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Giants | Jake Peavy lost weight

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:51:31 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy lost roughly 10 pounds in the offseason in order to be more nimble on the bases now that he's back in the National League.

Fantasy Tip: At age 33, Peavy is on the very edge of fantasy value in mixed leagues. He went 7-13 with a 3.73 ERA in 32 combined starts with the Boston Red Sox and Giants last year. A horrible start in Boston was saved with his move to the hitter-friendly confines in SF. However, his days of dominance are over, and if he's not spot on with his location, he can find himself in trouble. Peavy is mainly an NL-only commodity, and he can be useful in daily games in the right matchups.

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


Giants | Norichika Aoki to head leadoff?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:47:24 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Norichika Aoki will hit leadoff against the Oakland Athletics in the exhibition game Tuesday, March 3, and manager Bruce Bochy plans to experiment with Aoki as the leadoff hitter, although OF Angel Pagan is likely to start the year as the team's leadoff hitter. In the times that Aoki hits leadoff, Pagan would hit third. Pagan feels more comfortable at leadoff, but he's excited about the possibility of hitting in front of C Buster Posey, too.

Fantasy Tip: Aoki's fantasy allure comes from his stable batting average and speed on the basepaths, but the move to San Francisco isn't the most intriguing. Hitting at the top of the lineup will give him more opportunities to score runs, but he remains nothing more than a late-round stolen base source in deeper mixed leagues.

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


Giants | Angel Pagan has stiff neck

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:47:36 -0800

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (neck) did not hit Thursday, Feb. 26, because of a stiff neck, according to manager Bruce Bochy. However, the issue isn't believed to be serious, and it's unrelated to his back problems from last year.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan hasn't gone over 96 games in the last two seasons because of injuries. It's definitely not a good sign that he's already nicked up this early in spring, either. He's a brittle vet that doesn't inspire much confidence for owners looking for a steals option at the tail end of drafts.

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


Giants | Matt Cain to pitch early

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:42:52 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will pitch in the first turn through the rotation during spring training games, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Cain struggled in 2014 but is trying to work his way back from some injuries and be ready for the start of the regular season. Owners should monitor his performance during the spring training, but he could be a consideration in the later rounds of mixed league drafts if he is healthy.

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


Giants | Sergio Romo feeling fine

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:41:04 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo's (shoulder, hand) shoulder is feeling better and should be fine even though his pitching hand was hit by a ball while he was running, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Romo could take a few days off to let things heal, but it looks like he should be fine for the regular season. He likely will start the season as a setup man but could be a closer option if Santiago Casilla struggles in the job. Owners could consider selecting Romo in one of the later rounds of mixed league drafts as a possible handcuff to Casilla.

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


Giants | Santiago Casilla has foot contusion

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:13:40 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (foot) suffered a foot contusion during workouts Thursday, Feb. 26, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Casilla will be fine.

Fantasy Tip: Casilla is a cheap saves gamble later in mixed drafts, but there's a good chance he'll be looking over his shoulder all year at Sergio Romo. In a best-case scenario, you would handcuff the two Gigantes relievers to each other.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson to be ready?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:06:16 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (ankle) can be ready for his first turn in the rotation to start the regular season, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: This will likely be Hudson's final year of his career. After posting his first losing record of his career last season, there's not much left in the tank for the 39-year-old. Bochy is likely being optimistic on Hudson's timetable. Hudson can be an innings-eater for fantasy squads, but his really only useful in NL-only leagues for now.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson making progress

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:01:17 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (ankle), who is working his way back from surgery in early January to have bone spurs removed from his right ankle, is scheduled for his first spring mound session Wednesday, Feb. 25. Hudson is happy with his progress and said his ankle is feeling pretty good. Hudson said he's a bit behind but further along than he was last year in spring.

Fantasy Tip: A 39-year-old coming off surgery really shouldn't any fantasy baseball drafters. He also posted his first losing season last year and had an ERA of 3.57. Hudson can be an innings-eater during the year if he's healthy, but he's best left to the waiver wire in standard 12-team leagues for now.

