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Casey McGehee has been traded to the Giants.

The particulars of the deal are still a mystery, but it has been confirmed that McGehee will be a Giant next season. Expect McGehee to compete for the third base job now that there is no clear starter there with the departure of Pablo Sandoval.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Dec, 06:42 PMSource

Giants agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with Jake Peavy.

The Giants have a history of doling out silly contracts after winning the World Series and while $12M per yer is probably a standard for now, this is probably the next one they regret. Sure, he posted an impressive 2.17 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 58:17 K:BB over 78.2 innings (12 starts) for the Giants after coming over from the Red Sox last year, but Peavy's recent track record says otherwise. Prior to the 2014 season, Peavy had posted a sub-4.00 ERA just once in four years and had thrown for more than 200 innings in a season just once in his previous six. He's a major injury risk and even though he's just 33-years old, he's a 12-year major league veteran with a whole lot of mileage on his arm. For Giants fans and owners of a cheap Peavy in keeper leagues who are reading this in disgust, just remember the contract they gave Aubrey Huff after the 2010 season and Marco Scutaro after the win in 2012. They say bad things happen in threes, so look to Peavy to be that third.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 08:50 AMSource

Giants have signed Sergio Romo to a 2-year, $15 million deal, pending a physical.

This was a good signing for the Giants as Romo was considered to be in talks with a few big market teams in need of a closer. Romo saved 23 games for the Giants before struggling to the point where they removed him from the position in favor of Santiago Casilla. It's expected that Casilla will be the team's closer heading into spring training but should he struggle or Romo show he has regained his 2012 form it could result in him retaking the closers role.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

17 Dec, 02:46 PMSource

RHP Curtis Partch signs with the Giants on a minor-league deal.

Partch showed a little bit of strikeout promise while pitching in the Reds organization the last few years, but command issues and a high walk rate continue to plague him. He'll get a look in the minors, but might not get beyond a potential short-term call-up role.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 03:53 PMSource

Matt Cain (elbow) will begin throwing from 45-60 feet next week. He will throw three times a week.

Cain missed the last few months of the season because he had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow. It is still unclear if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

9 Dec, 06:02 PMSource

First base options the Marlins are considering are Michael Morse and Justin Morneau.

Either player would serve as an upgrade to what the Marlins were dealing with last season. They would probably be better off with Morse who has better power potential in that ballpark than Morneau whose resurgence last year was heavily driven by home games at Coors Field.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

9 Dec, 03:53 PMSource

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports seven teams have inquired about second baseman Dan Uggla.

Considering the power potential and the position he plays, Uggla should definitely warrant consideration. If he can fix his plate discipline and just strike out even a little bit less, he could be worth a low-risk contract. Stay tuned.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

9 Dec, 02:07 PMSource

Giants do not plan on Moving Buster Posey to third base.

If there is one team that you can believe in their plan, it is the San Francisco Giants. Posey is still one of the best players in the league batting .311 in 147 games in 2014.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

9 Dec, 01:12 PMSource

Madison Bumgarner is Sports Illustrated's 2014 Sportsman of the Year. 

Not much of a surprise as Bumgarner put together a fantastic season from the start in April through the final out of the Giants' 2014 World Series championship. He finished the regular season with 18 wins and a 2.98 ERA and a ridiculously impressive 5.09 K/BB over 217.1 innings. In the post-season, he was even more powerful as he went 4-1 with a 1.03 ERA and a 7.50 K/BB over 52.2 innings. It was his third championship in five years.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

8 Dec, 11:29 AMSource

Giants have signed pitchers Cory Gearrin and Nik Turley.

Gearrin hurt his shoulder in 2013 while with the Braves and had Tommy John surgery in April of this year, causing him to miss the entire season. As extreme ground ball pitcher with a fastball in the high 80s, he is a good arm to add to the Giants bullpen. Turley has control problems, walking just one less batter than he struck out in 2014 at Triple-A, posting a 44:43 K/BB ratio in 60.1 innings. He is not a major league pitching option until he hammers out his control problems.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

6 Dec, 03:24 PMSource

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