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What they're saying: 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class
The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez Wednesday. Here's what they and their peers are saying.
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Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame
The National Baseball Hall of Fame elected three new members on Wednesday, as Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were voted in.
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Bonds makes significant leap, but not part of 2017 Hall of Fame Class
Barry Bonds was not inducted into the Hall of Fame Wednesday, but the former Giants slugger made a significant leap in voting.
Bonds improves nearly 10 percent, still well short of HOF
Barry Bonds' numbers rose, but he isn't headed for Cooperstown this year.
Gregor Blanco scoring against the D'backs
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Former Giants OF Gregor Blanco agrees to deal with NL West rival
After five seasons with the Giants, outfielder Gregor Blanco is headed to the Diamondbacks on a minor league deal, according to his agent.
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President Obama pardons Giants legend Willie McCovey
In his final days in office, President Barack Obama pardoned former Giants legend Willie McCovey on Tuesday...
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Hall of Fame voters' biggest issue: Do they work for the job or the sport?
Hall of Fame voters face plenty of obstacles with baseball's tainted past. What's the true tough task when filling out a ballot?
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Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs at White House
In his last week at President of the United States, Barack Obama welcomed his hometown team to the White House...
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Giants avoid arbitration with Nunez, Smith, Kontos
Entering the offseason, the Giants had six arbitration eligible players. With Friday's news, San Francisco won't have any hearings...
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Giants Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry: Enshrine Bonds, not Rose
Gaylord Perry, infamous for doctoring baseballs on the mound, recently gave his take on whether or not MLB villains Barry Bonds and Pete Rose should be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
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Giants, Gillaspie avoid arbitration, settle on salary for 2017
Coming off a solid 2016 season with the Giants, infielder Conor Gillaspie will get a nice raise in 2017.
Vogelsong pitching for the Pirates
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Report: Vogelsong agrees to minor league deal with AL Central team
Ryan Vogelsong is headed to the American League, having reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with the Twins.
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Former Giants 1B/LF Pill signs minor-league deal with Tigers
Brett Pill, who totaled three seasons in the bigs with the Giants, has signined on with the Tigers after spending three years in Korea.
Samardzija during spring training in 2008
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Samardzija reflects on passing of Cubs scout that signed him
A week after Cubs scout Stan Zielinski unexpectedly passed away at the age of 64, Jeff Samardzija opened up on his relationship with the man that signed him.
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Report: Sergio Romo commits to pitch for Mexico in World Baseball Classic
Sergio Romo, who is on the open market after spending nine seasons with the Giants, will reportedly suit up for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
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Report: Melancon's contract will have Giants paying him through 2028
Mark Melancon's deal with San Francisco included a $20 million signing bonus. How is it broken up? Details recently emerged...
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River Cats hitting coach Damon Minor passing down the 'Giants Way'
Former Giants first baseman Damon Minor learned the Giants Way from Dusty Baker and Ron Wotus. Now, he's teaching the prospects.
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Report: Giants showing interest in Korean infielder Jae-gyun Hwang
The Giants are yet to make a splash with a big bat this offseason. Could they be looking at Korean free agent as the solution?
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Report: Team USA has spoken to Bumgarner's reps about pitching in WBC
As Team USA prepares its roster for the fourth World Baseball Classic, they are reportedly interesting in having Madison Bumgarner pitch for the team.
Bobby Evans and Mark Melancon
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Melancon offers tickets for home opener to kid who wrote letter to Evans
Nearly a month after a young Giants fan made a plea to GM Bobby Evans to sign Mark Melancon, the closer has made an offer to the author.
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Former Giants 2B Kent makes Hall of Fame case for playing 'the right way'
Jeff Kent, who spent six seasons with the Giants, is in his fourth year of Hall of Fame eligibility. The 2000 NL MVP makes his case...
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Giants 2016 Year in Review: In Their Own Words
To wrap it all up for 2016, here’s a look back at the year that was, in the words of the Giants players and coaches themselves...
Phil Nevin and Tim Flannery
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Nevin visits Flannery to learn 'some finer points' of being third base coach
New Giants third base coach Phil Nevin ventured to Tim Flannery's house in Southern California to pick his brain about his new job.
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Krukow: Giants bringing back Morse smart for more than just his bat
The Giants are taking another look at veteran Michael Morse and broadcaster Mike Krukow sees the 34-year-old as more than just a player...
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What they're saying: Sending holiday greetings
Bay Area teams and athletes woke up Sunday and took to Twitter to wish this fans a happy holidays. Here's how they did it.
