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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies hits an RBI scoring Corey Dickerson #6 during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Nolan Arenado Looks To Turn Corner For Rockies

The Rockies expect big things from Nolan Arenado. But can he put it all together at the plate?

03/30/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner Poised To Join MLB’s Elite Pitchers

The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, entering his sixth season, is beginning to show mastery of his pitches.

03/29/2014

Tim Lincecum

Lincecum Escapes Major Injury On Grounder, A’s Beat Giants In Exhibition

Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.

03/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 18: Andrew Cashner #34 of the San Diego Padres pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Andrew Cashner Gets Opening Day Nod For Padres

Andrew Cashner went from the Padres’ bullpen to staff ace last season. Can he continue that growth?

03/28/2014

Pitcher Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics poses for a portrait during the spring training photo day at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kazmir Sharp, A’s Defeat Giants In Exhibition

Scott Kazmir pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Thursday night.

03/27/2014

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: Archie Bradley of the Diamondbacks pitches during the match between Team Australia and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 21, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Diamondbacks May Turn To Archie Bradley With Patrick Corbin Out

Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.

03/27/2014

San Francisco Giants Photo Day

Giants Defeat Rockies, Wrap Up Spring Training In Arizona

Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.

03/26/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Still Has Doubters After Huge Rookie Season

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is on the fast track to superstardom if he continues to perform on the field, and keeps quiet off it.

03/26/2014

San Francisco Giants Photo Day

Bumgarner Ends Spring With 1.19 ERA, Giants Top Brewers In Cactus League

San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner extended his Cactus League scoreless streak to 21 1-3 straight innings and retired 13 of the first 14 batters before Khris Davis hit a long home run to left-center in the fifth.

03/25/2014

Manager Dusty Baker #12 of the San Francisco Giants smiles prior to Game five of the 2002 World Series against the Anaheim Angels at Pacific Bell Park on October 24, 2002 in San Francisco, California. The Giants defeated the Angels 16-4 (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Former Giants Manager Dusty Baker Trades In Dugout For Season In NorCal Garden

Baseball is still close to Baker’s heart, that’s for sure. But after being fired by Cincinnati last October, he is working on more than a half-dozen business projects at once out of his Sacramento-area home — not to mention helping 15-year-old son Darren and his freshman pals with their swings in the family batting cage.

03/25/2014