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  • • Giants Interested In Eddie Rosario, Jackie Bradley Jr.
    The Giants are looking to add outfield help, and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Eddie Rosario and Jackie Bradley Jr. are two of the names under consideration.  Both players are also left-handed hitters, “which ticks off another box on the Giants’ wish list,” Slusser writes. Considering that Bradley and Rosario have…...2021
  • • Stephen Curry vocal on Warriors’ starting lineup struggles
    The Golden State Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, prompting some to question if the Warriors can compete in the Western Conference. Following Saturday night’s lopsided defeat, Curry spoke about Golden State’s starting lineup struggles, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. Steph Curry on the starting lineup's issues: […] The post Ste...2021
  • • Steve Kerr makes bold proclamation on Warriors’ win over Spurs
    Despite snatching wins over Western Conference powerhouses Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr named their win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday as their “best game” of the season. Per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Kerr was impressed with his team’s performance on both ends. […] The post Steve Kerr ma...2021
  • • John Lynch: Dee Ford not guaranteed to be ready for start of next season
    San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch said on Monday that defensive end Dee Ford isn’t guaranteed to be ready for the start of the 2021 season because of ongoing back problems. Via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Ford’s rehabilitation process from a back injury has been a bit rocky. The injury limited [more]...2021
  • • Warriors star Draymond Green provides update on his body condition, playing status vs. Bulls
    The Golden State Warriors are scheduled to face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and it remains to be seen if Draymond Green is able to make his season debut. Ahead of Golden State’s matchup with Chicago, Green provided an update on his status, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. Draymond Green on playing […] The post Warriors star Draymond Green provides update on his bod...2020
  • • Warriors’ Stephen Curry shades his own team’s intelligence after second straight loss
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was quick to address the lack of IQ his team has shown after losing back-to-back contests in their first two appearances in the 2020/21 season, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle: Steph Curry: "Our group's collective IQ has to get a lot better." — Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) […] The post Warriors’ Stephen C...2020
  • • It looks like Warriors star Draymond Green will miss Kevin Durant’s Nets debut
    The Golden State Warriors will be squaring off with a familiar face on Tuesday night to open the 2020-21 season; however, they could be without one of their key contributors. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, Green is doubtful to play in Kevin Durant’s debut with the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 22. […] The post It looks like Warriors star Draymond Green will miss...2020
  • • Beane, Forst, Owens Expected To Return To A’s Front Office In 2021
    Amidst much speculation about the future of the Athletics’ front office, the team’s chief baseball officials (executive VP of baseball operations Billy Beane, GM David Forst, and assistant GM Billy Owens) are expected to continue working in Oakland for the 2021 season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle writes.  In addition to Slusser’s sources,…...2020
  • • NL Notes: Posey, Scherzer, Stanek
    After a year off, Giants icon Buster Posey will return as their “primary catcher” in 2021, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle) on Tuesday. Posey opted out of last season over family health concerns (he and his wife had just adopted twin girls who were born prematurely), and…...2020
  • • Giants, Anthony DeSclafani Nearing Deal
    The Giants and free-agent right-hander Anthony DeSclafani are nearing a deal, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This figures to be a buy-low pickup for the Giants, who are set to add a starter who has gone through an up-and-down career since it began in 2014. DeSclafani was a member of the Marlins…...2020

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Francisco Chronicle injury and suspension