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Report: Giants bring back Morse on minor-league deal
Before bringing in the new year, the Giants reportedly signed a veteran that the fans only have fond memories of...
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Stiglich: Bonds, Clemens get my Hall of Fame vote
The debate over players suspected of using performances-enhancers can rage on, but Joe Stiglich has Bonds and Clemens in the Hall of Fame...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Brian Sabean
Giants vice president of baseball operations Brian Sabean discusses the Melancon signing, top Giants prospects, the postseason,...
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Jimmy Rollins praises Giants fans for incredible energy at AT&T Park
Jimmy Rollins doesn't hate the Giants anymore. And the former MVP loves playing in front of the patrons in San Francisco...
Jake Peavy
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Report: Padres in talks with Giants free agent Jake Peavy
There's no space on the Giants for free agent Jake Peavy, though recent reports indicate he could be back in the NL West next season...
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Mike Krukow expects Jimmy Rollins to make Giants' Opening Day roster
Jimmy Rollins is 38 years old but Mike Krukow believes he still has a lot to offer...
Giants 2016 in Review: Tale of two halves, NLDS loss to Cubs
Alex Pavlovic looks back at the year that was for the Giants in 2016.
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Report: Giants sign former MVP shortstop Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins turned 38 years old in late November. He will reportedly look to make the Giants' 2017 Opening Day roster...
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Team USA's Leyland: Crawford 'the kind of guy you want on your team'
Jim Leyland saw Brandon Crawford sweep his Tigers in the 2012 World Series. Now, he can't wait to coach him in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
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Giants one of record six MLB teams to pay luxury tax this season
The San Francisco Giants went out and signed their closer they badly needed. But the front office will be one of six teams paying the luxury tax this year.
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Closer Mark Melancon
New closer Mark Melancon talks about his decision to choose the Giants, the unique ways he prepares his body, learning from...
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After attending funeral for Torres' wife, proud Kuiper offers heartfelt tribute
On Tuesday, Duane Kuiper went to the memorial service for Soannie Torres...
Tim Federowicz with Dodgers in 2014
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Ex-Dodgers catcher 'excited about new opportunity' with Giants
While Trevor Brown has a firm grasp on the Giants' backup catcher role, they are giving a veteran a chance to compete in spring training.
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Krukow tips his hat to Dodgers; highlights one concern for their team
The Dodgers are bringing back several key players from last year's squad, and Mike Krukow commends them for that...
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Mike Krukow blasts Major League Baseball for new rookie hazing rules
Mike Krukow did not hold back on Tuesday morning...
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MLB rookies banned from dressing as women in new Anti-Hazing Policy
No longer will you be seeing MLB rookies dress as women or female characters as part of hazing thanks to an Anti-Bullying and Anti-Hazing Policy.
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Reports: Former Giants shortstop signs minor-league deal with Yankees
Ruben Tejada, who spent 13 games with the Giants last season, is reportedly headed back to New York, but not with his old Mets.
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Ex-Giant, who hit NL West-winning HR for Dodgers, outrighted off 40-man
Charlie Culberson has gone from the penthouse to the outhouse as the Dodgers outrighted the division-clinching hero to Triple-A on Friday.
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Report: Dodgers keep Jansen with deal bigger than Melancon's
A week after the Giants signed Mark Melancon for $62 million, the Dodgers have reportedly given $80 million to Kenley Jansen.
Matt Reynolds pitching for Giants
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Report: Giants re-sign lefty reliever to minor league deal
Matt Reynolds, who spent the second half of the 2016 season with the Giants, reportedly re-signed with the team on Sunday.
Melancon: Giants are 'exactly what I'm looking for'
New Giants closer Mark Melancon sits with ALex Pavlovic to discuss his decision to come to San Francisco
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Reliable on the mound, Melancon seeks thrills off of it
Giants new $62 million closer Mark Melancon arrives in San Francisco as a bit of a thrill seeker...
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Dexter Fowler leaves Cubs, signs $82.5 million deal with Cardinals
After helping the Chicago Cubs end their long championship drought, Dexter Fowler finalzied a five-year contract with St. Louis on Friday...
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Giants' 2015 first-round draft pick suspended 50 games
Former Giants pitching prospect Phil Bickford is suspended for the first 50 games of the 2017 Carolina League season for a...
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Notes: Ex-Giants not getting much traction, not expected to return
It seems the majority of the former members of the Orange and Black might have to go the non-roster route to play in 2017...
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Wife of former Giants outfielder Andres Torres passes away
Former Giants outfielder Andres Torres lost his wife on Wednesday evening. Soannie Torres *passed away from cancer.* [1] Andres...
