoval to a minor league contract.

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Braves Sign Pablo Sandoval To Minors Deal

The Braves have signed infielder Pablo Sandoval to a minor league contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter).  Sandoval will earn $1MM if he makes Atlanta’s active roster.

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Sunday BP: Hank Aaron memories

What are your favorite memories of the slugger?

Hello and happy Sunday.

As you all know by now, legendary baseball player and legendary human being Hank Aaron died on Friday. Aaron retired well before I was born, so I have no memories of watching him play baseball. Instead, my strongest memory of him is his congratulatory video to Barry Bonds when the San Francisco Giants slugger hit home run No. 756.

What’s your favorite memory of Aaron?

Old, random MCC article for you to read

Barry...

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Season Review: Donovan Solano

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Donnie Barrels!

Next up on the San Francisco Giants season reviews, which I’m determined to get through before pitchers and catchers report: second baseman Donovan Solano.

Season stats

54 games, 203 plate appearances, .326/.365/.463, .828 OPS, 3 home runs, 29 RBI, 10 walks to 39 strikeouts

128 OPS+, 126 wRC+, 1.5 rWAR, 0.9 fWAR

Status throughout the season

Solano was on the active roster all season long.

Season review

Can you imagine if I told you...

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Quick Hits: Alex Wood, Giants, Twins, Ehire Adrianza

Alex Wood’s one-year contract with the Giants pays out $3MM with another $3MM in incentives, but it’s the structure of those incentives that makes the contract unique, writes Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports.com.

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Saturday BP: Do Charles Johnson’s actions change your view of the Giants?

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How do we balance bad owners of teams we love?

Hello and happy Saturday. And happy weekend!

A few days ago, Marc Delucchi, who covers the San Francisco Giants for Around the Foghorn, had me on his podcast. It was a fun time, and we talked rebuilding, the rotation, and Charles Johnson. Mostly Johnson, to be honest.

We had a good discussion about sports owners being held (or not held) accountable, the disappointing nature of Johnson’s...

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2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 21

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Who is the 21st-best prospect in the Giants farm?

20 episodes of the 2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Prospect List are officially in the book, and rounding out the top 20 San Francisco Giants prospects is a player who spent a little bit of time at the MLB level in each of the past two seasons: outfielder Jaylin Davis.

Davis just snuck into the top 20, winning CPL #20 by just four votes. He falls eight spots from his placement on 2020, and understandably so. Davis...

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Friday BP: 4 Giants prospects land on the Baseball Prospectus top 101

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Marco Luciano, Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos, and Hunter Bishop all made the list.

Hello and happy Friday.

On Thursday, Baseball Prospectus released their annual ranking of the top 101 prospects in baseball, and it featured four members of the San Francisco Giants organization.

Marco Luciano cracked the top 10, as he was ranked the No. 8 prospect in the sport. Behind him was Joey Bart at No. 29, Heliot Ramos at No. 32, and Hunter Bishop at...

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Season review: Drew Smyly

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Tremendous results, just not many of them.

The next player on the San Francisco Giants season reviews is left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly.

Season stats

7 games, 5 starts, 26.1 innings, 20 hits, 9 walks, 0 hit by pitch, 2 home runs, 42 strikeouts, 1.101 WHIP

3.42 ERA, 2.01 FIP, 0.4 rWAR, 1.0 fWAR

Status throughout the season

Smyly started the season on the active roster. He was placed on the Injured List on Aug. 2, and activated again on Sept. 10....

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Thursday BP: Giants fans are only kinda sorta against the universal DH

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Hmph.

Hello and happy Thursday. I am once again asking you to sign up here to join SB Nation Reacts. I am asking you to do so because I trust that you have good baseball opinions, and I would like for you to share them with the world so that San Francisco Giants fans can look good.

For instance: look at how MLB fans responded to the latest Reacts question about whether MLB should keep the universal designated hitter in 2021.

Now there’s a bright...

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2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 20

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Who is the 20th-best prospect in the Giants farm?

A lack of Minor League Baseball in 2020 hurt pretty much every baseball prospect, but you could certainly make a case that it hurt 2019 draft picks the most, as they were preparing for their first full season of professional baseball.

So it’s fair to wonder where a player like first baseman Logan Wyatt — the San Francisco Giants second-round pick in 2019 — would land on the 2021...

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Wednesday BP: Giants still looking at starting pitchers

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San Francisco attended a showcase for starters Julio Teherán and Aníbal Sánchez.

Hello and happy Wednesday. And happy inauguration day.

The San Francisco Giants have made some decent starting pitching moves this offseason, re-signing Kevin Gausman while adding Alex Wood and Anthony DeSclafani. Add that to Johnny Cueto, Logan Webb, and eventually Tyler Beede, and it might seem like they’ve got all the rotation depth they need.

But maybe not.

If you...

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Tuesday BP: Giants have fielded calls on Joey Bart, but aren’t shopping him

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Will Bart eventually be traded?

Hello and happy Tuesday.

On Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the San Francisco Giants have fielded calls on catcher Joey Bart, widely considered to be the second-best prospect in the farm. But Rosenthal noted that while Bart’s name has come up, the Giants are not actively shopping him.

The Giants, like most clubs, are open to virtually all trade possibilities, and some in the industry speculate that...

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Luciano, Bart, and Ramos make Baseball America’s Top 100

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Marco Luciano is, once again, the top prospect in the Giants system.

For the second straight year, the San Francisco Giants have three prospects in Baseball America’s top 100. And for the second straight year, those three prospects are shortstop Marco Luciano, catcher Joey Bart, and outfielder Heliot Ramos, in that order.

Luciano rose in the rankings, climbing up from No. 17 in the final 2020 rankings to be named as BA’s No. 12...

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2021 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 19

Who is the 19th-best prospect in the farm?

So far the 2021 Wille McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List has pretty closely mirrored the 2020 list, which makes sense given the lack of Minor League Baseball least season.

With 18 San Francisco Giants prospects ranked, five players have already appeared in the same spot where they were ranked last season, with another seven players within a single spot of where they clocked in a year ago. Seeing as how three of the names on the list are...

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