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11/21/2014 | Giants add four to 40-man roster

The Giants added four Minor League right-handers to the roster -- relievers Derek Law, Ray Black and Cody Hall and starter Joan Gregorio. To make room, the Giants designated reliever Juan Gutierrez for assignment.


11/19/2014 | Former 20-game winner Sadecki dies at 73

Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher who won 20 games for the Cardinals in their 1964 championship season, died Monday due to complications of blood cancer. He was 73.


11/18/2014 | Giants announce Spring Training schedule

The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., and they will face the American League-champion Royals on March 23 at Scottsdale Stadium.


11/18/2014 | No wrong choice for Panda between Giants, Red Sox

At some point, Pablo Sandoval will sit down and consider everything the Giants and Red Sox are putting on the table. Both teams will offer financial security and a great baseball environment. Both teams will offer the opportunity to be part of a cornerstone franchise and to play in a great ballpark. In other words, this is a great time to be Pablo Sandoval. He can't make a wrong decision.


11/18/2014 | Okert acing every test faced in Giants' system

Steven Okert, a reliever in San Francisco's organization, has experienced rapid success at each level of the Minor Leagues, but he may have outdone himself this fall. The 23-year-old went to the Arizona Fall League and was simply dominant.


11/17/2014 | Giants should be cautious of six-year deal for Sandoval

It has been 38 seasons since the Big Red Machine of Cincinnati became the last National League team to win back-to-back World Series championships. The Giants are in position to end the drought. Now, if they can only re-sign free agent Pablo Sandoval.


11/16/2014 | Determined Carbonell grinds toward big league future

Daniel Carbonell is content to play his chosen sport without seeking much in the way of attention. Carbonell, 23, is pursuing his baseball dreams alongside dozens of like-minded peers, but he's blazed a unique path to his perch in the Arizona Fall League.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/13/2014 | Dark, star shortstop and two-time Series manager, dies at 92

Alvin Dark, a Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star shortstop who managed the Giants and A's to the World Series, died Thursday. He was 92.


11/13/2014 | Giants prospects inspired by World Series title

Blake Miller was among the Giants prospects watching on TV as San Francisco won the 2014 World Series. Though he was roughly 1,200 miles away from Kauffman Stadium, he happened to be watching from the living room of one of the players celebrating in Kansas City.


11/12/2014 | Giants not rushing negotiations with Sandoval

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told reporters at the General Managers Meetings on Wednesday that the club has not given the free-agent third baseman a timeline.


11/12/2014 | Bochy's consistency may be taken for granted

Bruce Bochy is guilty of being Bochy, which means he is stigmatized by something common in sports called "Taking for granted the highly successful coach or manager." This is especially true for those who are consistently better than good, and Bochy is the epitome of it all.


11/11/2014 | Bochy simply best skipper in Majors for 2014

By the end of October, reasonable people who followed baseball with reasonable regularity could fairly and logically conclude that Bruce Bochy was the best manager, not only in the National League, but in the Major Leagues.


11/11/2014 | Bochy finishes third in NL Manager of the Year race

San Francisco's Bruce Bochy finished third in voting for the National League Manager of the Year Award, won by rookie skipper Matt Williams of the Washington Nationals, it was announced Tuesday evening.


11/11/2014 | Rogers twins reconnect in Arizona Fall League

Like mirror-image bookends, Tyler and Taylor Rogers take up opposite ends of the couch, regaling each other with their unique and shared perspectives on baseball and life. Tyler and Taylor are serving as roommates but not teammates in the Arizona Fall League, and they're doing their best to make up for lost time.


11/10/2014 | Bochy's skilled leadership overcame obstacles

Bochy established himself as a National League Manager of the Year finalist by setting the Giants on a regular-season path that inevitably led them to their third World Series title in five years.


11/10/2014 | Panda will have suitors aplenty on open market

The Giants very much want to re-sign Pablo Sandoval. The problem is that there will be other suitors for Sandoval's services. Given the robust nature of baseball's current economy, those other suitors will have considerable money to spend.


11/7/2014 | MadBum's Series performance will stand the test of time

Some moments, some performances, simply command reflection. Madison Bumgarner's World Series was one of those. It's been a little more than a week since Game 7, and not a day has gone by without those of us who witnessed Bumgarner's five shutout innings thinking about that outing. We hear about instant classics all the time. But this was an instant epic.


11/6/2014 | Sandoval focus of Giants' offseason plan of attack

Giants general manager Brian Sabean clearly stated Thursday that the fate of free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who's said to want a six-year contract, will shape the course of the club's offseason.


11/6/2014 | Silver Slugger Awards honor game's top mashers

The winners of the 2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards were announced live on MLB Network on Thursday night, with the White Sox, Pirates, Indians, Nationals and Giants each boasting a pair of honorees.


11/4/2014 | Bochy a finalist for NL Manager of the Year

Though Bruce Bochy's Giants reached the postseason in modest fashion by securing the National League's fifth and final berth -- the second Wild Card -- he was named among three finalists Tuesday for the NL Manager of the Year award.


11/4/2014 | Giants prove mettle pays in championship run

No club in baseball plays for keeps better than the Giants. Their three World Series titles in five seasons attest to that, as they became the second National League club to accomplish that feat in a banner 2014 campaign.


11/3/2014 | Giants extend Sandoval qualifying offer

Launching their offseason with an entirely expected and obligatory move, the Giants extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to Pablo Sandoval, which they know the free-agent third baseman won't accept.


11/3/2014 | Blackburn among Giants prospects in Fall League

For someone who has breezed through pro ball, Giants right-hander Clayton Blackburn has a lengthy to-do list in the Arizona Fall League. He's trying to add two new pitches while replacing innings lost to a rib-cage injury during the season.


11/2/2014 | Panda's fate among questions soon to be answered

Now that the celebration has subsided, the freshly crowned World Series-champion Giants must address numerous personnel issues that could determine whether they remain competitive next season.




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