The San Francisco Giants have finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland.
You laugh now, but there was a time, very recently, when it was a debate. There was a time, when we thought the kid had commandeered the throne. There was a time when, when we thought it was the dawn of one empire, and the dusk of another.
The stabbing death of Jonathan Denver, 24, who died during a confrontation between his group of Dodgers fans and Giants fans following a game between the two teams earlier this month, was still fresh on the minds of baseball enthusiasts on Sunday, the last game of the season for San Francisco.
A Los Angeles Dodgers fan was stabbed to death after his team played the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Wednesday night, and police said Thursday one of two men detained in the attack would be charged with homicide.
While the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers have seen plenty of Tim Lincecum over the years, he could be making his final start in a San Francisco Giants uniform Thursday night.
Making perhaps his final start for the Giants Wednesday against the rival Dodgers will be left-hander Barry Zito (4-11, 5.91). It may be the final appearance in the Bay Area as a member of the home team.
Ryan Vogelsong gave up five runs, and the San Francisco Giants managed just six hits against Ivan Nova in a 6-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Eric Chavez lined the first pitch he saw from Sandy Rosario in the ninth inning for a game-ending single, sending the Giants to a 4-3 loss the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
This week was the final week that starters were likely to appear in the preseason, offering fans one more indiscernible glimpse of what may lie ahead in the ensuing 17 weeks of NFL battle.
Buster Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.