4yGiants executive Larry Baer was approved as the team's control person Thursday in a vote by Major League Baseball's 29 other teams. There is no word on the vote, but Baer's approval required affirmation from 23 teams.
4yGiants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner told CSNBayArea.com that he expects both catcher Buster Posey and second baseman Freddy Sanchez to be ready to start for the Giants on Opening Day.
4yThe Giants have signed center fielder Gregor Blanco, who spent all of 2011 in Triple-A, according to the player's agency Octagon Baseball.
4yBoston is pursuing free agent and former Giant Carlos Beltran, according to a report out of the GM Meetings in Milwaukee.
4yRobin O'Connor, the San Francisco Giants' former payroll manager, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling 2.2 million from the team.
4yJaymee Sire caught up with Brandon Belt, who is learning the meaning of no rest for the weary. Belt is now honing his craft in the Dominican Winter League and says he's back to the place where he wants to be at the plate.
4yGiants cameraman Dave Benzer organized the first "Torture Cancer" golf tournament at Harding Park, where Barry Bonds, Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper and many of the Giants' coaches were in attendance.
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