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Pablo Sandoval admits he did not work hard after signing with Red Sox
Pablo Sandoval opened up about his struggles in Boston over the last two seasons...
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Joe Maddon thankful Cubs didn't have to face Johnny Cueto in Game 5
At the winter meetings, a reporter asked Joe Maddon what stood out about the World Series. The Cubs manager pivoted...
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Why the Giants are likely done making big offseason additions
The Giants have gone over $200 million in total CBT payroll for the first time and don’t intend to add much more to that number...
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Report: Yanks, Chapman reach deal; breaks Melancon’s record
Aroldis Chapman, the closer for the reigning World Series champion Cubs, has reportedly agreed to a massive deal to rejoin the Yankees...
Chris Heston
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Giants trade Chris Heston to Mariners
The Giants have traded right-handed pitcher Chris Heston to the Seattle Mariners, a source confirmed to CSNBayArea.com.
1-on-1 with Sabean: Melancon deal comes with consequences
Giants Executive VP of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean sits down with Alex Pavlovic at the Winter Meetings to discuss Mark...
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Kuiper has been told to expect many boring ninth innings from Melancon
Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper spoke with Nationals broadcaster F.P. Santangelo about what Mark Melancon brings to the table.
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Dusty Baker: 'I hate losing Melancon,' Giants have more resources than Nats
Nationals manager Dusty Baker is not happy about losing his All-Star closer...
Wade Davis and Jorge Soler
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Cubs trade outfielder Soler to Royals for closer Davis
The Cubs found their new closer on Wednesday, acquiring Wade Davis from Kansas City in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler.
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Report: Rockies add another bat, agree to deal with Desmond
Already featuring a stacked lineup, the Rockies have reportedly added another premier bat, reportedly agreeing to a five-year deal with Ian Desmond.
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World Series odds: After Melancon addition, five teams ahead of Giants
The Giants added an All-Star closer, but their chances got worse. Or did they...?
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Sources: Giants shopping Chris Heston
The Giants have to add Mark Melancon to the 40-man roster this week and they are currently out of open spots...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Bruce Bochy
Giants manager Bruce Bochy joined Alex Pavlovic at the winter meetings to discuss the Mark Melancon addition and much more...
1-on-1 with Bruce Bochy: 'Sense of relief' getting Melancon
Giants manager Bruce Bochy sat down with Alex Pavlovic to discuss the signing of Mark Melancon, how the bullpen will shape up,...
Pavlovic: Giants have done their heavy lifting for offseason
The Giants went out and got their closer. Don't expect another huge move.
Melancon: Giants' players, character brought 'total package'
Signing with the Giants was a no-brainer for closer Mark Melancon with their winning pedigree.
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Three more Giants likely to join Posey in World Baseball Classic
Buster Posey has already been named a catcher for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. And, it appears three teammates will join him in the event.
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Bochy: Game 4 loss to Cubs toughest I've ever had to bounce back from
Giants manager Bruce Bochy is all smiles when looking at his team this offseason. But, Game 4 of the NLDS was admittedly one that ate at him...
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Yankees GM Cashman: With Sale, Red Sox are the Warriors of baseball
The Boston Red Sox won the AL East last season and added Chris Sale to their rotation...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: GM Evans, Pirates reporter Berry on Melancon
Giants GM Bobby Evans and Pirates beat reporter Adam Berry (who covered Mark Melancon for two years) join Alex Pavlovic on The...
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Krukow: Melancon can help develop Law, Strickland into closers
Derek Law is 26 years old and went 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA over 61 appearances last season...
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MLB announces 2016 postseason shares: Giants get close to $2.5 million
The Giants issued 57 full shares, a total of 10.5 partial shares and nine cash awards...
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Vogelsong, current Giants stars helped recruit Melancon
The Giants have focused on building a family atmosphere, and they have benefited from players serving as recruiters...
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Red Sox, White Sox announce blockbuster Chris Sale trade
The biggest prize of the offseason is on the move as the White Sox have traded ace Chris Sale to Boston for four prospects.
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Giants expect to add veteran reliever Bryan Morris
Bryan Morris, a former teammate of Mark Melancon in Pittsburgh, will be in camp as a non-roster invitee...
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Giants ready to give young players a shot in left field
If either Mac Williamson or Jarrett Parker sticks, it would be a huge boost for a front office that is trying to control costs in certain spots...
Shohei Otani batting in Japan
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Otani to MLB after 2017 season? 'We discussed the possibility'
Shohei Otani, the slugging Japanese pitcher, may request that the Nippon Ham Fighters post him following the 2017 season.
