Melky Cabrera’s incredibly selfish and idiotic decision is going to cost him an ungodly amount of money, but there’s no reason it should cost the Giants a shot at returning to the postseason.
It’s certainly not going to be easy without the Melk-Man, whose final delivery of the regular season came in the form of a mea culpa news release issued through the players union, but consider the following: Read More
Giants general manager Brian Sabean said he felt like he got “punched in the stomach” when he learned of Melky Cabrera’s 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone.
In his first public comments since the Wednesday suspension, Sabean told reporters on Thursday about his initial reaction. Read More
May 26, 2011, was a dark day in Giants history, when Buster Posey suffered an injury that ended his season and the Giants’ chances for the postseason. Read More
Barry Bonds. Mark McGwire. Jason Giambi. Jose Canseco. Victor Conte.
Until Wednesday, those were the high-profile Bay Area ties to the performance-enhancing drugs scandal that called into question every slugging record in Major League Baseball from the late 1990s and early 2000s. But that was supposed to be a bygone era. Baseball is a clean game, many claim as some snicker. Read More
Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera may have disappointed his fans, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to get discounts on sportswear bearing his name.
Many were shocked Wednesday when the All-Star Game MVP was suspended for 50 games without pay for testing positive for testosterone. After the news was announced Wednesday morning, some fans tried to take advantage of the
scandal. Read More
The news hit the Giants and their fans like a ton of bricks Wednesday: Outfielder Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone. That takes him through the rest of the regular season and either five games into the postseason or next year.
It became the latest lesson from baseball that when you are seeing something on the field that is almost too good to be true, it probably is. Read More
The decision-making machine never stops chugging along in the front office of a big-league ballclub. In-season, offseason — it never slows down. If you’re not deciding which player deserves a contract extension, you’re determining which free agents to pursue, weighing the pros and cons of a deadline deal, or figuring out where to place or promote a particular prospect. Read More
The Philadelphia Phillies traded right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, parting with two of their starting outfielders in a span of about two hours to signal the start of a rebuilding phase for the five-time defending National League East champions.The Phillies announced the trade Tuesday. Read More
Scott Hairston's name was floating in rumors as the days melted away before the trading deadline. But as the days turned to hours, the New York Mets were certainly thrilled to still have the veteran outfielder.
Hairston hit two homers, a game-tying shot in the eighth and a go-ahead blast in the 10th, to lift the Mets to a knock-down, drag-out 8-7, 10-inning victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park. Read More
The Atlanta Braves squeaked by the Giants 3-2 on Thursday, salvaging the final game of a three-game series.
“You lose two in a row after winning seven,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, “and it feels like you’ll never win again.”
Freddie Freeman and David Ross hit solo home runs, and Tim Hudson (8-4) limited San Francisco, which saw its five-game win streak end, to two runs in 7¹⁄³ innings. Read More