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Giants hope for more success with former Bucs

Historically, engineering trades with the Pirates or signing free agents who are fresh off playing for them has worked well for the Giants.

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Longoria disappointed in Rays' recent move

Evan Longoria, who played for 10 seasons with the Rays, is disheartened by Tampa Bay's treatment of Corey Dickerson, whom they DFA'd over the weekend: "The guy was an All-Star last year. It just doesn't make sense to me."

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Rule 5 pick Fernandez aims for roster spot

Rarely does a Rule 5 Draft choice make the Opening Day roster. Julian Fernandez might not be an exception, but he could force the Giants to consider alternate ways to retain his services.

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Giants Front Office Appears to be in Disarray as the 2018 Season Opens

As the San Francisco Giants begin Spring Training 2018 there are undeniable signs the team’s front office and executive management has lost focus and direction. In an interview last week with Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean made a startling announcement: Giants’ President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Baer, and team ownership, have asked Sabean to take over the day-to-day operations of the team. Which is, by definition,...

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West Notes: Lincecum's showcase, Profar's future, Reynolds and Rockies

Both the Giants and Rangers came away impressed after watching free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum’s showcase on Thursday, per reports from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Unsurprisingly, Giants brass has a fondness for Lincecum stemming from his mostly incredible run with the franchise from 2007-15. On whether they’ll try to reunite with Lincecum, general manager Bobby Evans said: “It’s up to the competition of what clubs are bidding...

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Giants GM wants to bring Tim Lincecum back

Tim Lincecum is 33 years old, and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016. But that’s not stopping Giants GM Bobby Evans from giving him a look. And, the interest on his end appears to be real.“It’s up to the competition of what clubs are bidding on him, and I can’t speak to that yet. t’s early. We obviously are all rooting for Timmy. Selfishly, anything he does, we would love for it to be in a Giants uniform, but sometimes opportunities on the business side dictate otherwise....

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Giants, lefty Watson agree on multiyear deal

The Giants added a much-needed left-hander to solidify their bullpen by agreeing with free agent Tony Watson on a multiyear contract.

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Mark Melancon's kids are pretty pumped about the Giants latest signing

Mark Melancon and Tony Watson are reunited with the Giants after spending years together with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Grant Brisbee

Giants sign Tony Watson, improve bullpen dramatically

The left-handed reliever will help bolster the Giants’ bullpen in the late innings.

Left-handed reliever Tony Watson has agreed to terms with the Giants, according to Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is reportedly a multi-year deal, although the exact terms are unknown for now. They’ll be revealed as soon as I close my laptop.

Watson is something of a late-inning prize, as his ability to get left-handers and right-handers out is an ultra-desirable one, and for as...

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Giants sign Tony Watson, improve bullpen dramatically

The left-handed reliever will help bolster the Giants’ bullpen in the late innings. Left-handed reliever Tony Watson has agreed to terms with the Giants, according to Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The deal is reportedly a multi-year deal, although the exact terms are unknown for now. They’ll be revealed as soon as I close my laptop. Watson is something of a late-inning prize, as his ability to get left-handers and right-handers out is an ultra-desirable one, and for as...

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Giants impressed by Lincecum's showcase

The Giants liked what they saw of Tim Lincecum during the free agent's showcase effort Thursday. Whether that was enough to prompt the club to seek a reunion with its former staff ace remains uncertain.

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Strickland schooled by Smoltz on sliders

When Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland sought offseason pitching tips, he bypassed peers, turned past teachers, eschewed experts and spurned sages. Strickland didn't mess around. He went all the way to the master.

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Giants won't rule out Tim Lincecum reunion

With Tim Lincecum bidding to return to the major leagues, Giants general manager Bobby Evans said, if all business aspects work accordingly, San Francisco is interested in reuniting with its former pitcher.

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Doug Bruzzone

The Giants pitching staff has a depth problem

That problem is that ... they don’t have depth. Please read the article.

Going into Spring Training, the Giants offense has extremely good odds of not being the worst in baseball (A welcome change from last year). The front office identified the many, many needs they had in the lineup, they went out and did their best to fill them, and even if I am perhaps worried about the long term consequences of some of those moves, well, at least it’s an ethos.

So let’s talk about the pitchers....

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The Giants pitching staff has a depth problem

That problem is that ... they don’t have depth. Please read the article. Going into Spring Training, the Giants offense has extremely good odds of not being the worst in baseball (A welcome change from last year). The front office identified the many, many needs they had in the lineup, they went out and did their best to fill them, and even if I am perhaps worried about the long term consequences of some of those moves, well, at least it’s an ethos. So let’s talk about the pitchers....

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Brian Sabean is back, baby

Bobby Evans is still the GM, but Brian Sabean is moving back to a hands-on role with the major-league club. When the news broke that Brian Sabean was leaving the Giants’ GM position to walk around the earth, like Caine from Kung Fu, and get back to his scouting roots, it’s possible that I didn’t make enough about it. I figured since Bobby Evans was in the front office with Sabean for all those years, that the front office was going to retain the same hive mind from the championship...

McCovey Chronicles

Grant Brisbee

Brian Sabean is back, baby

Bobby Evans is still the GM, but Brian Sabean is moving back to a hands-on role with the major-league club.

When the news broke that Brian Sabean was leaving the Giants’ GM position to walk around the earth, like Caine from Kung Fu, and get back to his scouting roots, it’s possible that I didn’t make enough about it. I figured since Bobby Evans was in the front office with Sabean for all those years, that the front office was going to retain the same hive mind from the championship...

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Latest free agent rumors on Lincecum, Hosmer

Tim Lincecum worked out for between 15 and 20 teams yesterday, per a pair of reports from Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times and Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Both reports peg Lincecum’s fastball between 90 and 92 mph at the showcase, with Feinsand noting that he touched 93 mph at one point and Divish specifying that the pitch sat in the 91 mph range for the most part.  (His fastball sat 87.7 mph with the Angels in 2016 and 87.2 mph with the Giants in 2015.) Divish spoke to an NL scout who...

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Lincecum hits 93 mph in front of 20-plus scouts

Tim Lincecum had another chance to show Major League clubs he's not ready to hang up his glove. The two-time Cy Young Award winner hosted a showcase for scouts Thursday at the Seattle-area-based Driveline Research Lab, where he has been training this offseason in an attempt to resurrect his career.

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Family friend taught Blach how to throw lefty

Anytime someone insists that left-handers are born, not made, invoke the saga of Ty Blach. The Giants' lefty is a natural righty. He does everything right-handed -- eating, playing golf, swinging a bat and throwing a football. Everything, that is, except pitch.

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