1-on-1 with Bobby Evans: How the Giants landed Melancon
Bobby Evans joined Alex Pavlovic at the winter meetings shortly after signing Mark Melancon to
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Report: Giants 'among teams that have asked' about lefty reliever Howell
The Giants added one big piece Monday in Mark Melancon, but are reportedly looking at a former Dodgers reliever too...
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Giants get their closer, give record deal to Melancon
It was no secret the Giants' main goal was to get a lockdown closer this offseason. In Mark Melancon, they have their man. 
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Giants announce four-year deal with 'premier closer' Mark Melancon
The ink is now dry as the Giants went out and officially signed their prized closer who they so badly wanted in Mark Melancon.
What Mark Melancon deal means for Giants
Alex Pavlovic joins Ray Ratto and Jim Kozimor from the winter meetings to break down the Giants' free agent acquisition of Mark...
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Making sense of Melancon and the contract that doesn't matter
The Giants have more than one need to address, but with it was clear the bullpen would be first. And the record contract, forget about that.
Pavlovic: Melancon a perfect fit for Giants
The Giants got their closer on the first day of winter meetings. Insider Alex Pavlovic breaks down San Francisco's acquisition...
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Giants catcher Buster Posey to play in World Baseball Classic
Instead of lacing his spikes for the Giants during spring training in March, Buster Posey will be representing his country in the World Baseball Classic.
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Dodgers bring back free-agent pitcher Rich Hill on three-year deal
Moments after the Giants' deal with closer Mark Melancon was released, the rival Dodgers announced a free agent signing of their own...
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Source: Giants agree to terms on deal with Mark Melancon
Mark Melancon was an All-Star in 2013, 2015 and 2016. He is the newest member of the Giants, a source confirmed to CSNBayArea.com.
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Sources: Giants close to a deal with closer Mark Melancon
The Giants and All-Star closer Mark Melancon are nearing an agreement, with an announcement expected to come at some point Monday...
Casey McGehee playing for Giants
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Ex-Giants 3B signs deal with Yomiuri Giants in Japan
Casey McGehee, who spent the beginning of the 2015 season with the San Francisco Giants, is headed to Japan to play for the Yomiuri Giants.
Mac Williamson and Jarrett Parker in 2015
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Evans: Giants want to give Parker, Williamson chance to play, but...
With Angel Pagan gone to free agency, the Giants have an opening in left field. But Bobby Evans plans to give two youngster a chance to win the job.
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Evans: Giants still in 'search mode' for closer, but 'it's progressing'
The Giants' top priority this offseason is to find a new closer. On Friday, GM Bobby Evans provided an update on the search...
Are Giants any closer to finding their new closer?
The Giants are on the look for a big-name closer in free agency. Will they ink a deal soon?
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Padres non-tender former A’s P Ross, former Giants C Sanchez
The Padres were one of many teams to make surprise moves Friday as 35 MLB players became free agent before the Winter Meetings...
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Giants tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players
The Giants made moves in house Friday by agreeing to terms with two players through arbitation and tendering all six of their eligible players.
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What the new labor agreement means for Giants
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new five-year CBA. Here's how the changes affect the Giants in multiple ways.
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MLB, MLBPA announce new CBA details: No more 15-day disabled list
The five-year agreement will match the previous two labor contracts as the longest in baseball history. 
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Pros and cons: Should Giants seriously pursue Andrew McCutchen?
It’s not a question of if Bobby Evans will speak on the phone with Pirates GM Neil Huntington. The Giants always do their due diligence...
Rob Manfred at Owner's Meetings
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MLB, union beat deadline, agree to tentative new CBA
With just over three hours until the current agreement is set to expire, MLB and the players union has reportedly agreed to a new labor contract.
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Duane Kuiper reacts to Giants not signing Yoenis Cespedes
Duane Kuiper isn't surprised that Yoenis Cespedes stayed with the Mets...
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Cubs, OF Jon Jay agree to terms on one-year deal
Jon Jay, who spent his 2016 season in the NL West with the Padres, has found a new home with the World Series champs.
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Top issues as MLB looks to negotiate new CBA
After 21 years of no work stoppages, will MLB run into a wall when trying to figure out new parameters for the CBA?
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Giants Mailbag: What's the asking price for Cubs outfielder Soler?
Jorge Soler was supposed to be a superstar, but the 24-year old had just five at-bats in the World Series and now might be trade bait...
Cespedes after home run in SF
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Reports: Cespedes to re-sign with Mets on four-year deal
Yoenis Cespedes, the prize free agent bat, will reportedly re-sign with the Mets according to multiple national outlets.
