San Francisco Giants

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

San Francisco Giants bring back strong locker room presence and veteran arm in Derek Holland

As Derek Holland walked out of the San Francisco Giants' Sunday worship…

 

Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

San Francisco Giants to re-sign LHP Derek Holland

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to bring back left-handed starter Derek…

 

Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval and Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf unveil new plans for the Oakland Athletics' stadium at Howard Terminal on Nov. 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Kolsky: Bay Area sports teams make New Years resolutions

As a bi-weekly columnist for a local newspaper, I am imbued with…

 

Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants sign former A’s ambidextrous reliever Pat Venditte

The San Francisco Giants announced on Friday morning that they had agreed…

Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Farhan Zaidi and San Francisco Giants add familiar names to front office, including J.P. Ricciardi

Farhan Zaidi has begun to fill out his baseball operations staff. Though…

Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence returns to AT&T Park to help promote Gone Rogue Chips on Dec. 1, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

The reinvention of former Giants outfielder Hunter Pence begins this offseason

The last time Hunter Pence was on the AT&T Park grounds, he…

Hunter Pence returns to AT&T Park to help promote Gone Rogue Chips on Dec. 1, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants set 40-man roster ahead of Rule 5 deadline, retain flexibility

The San Francisco Giants have completed their 40-man roster ahead of the…

Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
A fan holds up a photo of Wille McCovey as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants, fans honor Willie McCovey

The San Francisco Giants and about 2,000 fans honored the late Willie…

A fan holds up a photo of Wille McCovey as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A fan holds up a heart with Willie McCovey's number 44 in it as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Willie McCovey, who became a San Francisco institution, memorialized at AT&T Park

AT&T PARK — When Willie McCovey first arrived in San Francisco in…

A fan holds up a heart with Willie McCovey's number 44 in it as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Farhan Zaidi addresses the media as he is introduced as the new San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations on Nov. 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Farhan Zaidi is welcomed to the San Francisco Giants by an in-house graphic. (Twitter)

San Francisco Giants officially announce hiring of Farhan Zaidi as President of Baseball Operations

When the San Francisco Giants fired general manager Bobby Evans just days…

Farhan Zaidi is welcomed to the San Francisco Giants by an in-house graphic. (Twitter)
Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds gives a kiss to Giants legend Willie McCovey during the opening day festivities before the game against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. McCovey died Wednesday at the age of 80. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Famed San Francisco Giants star Willie McCovey dead at age 80

MLB Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey, one of the most decorated players in the…

Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds gives a kiss to Giants legend Willie McCovey during the opening day festivities before the game against the Seattle Mariners at AT&T Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. McCovey died Wednesday at the age of 80. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: It’s time to bury these Giants, not praise them

The 2018 baseball season officially came to end this past Sunday for…

Hunter Pence had a home run and an RBI double for the Giants on Tuesday. (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)

Dodgers sweep Giants into what could be a turbulent offseason

AT&T PARK -- Hunter Pence was the first San Francisco Giant 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)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bumgarner’s final 2018 start not enough against Dodgers

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK — The Los…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dereck Rodriguez: San Francisco’s Dark Knight

AT&T PARK -- For much of the season, San Francisco Giants rookie…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dodgers clinch playoff spot as Giants suffer yet another indignity

AT&T PARK -- When Dereck Rodriguez was called up to the San…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers to home against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)

Will Smith earns Willie Mac Award from San Francisco Giants

By Doug Bruzzone Special to S.F. Examiner AT&T PARK -- In a…

Giants reliever Will Smith pitches during spring training on February 22, 2017. He tore his UCL two outings later, and returned last week against the San Diego Padres.  (Courtesy San Francisco Giants)
MLB.com writer Chris Haft awards San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with the Good Guy Award on Sept. 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Belt wins Good Guy award, details knee surgery and recovery timeline

AT&T PARK -- Brandon Belt arrived to the San Francisco Giants clubhouse…

MLB.com writer Chris Haft awards San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt with the Good Guy Award on Sept. 26, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
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…

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