Giants considering changes to bullpen roles

Giants considering changes to bullpen roles

Oct 25, 2014 | No Comments

Speaking before the Giants opposed Kansas City in Game 3 of the World Series, manager Bruce Bochy said he’ll consider using long relievers Yusmeiro Petit and Tim Lincecum in middle-inning situations and asking Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla to work more than one inning if necessary.

MLB pays tribute to Gwynn before Game 3

Oct 25, 2014 | No Comments

Major League Baseball honored the late Tony Gwynn prior to Game 3 of the World Series between the hometown Giants and Royals on Friday at AT&T Park.

Rays players sad to see Maddon go, but confident about future

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

The reaction among Rays players seemed to be one of sorry to see Joe Maddon go while trusting that the Rays management team will make the right calls to find a suitable replacement to perpetuate the organization’s excellence.

Phils’ philospophy beginning to evolve

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

October is a quiet month for baseball teams not in the postseason, so the Phillies have barely registered a blip on the local radar screen — even with the team signing Grady Sizemore and Jerome Williams this week. That changed Thursday when Phillies interim president Pat Gillick told CSN Philly that the team probably would not contend again until 2017 or 2018.

Maddon and Dodgers would be a perfect fit

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

With his former Rays boss Andrew Friedman now the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, Los Angeles would seem to be the perfect landing spot for Joe Maddon.

Pipeline Inbox: Appel an Opening Day possibility?

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

The prospects discussed in this week’s Inbox (or any, for that matter), just might be getting your favorite team to the Fall Classic in the near future. We’ll kick things off with an Arizona Fall League question about Mark Appel, then spend some time in Atlanta and Chicago, finishing off with the start of the pipeline: the First-Year Player Draft.

Royals may discover Bay has comforts of home

Royals may discover Bay has comforts of home

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Facing three straight games at AT&T Park, the Royals may find the Giants’ home has a familiar feel that bodes well for their chances in San Francisco.

Strickland owns actions, ready for next chance

Strickland owns actions, ready for next chance

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

Admittedly, Giants reliever Hunter Strickland didn’t sleep very well after a nightmarish Wednesday night in Kansas City. A day later, back in his home clubhouse in San Francisco, a remorseful Strickland was ready to put it behind him.

Lincecum undergoes MRI; Bochy remains optimistic

Lincecum undergoes MRI; Bochy remains optimistic

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

A day after Tim Lincecum left Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium because of tightness in his back, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was decidedly upbeat about the extent of the injury, which occurred during the veteran right-hander’s first outing of the postseason.

Royals could revive running game facing Hudson

Royals could revive running game facing Hudson

Oct 24, 2014 | No Comments

It’s been forgotten amid a surprising power surge, swept aside because it hasn’t necessarily altered outcomes. But the Royals — Major League leaders in stolen bases by a wide margin and armed with two track stars off their bench — haven’t been running. They’ve stolen one base in their last six postseason games, five of them wins, after swiping seven in the American League Wild Card Game and five in a Division Series sweep of the Angels.