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Affeldt: Giants better off investing in Melancon over Chapman
Jeremy Affeldt is plenty familiar with the Giants bullpen. With the team in need of a closer, Affeldt made his preference clear on Monday...
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Report: Evans 'not aware of any consideration of a reunion' with Pablo
A day after a report surfaced that the Giants had discussed internally the idea of trading for Pablo Sandoval, Bobby Evans has refuted the story.
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Report: Giants have 'internally considered' trading for Pablo Sandoval
Could a reunion of Pablo Sandoval and the Giants really be in the works? Talks about a trade have reportedly been discussed...
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What they're saying: Happy Thanksgiving 2016
From everybody at CSN Bay Area, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
Taijuan Walker and Jean Segura
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D'backs acquire Walker, Marte from Mariners for Segura
For the second straight offseason, the D'backs have bolstered their rotation by acquiring Taijuan Walker from the Mariners in a five-player trade.
STL: What are the Giants thankful for in 2016?
Guy Haberman, Ann Killion and Tim Kawakami discuss what the Giants should be thankful for in 2016.
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Branca, pitcher who gave up 'shot heard 'round world' dies at 90
The one-out line drive into the left field lower deck at the Polo Grounds prompted the frenetic call from announcer Russ Hodges...
Sergio Romo sad on the mound
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Romo implies Giants haven't called: 'I can find happiness somewhere else'
All Sergio Romo has known is the Giants. But the nine-year MLB vet is a free agent and it appears he hasn't received a call from the Orange and Black.
Carpool Confessions: 'Hunter Pence signs' with Hunter Pence
Dave Feldman and Ahmed Fareed break out the old Hunter Pence signs with the Giants outfielder to see which ones are actually...
Freddy Sanchez, Edgar Renteria and Pat Burrell
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Three former Giants added to Hall of Fame ballot
Freddy Sanchez, Edgar Renteria and Pat Burrell are among 19 newcomers on the baseball's Hall of Fame ballot.
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How Giants prospects performed in the Arizona Fall League
Was the next Giants star in the Arizona Fall League this year? Both hitters and pitchers had mixed results after six weeks.
Brett Cecil pitching for the Blue Jays
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Cardinals agree to four-year deal with ex-Blue Jays reliever
The first free agent reliever is off the board as lefty Brett Cecil has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $30.5 million deal with St. Louis.
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Giants protect five from Rule 5, add to 40-man roster
The Giants made moves Friday, adding to their 40-man roster, and protecting players from the Rule 5 Draft.
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Arizona Fall League roundup: Season ends for eight Giants prospects
Eight Giants prospects laced up their spikes for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League. Now, it's come to an end.
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Krukow cites specific reason why Bumgarner will make Hall of Fame
Why will Madison Bumgarner ultimately be enshrined in Cooperstown? Mike Krukow explains...
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Free agency preview: Giants hit reliever market at right time
The Giants need a closer, and this might be the best closer market the game has ever seen. Who will Bobby Evans land this winter?
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Trout, Bryant win MVP Awards; four Giants receive votes
Mike Trout and Kris Bryant are your 2016 MLB MVP Award winners, as announced on Thursday afternoon.
Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello
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Scherzer wins second Cy Young, Porcello edges Verlander in AL
Max Scherzer became the sixth pitcher to win a Cy Young in both leagues, while Rick Porcello beat out Justin Verlander by five points.
Madison Bumgarner at Dodgers Stadium
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Giants' Bumgarner finishes fourth in 2016 NL Cy Young voting
In arguably his best season in the majors, Madison Bumgarner equaled his best finish in a Cy Young race in the results announced Wednesday.
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Ryder Jones and Aramis Garcia
From the Arizona Fall League, infielder Ryder Jones discusses playing new positions, the life of a prospect at the trade...
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Kuiper: Giants have the prospects to acquire J.D. Martinez
Duane Kuiper reacted to the report that the Giants discussed a potential deal with the Detroit Tigers...
Terry Francona and Dave Roberts
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Indians' Francona, Dodgers' Roberts earn Manager of the Year honors
After leading the Indians to the World Series, Terry Francona was named AL Manager of the Year, while Dave Roberts took home the NL award in his first season.
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Cespedes on US witness list in Cuban smuggling case
Yoenis Cespedes, who signed with the A's in 2012 after leaving Cuba, is not set to be a witness in a smuggling trial.
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Mike Krukow: Giants can't count on Mac Williamson or Jarrett Parker
On Tuesday morning, Mike Krukow was asked about the Giants' reported interest in Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez...
