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National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 27th year covering Giants, A's, 32nd year covering ball.

Josh Donaldson, Pablo Sandoval make AL East 1st at 3rd — At least until you pull into the Bronx, where nobody knows quite what to do with Alex Rodriguez, the tarnished Yankees infielder due $61 million over the next three years. On the flip side, the Bay Area has supplied the AL East with a couple of prized third basemen, Josh Donaldson moving to Toronto and Pablo Sandoval to Boston - an MVP candidate and a World Series legend.

Madison Bumgarner a bargain for Giants at $35 million — An agent at the winter meetings said Madison Bumgarner could make more than Jon Lester. In April 2012, he signed a five-year extension for $35 million, preferring security over the risk of waiting and signing a bigger deal later, which is perfectly fine.

SF Giants - no deals at winter meetings, will stay busy — San Diego -- The Giants left the winter meetings without cutting a deal and will continue working through this week and weeks ahead to solidify their 2015 roster. "We've got a lot of options," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said as he left the event's downtown San Diego hotel. "The

Max Scherzer’s agent would love for SF Giants to enter bidding — San Diego -- After the Giants dropped from the Jon Lester sweepstakes, agents near and far have been eager to make a pitch for the starting pitchers they represent. The best available starter is Max Scherzer, represented by Scott Boras, who naturally said the right-hander would be a perfect fit

San Francisco Giants: The Splash — Barry Zito's comeback process continues. His long-time agent, Scott Boras, said the pitcher will throw for teams in January with the hope of pitching in the 2015 season. "He's been working hard on his mechanics," Boras said. "He doesn't cup the ball anymore. His drive to home plate

Bill King deserves to be in Hall of Fame, says Dick Enberg — Dick Enberg is the latest Ford C. Frick Award winner, presented annually at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Enberg, who has spent nearly 20 years broadcasting baseball in Southern California and worked for NBC and CBS, had a news conference moments ago. Afterward, I asked him about Bill King's omission from the list of Frick winners.

Magic Johnson on Madison Bumgarner: ‘I hate him . . . I love him’ — Madison Bumgarner received his latest award Tuesday night - as the Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year - and a few things were noteworthy. No. 1, the Giants' pitcher went out and got a suit for the occasion. No.

SF Giants on Jon Lester: ‘We’re not in the driver’s seat’ — The Giants suddenly don't appear optimistic about signing Jon Lester. "I just feel there are other clubs he has a little more attachment to," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said on the second day of the winter meetings in San Diego. "Ultimately, I don't know. The sense I get

Giants a finalist for free-agent pitcher Jon Lester — SAN DIEGO - The Giants went into the first night of the winter meetings believing they had a real chance to sign free-agent pitcher Jon Lester. The Cubs, Red Sox and Dodgers were considered the other finalists, though Sabean said he heard from Lester's agents that a fifth team was involved.

Brian Sabean on Jon Lester and other SF Giants’ roster matters — General manager Brian Sabean met with reporters and said the Giants are "still on the board" for free agent pitcher Jon Lester, who could pick his new team by Tuesday.
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @kirKDKenney: Tony Gwynn Jr. wants to keep his father's legacy alive, starting with San Diego youth instructional camp:

Dec 17, 2014

Joe Panik on idea of moving from 2B to 3B if #sfgiants find new 2Bman: He's OK with it (Shea Hey blog)… Via @sfgate

Dec 17, 2014

Safer route for Cuban ballplayers? "it's a great day . . . but it's a two-way street." The story:… Via @sfgate

Dec 17, 2014

Hope 49ers don't mean terminate in the Klingon sense.

Dec 17, 2014

MLB "will keep Clubs informed if this different direction may impact the manner in which they conduct business on issues related to Cuba.”

Dec 16, 2014

RT @hankschulman: #sfgiants still on Shields, w/ Peavy, Vogy as fallbacks, and hoping to trade for a third baseman. Might have to get aggressive on Shields.

Dec 16, 2014

Selig "I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of..." Never mind. Thought there was stadium news. That's Jeb Bush.

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