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Brady Klopfer

Hypothetical recap: Madison Bumgarner returns, everyone cries, Giants win

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All the feels.

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything that has happened in...

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Jas Kang

MLB reportedly focused on plan for 2020 season to start in May

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All 30 MLB teams would play games in Arizona.

It looks like Major League Baseball is putting a plan in place that would allow teams to start the 2020 season in May.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan is reporting that as part of the plan, all 30 teams would play games with no fans in 10 stadiums across the greater Phoenix area. The league is apparently working with high ranking federal government officials, who are in support of the idea.

As part of...

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Brady Klopfer

Gamethread: 2010 NLCS Game 3

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It’s time for The Horse.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we’re rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each.

The San Francisco Giants return home to SBC Pac Bell Oracle AT&T Park for Game 3 of the 2010 National League Championship Series. The Philadelphia Phillies won Game 2 to tie things...

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Brady Klopfer

Kevin Mitchell’s catch has been immortalized on a BreakingT shirt

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You can now wear this iconic Giants moment on your chest.

Look, I know that we’re all quarantined and sheltering in place, and no one is around to see what clothes you’re wearing, except for your spouse or roommate or dog or betta fish.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to look your best. Wash your hair and put on new underwear, you’ll feel much better, I promise. And, if you really want to look snazzy, you can wear one of the more memorable plays in San Francisco...

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Jas Kang

Monday BP: Who is the best athlete to wear No. 25?

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USA TODAY added a former Giant to its list.

With the sports world completely shutdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, USA TODAY is counting down the best athletes to wear each uniform number.

Looking back at pros who wore the No. 25, USA TODAY included former San Francisco Giant great Barry Bonds.

The outfielder was dominant when he played for the Giants smashing 586 out of his 762 career home runs during his time in the Bay Area.

Bonds is a...

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Brady Klopfer

Hypothetical recap: Giants squander late rally, fall in 11th

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So close. And yet . . . so, so far.

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything...

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Brady Klopfer

Gamethread: 2010 NLCS Game 2

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Let’s watch some baseball.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we’re rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each.

After an exciting 4-3 victory in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, the San Francisco Giants take a 1-0 lead into Citizens Bank Park as they visit the 97-win...

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Brady Klopfer

Hypothetical recap: Oh no, don’t play like that!

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Well, that’s not how you’re supposed to do it.

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see...

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Brady Klopfer

Weekend BP: Rally cap szn

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Have fun on social media and raise money for coronavirus relief.

Happy weekend all. Here’s hoping you and your families are staying safe. As a weekend programming reminder, we’re watching Game 2 of the 2010 NLCS tonight at 6 p.m. PT. We’ll have a gamethread up at 5:30.

But for now, I want to talk about rally caps, which I’m guessing most San Francisco Giants fans have some experience with.

I’ve seen a million iterations...

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Brady Klopfer

Hypothetical recap: Giants make the most of their home opener

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Drew Smyly. That’s it, that’s the article.

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see...

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Video: Jon Miller and Dave Flemming call a simulated game

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Happy Opening Day, Giants fans. Nothing can compare to an actual baseball game, and nothing can come close to comparing to a home opener.

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Brady Klopfer

Video: Jon Miller and Dave Flemming call a simulated game

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Happy Opening Day, Giants fans.

Nothing can compare to an actual baseball game, and nothing can come close to comparing to a home opener.

But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.

Jon Miller and Dave Flemming — two of everyone’s favorite San Francisco Giants, despite never having played an inning of professional baseball — are doing their part to bring us the closest thing possible to baseball. Which, admittedly, is still a far cry from...

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San Francisco Giants offseason reviewed

The roster churn continued for the Giants, who made a plethora of lower-tier (and fairly inexpensive) acquisitions that includes a few familiar faces returning to the Bay Area. Major League Signings Kevin Gausman, SP: One year, $9M Wilmer Flores, IF: Two years, $6.25M (includes $250K buyout of 3.5M club option for 2022) Drew Smyly, SP: One year, $4M Hunter Pence, OF: One year, $3M Tony Watson, RP: One year, $3M (Watson negotiated a new one-year pact, rather than exercise the 2020 player...

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Jas Kang

Friday BP: The Giants put a beatdown on the Dodgers 18 years ago today

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A look back at a dominant performance

The 2002 San Francisco Giants season started off perfectly after narrowly missing the postseason one year earlier.

Coming off of a record setting 73 home run season, Barry Bonds went deep twice on Opening Day, leading the Giants to a 9-2 win at Dodger Stadium.

Then, on April 3, 2002, Bonds came back and smacked the Dodgers around again.

The outfielder didn’t waste any time. With two men on, he smashed a Hideo Nomo...

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Giants release P Jerry Blevins, OF Brandon Guyer

The Giants released left-hander Jerry Blevins and outfielder Brandon Guyer shortly before the league-wide roster freeze was implemented, per Baseball America’s Chris Hilburn-Trenkle. Both veterans had been in Major League camp as non-roster invitees this spring. It was a rough spring for the 36-year-old Blevins, who was tagged for nine runs on 10 hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts in just 3 2/3 innings of work. In all, the southpaw allowed 12 of the 23 hitters he faced to reach...

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Brady Klopfer

Giants release a bevy of players, including Jerry Blevins

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Brandon Guyer and Matt Carasiti were also axed.

Who knows when we’ll finally have San Francisco Giants baseball again, but when we do, it won’t involve Jerry Blevins, Matt Carasiti, or Brandon Guyer.

According to Giants transaction source @giantsprospects, San Francisco released those three players — and 12 others — this week.

Giants released LHP Jerry Blevins, OF Brandon Guyer, RHP Matt Carasiti, RHP Jamie Callahan, RHP Logan Harasta, OF...

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Jas Kang

Thursday BP: Are the Giants building the best prospect pool in the league?

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The Athletic’s Keith Law thinks so.

The San Francisco Giants are looking to retool and develop prospects for their next era of success.

We saw glimpses of that prior to the postponement of Opening Day during Spring Training with Joey Bart making a strong impression, hitting .438.

What is next for the pool of prospects in the Giants’ system?

According to Keith Law of The Athletic, the potential to be the best group in MLB.

During a...

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Brady Klopfer

Hypothetical recap: Giants mess around a score a lot of runs off of Mike Leake

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The Giants avoided the sweep.

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything that has happened...

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WATCH: Hunter Pence CRUSHES a GRAND SLAM to tie the game late | Rangers ENCORE

WATCH: Hunter Pence CRUSHES a GRAND SLAM to tie the game late | Rangers ENCORE

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Giants pledge additional $700K to game-day staff

The San Francisco Giants' owners and executives are pledging an additional $700,000 in personal donations to support game-day employees who aren't working with the baseball season postponed because of the coronavirus.

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