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Adam Duvall might have paved way for young Giants outfielders
As the Giants discuss replacements for Angel Pagan, Adam Duvall’s name is never far from mind, but not because a return is in play...
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Report: Giants discussed trade for Tigers outfielder
Last week at the GM Meetings, the Orange and Black engaged in talks with Detroit about a 2015 All-Star, according to a report. 
Corey Seager and Michael Fulmer
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Dodgers' Seager, Tigers' Fulmer win Rookie of the Year honors
Dodgers SS Corey Seager was named the unanimous winner of the NL Rookie of the Year award, and Detroit SP Michael Fulmer took home the AL honor Monday.
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Two accept, eight decline $17.2 million qualifying offer
With the qalifying offer at an all-time high of $17.2 million, only two players accepted while eight are now on the open market.
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Report: Giants sign ex-Royals INF/OF prospect to minor league deal
Continually in pursuit of versatile players, the Giants have reportedly signed a former top Royals infield/outfield prospect.
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Hellickson accepts qualifying offer, costs Phillies draft pick
Perhaps the most attractive free agent pitcher is already off the market as Jeremy Hellickson will head back to the Phillies with a $17.2 million qualifying offer.
Shohei Otani batting in Japan
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Power-hitting Japanese phenom pitcher hits ball into roof of Tokyo Dome
Shohei Otani, who could be the next great Japanese pitcher to come to America, hit a ball so high Sunday, it got stuck in the roof of the Tokyo Dome.
Jose Dominguez pitching for Padres
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Report: Giants sign ex-Padres reliever to minor league deal
As the Giants look to replenish their bullpen, they reportedly added a major league arm on a minor league deal Saturday.
Moore looks back at 2016 season, helps vets in offseason
Giants lefty Matt Moore couldn't happier to stay with the team, but in the meantime he will be charitable during the offseason.
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Dodgers trade versatile former All-Star to Phillies
While free agency is off and running, the Dodgers already dipped into the trade market on Friday with the Phillies...
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Arizona Fall League roundup: Jones stays hot at the plate
Giants corner infield prospect Ryder Jones is continuing to improve at the plate in the Arizona Fall League as his stats get better and better.
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Posey, Crawford get additional recognition for defense
After winning Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions, Buster Posey and Brand Crawford have been honored yet again for their defense.
Mark Melancon
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Report: Giants 'getting one of the big closers,' meeting Melancon Friday
After the way their season ended, it's no surprise that finding a closer is the Giants' top priority. They're taking steps on Friday...
Jake Arrieta
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Madison Bumgarner falls short of winning third straight Silver Slugger
Madison Bumgarner took home the Silver Slugger Award in 2014 and 2015, but he was unable to take home the hardware this season...
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Giants happy to avoid weak starting pitching market
Bobby Evans and the Giants could have been in the market for starting depth this winter. But Ty Blach helped change all of that...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: GM Bobby Evans
Giants general manager Bobby Evans joins Alex Pavlovic at an Arizona Fall League during the GM meetings to discuss the Giants...
Astros honor Jose Fernandez
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MLB players posthumously name Fernandez NL Comeback Player of Year
Nearly six weeks after Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident, he was voted NL Comeback Player of the Year by his peers.
Chris Marrero batting during spring training
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Report: Giants sign former Nats top pick to minor league deal
The Giants added some minor league depth at thin position Wednesday when they reportedly agreed to a deal with Chris Marrero.
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Giants GM Bobby Evans meets with Aroldis Chapman's agent
Giants general manager Bobby Evans met with the agent for free agent left-hander Aroldis Chapman at the MLB GM Meetings...
Chris Sale
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Verlander, Cabrera, Sale could be available on trade market
Two aces and a big-time slugger could be available for the right price as teams look to reconstruct their rosters this offseason.
Matt Williams and Jake Lamb
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D'backs let former Giants star go from coaching staff
With a new manager and GM in place, the Diamondbacks have let coaches Matt Williams and Mark Grace go.
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Three Giants win Gold Glove for first time since 1994
Three Giants -- Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik and Buster Posey -- earned the highest honor for their defensive abilities as Gold Glove winners.
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Giants notes: New coaches were right fit; latest on Bumgarner
The Giants made significant moves before free agency even began by adding new bases and the front office couldn't be happier.
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Evans attends Holland's showcase; Giants 'getting a little more clarity'
Bobby Evans and Dick Tidrow, the front office’s pitching guru, were among the executives in attendance Monday to see Greg Holland...
