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Giants | SF confirming interest in John Lackey

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:08:52 -0800

Free-agent SP John Lackey (Cardinals) is drawing interest from the San Francisco Giants, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey may have parlayed his success last season into another contract of one or two years. He will be a decent selection in the middle rounds of most fantasy drafts, maybe even a little higher if he lands in the right situation.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Giants | San Francisco favorite for Zack Greinke?

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:25:00 -0800

Free-agent SP Zack Greinke (Dodgers) signing with the San Francisco Giants is his most likely landing spot, according to sources. The Giants already established Greinke was their No. 1 target this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke had a career-best season in 2015, and he is a fantasy ace regardless of the jersey he dons. He should be one of the first arms grabbed in all seasonal drafts this spring. Stay tuned for updates.

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Giants | Brandon Crawford inks extension

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 14:57:57 -0800

San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford agreed to a six-year, $75 million extension Tuesday, Nov. 17, according to sources. The deal includes a full no-trade clause.

Fantasy Tip: Crawford has been one of the better defensive shortstops in the league since he became San Fran's starting shortstop, but he also took his game to the next level in 2015 and hit for a career-high .256 average with career highs in home runs (21) and RBI (84) in 143 games. Fantasy owners need to pay attention and bump him up a tier in the shortstop rankings for 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Giants | SF could pursue Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:12:18 -0800

The San Francisco Giants may be interested in free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets).

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes hit .291 with 35 home runs and 105 RBIs in 159 regular-season games, including a .287-14-54 stat line in 57 contests after the Mets acquired him in a midseason deal. Fantasy owners should avoid drafting him too early based on his hot hitting down the stretch and are unlikely to see him post such a high batting average again. However, the 30-year-old slugger appears to be a safe bet to post similar power numbers in 2016 if he remains healthy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Giants | San Francisco looking to upgrade rotation

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:27:06 -0800

Free-agent SPs Zack Greinke (Dodgers), Jeff Samardzija (White Sox) and Mike Leake (Giants) are pitchers of interest to the San Francisco Giants, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: While it would be foolish to expect Greinke to repeat his 1.66 ERA showing from 2015, he did post a 2.68 mark through 380 innings from 2013-2014. He is a top-tier arm. Samardzija had a rough 2015 season, so a return to the National League bodes well for the veteran. Leake isn't matchup proof so only in cavernous mixed and NL/AL-only leagues is he worth a permanent roster spot. Check back for updates on the Giants offseason activity.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Giants | Brandon Belt in team's plans

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:40:20 -0800

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt could become trade bait if the team were to sign free-agent 1B Chris Davis (Orioles), but beyond that, general manager Bobby Evans said Belt remains firmly in the team's plans. Belt still has some "residue" from a late-season concussion, but doctors told him not to change his normal offseason workouts. Evans is open-minded about trying to reach an extension with Belt.

Fantasy Tip: Barring an unexpected setback this offseason, Belt should be ready to go in spring training next year. He hit .280 with 18 bombs and 68 RBI and could be overlooked as a strong first base candidate once the bigger names come off the board because of his head injury late last season. Take advantage if that's the case.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Giants | Nori Aoki could re-sign

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:44:59 -0800

The San Francisco Giants are interested in re-signing OF Nori Aoki (concussion), who is said to be "100%" after suffering a late-season concussion, according to his agent, Nez Balelo.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki missed a lot of time in his first year with the Giants in 2015. He's a scrappy leadoff hitter type that has very little power that fantasy owners can lean on. He might be in a platoon role if the Giants re-sign him, too, which would likely limit his value to NL-only leagues.

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Giants | Brandon Belt to be fine

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:13:36 -0800

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) isn't expected to have any lingering effects from the concussion he suffered this year and doctors are encouraged by his progress.

Fantasy Tip: Belt had a career-high 18 home runs in 2015 and can easily reach the 20-homer mark in 2016 if he can remain healthy. Keep an eye on his progress as spring training approaches, but if he's fully healthy, he's not a bad first baseman to build around for your fantasy baseball squad.

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Giants | Tommy Hanson dead at 29

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:47:13 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tommy Hanson, 29, has died due to catastrophic organ failure, according to multiple reports. USA TODAY Sports and FantasyScore send our condolences to Hanson's family and friends.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Chris Cwik

Giants | Brandon Belt hasn't been cleared

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:58 -0800

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) has yet to be cleared following his concussion and is expected to be examined by a specialist in the coming days. Belt is expected to be fully healthy for spring training. OF Gregor Blanco (concussion) has been cleared after his late-season concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries derailed what was a career year for Belt in 2015. He hit 18 home runs, drove in 68 runs and hit .280 in 137 games for the Giants. Heading into 2016, assuming he's fully healthy, he should be able to build on those numbers for fantasy owners and should once again come at a modest price for first basemen.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Giants | Two Giants bought out

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 06:03:47 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Marlon Byrd and OF Nori Aoki had their 2016 options declined Wednesday, Nov. 4. Byrd had an $8 million option, and Aoki received a $700,000 buyout on his $5.5 million option.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd's power and Aoki's contact could make them late-round fliers in drafts next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Mercury News - Andrew Baggarly

Giants | Mike Leake likely to test market

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:31:18 -0800

San Francisco Giants impending free-agent SP Mike Leake has not discussed a contract with the team, and he's likely to test the free-agent market, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Leake had mixed results after being traded to the Giants midseason and dealt with an injury that clouded his fantasy value. His 2016 fantasy value will largely depend on where he lands in free agency, so stay tuned. On FantasyScore, he can make for a nice second starter with the right matchups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | SF expected to bring back Nori Aoki

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:56:40 -0700

The San Francisco Giants are expected to pick up the $5.5-million option on OF Nori Aoki's (concussion) contract for the 2016 season, assuming that he fully recovers from his concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki hit .287 with five home runs, 26 RBIs and 14 steals in 93 games in 2015. He makes a useful reserve outfielder in NL-only and deep mixed leagues because of his combination of speed and hitting for a decent average.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Heyman

Giants | Chris Heston could start in 2016

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:05:13 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston could be in the team's plans to start in 2016, but general manager Bobby Evans has said the Giants want to add two starting pitchers.

Fantasy Tip: Heston had a strong season, but he could be relegated to bullpen duty or back in the minors if the club powers up its rotation via free agency. Heston should stay in the majors, however, and if he does look to draft him in the later rounds in NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Alex Pavlovic

Giants | SF has mutual interest in Mike Leake

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:02:04 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Mike Leake would like to stay with the club in 2016, and the team has indicated it wants to hold onto him. Working out a deal may take some time, however, according to general manager Bobby Evans.

Fantasy Tip: Leake had a bit of a renaissance when he left the Cincinnati Reds, in part because the Giants had a bit of a stronger lineup to protect him. His fantasy value will depend on where the standout goes. If he stays in San Francisco, NL leagues could see Leake drafted in the middle to later rounds.

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Adrianza Ehire SS
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Arroyo Christian SS
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