Giants manager Bob Melvin explained to NBC Sports Bay Area's Laura Britt why it was important to add Matt Williams and Pat Burrell to his coaching staff.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 5:05 am
Laura Britt sits down with Jon Morosi during MLB Winter Meetings to discuss the Giants' biggest offseason need.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 1:26 am
One of the Giants' potential trade targets appears to be off the board. MLB Network's Joel Sherman and Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the San Diego Padres have agreed to trade superstar slugger Juan Soto and Trent Grishman to the New York Yankees. Sherman added that the players involved in the trade were being notified Wednesday evening, and more details will be available at a later time.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:57 am
The Chicago Cubs are reportedly out on the bidding for Japanese star pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, according to a report from The Athletic. Will Sammon reported earlier the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays and the Mets, plus two more unidentified clubs are in on Yamamoto. “Yoshinobu Yamamoto has generated so much interest from both...
Posted: December 6, 2023, 11:37 pm
A year after their megadeal with Scott Boras client Carlos Correa fell apart, there's no indication the San Francisco Giants or the superagent are shying away from each other this offseason. “We all understand the capacity to do it is there, and the desire, from our meetings with them, is there,” Boras said Wednesday at his annual scrum on the final day of the MLB Winter Meetings. Good news, considering the Giants could use some of Boras' clients if they aren't able to land Shohei Ohtani or Yoshinobu Yamamoto.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 11:19 pm
A year ago, the San Francisco Giants had an extremely eventful Rule 5 Draft, both adding and losing a player in the Major League portion (Blake Sabol and Nick Avila, respectively), and seeing a whopping seven more players depart their system in the Minor League portion of the draft. The assumption was that the 2023 Rule 5 Draft would be a quieter one for all of baseball, as it aligned with the truncated 2020 MLB Draft class. It was widely viewed that the Giants could have a reliever taken in the Major League phase.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 8:38 pm
Last year, the San Francisco Giants extended Joc Pederson the $19.65 million qualifying offer which definitely caused some head-scratching across the nation. It's clear the Giants used their option to make him an offer he couldn't refuse because they needed him more than he needed them. From 2020-2022, Pederson posted a .784 OPS (113 OPS+). In his age-31 season this year, Pederson has a .772 OPS (112 OPS+).
Posted: December 6, 2023, 6:43 pm
On the ballot again, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow were not chosen to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced on Wednesday. Kuiper, 73, and Krukow, 71, were two of 10 finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually to one broadcaster who is voted into the Hall of Fame by the 15-member Frick Award committee. Longtime A's broadcaster Ken Korach also was a finalist this year for the first time. The committee, made up of 12 living recipients and three broadcast historians/columnists, selected longtime Red Sox radio broadcaster Joe Castiglione as this year's winner, to be inducted in Cooperstown next July.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 5:38 pm
It's the final day of Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, and Shohei Othani still remains a free agent and Juan Soto is still a San Diego Padre. Ohtani is not expected to make his decision before the winter meetings end on Wednesday, but speculation on where he will land has intensified. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays appear as the co-favorites for baseball's two-way star, but the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels still remain in the picture.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 1:51 pm
Giants president of baseball ops. Farhan Zaidi detailed San Francisco's trade philosophy during a sit down with NBC Sports Bay Area's Laura Britt at the MLB Winter Meetings.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 2:13 am
The day after Juneteenth, the Cardinals and Giants will play at historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:02 pm
KNBR in San Francisco, a station easily heard in Sacramento, shook up its programming and personnel.
Posted: December 1, 2023, 1:00 pm
What the Chicago White Sox’s signing of shortstop Paul DeJong could mean for the team’s defensive improvement
Paul DeJong ranks among the top 20 shortstops in several major-league defensive categories since 2018. The Chicago White Sox have been searching for steady gloves up the middle, and they officially added to that collection Tuesday by signing DeJong to a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Reports of the deal first surfaced Nov. 21. DeJong, who went to Antioch High School and Illinois State, has ...
Posted: November 28, 2023, 6:12 pm
The Cleveland Guardians have finalized their coaching staff ahead of the 2024 season.
Posted: November 27, 2023, 9:45 pm
Doug Wabeke was drafted by the major leagues after a three-sport Hall of Fame career at Zeeland. He died at 65.
Posted: November 27, 2023, 9:44 pm
Mike Shildt, former UNC Asheville player and assistant coach, was named the manager of the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 11:02 pm
The Boston Red Sox recently landed a new head of baseball operations. They now have a new pitching coach.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 6:25 pm