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Krukow 'stunned, overwhelmed' as Ford C. Frick Award finalist
Giants color commentator Mike Krukow is one of eight to be up for broadcasting's highest honor as he looks to see his name with the past greats.
Pavlovic weighs risk of Holland, hefty price tag for closers
As MLB free agency gets underway, the Giants have their eye on a new closer. Is Greg Holland worth the risk? Will they pay up...
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10 players receive $17.2M qualifying offer
Last year a record 20 players received one-year qualifying offers before free agency began. This year, that number was cut in half as the price rose.
Vidal Nuno pitching for Mariners
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Dodgers finalize trade with Mariners, get lefty pitcher for Ruiz
In a trade to send catcher Carlos Ruiz to Seattle, the Dodgers received left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno, the team announced Monday.
Bud Black introduced by Rockies
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Bud Black introduced as Rockies manager: 'We have talent'
After eight-plus seasons in San Diego, Bud Black was introduced as the new manager of the Rockies on Monday.
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Giants announce new base coaches for 2017 season
In mid-October, the Giants parted ways with Roberto Kelly and Bill Hayes. On Monday, they revealed the replacements...
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Reports: Dodgers trading veteran catcher to Mariners
As the offseason is set to take off, the Dodgers and Mariners are set to make a trade, according to multiple national reports...
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Report: Rockies to hire Bud Black as team's new manager
Bud Black is staying in the NL West. After coaching the Padres for nearly nine seasons, Black is reportedly back as the Rockies' newest manager...
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Report: Former Padres All-Star joins Giants' coaching staff
With vacancies open at both base coaching positions, Bruce Bochy has reportedly brought a face he's familiar with to the Giants...
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Giants' Stratton surrenders four in Fall Stars Game
Giants prospect Chris Stratton earned the start in Saturday's Fall Stars Game and had a second inning to forget as four runs crossed home plate...
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Top free-agent starting pitchers of 2016-17 offseason
While there are no clear aces on the open market this year, there are still plenty of options for teams looking to add to their...
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Report: Cespedes opts out of remaining two years with Mets
Slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now reportedly a free agent again after opting out of his contract with the Mets...
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Top free-agent outfielders of 2016-17 offseason
Might the Giants and A's be looking to upgrade their outfields? Here are the top options available if they decide to do so this...
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Arizona Fall League roundup: Jones, Stratton making strides
With only two weeks left in the Arizona Fall League a player on each side of the ball has stood out for the Giants...
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Bobby Evans confirms Giants' interest in Holland, updates closer pursuit
Greg Holland underwent Tommy John surgery in October 2015, and missed the entire 2016 season...
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List: 139 MLB players to become free agents, Giants with fourth most
The Giants have eight players who are eligible to sign a contract at 9:01pm PT next Monday night...
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2017 World Series odds: Dodgers ahead of Giants
The Dodgers went to the NLCS in 2016, while the Giants were knocked out in the NLDS...
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Giants exercise option on Matt Moore
Matt Moore, acquired by the Orange and Black at the 2016 trade deadline, will be back in San Francisco next season...
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Who came closest to matching Bumgarner's 2014 postseason?
Over the 2014 playoffs, Madison Bumgarner racked up 52.2 innings. He allowed six earned runs. We will never see that dominance again...
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Krukow rips 'arrogant' Maddon for 'over-managing' in World Series
Mike Krukow did not hold back when asked about his thoughts on Cubs manager Joe Maddon...
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Draymond offers take after Indians blow 3-1 series lead
Following the Indians' World Series loss to the Cubs on Wednesday night, Warriors forward Draymond Green offered his take...
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Cubs beat Indians in wild Game 7, win first World Series since 1908
Ben Zobrist's RBI-double in the 10th of a wild Game 7 sealed the Cubs' series comeback and gave them their first World Series title since 1908.
Tony Sanchez catching for Blue Jays
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Giants outright catcher off 40-man roster
Tony Sanchez, a former first-round pick who signed with the Giants in August, was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
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Mets closer arrested in New Jersey on domestic violence charge
Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who recently took part in an anti-domestic violence ad, was arrested Monday on a domestic violence charge.
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Cubs tee off on Indians, force Game 7 in World Series
Once down 3-1, the Cubs roared back and brought the World Series to a do-or-die Game 7 as they powered their way to a Game 6 thrashing.
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Source: Giants sign two-time All-Star pitcher to minor league deal
Before the offseason begins, the Giants added an intriguing, but injury-prone arm on a minor league deal, CSN Bay Area confirmed Tuesday.
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Giants prospect Jones finds power at perfect time in Arizona Fall League
Ryder Jones entered Monday without a home run in the Arizona Fall League. Then, the Giants prospect had a timely blast.
