12/11/2013 | No left fielder yet, but Giants have time to fill spot
The final full day of baseball's Winter Meetings concluded Wednesday without the Giants acquiring the left fielder they seek to complement their roster. Fortunately for them, the search has barely begun, and intriguing free agents such as Jeff Baker and Michael Morse remain available.
12/11/2013 | Linked by Twitter post, Giants unlikely to land Price
Rays left-hander David Price was involved in the most startling nugget of information involving the Giants during these Winter Meetings. ESPN's Buster Olney wrote on Twitter that the Giants "checked in" on Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner, but haven't yet opened discussions with the Rays.
12/11/2013 | Bochy's son could be selected in Rule 5 Draft
For the Giants, the most compelling drama of Thursday's Rule 5 Draft will involve right-hander Brett Bochy, the son of manager Bruce Bochy. The younger Bochy was left unprotected, exposing him to being selected by other teams in the Draft.
12/11/2013 | Mapson named West Coast Scout of Year
Giants senior advisor Doug Mapson received a little-known yet coveted honor Wednesday when the Scout of the Year program named him West Coast Scout of the Year during a dinner ceremony at baseball's Winter Meetings.
12/10/2013 | Giants weigh in on D-backs picking up Trumbo
The Arizona Diamondbacks' acquisition Tuesday of slugger Mark Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels appeared to make the National League West even more competitive.
12/10/2013 | Giants to change up Spring Training workouts
As promised, the Giants will slightly alter their Spring Training routine in February. Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that coaches might provide more instruction in smaller groups or even one-on-one.
12/10/2013 | Fitter Sandoval could get contract extension in spring
Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday that he would consider offering Pablo Sandoval a contract extension as early as Spring Training if the third baseman reports to camp in decent physical condition.
12/10/2013 | Lincecum wins GIBBY Award for no-hitter
Tim Lincecum performed remarkably and dramatically on July 13 at San Diego while fashioning his first professional no-hitter. Lincecum's effort in the Giants' 9-0 triumph earned him the 2013 Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Award for Outstanding Pitching Performance of the Year.
12/10/2013 | Recalling Angell's empathy with teenage fan
I've been privileged to know Roger Angell for almost 40 years, through exchanging letters and occasionally crossing paths. I'm overjoyed by his triumph in winning the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, though our association was forged at a point when I felt anything but triumphant.
12/9/2013 | Giants doing well with offseason conditioning
Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner delivered a mostly upbeat summary regarding the conditioning efforts of various players.
12/9/2013 | Bochy delighted by Hall of Fame manager trio
The impending entry of Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre to the Hall of Fame thrilled Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who maintains deep admiration for each former counterpart.
12/9/2013 | Law named to AFL's top prospects team
Right-hander Derek Law was the lone Minor Leaguer from the Giants organization to make the Arizona Fall League top prospects team, which was named Monday.
12/9/2013 | Giants feel no pressure to upgrade left field
The Giants' trade talks for a left fielder so far have amounted to wasted breath, but general manager Brian Sabean sounded fully prepared to enter the season with Gregor Blanco and a homegrown, right-handed-batting complement -- likely Juan Perez -- sharing left field, which was a disappointing source of offense last season.
12/8/2013 | Giants could go trade route at Winter Meetings
Giants general manager Brian Sabean has typically preferred to fill roster holes through free agency. But with a thin market available, he could find his new left fielder through a trade this week during the Winter Meetings.
12/6/2013 | Sabean keeping open mind heading into Meetings
The Giants' search for a left fielder who can help improve the club's offense will be magnified during next week's Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Yet Giants general manager Brian Sabean has acknowledged that winter could turn to spring or even summer before the team can suitably fill this need.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Giants Minor Leaguers OK after Arizona car collision
Five Giants Minor Leaguers were briefly hospitalized for treatment in Scottsdale, Ariz., after sustaining mild injuries in a two-car traffic accident Tuesday morning.
12/3/2013 | Giants setting sights on left fielder as Meetings near
The Giants' efforts to improve their roster won't cease. But their rate of player moves appears destined to decelerate. Finding an offensively productive left fielder has become San Francisco's top priority as the club prepares for the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., from Monday-Thursday.
12/3/2013 | Giants part ways with Peguero, Rosario
The Giants announced Monday night that they declined to tender 2014 contracts to outfielder Francisco Peguero and right-hander Sandy Rosario, trimming both from the 40-man roster.