1. Madison Bumgarner Becomes 1st Pitcher to Hit 2 Home Runs on Opening Day

    Madison Bumgarner is one of the best pitchers in baseball, but he also showed off what he could do at the plate Sunday at Chase Field. The San Francisco Giants starter hit two home runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 27,494 reads 0 comments

  2. Christian Bethancourt Makes Padres' Roster as Pitcher, Utility Player

    Christian Bethancourt is shifting from his familiar post behind the plate to the pitching rubber for the 2017 season. According to MLB ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 7 months ago 31,220 reads 0 comments

  3. San Francisco Giants: Complete 2017 Season Preview, Predictions

    The magic spell that the San Francisco Giants had in even years finally stopped working in 2016. Now they have to find the right incantation for odd-year magic. That should be doable...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 9,984 reads 0 comments

  4. Los Angeles Dodgers: Complete 2017 Season Preview, Predictions

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won four straight NL West titles and, presumably, would be all too happy to make it five in a row in 2017. But the real prize remains the World Series title that's eluded them for 29 years...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 10,517 reads 0 comments

  5. Bees Invade Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres Spring Training Game

    It turns out a tarp can only protect a baseball field so much. The Colorado Rockies held a 10-4 lead over the San Diego Padres in the top of the ninth inning of Thursday's game at Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona when bees invaded the field...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 7 months ago 43,591 reads 0 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants Create 'M-V-Pee' Trophy for Best Hydrated Player

    Sports science is evolving rapidly as teams attempt to optimize player health and performance. Count the San Francisco Giants among sporting franchises that are willing to think outside the box to avoid a stream of injuries...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 months ago 9,769 reads 0 comments

  7. Can Nolan Arenado Unseat Kris Bryant as NL's MVP in 2017?

    Kris Bryant ran away with the National League MVP voting in 2016. By default, that makes him the favorite to win the award again in 2017...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 13,770 reads 0 comments

  8. Los Angeles Dodgers: Final Predictions for Each Key Spring Position Battle

    The Los Angeles Dodgers had a busy winter. First, they spent big to bring back key free agents Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen and Rich Hill...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 months ago 10,811 reads 0 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants: Final Predictions for Each Key Spring Position Battle

    On a partly cloudy Thursday evening in Scottsdale, Arizona , the San Francisco Giants trotted out a starting lineup that didn't feature Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Denard Span, Brandon Belt or Brandon Crawford...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 8,684 reads 0 comments

  10. Clayton Kershaw Could Make MLB History with Dominant 2017 Season

    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw enters 2017 with three seasons of posting an ERA below 2.00 over at least 100 innings...

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  11. What to Expect from Trevor Story in Encore to Record-Setting Rookie Explosion

    Trevor Story has already made a name for himself. All he needs to do now is make his name stick. Far from a household name before 2016, the young Colorado Rockies shortstop ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 11,170 reads 0 comments

  12. Barry Bonds Joins Giants Front Office as Special Adviser to CEO

    The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that legendary outfielder Barry Bonds joined the organization in an advisory role...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 months ago 22,744 reads 0 comments

  13. San Francisco Giants: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training So Far

    There's no point panicking about the losing record the San Francisco Giants have this spring. It's spring training —t hey'll be fine. Provided, of course, that some of the key players complicit in the club's poor spring turn things around...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 17,237 reads 0 comments

  14. Los Angeles Dodgers: The 5 Most Disappointing Players in Spring Training so Far

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have looked like what they are this spring: a deep, talented team capable of winning a fifth straight division title and competing for the franchise's first championship since 1988...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 12,596 reads 0 comments

  15. Clayton Kershaw Proves Even the Best Pitcher in the World Can Be Underrated

    It took four Cactus League starts for Clayton Kershaw 's ERA to rise above 0.00. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander surrendered his first run of the spring, a solo homer off the bat of Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 17,559 reads 0 comments

  16. Interpreter for Dodgers' Kenta Maeda Deadlifts 405 Pounds

    As the Los Angeles Dodgers prepare for the upcoming MLB season, they have received some spring training motivation from an unlikely source...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 7 months ago 37,910 reads 0 comments

  17. How Yasiel Puig's New Stance Could Finally Turn MLB Career Around

    Back in 2013, Yasiel Puig had us wondering if he could be a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers . Four years later, it's deja vu all over again. So much has happened since Puig, now 26, took spring training by storm back in '13...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 30,413 reads 0 comments

  18. Ian Desmond's Hand Injury Diagnosed as Fracture

    The Colorado Rockies will likely be without first baseman Ian Desmond when the regular season begins after he fractured his left hand during Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Reds ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 7 months ago 6,675 reads 0 comments

  19. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Players Who Are in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    A year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers were scrambling to fill out the starting rotation heading into the regular season as rookie Ross Stripling unexpectedly broke camp with a job...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 7 months ago 28,379 reads 0 comments

  20. San Francisco Giants: 5 Players in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    The San Francisco Giants certainly have stars. What they also have in seemingly equal abundance are open roster spots that need filling. The boxes that need checking on the offensive side include a starting left fielder and almost the entire bench...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 7 months ago 30,325 reads 0 comments

  21. Yasiel Puig's Home Reportedly Burglarized in LA, $500k in Jewelry Stolen

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has had more than $500,000 in jewelry stolen from his L.A. residence while he's in Arizona for spring training. TMZ Sports reported three "high-end" Rolex watches were among the items stolen...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 29,332 reads 0 comments

  22. How $200M Bust Zack Greinke Can Return to Cy Young Peak

    Even Zack Greinke is perplexed by what happened last season. The numbers obviously speak for themselves. The former Cy Young winner went from a league-best 1.66 ERA in 2015, his final season with the Los Angeles Dodgers , to a 4...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 117,390 reads 0 comments

  23. Giants Coach Jose Alguacil Required Surgery After Being Hit in Face by Foul Ball

    San Francisco Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil required surgery after getting hit in the face by a foul ball Saturday during an exhibition game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Arizona...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 8 months ago 249,428 reads 0 comments

  24. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    The Los Angeles Dodgers spent big this offseason to retain their own key free agents, while also adding an impact bat at second base in the form of Logan Forsythe ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 8 months ago 12,306 reads 0 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants: 5 Under-the-Radar Players to Watch in Spring Games

    The San Francisco Giants have won three championships since 2010, largely on the strength of their homegrown core. As much as they've benefited from the likes of Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner, however, they've also relied on unlikely heroes...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 8 months ago 8,355 reads 0 comments