Warriors, Murphy finalize buyout agreement Monday

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Warriors, Murphy finalize buyout agreement Monday

Feb. 28, 2011WARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEO

OAKLAND, CA The Golden State Warriors and forward Troy Murphy have reached an agreement on a contractual buy-out, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. Following the agreement, the Warriors placed Murphy on waivers.

Murphy, 30, was acquired by the Warriors on February 23 from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for forward Brandan Wright and center Dan Gadzuric. Golden State also received the Nets 2012 Second Round draft pick in the trade.

Originally selected by the Warriors in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft (14th overall), Murphy has appeared in 639 regular-season games with Golden State, Indiana and New Jersey during his 10-year career, averaging 11.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

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Giants top prospect Beede scratched from Triple-A start

Giants top prospect Beede scratched from Triple-A start

Tyler Beede was supposed to start Sacramento's matinee tilt on Monday in Tacoma, but he was scratched.

But not for the reason Giants fans have been hoping for. The top pitching prospect hasn't been called up.

The 24-year-old Beede was scratched after he strained his groin while warming up for the start.

Kraig Sitton started in Beede's place.

In 19 starts with the River Cats this season, Beede has a 4.79 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched.

Beede, the 2014 1st round pick out of Vanderbilt, entered the season as the No. 89 prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America, but fell out of the Top 100 in the Midseason update. The publication also had Beede as the Giants' No. 1 prospect in the preseason, but dropped him to No. 3 behind Chris Shaw and Christian Arroyo in the Midseason update.

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Brandon Crawford: Giants should change right-center field wall

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Brandon Crawford: Giants should change right-center field wall

Since the moment it opened, AT&T Park has been a pitcher's park.

Last Friday, Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford answered questions from kids at a youth baseball camp.

How big are Major League fields?

“They vary in size. Ours is one of the bigger ones, 421 feet to right-center, which should be changed," Crawford said.

Baseball fans are well aware that flyballs to deep right-center field in San Francisco -- home runs in the majority of ballparks -- are routinely caught or result in triples.

This season, there have been 69 home runs hit at AT&T Park -- by far the lowest in baseball.

Fenway Park in Boston (82) and PETCO Park in San Diego (89) are next.

Crawford has eight home runs this year -- six on the road and two at home.

Last year, he hit 12 home runs -- eight on the road and four at home.

In 2015, he hit a career-high 21 home runs -- 13 on the road and eight at home.

Might the Giants somehow move the fences in?

"It ain't gonna happen ... that's just not gonna happen," Mike Krukow said on KNBR 680 on Monday morning.