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Giants' Yolmer Sanchez turned down more lucrative offers to compete for everyday role

Before signing a minor-league deal with the Giants, Yolmer Sanchez turned down some MLB contract offers from other teams, the second baseman told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  His decision was partly for financial reasons — the other offers promised him guaranteed money but less than the $2.5M Sanchez will make if he cracks the Giants’ roster — and partly for opportunity-based reasons, as other clubs wanted to use Sanchez in a utility role.  As Schulman writes,...

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Brady Klopfer

Weekend BP: BASEBALL GAMES!!! (maybe)

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The first Giants games of 2020 are hopefully here.

The San Francisco Giants will win some games this weekend, or lose some games this weekend, or both. Either way, they’ll play some games this weekend.

Maybe. Maybe not.

The team is slated to play their first game of spring training on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and their second on Sunday against the Oakland A’s. But some rare spring Arizona rain is threatening to cancel...

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Brady Klopfer

How does ZiPS think the 2020 Giants will do?

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Spoiler: Poorly.

Projection Szn is a great time if you’re a fan of a good team comprised of good players.

Given that you purposely made the decision to read this article on a San Francisco Giants blog, I’m guessing that does not apply to you. We here at McCovey Cove Chronicles totally support your love of this bad team comprised of bad players, though. We join you in that love.

But we are still contractually obligated (this is a...

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Brady Klopfer

Friday BP: Figuring out the rotation

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Who will fill out the back of the rotation

The San Francisco Giants enter the 2020 season with a whole lot of options for their starting rotation. If you watched how Farhan Zaidi handled the Los Angeles Dodgers, you’re probably not surprised that the team could field two different rotations (even if neither rotation would be good).

In the coming weeks, as we gear up for yet another season, we’ll discuss this a bit further, and dive into stats and...

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Bryan Murphy

Everything we learned from the 2020 Photo Day

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A player’s best angle is sometimes the most revealing.

Last year, at my request, Doug appropriated Grant’s bit, but which Grant had already nationalized for SB Nation anyway, so really, where was the harm? Doug did a great job, so, really, this will be the disappointing followup to his work and not Grant’s. So. Without further ado . . .

The Giants took some pictures earlier this week and even a few clicks through our photo tool shows that —...

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Bryan Murphy

Does Buster Posey have one more great season in him?

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And will he finish 2020 in a Giants uniform?

I already know that I’m going to feel very unsatisfied after publishing this post mainly because I’ve been carrying this inescapable feeling for the past year and a half that I’ve lost even the modicum of writing ability I had before taking the job.

It’s a terrible feeling and there’s a part of me thinks it could be disproved simply by taking more time to write these posts. But time...

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Brady Klopfer

Thursday BP: Gabe Kapler calls home the troops from the Belt Wars

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The Giants new manager takes a firm stand on a hot topic.

For years and years the intense Belt Wars have raged on in San Francisco. At times one side of the war has dominated, while at other times the opposing side has.

But there’s a new general in town, and he’s making his military strategy very well known. Yes, new San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler is calling the war off. He’s bringing the troops home.

He’s supporting...

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Brady Klopfer

Wednesday BP: Teammates respond to Huff’s banning

Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval commented on the Giants recent decision.

Note: In yesterday’s article about this topic, there were, not surprisingly, many comments with strong opinions. This is a formal reminder to A) not be a bigot, B) try to respond maturely and appropriately, even to people who are bigots, and C) use the flag button so we can help delete bad comments and ban aforementioned bigots.

I really, really, really didn’t want to write any words about Aubrey Huff this season....

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Hunter Pence thrilled to be back with Giants after year away

Hunter Pence is as popular as ever as he begins another spring with San Francisco

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The Giants are treating minor leaguers relatively well, but it’s still not enough

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San Francisco is bumping their pay for minor league players. That’s commendable, but they need to go further.

MLB’s funny (read: perverse) relationship with labor hasn’t exactly been a well-kept secret.

We’ve seen it consistently at the established star level, when players who put up All-Star campaigns are vastly underpaid by the team control/arbitration system, only to finally reach free agency once they’re past their primes.

We’ve...

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Aubrey Huff’s politics aren’t the issue, his words are

Aubrey Huff claims the Giants are banning him because of his political beliefs. That's just not the case.

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Bad person Aubrey Huff gets himself disinvited from 2010 World Series celebration

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The angry, sad, and lazy former first baseman has no one to blame but himself — but that won’t stop him from trying.

A few months from now, when the Giants are 10-40 and we’re drawn back to caring about them because of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Giants’ first World Series win in San Francisco — still my personal favorite — the subject of Aubrey Huff will once again emerge to ruin the mood. But if we’re very lucky, that reemergence...

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Brady Klopfer

Tuesday BP: The A’s trade drought is no more

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Let the floodgates open.

They said it couldn’t be done. They were wrong.

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics have officially made a trade together, for the first time in more than 29 years. Let the ice finally thaw on the rivalry that never was.

It’s about the mildest way possible to end a trade drought: San Francisco sent reliever Burch Smith, who had already been designated for assignment, to the A’s in exchange for cash...

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Giants to Exclude Aubrey Huff from 2010 WS Reunion Due to 'Unacceptable' Tweets

The San Francisco Giants don't want Aubrey Huff around when they are celebrating their 2010 World Series championship during an Aug. 16 game against the Colorado Rockies...

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Huff barred from Giants' WS reunion over tweets

The San Francisco Giants said on Monday that they won't invite Aubrey Huff to a reunion of the 2010 World Series-winning team later this summer because of "unacceptable" comments made by Huff on social media.

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Giants say Aubrey Huff won't be invited to 2010 World Series reunion after 'unacceptable' tweets

Among other things, Huff has denounced the Giants' hiring of a female coach on Twitter.

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Report: Giants ban Aubrey Huff from World Series reunion celebration

The San Francisco Giants will celebrate their 2010 World Series win without Aubrey Huff, who was a key member of that championship team. This news comes by way of Steve Berman and Dan Brown of The Athletic, who broke the story Monday night. “Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values...

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Giants not inviting Aubrey Huff to World Series reunion

The San Francisco Giants will be celebrating the 10-year reunion of their 2010 World Series team in August, but Aubrey Huff will not be invited. The Giants told The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly that Huff, who was a first baseman and outfielder on the championship team, will not be welcome due to his social media activity and political views. “Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship...

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San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes, using Nos. 0, 00

The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes spring

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