Trent Baalke

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are the 49ers' quarterbacks, which means they have an unsettled position battle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Camp Kelly sounds like more of the same ol’ same old

Are you ready for some football? Ready for some 49ers football? Yeah,…

Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are the 49ers' quarterbacks, which means they have an unsettled position battle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Weary Goff ready to make big waves in L.A.

CHICAGO — Jared Goff always did look good in Cal blue and gold.…

Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
General manager Trent Baalke has some work ahead of you. (Darron Cummings/AP)

49ers plan draft to build Chip the roster he wants

SANTA CLARA — Trent Baalke realizes the importance of this draft for…

General manager Trent Baalke has some work ahead of you. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Trent Baalke, as is often the case, didn’t reveal much about his plans for quarterback Colin Kaepernick ahead of the draft. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Niners GM Baalke hopes quarterback remains a 49er, but also wouldn’t mind trading him

SANTA CLARA — Trent Baalke is not ruling out the possibility of…

Trent Baalke, as is often the case, didn’t reveal much about his plans for quarterback Colin Kaepernick ahead of the draft. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Trent Dilfer played for the San Francisco 49ers and will call their Week 1 game for the second-straight year. (Wade Payne/AP)

Another 1-0 start to come? 49ers to kickoff the season on ESPN

The NFL announced its 2016 schedule on Thursday, and the San Francisco…

Trent Dilfer played for the San Francisco 49ers and will call their Week 1 game for the second-straight year. (Wade Payne/AP)
Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Niners, Kap stuck with each other for now

SANTA CLARA — After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick…

Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors’ Thompson is gettin’ Iggy with it at right time

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is so hot, he showers at halftime. So…

Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco 49ers football head coach Chip Kelly listens to a question from a member of the media at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday. (Luis M. Alvarez/AP)

Chip Kelly washes hands of Philadelphia exit

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Chip Kelly closed the chapter on his tenure…

San Francisco 49ers football head coach Chip Kelly listens to a question from a member of the media at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday. (Luis M. Alvarez/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Hot Pence springs forward, Giants’ hopes follow him

Quick — pack Hunter Pence in bubble wrap and ship him to…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits during a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, March 16, in Peoria, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)

Poof! ‘Loaded’ Cal leaves legacy of March Badness

Geez, that didn’t last long, did it? What had been called the…

The Cal men's basketball team was bounced out of the NCAA tournament in the round of 64 by Hawaii. Marking a disappointing finish to a confounding season. (Young Kwak/AP)
49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Chip Kelly continues to praise Colin Kaepernick

STANFORD — While others speculate whether Colin Kaepernick wants to remain in San…

49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

Kap (LOL!) to Denver? Opens door for Goff

Excuse me for stifling a laugh and tweeting a LOL emoji. But…

The Denver Broncos are mulling replacing the newly retired Peyton Manning with disgruntled 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick. The Niners braintrust should accept the picks and not let John Elway hear them laughing from Santa Clara. (Jack Dempsey/AP)
San Francisco 49ers signed outside linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a one-year deal. (Eric Risberg/2015 AP)

49ers ink Ray-Ray Armstrong to 1-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers have signed linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a one-year…

San Francisco 49ers signed outside linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong to a one-year deal. (Eric Risberg/2015 AP)
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh signs University of Michigan helmets during Spring Training in Bradenton, Fla. The former 49ers head coach has irked plenty of coaches from the SEC by being so visible on their stomping grounds. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Harbaugh is smarter, bolder than the rest

Oh, if only Jed York could have grinned, chilled, managed Jim Harbaugh…

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh signs University of Michigan helmets during Spring Training in Bradenton, Fla. The former 49ers head coach has irked plenty of coaches from the SEC by being so visible on their stomping grounds. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
49ers general manager Trent Baalke responds to a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine on Wednesday. Baalke said he expects quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be with the 49ers next season.  (Darron Cummings/AP)

Kap’s spot safe on 49ers roster … for now

INDIANAPOLIS — 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said quarterback Colin Kaepernick will…

49ers general manager Trent Baalke responds to a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine on Wednesday. Baalke said he expects quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be with the 49ers next season.  (Darron Cummings/AP)
The 49ers announced Thursday the appointment of Al Guido as team president and Paraag Maathe as executive vice president of football operations, chief strategy officer and a managing partner. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Will management reshuffling lead to more 49ers drama?

In the curious and ambiguous world of 49ers management, CEO Jed York…

The 49ers announced Thursday the appointment of Al Guido as team president and Paraag Maathe as executive vice president of football operations, chief strategy officer and a managing partner. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Colin Kaepernick yearns for the benefits of playing in New York — the bright lights, and proximity to his semicelebrity girlfriend. The 49ers would be wise to allow him to pursue them.  (Matt York/AP)

Kap + NYC GF = 49ers must dump him

Sometimes in this industry, you must hold your nose and plunge into…

Colin Kaepernick yearns for the benefits of playing in New York — the bright lights, and proximity to his semicelebrity girlfriend. The 49ers would be wise to allow him to pursue them.  (Matt York/AP)
The San Francisco 49ers introduced new head coach Chip Kelly at a press conference Wednesday. How long he’ll be able to coexist with Jed York and Trent Baalke remains uncertain. (Ben Margot/AP)

A Chipper mood, soon to fade

Every 22.1 seconds, it seemed, Chip Kelly was either dropping a famous…

The San Francisco 49ers introduced new head coach Chip Kelly at a press conference Wednesday. How long he’ll be able to coexist with Jed York and Trent Baalke remains uncertain. (Ben Margot/AP)