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Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey, Mark Melancon should spark some injury concern for Giants fans

With a roster full of veterans, the San Francisco Giants are easing…

Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tony Watson is bringing his talents to San Francisco. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants add veteran reliever without breaking budget, send away former top prospect

The San Francisco Giants officially wrapped up their offseason spending spree on…

Tony Watson is bringing his talents to San Francisco. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
The Giants have been active, adding Austin Jackson, Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria and Austin Jackson. But they should be done acquiring expensive veterans because the costs of the being on the wrong side of the Competitive Balance Tax are too much. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants’ offseason strategy keeps options open for future

The San Francisco Giants view the Competitive Balance Tax threshold as a…

The Giants have been active, adding Austin Jackson, Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria and Austin Jackson. But they should be done acquiring expensive veterans because the costs of the being on the wrong side of the Competitive Balance Tax are too much. (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)
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)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants pledge to be aggressive in offseason

AT&T PARK — The braintrust of the San Francisco Giants had to…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cueto deals, Pence provides the offense in Giants’ walk-off win

AT&T PARK — After Hunter Pence sent a 444-foot, 109-mph home run…

Hunter Pence, seen here Aug. 21, hit a monster home run on Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore and the San Francisco Giants have had a rough season — to put it lightly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How are the Giants coping with prospect of losing 100 games? One day at a time

AT&T PARK — As the San Francisco Giants barrel toward an inglorious…

Matt Moore and the San Francisco Giants have had a rough season — to put it lightly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Fan favorite Ryan Vogelsong was back at AT&T Park on Sunday.(Courtesy Dinur/Flickr)

Giants avoid the sweep on Vogelsong’s big day

AT&T PARK — At 10:48 a.m., Ryan Vogelsong, flanked by a crew…

Fan favorite Ryan Vogelsong was back at AT&T Park on Sunday.(Courtesy Dinur/Flickr)
Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Melancon has successful surgery, Gomez unofficially shutdown

AT&T PARK — In the wake of Mark Melancon’s surgery earlier in…

Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants lose game, Posey late against Rockies

Sixteen pitchers threw during the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Colorado…

Buster Posey.  (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Sept. 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner hits monster home run but can’t keep Cards in park

AT&T PARK — Madison Bumgarner’s third home run — and his first…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) bats against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Sept. 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Matt Moore knew it was better to be seen and not heard when he was thrust into action when he was a September call-up for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

‘Be seen, not heard’: the life of a September call-up

AT&T PARK — Six Septembers ago, a 22-year-old Matt Moore found himself…

Matt Moore knew it was better to be seen and not heard when he was thrust into action when he was a September call-up for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
Chris Stratton, seen here in 2017, threw his first career complete game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What does future hold for former Giants first rounder?

AT&T PARK — As Chris Stratton plodded through the first half of…

Chris Stratton, seen here in 2017, threw his first career complete game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bochy to keep Melancon out of the 9th

AT&T PARK — With the team monitoring Mark Melancon in his return…

Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) fields a ground ball with his bare hand against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crawford homers, but bullpen falters in Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — Brandon Crawford put a home run in the right-field…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) fields a ground ball with his bare hand against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Stratton throws another gem as Giants shut out Brewers

AT&T PARK — Throughout the first four months of the 2017 season,…

Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton in August of 2017.  (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)

Sandoval determined to make most of second stint in San Francisco

AT&T PARK — Some four hours before the San Francisco Giants opened…

(Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/TNS)
Matt Cain works during the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday during the Giants’ 8-1 loss. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Cain struggles, offensive production is nearly non-existent in Giants loss to Marlins

It’s been pretty straightforward for Matt Cain this season: When he’s not…

Matt Cain works during the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday during the Giants’ 8-1 loss. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)
It may be a little late, but Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have been playing solid baseball in August. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pence goes deep, Bumgarner puts in quality start, Giants beat Cubs

Hunter Pence played 42 home games this season before launching a home…

It may be a little late, but Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have been playing solid baseball in August. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)