Giants Insider notes: Bumgarner's big inning

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Giants Insider notes: Bumgarner's big inning

May 13, 2011
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Our MLB Insider takes a look at the Giants' 11-4 loss to the host Cubs on Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Chicago's venerable Wrigley Field.Crooked number a killer: Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner entered the game coming off a three-start stretch in which he'd allowed two runs while striking out 19 over 19 innings, suggesting he had turned the corner after a series of disconcerting starts to open the season. His old nemesis, the big inning, came back to bit him again Friday, though, when he gave up three earned runs in the second inning alone.
RECAP: Giants halted -- Cubs send Bumgarner to 0-6 start
Thus endeth thy streak: San Francisco's brilliant bullpen, which hadn't allowed an earned run in more than 22 innings, came crashing back to earth when lefty Jeremy Affeldt struggled through his worst outing of the year in being charged with four earned runs on two hits and a walk while retiring just one batter. Righty Guillermo Mota took over for Affeldt and wasn't much better, giving up two hits and a walk -- he allowed two inherited runners to score in addition to one of his own -- before getting out of Chicago's five-run seventh, and lefty Dan Runzler brought the proverbial gas can to the mound with him in the eighth as the Cubs blew the game wide open and ended the Giants' six-game winning streak with a resounding thud.
Cody still clicking: Outfielder Cody Ross moved over to left field to make room for Nate Schierholtz, whose 3-for-4 showing Thursday earned him another start in right field, but it doesn't matter where Ross plays or bats in the lineup these days. His two-run homer in the top of the eighth provided a modicum of hope for another big Giants comeback and continued a streak of hot hitting that's made his slow start after coming off the disabled list seem like a distant memory.Buster's back: Two days after taking a couple of foul balls squarely off his mask, prompting a round of concussion testing and a day off Thursday, catcher Buster Posey was back in the lineup and showed his first signs of life at the plate in quite some time with a multi-hit game. He also struck out twice, though, so it's a bit too early to say he's anywhere close to out of the woods.Bright side, dark side: Bright: Giants center fielder Andres Torres collected a season-high three hits, including a triple, to boost his batting average to .357 on the season, and Aubrey Huff had yet another impactful game, picking up a double that cut the Cubs' lead to 3-2 in the fifth among his pair of hits. Dark: Cubs starter Ryan Dempster, whose ERA was 9.58 after his first six starts of the season, put together his third consecutive strong start for the North Siders and fanned 11 over six innings.Krukow's colors: A former Cub, Mike Krukow was asked to lead the crowd in the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" from the home radio booth during the seventh-inning stretch. The Giants color man -- and former Giants ace - left no doubt as to where his true loyalties lay, however, by leaving it to the fans to fill in the blank in the lyric, "So it's root, root, root for the .," and he ditched entirely the tradition of yelling, "Let's get some runs!" after the end of the song, instead paying homage to the late, great Harry Caray.

CSN, NBC Bay Area Announce 2017 Spring Training Telecast Schedule

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CSN, NBC Bay Area Announce 2017 Spring Training Telecast Schedule

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – February 24, 2017 – CSN (@CSNAuthentic) and NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) today announced its 2017 San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics spring training telecast schedules.  The networks’ regular season telecast schedules will be announced at a later date.

Giants on CSN Bay Area

DAY

DATE

VS

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Wednesday

3/1

vs.

Los Angeles Dodgers

5:00 PM

Sunday

3/19

vs.

Milwaukee Brewers

1:00 PM

Thursday

3/23

vs.

Seattle Mariners

6:00 PM

Thursday

3/30

vs.

Oakland A's

7:00 PM

Giants on NBC Bay Area

DAY

DATE

VS

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Friday

3/17

vs.

Colorado Rockies

6:00 PM

Saturday

3/25

vs.

San Diego Padres

3:00 PM

Friday

3/31

vs.

Oakland A's

7:00 PM

A’s on CSN California

DAY

DATE

VS

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Sunday

3/12

vs.

Chicago Cubs

1:00 PM

Saturday

4/1

vs.

San Francisco Giants

12:00 PM

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49ers could talk QB trades at scouting combine

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49ers could talk QB trades at scouting combine

Four years ago at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the 49ers agreed to the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Next week, the 49ers could have similar discussions. Only this time, they figure to be in the market to acquire a starting quarterback.

General manager John Lynch during an appearance this week on KNBR said he was excited about the talent he sees on the 49ers' offensive and defensive lines. But he made no secret of the organization’s intention to upgrade the quarterback position.

“Do we have some places – probably the ultimate position, quarterback – where we need to improve? Absolutely,” Lynch said. “And we’re committed to doing that.”

Seven weeks before the 49ers can add a quarterback in the draft, the team will have ample opportunities to find a solution in the veteran market. Free agency and the trade window open for all NFL teams on March 9.

Free-agent quarterback Matt Schaub, who had his best seasons under Kyle Shanahan with the Houston Texans, is a logical, low-price option for the 49ers to add as a backup. Schaub attempted just three passes last season as Matt Ryan’s backup with the Atlanta Falcons.

The 49ers could solve their long-term quarterback need with a blockbuster trade to acquire Washington’s Kirk Cousins or Jimmy Garoppolo from New England.

Shanahan was part of the Washington regime that drafted Cousins in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. Shanahan disclosed during Super Bowl week that he had a high draft grade on Garoppolo, whom he scouted in 2014 while with the Cleveland Browns.

Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief strategy officer and executive vice president of football operations, intimated this week on “The 49ers Insider Podcast” he has provided the team’s decision-makers with information on previous trades.

“Here are all the other examples of when this position was traded for, and what people gave up to trade,” Marathe said. “That would establish the range for us if we are curious about a player at that position. And then we have a discussion from there.”

Cousins will be 29 next season, while Garoppolo, who has just two NFL starts, will be 26.

Here’s a look at the significant trades in the past decade that have involved quarterbacks acquired to take on starting roles:

2016
Sam Bradford, 29, from Philadelphia to Minnesota
--2017 first-round pick (No. 14 or 15)
--2018 fourth-round pick (TBD)

2013
Alex Smith, 29, from 49ers to Kansas City
--2013 second-round pick (No. 34)
--2014 second-round pick (No. 56)

2011
Carson Palmer, 32, from Cincinnati to Oakland
--2012 first-round pick (No. 17)
--2013 second-round pick (No. 37)

Kevin Kolb, 27, from Philadelphia to Arizona
--2012 second round pick (No. 51)
--CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

2010
Donovan McNabb, 34, from Philadelphia to Washington
--2010 second-round pick (No. 37)
--2010 fourth-round pick (No. 104)

2009
Jay Cutler, 26, and 2009 fifth-round pick (No. 140) from Denver to Chicago
--2009 first-round pick (No. 18)
--2009 third-round pick (No. 84)
--2010 first-round pick (No. 11)
--QB Kyle Orton

Matt Cassel, 27, and LB Mike Vrabel from New England to Kansas City
--2009 second-round pick (No. 34)

2007
Matt Schaub, 26, and 2007 first-round pick (No. 10) from Atlanta to Houston
--2007 first-round pick (No. 8)
--2007 second-round pick (No. 39)
--2008 second-round pick (No. 48)
Source: Pro Football Reference