Before the Giants started their burst of long-term contracts to Matt Cain and Buster Posey, plus a four-year, $40 million contract for Angel Pagan, it would have seemed that Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval were likely to receive long-term contracts. But now, both come with big question marks. Read More
Do you have the day off? Playing hooky? Don’t have a place to check out the Giants game this afternoon? Swing by AT&T Park for Opening Day and watch Matt Cain, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval take on the Los Angeles Dodgers with thousands of other screaming fans. Read More
The Giants made it through spring training — and a run through the World Baseball Classic for many — with on important asset: their health.
The most pressing concern is the health of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been experiencing pain in his right elbow and numbness in his fingers. While the “Kung Fu Panda” did not play in Thursday’s game against the A’s, manager Bruce Bochy said his return could be right around the corner. Read More
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner is no fan of the twist, a minor flaw in his windup that eventually got worse before it started getting better.
Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since Game 2 of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the Giants played the Chicago White Sox to a 9-9 tie Monday. Read More
As the last team standing in 2012, the Giants already had a short offseason. Cutting even further into that break is the World Baseball Classic, which nine Giants players will be participating in.
The WBC, which was played for the first time in 2006, then again in 2009, will hold the semifinal and championship games at AT&T Park in March after pool play takes teams all over the world, from Japan to Puerto Rico. Read More
A look at the 2012 San Francisco Giants.
The Giants arrived at their ballpark in San Francisco on Monday afternoon to a crowd of hundreds of fans thrilled by having a second World Series championship in three seasons.
Fans who were lined up along Second Street erupted in cheers as the buses turned in to the alleyway, and some fans even climbed the gates at the park to try and get a closer look at the players. Read More
Venezuelan fans are celebrating the selection of Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval as the first Venezuelan to win the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Read More
It took a lot of determination for the Giants to become baseball champions in 2012. But it only took one pitch for the entire city of San Francisco to erupt in celebration.
The moment Giants closer Sergio Romo’s final pitch hit the glove of catcher Buster Posey to seal the 4-3 World Series win in Game 4 in Detroit, fans screamed with joy and ran into the streets to celebrate the victory.
“We wouldn’t be anywhere else,” said Katherine Bent of San Mateo, while standing in the mix of the celebration in front of AT&T Park. “You can just feel the energy.”