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Former San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans sits in the home dugout in 2017. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: The San Francisco Giants’ alleged reconstruction feels more like rearranging deck chairs

The San Francisco Giants are mercifully close to the end of another…

 

Giants General Manager Bobby Evans. (Courtesy photo)

Bobby Evans, Brian Sabean address Andrew McCutchen trade, expectations for Chris Shaw

AT&T PARK -- Major League Baseball needs more Andrew McCutchens. That was…

 

Madison Bumgarner showed up to fan fest without his customary locks, but he said the decision wasn’t symbolic of wanting to move on from his disastrous 2017 season. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Madison Bumgarner eyes redemption in 2018, not worried about contract

AT&T PARK — For the first time in three Februarys, Madison Bumgarner…

 

The Dodgers are going to be dang good again. Have the Giants done enough in the offseason to close the gap in the NL West? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants only team in NL West to embrace the hot stove: Will it be enough?

League-wide, the hot stove season has failed to heat up. The San…

The Dodgers are going to be dang good again. Have the Giants done enough in the offseason to close the gap in the NL West? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants need to land Lorenzo Cain to complete uplifting offseason

The clouds have broken for many Giants fans. Enough time has passed…

The Giants need to fill the hole in center field and free agent Lorenzo Cain would fit their offseason strategy while solving a few other problems too. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A complete breakdown of the Giants’ trade for Andrew McCutchen

News that the San Francisco Giants traded for Andrew McCutchen broke shortly…

Andrew McCutchen is coming to San Francisco after the Giants traded for him on Monday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
There’s no quick fix to the San Francisco Giants. Dark years are ahead for the dynasty that ran out of gas. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants leave Winter Meetings empty handed, signaling the end of an era

The MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando produced nothing but hot air and…

There’s no quick fix to the San Francisco Giants. Dark years are ahead for the dynasty that ran out of gas. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Athletics infield hangs out as a play is reviewed by officials during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants enter winter in precarious position as A’s sit back and watch young core grow

AT&T PARK — Seated on the edge of the dais, with CEO…

The Oakland Athletics infield hangs out as a play is reviewed by officials during a MLB game against the San Francisco Giants AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants are unsure about who will man the mound for the ninth inning in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Time is right for Giants to ‘explore all options’ in ninth

AT&T PARK — Flanked by Larry Baer to his left and Brian Sabean and…

The Giants are unsure about who will man the mound for the ninth inning in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon could be a more cost-effective solution for the Giants’ problems at closer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Sleeping Giants need wake-up call before trade deadline

If you saw this coming at Third and King, raise your hand.…

Mark Melancon could be a more cost-effective solution for the Giants’ problems at closer. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Andrew Miller would make a great San Francisco Giant. But the odds are against that move being made. (Adam Hunger/AP)

Andrew Miller would be a great addition for the Giants — don’t hold your breath

Andrew Miller would look great in Giants orange and black. It’s true,…

Andrew Miller would make a great San Francisco Giant. But the odds are against that move being made. (Adam Hunger/AP)
It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

A’s, Giants need to bury egos, give peace a chance

It’s less than two weeks before the non-waiver trade deadline. One team…

It would make sense for the A’s and Giants to be trade partners this year. If they were, Oakland could use Albert Suarez. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, right, celebrates with Hunter Pence (8) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers' Scott Kazmir in the third inning Sunday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Belt extension doesn’t add up for Giants, Posey

Rarely, the team-building tactics of the Giants’ Brian Sabean and Bobby Evans,…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, right, celebrates with Hunter Pence (8) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers' Scott Kazmir in the third inning Sunday in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles while doing an interview for social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Cueto must do more than ‘fool around’

His floppy dreads are bigger than he is, which is 5-10 going…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles while doing an interview for social media Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
From left, Billy Beane, the new executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, and San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer exemplify the have-and-have-not disparity in Major League Baseball. (Associated Press)

Baer wants more, Beane eyes door

It was a day that reminded us who plays baseball on a…

From left, Billy Beane, the new executive vice president of baseball operations for the Oakland A's, and San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer exemplify the have-and-have-not disparity in Major League Baseball. (Associated Press)
As the Giants sit seven games back in the N.L. West, Brian Sabean may regret his minimal action at this year's trade deadline. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

If only Giants had thought bigger

A rookie named Travis Jankowski, he of the .219 batting average, ended…

As the Giants sit seven games back in the N.L. West, Brian Sabean may regret his minimal action at this year's trade deadline. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Manager Bruce Bochy’s Giants have fallen on hard times as of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are still within striking distance. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Dodger Dogs keeping Giants alive

In a news release on 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONS letterhead, the Giants are…

Manager Bruce Bochy’s Giants have fallen on hard times as of late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are still within striking distance. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Outfielder Hunter Pence is on the disabled list because of a strained oblique, the latest in a long list of health problems that has the Giants’ season on the brink. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Giants in trouble without Pence

And now, the outfield for your defending world champion Saaaaan Francisco Giants…

Outfielder Hunter Pence is on the disabled list because of a strained oblique, the latest in a long list of health problems that has the Giants’ season on the brink. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Another MadBum gem, then reality for Giants

They tease with a brisk, airtight, trophy-trademark victory on a cool night…

Giants starter Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Bumgarner pitches 5-hitter, overpowers Astros as Giants win

Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts, Brandon Belt broke up…

Madison Bumgarner dominated the Houston Astros Tuesday night, allowing just five hits in his eighth career complete game. (Eric Risberg/AP)