nytimes.com Updated 10 hours agoMatt Cain pitched five perfect innings for the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated 10 hours agoJeff Samardzija felt he controlled his tempo well, was able to mix his pitches the way he wanted, including his splitter, and took advantage of catcher Eli Whiteside's background with the Giants. And no matter what he does, the Cubs right-hander's name …Upvote Share TweetMaybe Barry Bonds' stint as a guest instructor in Giants camp will serve as some small reminder of the unique talent that existed beyond the hints and shouts and court dates and public persecution and, yes, beyond the general jerkiness, too.Upvote Share Tweet
Fresno Grizzlies minor leaguers to wear Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jerseysyahoo.com Updated 15 hours agoCowabunga, dudes! Do you like baseball? Do you like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well, then you're going to love what the Fresno Grizzlies, the Class AAA minor-league team of the San Francisco Giants, are doing Aug. 2, when their players will wear …Upvote Share Tweet
Giants prospect Escobar knocking on door of MajorsMLB.com Updated Mar 9 (yesterday)The Giants Futures squad was in Scottsdale on Sunday afternoon, playing a split-squad game against a handful of regulars. And yet, 21-year-old Edwin Escobar was on the mound in Glendale, facing the archrival Dodgers before a packed house and going toe-t…Upvote Share TweetClayton Kershaw pitched five innings in his penultimate tuneup for the season opener in Australia, giving up five hits to a split squad of San Francisco Giants during their 3-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Split-Squad Beats Group of Prospects 8-0nytimes.com Updated Mar 9 (yesterday)Madison Bumgarner moved one step closer to his first opening-day start for San Francisco. The left-hander even got some work done at the plate.Upvote Share Tweet
Miller, Saunders Go Deep as Mariners Rout Giantsnytimes.com Updated Mar 8 (2 days ago)Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, right-hander Erasmo Ramirez cruised through four scoreless innings to send a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Despite low batting average, Morse feels greatMLB.com Updated Mar 8 (3 days ago)Don't let the numbers deceive you: Michael Morse has been one of the most locked-in hitters in Giants camp this spring.Upvote Share TweetTim Lincecum pitched three strong innings and Hunter Pence homered as the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Hudson Scoreless Again as Giants Beat Reds 3-2nytimes.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)Tim Hudson extended his spring training scoreless streak to five innings, Pablo Sandoval homered to lead off a three-run fifth and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants starters regaining their championship formMLB.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)Great starting pitching was the hallmark of San Francisco's two recent World Series-winning teams and the rotation intends to be competitive again in 2014.Upvote Share Tweet
Crowd forms to fill Giants' bullpen jobsMLB.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)Four relievers already have jobs in the Giants' bullpen, but at least 11 other pitchers have a legitimate chance to secure any of three apparent bullpen vacancies.Upvote Share TweetHere's some fun spring training shenanigans courtesy of the San Francisco Giants, who understand that people wearing comically ill-fitting clothes is always funny. Tim Lincecum, who is just 5-foot-11, traded uniforms with Kameron Loe, who is 6-foot-8. M…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 5 (5 days ago)Matt Cain pitched three shutout innings in his first start of the spring and Pablo Sandoval hit a pair of RBI singles as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetMadison Bumgarner and Ryan Vogelsong sustained the precision of the Giants' projected starting rotation in Tuesday's 3-2 Cactus League victory over the Colorado Rockies.Upvote Share Tweet
Johnson and Lincecum Strong in Spring Debutsnytimes.com Updated Mar 3Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum made successful spring debuts on Monday in the San Diego Padres' 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
Mark Minicozzi is getting a second chance at his MLB dream after getting picked from the stands by Giantsyahoo.com Updated Mar 3Mark Minicozzi made the most of his first spring training at-bat for the San Francisco Giants. He blasted an opposite-field home run to right field Friday and trotted around the bases looking like a baseball star who did that sort of thing all the time.…Upvote Share Tweet
Johnson pleased with first Padres spring startMLB.com Updated Mar 3Josh Johnson was encouraged by his two-inning stint against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday. He tossed two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and showed a dandy changeup in his 22-pitch outing that included 15 strikes.Upvote Share Tweet
Barry Bonds' Return To BaseballMar 10Barry Bonds addresses the media in his first day as a special instructor for the Giants.
Giants Would Temporarily Share BallparkFeb 28Jerry Crasnick discusses the reason behind the San Francisco Giants' willingness to temporarily share AT&T Park if the Oakland A's build a new stadium.
Home Run Robbing CatchFeb 26Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick robs a home run during a spring training game vs. the San Francisco Giants.
Baseball Tonight Tour: Buster PoseyFeb 25Giants catcher Buster Posey catches up with Karl Ravech and John Kruk to discuss his interpretation of the new home plate collision rule.
The Tuesday MailbagMar 11Suppose, at the dawn of free agency today at 4 p.m. ET, you could buy a 28-year-old player, injury-free and a solid leader. All analysts would say this guy is a top-five player at his position with seven or eight prime seasons ahead. Suppose he wanted t…
2014 NFL free agency preview -- Five things to watchMar 10Teams have plenty to spend, but there aren't many big-money players hitting the market, writes John Clayton in his 2014 free-agency preview.
Daily Dime: If Clips get top mark, who's MVP?Mar 10After going 14-for-16 from the field, Blake Griffin shows a game worthy of MVP discussion
Babin voids deal, becomes free agentMar 10Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin elected to void the final two years of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.