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Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 11 months 2 weeks ago
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

By Jake Rose, 1 year 7 months ago
Major League Baseball’s hot stove is already at full boil. New Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is already making his mark in Boston, swapping four prospects with the Padres for closer Craig Kimbrel. Meanwhile, Kimbrel’s former club, the Braves, continue to make their fans say, “They did what!?” by trading away Andrelton Simmons, the best...

San Francisco Giants Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 1 year 11 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let...

Giants call up Adrianza, DFA McGehee

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of infielder Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento and designated third baseman Casey McGehee for assignment. Adrianza is batting .316 with six doubles, three homers and 15 RBI in 44 Triple-A games this year. He hit .237 with six doubles and five RBI in 53 games with the Giants last year. The 32-year-...

Recap: Miami vs. San Francisco

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - With just four homers in 402 career games coming into Tuesday, Dee Gordon capitalized on a chance to add to his total without having the ball leave Marlins Park. Gordon sped around the bases in the second inning for a three-run inside-the- park homer to help Miami edge the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game series. Justin Bour went...

Giants' Lincecum hit in arm by liner, exits

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left Saturday's game against Colorado with a right forearm contusion after being hit in his pitching arm by a line drive in the second inning. Lincecum spun around and put his head between his legs after being struck near his right elbow by DJ LeMahieu's liner. The ball ricocheted to first baseman Buster...

Recap: San Francisco vs. Colorado

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Susac hit a go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum left the game with what the team called a right forearm contusion after being hit in his pitching arm by a line drive off the bat of DJ LeMahieu in the...

Giants reliever Affeldt hits DL

By The Sports Network, 2 years 18 hours ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants placed struggling relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against Colorado. The move came one day after Affeldt allowed four runs and three hits while failing to record an out in an appearance against San Diego. The Giants said the veteran lefty is dealing with a shoulder strain. ...

Recap: San Francisco vs. San Diego

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 day ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Buster Posey smacked a grand slam and the San Francisco Giants blanked the San Diego Padres 6-0 in the middle test of a three-game set. Ryan Vogelsong (6-5) tossed six innings, scattering five hits and walking two for the Giants, who have won four of their last six games. Andrew Susac had two hits and scored a pair of runs. "Great game by...

San Diego Padres (35-39) at San Francisco Giants (39-34), 3:45 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 day ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - James Shields attempts to bounce back from his first loss of the season on Thursday afternoon as the San Diego Padres play the rubber match of a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants. Shields went 7-0 through his first 14 outings with the Padres before getting dealt a 4-2 setback in Arizona on Friday. The right-hander gave up all four runs on eight hits and a...