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


Giants | Matt Cain looking good this spring

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:54:39 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw another productive bullpen session Monday, Feb. 23, and is encouraged about his recovery from right elbow surgery. He tossed 30 pitches Monday and is throwing all of his pitches. "Letting it go," Cain said. "Today was 100%. Everything felt good. We're taking steps in the right way. The arm's feeling good and everything is going the right way. Now it's just getting the repetitions, getting on the mound a lot." C Buster Posey has also been impressed with how Cain has looked this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is also recovering from an ankle surgery, and he'll be on injury watch this spring training. If he continues his optimistic road to recovery, he'll be an injury discount in the late rounds of standard 12-team mixed leagues to round out your rotation.

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


Giants | Santiago Casilla the closer

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:58:11 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla will be the team's closer heading into the season, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: This was expected to be the case all along. Casilla had a sparkling 1.70 ERA and 0.86 WHIP last year while recording 19 saves for the Gigantes last year. Sergio Romo, when healthy, is a threat to Casilla in the ninth, though, so it's best to handcuff the two if you can.

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


Giants | Bruce Bochy to return Sunday

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:31:04 -0800

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to rejoin the team Sunday, Feb. 22. He was released from the hospital Friday, Feb. 20, after undergoing a procedure to relieve heart trouble.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chris Haft


Giants | SF offered James Shields more money

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:18:03 -0800

The San Francisco Giants reportedly offered SP James Shields a four-year, $80 million deal before he ended up signing with the San Diego Padres for four years and $75 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations.

Fantasy Tip: Shields is being counted on to serve as the ace of a much-improved Padres team and should see his numbers improve in a pitcher-friendly National League park. He will likely be selected in the early rounds of fantasy drafts due to his durability and walk-to-strikeout ratio.

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


Giants | Madison Bumgarner not worried about workload

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:33:12 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner is expected to be the team's ace and opening day starter this year. Some are worried about Bumgarner's heavy workload in seasons past, as he threw 217 innings last year and 53 more in the postseason. This offseason, he didn't start throwing until January. Bumgarner's teammates aren't worried about his workload, either, citing "country strong" as he generates plenty of power from his legs and midsection while pitching. He also remains efficient, averaging 15.5 to 15.9 pitches per inning in each of his five seasons. Bumgarner has also improved his first-pitch-strike percentage, as well.

Fantasy Tip: Unlike a similar pitcher that regressed significantly last year after heavy workloads (Justin Verlander), Bumgarner is much younger at 25. He's also shown the ability to increase his workload drastically earlier in his career in the jump to the majors. Sure, there is some risk there, but until he shows us any differently, Bumgarner should be viewed as a top-tier fantasy ace.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


Giants | Sergio Romo has sore shoulder

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:20:01 -0800

San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (shoulder) is being held back in camp as a precaution with a tender shoulder, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Romo hasn't had any tests on his shoulder yet.

Fantasy Tip: Romo is slated to open the 2015 season as the setup man to Santiago Casilla in SF. As a result, he won't get much fantasy love outside of serving as a handcuff to Casilla. Romo's sore shoulder isn't a good start to spring training.

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


Giants | Tim Hudson behind in camp

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:58:35 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson (ankle) is behind in his preseason preparation because of his right ankle surgery, according to manager Bruce Bochy. However, SPs Ryan Vogelsong or Gregorio Petit could step in for Hudson if needed.

Fantasy Tip: At Hudson's age (39), we wouldn't be surprised at all if he's not ready for the regular season. Vogelsong and Petit could easily be asked to take over for Hudson during the year, too, if he's not performing up to standards. Hudson should be left to the waiver wire in standard leagues.

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San Francisco Giants Player News

