Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:58:22 -0800
The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with OF Gregor Blanco and 2B Tony Abreu Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with both. Blanco will receive $2.525 million and Abreu will make $745,000.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:42:39 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Mike Morse will make $5 million plus incentives as part of his 2014 contract. He will likely platoon in left field with OF Gregor Blanco. Morse can also play first base and right field. He hit .215 with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs in 88 games with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles last season.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:25:52 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are in negotiations with free-agent 2B Jeff Baker (Rangers). He could be a platoon partner in the outfield with OF Gregor Blanco.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:01:07 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are not interested in trading for New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki because they are searching for a right-handed hitter to platoon with OF Gregor Blanco.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:08:49 -0800
The San Francisco Giants tendered INF Tony Abreu, INF Joaquin Arias, 1B Brandon Belt, OF Gregor Blanco and SP Yusmeiro Petit Monday, Dec. 2, team vice president Bobby Evans confirmed.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:24:33 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed OF Andres Torres (Achilles') on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles' strain Thursday, Aug. 22, and recalled INF Nick Noonan and OF Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno in corresponding moves. Also, RP Mike Kickham was optioned to Fresno.
Fantasy Tip: Gregor Blanco should now move into an everyday role in center field with Torres sidelined. However, with Angel Pagan (hamstring) nearing a return, that'll probably be short-lived.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:04:25 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco was hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday, Aug. 14, against the Washington Nationals. He is now hitting just .113 since the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Blanco is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues right now until he starts to show a little more consistency at the plate.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:50:12 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Andres Torres might be in danger of losing his roster spot as soon as Saturday, July 13. If he remains on the roster, he is likely to fall back into a platoon in center field with OF Gregor Blanco.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:26:28 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is pretty much done for the year, general manager Brian Sabean said on the radio on Friday, July 5.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't surprising, but there was some hope he'd be back in September. Fantasy owners don't have to worry about letting him go, and Gregor Blanco should continue to rule in center field as long as he's producing. Andres Torres has received most of the time in left, so it'll be interesting to see if the Giants look for alternatives. Cole Gillespie just replaced Juan C. Perez on the 25-man roster, but Perez is likely the only other in-house candidate who could factor in.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:03:24 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) will undergo surgery on a small tear to his hamstring Tuesday, June 24, and will miss the next 10-to-12 weeks.
Fantasy Tip: It is likely that Juan C. Perez, Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres will all see playing time in Paganís absence, with Perez being in line to get most of the starts.