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Brady Klopfer

2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 24

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Who is the 24th-best prospect in the Giants system?

We’ve officially started to fill in the back half of the 2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, our noble quest to rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization.

Kicking off the second half by coming in at No. 23 is right-handed pitcher Trevor McDonald. Amusingly, McDonald was not on last year’s CPL, but he did make the 2021 CPL when he came in at ... you guessed it, No. 23....

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Sami Higgins

Wednesday BP: Former Giants closer Jake McGee announces retirement

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Former Giants closer Jake McGee announced this week that he will be hanging up his cleats after 13 seasons in the majors.

Good morning, baseball fans!

Pitchers and catchers report one week from today, hopefully that helps wake you up a little bit along with your morning coffee (or afternoon coffee, we don’t judge around here.)

Some sad news about a former San Francisco Giants player. Jake McGee announced his retirement this week after 13 seasons...

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Brady Klopfer

Tuesday BP: Giants sign Sean Newcomb

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An interesting player, maybe.

Happy Tuesday, San Francisco Giants fans. Pitchers and catchers report sometime next week, which is pretty darned exciting if you ask me. Soon the Giants news we’ll get to talk about will be reports of who is looking good (or bad) instead of signings, and that’s fun!

Until then, we have Sean Newcomb. The Giants signed Newcomb to a Minor League deal on Monday, immediately before sending out their list of non-roster camp...

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Bryan Murphy

Kyle Harrison, Casey Schmitt headline list of Spring Training invites

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The team announced 37 invites, including veterans Sean Newcomb and Stephen Piscotty.

It’s been over three years since I last wrote about Spring Training invites for the San Francisco Giants. The last time was before all the... unpleasantness of a global pandemic, and while a lot has changed in the world since then, this is a good time to track just how much has changed for the Giants, as 2020 and 2023 represent two different eras of our favorite...

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Brady Klopfer

2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 23

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Who is the 23rd-best prospect in the Giants system?

Note: Today is nomination day, so head to the comments to add some new names to the pool!

We’re officially halfway through the 2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List. The goal is to rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization, and we have ranked 22 of them.

Coming in at No. 22 on the list is the second catcher to appear in this year’s CPL:...

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Brady Klopfer

Monday BP: Giants sign Stephen Piscotty to Minor League deal

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A name you’ve heard of!

Say what you will about the San Francisco Giants, but there is one thing they are unquestionably the best in the league at: signing local players. No one does it better than the Giants, who have once again dipped into the local market. According to a report from Robert Murray, the Giants have signed outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who is the holy quaternity of local: born in Pleasanton, played high school...

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Giants SS Brandon Crawford discusses offseason, upcoming campaign

Brandon Crawford has been a staple of the Giants’ roster for years. Having grown up in the Bay Area a fan of the club, he was drafted by them in 2008 and then made his major league debut in 2011.

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Giants, Logan Webb have talked about long-term extension

Webb was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason, and he and the Giants avoided a hearing by agreeing to a one-year, $4.6M deal prior to the filing deadline. 

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Brady Klopfer

Weekend BP: Giants interested in Jung-hoo Lee

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His numbers (and swing) are wicked!

Happy Saturday, San Francisco Giants fans.

Before we get started, I want to wish a happy birthday to Randy Gomez, Vern Spencer, and Eddie Ainsmith, who played 14, 45, and 10 games for the Giants in 1984, 1920, and 1924. They are the only Giants players born on February 4. They combined for -0.9 WAR.

I’m only telling you this because it’s also my birthday. Make of this what you will.

Onto happier news! Per a report,...

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Longtime reliever Jake McGee announces retirement

Longtime MLB reliever Jake McGee is retiring, he tells Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The 36-year-old said he’ll return to Tropicana Field at some point next season to celebrate his time with the Rays’ organization.

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Brady Klopfer

2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 22

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

The 21st chapter of the 2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List has come and passed, as we near the halfway mark of our quest to rank the top 44 prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. Coming in at No. 21 is infielder Will Wilson, who drops just three spots from his place on last year’s list.

Wilson is the first player on this year’s list who...

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Sami Higgins

Friday BP: Fan Fest is tomorrow!

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If you’ve been missing the ballpark and baseball adjacent activities, tomorrow is just the event for you!

Good morning, baseball fans!

The San Francisco Giants and KNBR are hosting the 2023 Fan Fest tomorrow at Oracle Park!

Gates open at 10:00 a.m., but they urge fans to arrive at Willie Mays Plaza at 9:15 a.m. for an Orange Carpet ceremony to welcome your 2023 team to the park.

Here is the list of players, coaches and organization members who...

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Former MLB reliever Jharel Cotton signs with NPB team

The Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball announced last week they’ve signed right-hander Jharel Cotton for the 2023 season.

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Sami Higgins

Thursday BP: Giants extend retail partnership with Fanatics

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Fanatics has been running the main Giants Dugout Store since 2019. This 10-year extension will see them expand to retail all around the park.

Good morning, baseball fans!

The San Francisco Giants have expanded their retail partnership with Fanatics with a 10-year extension to their initial deal from 2019. Since then, Fanatics has been in charge of e-commerce for the organization, as well as operations within the Giants’ flagship Dugout Store at Oracle Park....

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Brady Klopfer

2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List No. 21

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

We’re 20 chapters into the 2023 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List, which means we officially have reached a top 20 in our rankings of the top San Francisco Giants prospects. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the latest name on the list is a player who had a breakout 2022. It’s right-handed starting pitcher Landen Roupp, who makes his CPL debut as...

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Reds Sign Jason Vosler To Minor League Deal

The Reds announced Wednesday that they’ve signed corner infielder Jason Vosler to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. He’s a client of All Bases Covered Sports Management.

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Sami Higgins

Wednesday BP: Giants announce 2023 Promotional Schedule

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Giveaway highlights include Logan Webb and Joc Pederson bobbleheads, Kruk & Kuip tiki mugs, and the new classic two-flaps down hat.

Good morning, baseball fans!

Welcome to February, where we are two weeks out from pitchers and catchers reporting!

The San Francisco Giants recently announced their 2023 promotional schedule, which include giveaways and special events. (A reminder, giveaways are free, special events require purchasing an event ticket to...

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Bryan Murphy

Kyle Harrison and Marco Luciano get glowing writeups

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They come from Keith Law’s keyboard, not usually an avenue for praise where the Giants are concerned.

I’ll take any good news about the farm system for the San Francisco Giants wherever I can find it. This time, it comes from an unlikely source: Keith Law.

He’s always been sort of a Giants skeptic and not just when it comes to their prospect pedigree... which we can all admit they haven’t had much of this century. And as someone who...

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Bryan Murphy

Who will be the Giants’ breakout pitcher in 2023?

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Will it be a new arm or a familiar ace?

Yesterday, we looked at possible breakout hitting candidates for the 2023 San Francisco Giants and so today, let’s examine the pitching side to see who just might pop.

I think it’s safe to say that Logan Webb has emerged as an ace, even if MLB.com took the bold stance of saying, “No, Alex Cobb will be the Giants’ best pitcher — and player! — in 2023.” What do I mean?

Who is...

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Brady Klopfer

Tuesday BP: Giants sign Joe Ross to Minor League deal

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Another local talent.

The San Francisco Giants made a small move on Monday to add a little bit of potential depth. Not surprisingly, it’s a move featuring a local player, as the team announced that they had signed right-handed pitcher Joe Ross to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp.

The Giants signed RHP Joe Ross to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp. He's a Bay Area native.

— Alex Pavlovic...

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