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Panda to pick between SF, SD and Boston

Panda to pick between SF, SD and Boston

MLB.com Updated Nov 22 (yesterday)
The Red Sox could have the lead in the bidding for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, with The Boston Globe reporting on Saturday that the club's five-year, $95 million offer may give it the edge over the Giants and Padres. The club has not commen…
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  • Red Sox reportedly offer Sandoval five-year deal

    Red Sox reportedly offer Sandoval five-year deal

    MLB.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    The Red Sox could have the lead in the bidding for free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, with The Boston Globe reporting on Saturday that the club's five-year, $95 million offer may give it the edge over the Giants and Padres. The club has not commen…
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  • Giants add four to 40-man roster

    Giants add four to 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 21 (3 days ago)
    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.
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  • Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    Giants announce Spring Training schedule

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    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.
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  • No wrong choice for Panda between Giants, Red Sox

    No wrong choice for Panda between Giants, Red Sox

    MLB.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    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 corners…
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  • Hudson 'pretty sure' he will retire after 2015

    Hudson 'pretty sure' he will retire after 2015

    ESPN.com Nov 18 (5 days ago)
    San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.
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  • Giants should be cautious of six-year deal for Sandoval

    Giants should be cautious of six-year deal for Sandoval

    MLB.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    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.
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  • Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Fi…

    Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Field

    yahoo.com Nov 15
    One of baseball's oldest and greatest rivalries will take center stage in MLB's standalone Sunday night opener on April 5. And no, we're not talking about Yankees/Red Sox or Dodgers/Giants for a change. The back-to-back NL Central champion St. Louis Car…
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  • Alvin Dark, Giants’ Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    Alvin Dark, Giants’ Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    Mr. Dark was captain of the New York Giants’ pennant winning teams in the 1950s, then managed the team to a pennant after it moved to San Francisco.
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  • Barry Zito hopes to return to MLB next season

    Barry Zito hopes to return to MLB next season

    yahoo.com Nov 13
    After seven years with the San Francisco Giants in which he made $126 million, won two World Series rings, carried a 4.62 ERA and heard mounds of criticism about being overpaid, Barry Zito vanished in 2014. Well, he vanished from baseball. Zito, 36, bec…
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  • Red Sox reportedly 'all-in' on free agent Pablo Sandoval

    Red Sox reportedly 'all-in' on free agent Pablo Sandoval

    Do pandas dig Boston? We may soon find out. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly "all-in" on free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the San Francisco Giants fan favorite who is nicknamed Kung-Fu Panda. Sandoval watched his stock rise throughout…
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  • 'Humbled' Williams named top NL manager in first year

    'Humbled' Williams named top NL manager in first year

    MLB.com Nov 11
    Matt Williams was rewarded for his hard work on Tuesday night, winning the 2014 National League Manager of the Year Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Williams beat out Giants skipper Bruce Bochy and the Pirates' Clint Hu…
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  • Rays interview Giants' Wotus for manager job

    Rays interview Giants' Wotus for manager job

    MLB.com Nov 11
    The Rays' search to find a new manager continued on Tuesday, when they conducted a phone interview with Giants bench coach Ron Wotus.
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  • Hurdle finishes second in NL MOY Award vote

    Hurdle finishes second in NL MOY Award vote

    MLB.com Nov 11
    Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle, the 2013 winner of the NL Manager of the Year Award, finished second to the Nationals' Matt Williams this year in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Bruce Bochy of the Giants finished third.
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  • Jake Peavy plans to turn his S.F. cable car into a mobile bar

    Jake Peavy plans to turn his S.F. cable car into a mobile bar

    yahoo.com Nov 11
    Jake Peavy is a man who learns from his mistakes, obviously. When he won a World Series with the 2013 Boston Red Sox, Peavy bought a memento — the duck boat he rode on during the Red Sox's victory parade. As Peavy helped the San Francisco Giants through…
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  • Japan rally illustrates competitive spirit

    Japan rally illustrates competitive spirit

    MLB.com Nov 11
    The seventh-inning stretch at Koshien Stadium consisted of 26,946 fans whistling and screaming, launching thousands of pastel-colored balloons skyward. That spectacle, unlike anything in Major League ballparks, may not have helped a combined team of Han…
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  • MLB takes nail-biter in Japan Series preview

    MLB takes nail-biter in Japan Series preview

    MLB.com Nov 11
    A star-studded squad of Major Leaguers got a taste of what lies ahead in the Japan All-Star Series on Tuesday, as a feisty team of players from the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants nearly erased a seven-run deficit before MLB closed out an 8-7 exhibiti…
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  • Panda will have suitors aplenty on open market

    Panda will have suitors aplenty on open market

    MLB.com Nov 10
    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.
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  • MLB stars aim to 'put on a good show' in Japan Series

    MLB stars aim to 'put on a good show' in Japan Series

    MLB.com Nov 10
    After months of planning, days of workouts, a dozen hours in the air and not nearly enough sleep, the show will begin Tuesday night in Nishinomiya, Japan. The MLB All-Stars will take on a combined team of Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers in an exhibiti…
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  • Capuano expects raucous crowd for Japan exhibition

    Capuano expects raucous crowd for Japan exhibition

    MLB.com Nov 10
    As MLB's starter in Tuesday's exhibition against a combined team of Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers, Capuano will battle what he anticipates to be "a raucous soccer-type crowd," as well as simple fatigue.
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  • New Dodgers GM plans to study rival Giants

    New Dodgers GM plans to study rival Giants

    ESPN.com Nov 7
    The Los Angeles Dodgers won the past two division titles, finished six games ahead of the San Francisco Giants this past season and still had to watch their rivals celebrate their third World Series title in five seasons.
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  • Sandoval seeks 6-year deal; Giants engaged

    Sandoval seeks 6-year deal; Giants engaged

    The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval, who according to his agent is seeking a six-year contract.
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  • Silver Slugger Awards honor game's top mashers

    Silver Slugger Awards honor game's top mashers

    MLB.com Nov 6
    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.
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  • Video - Red Sox 'All In' On Pablo Sandoval 00:49

    Red Sox 'All In' On Pablo Sandoval

    Nov 11
    Gordon Edes discusses the Red Sox's interest in Pablo Sandoval and the chances he comes to Boston.
  • Video - Bumgarner: An Unbelievable Ride 03:06

    Bumgarner: An Unbelievable Ride

    Nov 3
    2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner discusses the Giants' win over the Royals and winning his third title in five years.
  • Video - Giants Extend Qualifying Offer To Sandoval 02:51

    Giants Extend Qualifying Offer To Sandoval

    Nov 3
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the latest on free agent Pablo Sandoval, who was extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer by the Giants.
  • Video - Sandoval Wants To Return To Giants 02:44

    Sandoval Wants To Return To Giants

    Oct 31
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the possiblity of free agent Pablo Sandoval returning to the Giants.

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