The Giants have some decisions to make this offseason. The NL West champs have a whopping 12 players who were significant contributors to the major league roster hitting free agency this winter, including nearly their entire rotation. Aside from aging homegrown stars Buster Posey ($22 million club option) and Brandon...
If the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants had agreed on implementing robot umpires prior to the 2021 NLDS, the bottom of the fourth inning could’ve gotten dicey quickly. [INSERT RAY LIOTTA “GOODFELLAS” LAUGHING MEME] But oh, marone, thank God that didn’t happen!. Thus far in a tight-as-all-hell Game...
The postseason isn’t over, there’s no new CBA in sight, but that doesn’t mean the rumors aren’t flowing …. Before I read this tweet, I would have called the Giants the – far and away – favorites to sign Kris Bryant this winter, but now? I’m not so sure. Maybe just the mild favorites?
Of course, you would love to go into a different mode in terms of dominating out there," Bryant said, "but it's about passing the torch. When I first got here, Brandon was hurt, and there were guys stepping up, passing the torch to the next guy. It's not, 'Oh, I have to be the hero in this situation.
As Kris Bryant reflected back upon the moments where he had been traded at the Major League Baseball trade deadline from the Chicago Cubs to the San Francisco Giants, he mentioned the frustrated feelings he had for Trevor Story knowing the All-Star shortstop wasn’t going to be traded away from the Colorado Rockies.
Going into this offseason and free agency, the Chicago Cubs have three players under contract: Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks and David Bote. Beyond that, everyone else is still on their rookie deals. Of those guys, the one notable is Willson Contreras who is due to hit free agency next winter, barring an extension (or a trade) coming together beforehand.
In Game 5 of a National League Division Series marred by poor work by home-plate umpires, Kris Bryant endured one of the worst at-bats when it came to balls and strikes. Sure, the bad calls went both ways, as reflected by umpire scorecards that compile such data, but the opinion was pretty unanimous: Doug Eddings’ worst calls of the night Thursday in Game 5 came at Bryant’s expense in a key situation in a tight game: The Giants had one man on and no one out in the fourth inning, and Eddings called a 3-1 pitch outside the zone from Julio Urías a strike on the heels of also calling a 2-0 ball a strike.
OPS while struggling defensively at multiple position in a way that will undoubtedly give the Giants caution regarding a possible reunion heading into the offseason. While Bryant was the team's best hitter aside from catcher Buster Posey during the Giants' best-of-five NLDS series against the Dodgers, it will be difficult for the front office to shake the reality that Bryant's tenure in San Francisco could be described as underwhelming.
What's next for ex-Cubs, FA's Bryant, Báez, Rizzo originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. Kris Bryant. Anthony Rizzo. Javy Báez. The story all season with the three former Cubs core players was their pending free agencies, certainly in the early months of 2021 when they were still with the Cubs.
SAN FRANCISCO -- With one extra big hit, or perhaps a break or two, the Giants would be in Atlanta to start this week, taking on a Braves team that has a lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Instead, they're on the couch binging Netflix, or on the golf course, or putting together vacations that arrived earlier than hoped.
The opportunity was there. The Los Angeles Dodgers found a window despite swimming upstream throughout Game 6 of the NLCS. In the top of the seventh inning trailing 4-1, LA’s offense came to life. The first three batters reached base, they scored a run, and there were runners on second and third for Albert Pujols.
The biggest winner of the 2021 major league season is … the 2017 Houston Astros. Settle down. I have not come to exonerate or forgive the sign stealers. I would not argue with anyone who feels the players got off easy by not facing suspension, and the bans on, say, Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch should have been longer than one year considering their one-year expulsions came in the one year the major league season was 60 regular-season games.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt may not be down on his luck for long. Dennis Lin of The Athletic reported Sunday that the San Diego Padres are expected to interview Shildt for their managerial opening. The interview will be Shildt’s first since he was fired by the Cardinals last week.
Former St. Louis Cardinals player Skip Schumaker appears to be a candidate for the managerial opening. The St. Louis Cardinals’ move to fire manager Mike Shildt stunned the industry. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, saw it coming. Yet within minutes of the news to announce the move, candidates to replace Shildt at the helm had already begun to surface.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were in a load of trouble long before star third baseman Justin Turner collapsed in a heap, but the optics of his late-game injury certainly didn’t help matters in NLCS Game 4. After all, it’s difficult to muster up one more rallying cry when your de...
I wrote a book-length column on this topic on Friday, but there’s still plenty to discuss about the Cardinals’ decision to fire Mike Shildt. 1) On Monday Shildt displayed class, and nothing but class, in his first official public statement since his dismissal last Thursday. In his first post-Cardinal message, delivered through “invited media,” Shildt took the expected tone, one with grace and humility. He had no interest in stirring the pot.
Why was Cardinals manager Mike Shildt fired? Team president John Mozeliak offered up an explanation that won’t make fans feel any better. The St. Louis Cardinals unceremoniously fired manager Mike Shildt on Friday. This after a historic 17-game winning streak turned the team’s season around so significantly that it clinched a spot in the postseason.