  • • John Lynch: Dee Ford not guaranteed to be ready for start of next season
    San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch said on Monday that defensive end Dee Ford isn’t guaranteed to be ready for the start of the 2021 season because of ongoing back problems. Via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Ford’s rehabilitation process from a back injury has been a bit rocky. The injury limited [more]...2021
  • • Giants’ Prospect Alexander Canario Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
    Giants prospect Alexander Canario dislocated his shoulder in the final week of the instructional league and underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, per MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter). The surgery was performed on his left shoulder by Dr. Ken Akizuki, notes Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Canario was fifth…...2020
  • • Brandon Belt Undergoes Heel Surgery
    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right heel last week, the team announced to reporters (including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle). The team did not provide a timetable for his recovery, Schulman adds. Belt’s 2020 debut was delayed by a right heel issue, as he opened…...2020
  • • Giants Scratch Kevin Gausman From Scheduled Start
    The Giants scratched Kevin Gausman from today’s scheduled start against the Padres with elbow tightness, per various reporters (including Andrew Baggarly of the Athletic). He’ll head for an MRI as a precaution, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link), but he’s not going on the injured list at this point. Gausman initially felt…...2020
  • • Matt Chapman Out For Season
    The Oakland A’s have placed Matt Chapman on the 10-day injured list, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). Chapman has been seeking a second opinion on his right hip tendinitis, per Slusser. Chapman will now undergo surgery on the hip on Monday, which will sideline the star third baseman for the…...2020
  • • A.J. Puk To Undergo Shoulder Surgery
    Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk will undergo shoulder surgery next week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. A healthy Puk is regarded as one of the majors’ premier pitching prospects, but he has had a hard time staying off the shelf in recent years. The 2016 first-round pick (No. 6 overall) underwent Tommy John…...2020
  • • American League Injury Updates: Piscotty, Cobb, Keuchel, Pearson
    Here are the latest updates on a few injury situations from around the American League … The Athletics will go a few days without full participation from outfielder Stephen Piscotty, as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle covers on Twitter. (He’s pinch running as we speak.) Thankfully, it seems there’s reason to hope he’ll bounce back…...2020
  • • AL Injury Notes: M. Chapman, Jays, Angels
    A few notable injury notes from around the American League… Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman will resume baseball activities Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets. It’s still unclear how much longer the AL West-leading A’s will go without Chapman, though. The 27-year-old has been out since he left their game Sunday with…...2020
  • • Giants Acquire Anthony Banda
    The Rays have traded left-hander Anthony Banda to the Giants, Robert Murray reports. The Giants sent cash considerations in return, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to tweet. To make room for Banda, the Giants placed outfielder Joey Rickard on the 60-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. The 27-year-old Banda…...2020
  • • MLB To Suspend Alex Cintron, Ramon Laureano
    1:52pm: Laureano has actually received a six-game suspension, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via Twitter). 1:41pm: Major League Baseball will announce that Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron and Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano have been suspended for their roles in this week’s brawl between the two teams. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that…...2020

