A’s Lead Major League Baseball With 6 All-Star Selections, Giants Earn 2 The team with baseball's best record also boasts the most All-Star selections for next week's midsummer classic. The Oakland A's will send six of their starters to the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Giants’ New #1 Pick Facing Stanford With College World Series On The LineThe newest addition to the San Francisco Giants organization is also the biggest obstacle currently in the way of the Stanford Men’s baseball program as they attempt to advance to the College World Series.
A's Pitcher Jesse Chavez Keeps Head - Barely - On Line DriveIn case you missed it Tuesday night, A's pitche Jesse Chavez needed every ounce of his athleticism and instincts to avoid serious injury on the mound.
Sandwich-Cutting Injury Sends Matt Cain To The Disabled ListCain was set to take the hill for the first time in almost two weeks after being scratched Tuesday with a cut on the tip of his right index finger, which he suffered while attempting to pick up a knife.
Expectations High For Sonny Gray As He Takes The Mound For A's Home OpenerSure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher's duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.
A's Jarrod Parker Needs Season-Ending Elbow Surgery
Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn't Boost Pitcher PerformanceOn average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.
Bochy Names Madison Bumgarner As Opening Day Starter For GiantsManager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Tuesday at spring training that Bumgarner would pitch March 31 at Arizona. This marks Bumgarner’s first opening day start. He was the only member of the San Francisco rotation with a winning record last season at 13-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts and 201 1-3 innings. He made his first NL All-Star team.
Lincecum Gets Big Win, Awarded $100,000 In Dispute With Ex-Landlord Two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has won a settlement with a former landlord that sued him. The Chronicle is reporting the Giants pitcher has been awarded a $100 settlement from the former landlord.
Former Oakland A's Grant Balfour Shows Off Massive Truck At Rays Spring TrainingFormer Oakland A's pitcher Grant Balfour has a new team and a new ride, pulling up in a gargantuan behemoth of a black truck at spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Zito Won't Retire, Plans Time Off From BaseballCBS baseball insider John Heyman reports that there is no evidence that Zito, 36, actually sought a job this off-season. There is no word of any injury for the lefty, who just finished a 5-11season with a 5.74 ERA for the San Francisco Giants, the final year of a seven-season $126 Million deal.
A's Nearing 2-Year Deal For Lefty Scott KazmirA person with knowledge of the negotiations says free-agent left-hander Scott Kazmir is closing in on a $22 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
Giants Bring Back Lopez On 3-Year, $13 Million DealFree agent left-hander Javier Lopez has reached agreement on a $13 million, three-year contract to stay with the San Francisco Giants.
Giants Finalize $23M, 2-Year Deal With Tim HudsonThe San Francisco Giants have finalized a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland.
Giants Formally Part Ways With Barry ZitoBecause the 35-year-old Zito realized this moment was coming, he recently took out a full-page newspaper ad to thank the fans for standing by him through a tough tenure on this side of San Francisco Bay. The 2002 AL Cy Young Award winner across the water for the Oakland Athletics, Zito just completed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Giants.