Abreu Tony 2B
Acosta Kelyn P
Adrianza Ehire 2B
Affeldt Jeremy RP
Agosta Martin P
Anderson Luke P
Aoki Norichika OF
Arias Joaquin 2B
Arnold Jeff C
Arroyo Christian SS
Athas Jamie 2B
Beede Tyler P
Begg Chris P
Belt Brandon 1B
Berken Jason RP
Blach Tyson P
Black Ray P
Blackburn Clayton P
Blanco Gregor OF
Bochy Brett P
Bowker John OF
Brinson Morgan P
Broshuis Garrett P
Brown Gary OF
Bumgarner Madison SP
Cabrera Fernando RP
Cain Matt SP
Cameron Kevin RP
Carbonell Daniel OF
Carignan Andrew RP
Casilla Jose RP
Casilla Santiago RP
Cedeno Ronny SS
Clark Craig P
Concepcion Edward P
Cook Daniel INF
Copeland Ben OF
Cordido Julio INF
Cordier Erik P
Corgan Chance P
Corona Ramon INF
Correa Hector P
Cortes David RP
Cova Rafael P
Cowart Adam P
Cox Benjamin P
Crawford Brandon SS
Crick Kyle SP
D'Alessio Andrew INF
Daigle Casey RP
De La Cruz Diego P
de la Rosa Tomas INF
Del Orbe Ramon P
Doster Dave 2B
Duffy Matt INF
Dunning Jake RP
Duvall Adam 3B
Dyche Joe OF
Edelfsen Steve RP
Eifel Michael P
Espineli Geno RP
Estrella Leo RP
Estrella Luis P
Fikac Jeremy RP
Flaherty Tim C
Flanigan Robert INF
Fleet Austin P
Foltin Wayne P
Ford Darren OF
Fortunato Bartolome P
Garcia Aramis C
Graham Tyler OF
Gregorio Joan P
Guitierrez Henry C
Gutierrez J.C. RP
Hall Cody P
Hammond Steve P
Harrold Stephen P
Hedrick Justin P
Hernandez Carlos E. 2B
Herrera Javier OF
Heston Chris P
Hicks Brandon SS
Hudson Tim SP
Hutting Tim SS
Irving Brian P
Ishikawa Travis 1B
Jacobs Greg OF
Javier Nathanael 3B
Javier Omar P
Jennings Todd C
Johnson Mike SP
Jurica Carter SS
Kaufman Shane P
Kim Sun-Woo SP
King Aaron P
Kontos George RP
Koshansky Joe 1B
Kown Andrew P
Kuzmic Scott INF
Lara Braulio RP
LaTorre Tyler C
Law Derek P
Lincecum Tim SP
Linden Todd OF
Lindsley Brooks INF
Liriano Pedro P
Lopez Javier RP
Lopez Josh INF
Lormand Ryan INF
Loux Shane RP
Lowenstein Aaron C
Lunsford Trey C
Machi Jean RP
Maday Daryl P
Mantle Ryan OF
Martinez-Esteve Eddy OF
Mateo Julio RP
Matos Osiris P
Mazzola Josh 1B
McArthur Evan INF
McCall Shiloh OF
McGehee Casey 3B
McGrath Ryan P
McKae Dave P
McMains Derin INF
McNiven Brooks P
Meaux Ryan P
Mejia Adalberto P
Meloan John P
Mercedes Simon P
Miller Jeff P
Minor Damon 1B
Munter Scott P
Newton David SP
Nicholson Kyle P
Nieto Ben P
Osich Josh P
Pagan Andres C
Pagan Angel OF
Panik Joe SS
Parker Jarrett OF
Parker Jarrett OF
Partch Curtis P
Peavy Jake SP
Pence Hunter OF
Pereira Nick P
Perez Juan OF
Petit Yusmeiro SP
Pickford Kevin P
Posey Buster C
Price Ryne OF
Pucetas Kevin SP
Quirarte Edwin P
Quiroz Guillermo C
Rapada Clay RP
Ray Ronnie P
Reifer Adam P
Reina Jesus P
Requena Alex OF
Rodriguez Rafael X. OF
Roibal Reinier P
Rojas Leonardo C
Romero Felix P
Romo Andrew P
Romo Sergio RP
Ronick Ari P
Rosario Sandy P
Sanchez Hector C
Sanford Shawn P
Santos Chad INF
Santos Francisco 1B
Sharpless Josh RP
Shuman Scott P
Simmons James X. OF
Sisk Aaron 3B
Soptic Jeff P
Stanton Christopher INF
Stiner Drew C
Stratton Chris P
Strickland Hunter P
Susac Andrew C
Timpner Clay OF
Todd Chris INF
Triunfel Carlos SS
Turner Ben C
Valderrama Carlos OF
Villalona Angel 1B
Vogelsong Ryan SP
Weeks Joel C
Whitaker Craig SP
Wilding Taylor P
Williamson Mac OF
Wilson Christopher P
Witter Adam C
Woodbury Benjamin OF
Woodruff Kyle P
Wright Damon OF
Wylie Mitch P
Yourkin Matt P

Bochy Bruce MAN
Kelly Roberto TO
Meulens Hensley TO
Righetti Dave PC
Sabean Brian GM
Wotus Ron TO

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