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Francisco Chronicle trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • NL West Notes: Bauer, Giants, D’Backs, Arenado
    “The Giants have discussed” signing Trevor Bauer, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, though this isn’t necessarily indicative of a full-fledged pursuit since “they discuss the top free agents every year.”  There are many reasons Bauer would make sense for the Giants, as Shea illustrates in his pros and cons piece, including the…...2020
  • • Giants’ Farhan Zaidi On Gausman, Offseason, Belt, Injuries
    Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi discussed several topics with reporters (including the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea and NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic) earlier this week.  Some notable highlights… Kevin Gausman returned to San Francisco after accepting the one-year, $18.9MM qualifying offer, though the two sides also had some negotiations about a&...2020
  • • Report: The reason Warriors may not draft James Wiseman with second overall pick
    The Golden State Warriors have the second overall pick in the 2020 draft and some pundits believe they should select James Wiseman from Memphis since the team needs big man help. However, the Warriors may not be that high on Wiseman for a couple of reasons, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle: The […] The post Report: The reason Warriors may not draft James Wiseman with seco...2020
  • • Adam Silver offers ‘realistic’ plan to allow fans into arenas for 2020-21 NBA season
    With uncertainty surrounding the upcoming NBA season, commissioner Adam Silver was able to mention some good news on Monday during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. While not only the sports world, but the nation itself has been deeply affected by COVID-19, Silver expressed his confident belief that fans may be able to enter […] The post Adam Silver offers ‘realistic’...2020
  • • Warriors reportedly impressed with Israeli NBA draft prospect Deni Avdija
    Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle relaying positive words on Israeli NBA draft prospect Deni Avdija: The Golden State Warriors — seeking wing help and possessing the 2020 NBA Draft’s second overall pick — were reportedly “blown away” by international prospect Deni Avdija following a private workout Thursday. The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss reported that head coach ̷...2020
  • • Warriors eye intriguing 3-and-D prospect if they trade down in NBA Draft
    The Golden State Warriors possess the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and trading down could be a viable option. If the Warriors do choose to move back in the draft, then they could consider taking Devin Vassell, per San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau. According to multiple league sources that spoke to […] The post Warriors eye intriguing 3-and-D prospect if they trad...2020
  • • Giants Place Jeff Samardzija On Release Waivers
    The Giants have designated Jeff Samardzija for assignment and placed him on release waivers, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). This officially ends the righty’s 2020 season, as we’ve long since passed the September 15 deadline for players to be eligible for an acquiring team’s postseason roster. Of course, if Shark has…...2020
  • • Rumor: Warriors will not draft LaMelo Ball
    The Golden State Warriors have the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but it is unlikely they use it to select LaMelo Ball. While LaMelo is regarded by some as the top prospect in the draft, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports executives around the league feel the Dubs will pass on […] The post Rumor: Warriors will not draft LaMelo Ball appeared first on ClutchPoints....2020
  • • Kevin Gausman Open To Staying With Giants
    Although he’s soon to become one of the top free-agent pitchers in the majors, right-hander Kevin Gausman has interest in remaining with the Giants, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. As Schulman points out, you’d expect that type of sentiment from a pending free agent. However, Gausman noted that the presence of Giants…...2020
  • • Warriors peg intriguing prospect above James Wiseman on draft board
    The Golden State Warriors have the second overall pick in the 2020 draft and many pundits believe the franchise will take Memphis big man James Wiseman if the team keeps the pick. However, according to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors taking Deni Avdija out of Israel is certainly in play. Letourneau reports the […] The post Warriors peg intriguing prospect above...2020

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  • • Khris Davis seeking extension with Athletics
    The Athletics are holding extension talks with slugger Khris Davis, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Per the report, “numerous talks” have already taken place between the Oakland brass and Octagon agent Lou Nero.Despite the evident mutual interest, Slusser indicates that it’s far from clear whether anything will get done. The length of a potential contract is an obvious s...2018

