Apparently James Shields doesn’t believe in the old saying “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” CBS Sports reports he turned down a larger contract from the Giants weeks before agreeing to sign with the San Diego Padres.
San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy was admitted to a hospital in Arizona for a heart operation after experiencing chest discomfort Thursday.
Buster Posey is just 27-years-old, the age when some in baseball say players are just hitting their prime. But unlike his contemporaries, Posey is already being asked to reflect on his career success.
Apparently not impressed by the “technology and stuff” in the Chevy truck he won after being named World Series MVP last fall, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner showed up to spring training Wednesday in a Ford.
In 2006, Barry Zito was the biggest free agent pitcher signing in MLB history. Eight Years later he’s trying out the team that originally drafted him, hoping for a chance to make a small fraction of his Giants contract. The veteran lefty says he’s playing now for the love of the game. A look at his pay cut will sure make you believe him. Check the numbers:
On February 11th, 1966 Willie Mays signed a $130,000 contract with the Giants. At the time, it was the highest in the league. Now the league MINIMUM is $500,000. How would Mays, one of the league’s all time greats, be paid if he were a free agent today? Let’s measure up.
San Francisco Police will hold training exercises on explosives disposal inside Candlestick Park this coming weekend, according to the department.
Baseball’s home run king and former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, whose induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame has been denied by the voting sportswriters, has been elected into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Will Giants Fans need to carry an umbrella to AT&T Park on Saturday? Roberta has the forecast
After preliminary work to tear out seats and other items, crews have begun the heavy work of tearing down Candlestick Park, longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.