Evan Longoria

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants continue string of strikeouts, fanning 14 times in loss to Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have a strikeout problem. After striking out 10…

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Nola strikes out 12 as Giants fall to Phillies ace

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies ace Aaron Nola, gunning to extend his streak of…

Pablo Sandoval, pictured Aug. 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Panik takes Kershaw deep as Giants shut out Dodgers on Opening Day

Clayton Kershaw jump-started his mastery on Opening Day, but the one run…

Clayton Kershaw, left, reacts after giving up a solo home run to Joe Panik in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The Giants beat the Dodgers 1-0. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s, Giants follow disparate paths to same goal

Amid the opening days of the Cactus League schedule, the Oakland A’s…

Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Giants plan to take cautious tact with Buster Posey, Evan Longoria this week

Face of the franchise Buster Posey won’t be catching in any spring…

Buster Posey. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

By going older, Giants are committed to zig while rivals zag

While the rest of Major League Baseball trends younger (and, therefore, cheaper),…

The Giants introduced Evan Longoria on Friday. Bobby Evans added the veteran as a part of a plan to find value where other teams have moved on. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Evan Longoria is coming to San Francisco after the Giants completed a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

Giants add proven third baseman Evan Longoria in exchange for Denard Span, others

The San Francisco Giants made their move on Wednesday, and found the…

Evan Longoria is coming to San Francisco after the Giants completed a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
With their top target out of the picture, the Giants should seriously consider signing Lorenzo Cain and others this offseason. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

How the Giants can rebuild after missing on Giancarlo Stanton

After logging 98 of them in the regular season, the Giants took…

With their top target out of the picture, the Giants should seriously consider signing Lorenzo Cain and others this offseason. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)