Francisco Chronicle kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • NL Notes: Posey, Scherzer, Stanek
    2020
  • • NL Notes: Crawford, Kim, Mikolas, Cecil, Johnson
    Brandon Crawford gave the San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea a rundown of his daily routine, as the Giants shortstop is busy balancing his time with his wife and four young children alongside workouts and engaging in whatever baseball activities he can manage from his house.  On this particular day, for example, Crawford and the Giants’…...2020
  • • Kyle Shanahan’s wife won’t let him change hat with tiny logo
    NFL coaches have the ability to get their hands on any piece of team swag imaginable with a simple request to an equipment manager, and that is why it is so puzzling that Kyle Shanahan chooses to wear a hat that looks like it was designed on some bootleg merchandise website. As it turns out, the San Francisco 49ers head coach has continued to wear the hat out of superstition. Just not his own. Sha...2020
  • • Steph Curry nude photos are ‘absolutely’ not real, agent says
    A series of photos that claimed to show Stephen Curry nude were leaked on Friday morning, but the Golden State Warriors and the star's agent deny the images are of him. A Warriors source told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle that the photos leaked on Twitter are “of course” not of Curry. Alex Raskin of The Daily Mail also says he was told by Curry’s agent that Curry is not the pers...2019
  • • Athletics extend Khris Davis through 2021
    Oakland fans have cause to celebrate. The Athletics announced Thursday that they’ve extended designated hitter/outfielder Khris Davis through the 2021 season. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports (via) that Davis will earn $16.75M in each year of the contract, meaning he’ll take home $33.5M in new money over the next two campaigns. Davis, an Octagon client, would have been eligible...2019
  • • California Notes: Giants, Baer, A’s, Lucroy, Angels, Dodgers
    A few items from the Golden State… Giants officials have taken time this weekend to discuss how to proceed with CEO Larry Baer, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears. After Baer was involved in a public altercation with his wife on Friday, it’s possible the Giants will have him temporarily give up day-to-day…...2019
  • • Giants may have Baer temporarily give up day-to-day control of the franchise
    A few items from the Golden State… Giants officials have taken time this weekend to discuss how to proceed with CEO Larry Baer, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears. After Baer was involved in a public altercation with his wife on Friday, it’s possible the Giants will have him temporarily give up day-to-day control of the franchise and replace him with an in-house executive, Schulma...2019
  • • Giants CEO Larry Baer Involved In Public Altercation With His Wife
    Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer was involved in an altercation with Pam Baer, his wife, earlier today at a downtown San Francisco public plaza, Matthias Gafni and Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle report.  Video of the incident was captured by a bystander, and was made public by TMZ Sports (links to the…...2019
  • • Giants CEO Larry Baer issues statement on physical altercation with wife
    Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer was involved in an altercation with Pam Baer, his wife, on Friday at a downtown San Francisco public plaza, Matthias Gafni and Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle report. Video of the incident was captured by a bystander and made public by TMZ Sports. Both of the Baers commented on the situation to the Chronicle. Pam Baer described the incident ...2019
  • • Giants CEO knocks wife down during argument
    A video shows Giants team president and CEO Larry Baer knocking his wife to the ground during a fight over a cellphone Friday. Baer told the San Francisco Chronicle that the incident stemmed from "an unfortunate public argument."...2019