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Giants pitching prospect Stratton to start Fall Stars Game
Giants prospect Chris Stratton has showcased his skills enough in the Arizona Fall League to be awarded to ball in the league's All-Star Game.
Jason Kipnis celebrates homer in Game 4
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Indians crush Cubs in Game 4, take commanding 3-1 World Series lead
Corey Kluber pitched six dominant innings while Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis homered as the Indians beat the Cubs 7-2 Saturday night.
Kyle Blanks during spring training
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Report: Giants re-sign outfielder who missed 2016 season
Kyle Blanks, who didn't play for the Giants during the 2016 season, will reportedly get another chance to help the team in 2017.
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Vince Vaughn to follow Bill Murray with seventh-inning stretch
From Bill Murray to Vince Vaughn the Cubs know how to get Wrigley Field singing during the seventh-inning stretch...
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Toxicology report: Alcohol, cocaine in Jose Fernandez' blood at time of death
When former Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez' boat crashed and killed it, the 24-year-old was legally drunk and had cocaine in his system.
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Bill Murray to conduct seventh-inning stretch in Game 3 of World Series
Comedic legend and Cubs super fan will get the crowd roaring at Wrigley Field in Game 3 of the World Series vs. the Indians.
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Arizona Fall League roundup: Eight Giants in action
The Giants are represented by eight prospects in the Arizona Fall League this year. Find out who they are and how they have done so far...
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Three Giants among 2016 Gold Glove finalists
Will Joe Panik outlast the competition for his first award? The winners will be announced shortly after the World Series ends...
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Cubs come alive behind Schwarber, Arrieta, even World Series 1-1
Behind 5.2 strong innings from Jake Arrieta and two RBI from Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs beat the Indians 5-1 Wednesday to even the World Series.
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Commissioner to talk to Indians owner about Chief Wahoo
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred after the World Series will have a meeting with Indians owner Paul Dolan over the team's controversial secondary logo.
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Indians shut out Cubs, take Game 1 of World Series
Behind Corey Kluber and their bats shining bright, the Indians grabbed a 1-0 lead in the World Series Tuesday vs. the Cubs.
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Giants catching prospect Garcia relishing reps in Arizona Fall League
Aramis Garcia, Giants second-round pick in 2014, is taking advantage of his opportunities after an injury-plagued 2016 season.
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Cubs, Indians name starting pitchers for Game 1 of World Series
The Cubs and Indians will have their aces ready to roll in Game 1 of the World Series when the two square off in Cleveland.
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How Cubs beat Kershaw to move on to World Series
The best pitcher in baseball toed the rubber at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the NLCS. But again Clayton Kershaw came out on the losing end.
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MLB becomes whole new ballgame since Cubs last World Series trip
With the Cubs back in the World Series for the first time in 71 years, baseball has gone through a whirlwind of changes...
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With NLCS loss, Dodgers' World Series drought reaches 28 years
Despite winning their fourth straight NL West title, the Dodgers fell short of reaching the World Series yet again...
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Cubs' Epstein: 'History doesn't really weigh on this club'
The curse is broken. The Cubs are going to the World Series. And the man largely responsible for it, Theo Epstein, shared why it was possible.
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Cubs rock Kershaw, reach first World Series since 1945
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are World Series bound after scoring five runs off of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 6 of the NLCS.
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If Cubs get to World Series, injured slugger could make surprise return
Kyle Schwarber tore his ACL in the fourth game of the season and missed the entire campaign. But there's a chance he could be on the World Series roster...
Clayton Kershaw in Game 2 of NLCS
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Kershaw stands between Cubs and first World Series since 1945
If the Cubs are going to win their first NL pennant in 71 years, they'll have to beat the best pitcher in baseball on Saturday night.
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No Indians first pitch for 'Wild Thing' in World Series
Charlie Sheen aka Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, will have to be a spectator during the World Series instead of jumping on the mound in Cleveland.
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Cubs beat Dodgers, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS
Jon Lester tossed seven solid innings and Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer Thursday as the Cubs took a 3-2 NLCS lead over the Dodgers.
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Cubs homer twice in win over Dodgers; tie NLCS 2-2
The Cubs' deep lineup took off Wednesday night, with Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell leading the charge as Chicago tied the Dodgers in the NLCS.
Yasmani Grandal homers off Jake Arrieta
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Dodgers shut out Cubs in Game 3, take 2-1 NLCS lead
Rich Hill pitched six scoreless innings and Yasmani Grandal drove in three runs as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 6-0 Tuesday.