World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Venditte begins spring by recording an out with each armMLB.com 20 hours agoA's switch-pitcher Pat Venditte introduced himself to the Cactus League on Tuesday, recording two outs against the Giants -- one with each arm -- as fans, and even teammates, ooed and aahed.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Mar 3 (yesterday)Major League Baseball games are back. Madison Bumgarner, who threw the last pitch of the 2014 season 125 days ago for the Giants in Game 7 of an unforgettable World Series against Kansas City, is scheduled to start for the defending champs against Oakla…Upvote Share Tweet
Competition heavy for three open spots on GiantsMLB.com Mar 2 (yesterday)With Tuesday's Cactus League opener against the Oakland A's, the Giants will begin conducting auditions for the few vacancies in their cast. The Giants will have exactly one relief spot up for grabs, and also could have as many as two roles available fo…Upvote Share Tweet
Big innings don't always equate to struggles next seasonMLB.com Mar 2 (2 days ago)History shows Madison Bumgarner's workload of 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined last year won't necessarily bring extra hurdles to the Giants ace this year.Upvote Share Tweet
Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League openerMLB.com Feb 28 (4 days ago)Madison Bumgarner, already named the Giants' Opening Night starter, also will begin San Francisco's Cactus League schedule by facing the Oakland A's on Tuesday in Mesa.Upvote Share Tweet
Lincecum showing old form at campMLB.com Feb 27 (5 days ago)Tim Lincecum has received rave reviews at camp. Of course, he formerly prompted such awe on a regular basis. And if the Giants right-hander truly has recaptured his Cy Young Award-winning form -- well, who knows what could happen this year?Upvote Share Tweet
Struggles behind him, Strickland looks to earn spot in 'penMLB.com Feb 27 (5 days ago)Hunter Strickland shined for the Giants in his first few big league innings in the regular season, but he was hit hard in the postseason. With the struggles behind him, Strickland is looking ahead towards a role with the Giants in 2015.Upvote Share Tweet
Bumgarner faces Pence, Sanchez in first BPMLB.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)Looking as powerful as ever, Madison Bumgarner, the Giants' 2014 postseason hero, threw his first round of live batting practice this spring on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetSantiago Casilla and the Giants survived a scare Thursday morning when the reliever escaped with a bruise after a batted ball struck him on his left shin.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Feb 26 (6 days ago)Christian Arroyo is the youngest player at the Giants' Spring Training camp. Though the 19-year-old almost surely will relocate to Minor League camp by mid-March and likely will begin the season with Class A Augusta, the Giants think that embedding him …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 25 (7 days ago)Coming off an unspectacular offseason in the player-acquisition department, San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean identified a culprit you might not expect: the state of California and its taxes. The Giants failed to re-sign Pablo Sandoval, who left for …Upvote Share Tweet
Hudson ready to test ankle on moundHealing at an encouraging pace, Giants right-hander Tim Hudson said Tuesday he will try to throw off a bullpen mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery last month.Upvote Share Tweet
Aoki reassesses plan to wrestle MadBumOutfielder Nori Aoki said Tuesday that his first official workout with the Giants was "a lot of fun," though he had second thoughts about wrestling Madison Bumgarner.Upvote Share Tweet
Bochy says Pence admits rest would helpGiants right fielder Hunter Pence probably won't play all 162 games this season. Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that he and Pence discussed the wisdom of an occasional rest.Upvote Share TweetFor now, the Giants are continuing to give Matt Cain two days' rest between throwing sessions, contrasting with the every-other-day regimen pitchers typically follow.Upvote Share Tweet
Four-midable: Giants relievers unparalleledMLB.com Feb 22The Giants owe much of their success to the relievers known as the "Core Four" -- Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo. In an era when economics or fluctuations in performance force many teams to replenish or revise t…Upvote Share Tweet
Zito on comeback trail with renewed passionMLB.com Feb 21Barry Zito is falling in love with the game again the same way he did the first time. His passion for baseball had waned by the time the Giants declined the southpaw's $18 million club option after the 2013 season, but Zito moved back to his hometown of…Upvote Share Tweet
Belt pulling for 'American Sniper' at OscarsMLB.com Feb 21Brandon Belt, the Giants first baseman and resident film aficionado, raved about "American Sniper," but he doubts that enough Oscar voters will agree with him. So he predicted that "Selma" will capture best picture honors.Upvote Share Tweet
Posey On Giants' Focus, PreparationsFeb 23Three-time World Series champion Buster Posey talks about his preparations for this season, how San Francisco's rotation will shake out and the competition within the division.
Giants' Rotation Questions After BumgarnerFeb 23The Giants' rotation will be led by October hero Madison Bumgarner, but the real question with the staff is in all the pitchers who follow afterwards for the team.
Players To Watch At Giants' Spring TrainingFeb 23Can Casey McGehee fill in at third and will Matt Cain put up supporting numbers in the rotation? Those are two of the biggest player questions for the Giants heading into spring training.
Bochy, Giants Ready To GoFeb 18Giants manager Bruce Bochy talks about winning three titles in five years, getting ready for a new season, his plan for pitcher Madison Bumgarner this season and how the offense will overcome the loss of Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse.
The Truth About Marcus MariotaMar 4INDIANAPOLIS — With all due respect to pockmarked Jameis Winston, off-field landmine Dorial Green-Beckham and small-school (Hobart!) marvel Ali Marpet, Marcus Mariota has more coaches and scouts staying up nights watching video than anyone in the 2015 d…
The Trade That Rocked (or Will Rock) the NFLMar 4In what will be one of the most interesting trades in recent NFL history, the Eagles have agreed to send 2013 NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for middle linebacker Kiko Alonso when the league year opens for business next week. Adam Schefter…
Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks have interest in big man JaVale McGeeMar 3The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as teams interested in free agent-to-be JaVale McGee, according to league sources.
Panthers bring back DT Cole, 34, for 1 yearMar 3The Carolina Panthers reached a one-year deal with veteran defensive tackle Colin Cole on Tuesday.