Top Francisco Chronicle news

  • • Report: Warriors Have Been ‘Preparing For Years’ To Acquire Giannis Antetokounmpo
    The Warriors have reportedly been “preparing for years” to make a bid for Giannis Antetokounmpo should the Bucks superstar decide he wants to leave Milwaukee. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors believe they have the assets and flexibility to pull off a mega-deal for Giannis. According to a league source, […] The post Report: Warriors Have ...2020
  • • Rangers To Acquire Matt Moore
    The Rangers have a deal in place to acquire lefty Matt Moore from the Giants, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). The specific return isn’t known, but it’s said to consist of prospects. Physicals must be completed before the swap will be made official. With the move, the Giants have…...2017
  • • Oakland A’s support catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeling during national anthem
    MLB has its first national anthem kneeler. Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell knelt during the national anthem played before Saturday’s A’s-Rangers game in Oakland. Maxwell is African-American, and despite kneeling, the San Francisco Chronicle describes him as very patriotic. You can see he held his cap over his heart for the anthem. His father was in the Army. Maxwell appeared to be moved to k...2017
  • • Athletics Interested In Jed Lowrie
    Second baseman Jed Lowrie is only a year removed from leaving the Athletics for the Mets in free agency, but the A’s are now interested in bringing him back via trade, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. However, for that to happen, the Mets would have eat the majority of Lowrie’s $10MM salary…...2019
  • • Shootaround (May 16) -- MRI reveals no structural damage to Andre Iguodala's knee
    No. 1 Reports: Iguodala questionable for Game 2 -- The San Antonio Spurs will be without their star small forward, Kawhi Leonard, for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals tonight (9 ET, ESPN). One of the players tasked with guarding Leonard and the Spurs' other wing players, Golden State's Andre Iguodala, is questionable with an injury of his own. Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicl...2017
  • • Athletics To Acquire Tony Kemp
    The Athletics have acquired infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp in a trade with the Cubs, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter links). He’s just one name involved in a multiplayer trade, per Slusser. Kemp, 28, appeared in 110 games between the Astros and Cubs in 2019, going from the former to the latter in exchange…...2020
  • • Giants Nearing Trade To Clear Payroll Space
    The Giants are nearing a significant swap that will open up payroll space, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter). The pact will involve either or both of lefty Matt Moore and outfielder Hunter Pence. Details of the arrangement — including the prospective trade partner — aren’t yet known. But Shea…...2017
  • • Phillies Vote Against Playing Thursday; Athletics-Rangers Also To Be Postponed
    Phillies players have voted against playing their scheduled game versus the Nationals tonight, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports (via Twitter). ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets that the Rangers/Athletics game will also be postponed tonight. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted shortly prior that the A’s were giving strong consideration to opting not…...2020
  • • 49ers potential victory parade will be in San Francisco
    The San Francisco 49ers stand one victory away from their first championship in 25 years. If that victory comes to pass, the celebration for that win will be in downtown San Francisco. According to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, former Mayor Willie Brown said that the parade to honor the team will be [more]...2020
  • • Athletics Avoid Arbitration With Marcus Semien, Liam Hendriks
    The Athletics have avoided arbitration with a series of key players. Of particular note, shortstop Marcus Semien will earn $13MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Increasingly excellent reliever Liam Hendriks also gets a nice boost, checking in at $5.3MM, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle…...2020
  • • Yankees, Athletics Reportedly Discussing Sonny Gray, Yonder Alonso
    5:55pm: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets that the Yankees are “one of at least seven teams” that has scouts in attendance for Gray’s start tonight. 5:42pm: Morosi tweets that Gray has begun his warmups and adds that “all signs point toward” Gray making his scheduled start tonight. Feinsand tweets that the same sources…...2017
  • • Stephen Curry could host San Francisco PGA Tour event in 2021
    Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is expected to host a San Francisco PGA Tour event in 2021, per Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle. The San Francisco Parks and Recreations Commission unanimously approved an amendment in their contract with the PGA Tour that will lead to the Warriors superstar hosting an event […] The post Stephen Curry could host San Francisco PGA T...2020
  • • Athletics, Cardinals In Serious Talks On Stephen Piscotty Swap
    The dominoes from the Cardinals’ reported acquisition of Marcell Ozuna are beginning to fall, it seems. Per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Athletics’ long-standing interest in Cards outfielder Stephen Piscotty could conceivably come to fruition with a deal before the Winter Meetings end. Oakland is not willing to part with its best…...2017
  • • Giants Expect To Make Outfield Additions
    Although the Giants’ outfield ended the 2019 campaign a lowly 22nd in WAR and 28th in wRC+, the club hasn’t made any notable moves to upgrade the area since then. But president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi believes that will change before spring training opens, as he told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.…...2020

Francisco Chronicle schedule, game

  • • Stephen Curry vocal on Warriors’ starting lineup struggles
    2021
  • • Warriors star Draymond Green provides update on his body condition, playing status vs. Bulls
    2020
  • • Giants Scratch Kevin Gausman From Scheduled Start
    2020
  • • Giants Release Abiatal Avelino; Latest On Drew Smyly
    The Giants have released infielder Abiatal Avelino, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He had been part of the Giants’ alternate training site. The 25-year-old Avelino – whom San Francisco acquired from the Yankees in a 2018 trade centering on Andrew McCutchen – had brief stints with the Giants in each of the…...2020
  • • Phillies Vote Against Playing Thursday; Athletics-Rangers Also To Be Postponed
    2020
  • • Athletics Place A.J. Puk On Injured List
    Prized southpaw A.J. Puk is headed to the injured list, as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report via Twitter. He’s said to be dealing with a shoulder malady. While the seriousness remains unknown at this point, this certainly constitutes sub-optimal news for the A’s. Puk is scheduled for a…...2020
  • • Report: PGA Tour, Curry closer to 2021 fall event
    A PGA Tour event hosted by the Warriors' Steph Curry starting in the fall of 2021 took a step closer, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle....2020
  • • Giants Option Shaun Anderson, Steven Duggar To Triple-A
    The Giants have optioned right-hander Shaun Anderson and outfielder Steven Duggar to Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic was among those to report. President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said neither player positioned himself in spring training to make the Giants’ Opening Day roster, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle relays. The 25-year-old…...2020
  • • Giants option RHP Shaun Anderson, CF Steven Duggar to Triple-A
    The Giants have optioned right-hander Shaun Anderson and outfielder Steven Duggar to Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic was among those to report. President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said neither player positioned himself in spring training to make the Giants’ Opening Day roster, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle relays. The 25-year-old Anderson got off to a...2020
  • • Giants reliever Tony Watson not concerned about shoulder tightness
    Giants reliever Tony Watson has been dealing with shoulder tightness this spring, but on Monday the left-hander said "It’s nothing I’m concerned about,” via John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Watson, who threw his second bullpen session in three days on Monday, expects he’ll be set to go for the beginning of the regular season. However, it’s unknown when he’ll be ready to appear in a sprin...2020

Francisco Chronicle rumors, scandals

  • • Beane, Forst, Owens Expected To Return To A’s Front Office In 2021
    2020
  • • A's filed complaint with MLB over Astros' sign-stealing before public allegations
    Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers received criticism in some circles for going public as the whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, but it sure looks like there was an attempt to handle things quietly behind the scenes first. A’s manager Bob Melvin and general manager David Forst confirmed Wednesday that the organization filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about the...2020
  • • Raiders to exercise Karl Joseph's option?
    Despite recent speculation to the contrary, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden indicated that the Raiders will exercise the fifth-year option on safety Karl Joseph (Twitter link via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle). Of course, there’s still plenty of time between now and the May deadline, so things could change. The Raiders were reportedly willing to trade Joseph at last year’s trade deadlin...2019
  • • Buster Posey is done for the season
    The San Francisco Giants are hanging on for dear life. And this isn’t going to help.At 62-64, the playoffs look less and less likely by the day. As it stands, they are 7.5 games out of first in the NL West. More than that, though, are how good all three teams in front of them are. All three of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers are contenders. But the Giants are als...2018
  • • Mychal Thompson: Expect Klay to stay with Warriors long-term
    While Klay Thompson hasn’t publicly revealed much about his long-term plans, his father Mychal Thompson didn’t hesitate to weigh in on his son’s future. As Scott Ostler of The San Francisco Chronicle details, the former Blazer and Laker doesn’t expect Klay to leave the Bay Area anytime soon.“Oh yeah, you can mark it down,” Mychal Thompson told Ostler. “Klay’s going to retire in the Warriors’ unifo...2018
  • • AL West Notes: Athletics, Ohtani, Luhnow, Rangers Infield
    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle takes an interesting look at the future of the Athletics’ baseball operations and field leadership. She cites “increasing speculation in baseball circles and among those who know the A’s higher-ups” that the existing combination of VP of baseball ops Billy Beane, GM David Forst, and manager Bob Melvin may not…...2018
  • • Report: Future uncertain for Athletics' baseball operations
    Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle takes an interesting look at the future of the Athletics’ baseball operations and field leadership. She cites “increasing speculation in baseball circles and among those who know the A’s higher-ups” that the existing combination of VP of baseball ops Billy Beane, GM David Forst, and manager Bob Melvin may not be maintained past the 2019 campaign. The cl...2018
  • • Frank Gore blasts ex-GM for ruining 49ers
    Frank Gore isn’t the biggest fan of ex-San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke.Speaking after his Indianapolis Colts defeated the Niners, his former team, on Sunday, Gore ripped Baalke for running the red and gold into the ground, according to Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 34-year-old Gore spent the first ten seasons of his career in San Francisco from 2005 to 2014, while Baalke came...2017

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