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

Giants no longer avoiding high-priced free-agents from afar

sfgate.com — The Panda parting is complete, and the Giants are seeking new relationships that are long term and costly. Since the signings of Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand, the Giants had no longer been giving big-money contracts to players outside the organization.

The legacy of Pablo Sandoval

sfgate.com — Pablo Sandoval will be missed on so many levels, a face of three championship teams and a body that only a mother and Giants fan could love.

Pablo Sandoval leaning toward Red Sox - Padres have highest offer, SF Giants still in hunt

blog.sfgate.com — I hear Pablo Sandoval has received his highest contract offer from the Padres but is leaning toward accepting an offer from the Red Sox, though events could change in a hurry. Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans, who spoke with agent Gustavo Vasquez on Thursday morning, had suggested the third baseman could make his decision before Thanksgiving and that the Sandoval camp asked the Giants to submit their best offer.

Ray Sadecki dies at 73 - acquired by SF Giants for Orlando Cepeda

blog.sfgate.com — Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher the Giants acquired in the ill-fated 1966 Orlando Cepeda trade, died Monday in Arizona from complications of blood cancer. He was 73. Mr. Sadecki had a successful 18-year career, winning 135 games and the 1964 World Series opener, but he was known among Giants fans for a trade considered among the worst in franchise history.

Giancarlo Stanton is too good for the Marlins - that goes for Pablo Sandoval, too

blog.sfgate.com — Giancarlo Stanton will have a long, lonely - and filthy rich - life in Miami. It's impossible to trust the Marlins' decision makers on this one. Stanton's new 13-year, $325 million contract apparently comes with an assurance from management that the Marlins will go all out trying to build a steady winner and remain consistent with bringing in top-grade talent so that Stanton won't stand alone on a hapless club.

Alvin Dark, Giants, A’s World Series manager, dies at 92

sfgate.com — Alvin Dark, All-Star shortstop and Giants, A’s World Series manager, passes away Alvin Dark, manager of two Bay Area World Series teams and captain of the 1951 New York Giants who made a legendary comeback to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant, died early Thursday morning at his home in Easley, S.C.

Alvin Dark dies - former Giants shortstop, manager, mentor of Willie Mays

blog.sfgate.com — Alvin Dark, manager of two Bay Area World Series teams and captain of the 1951 New York Giants who made a legendary comeback to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant, died today at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.

On Pablo Sandoval and other SF Giants issues

blog.sfgate.com — Last thing the Giants wanted to hear is that Pablo Sandoval is seeking a six-year deal. Jumping from an offer of three years to four or even five is one thing. Leaping to six is extreme.

Rookies contributed this year, could have roles next season, too

sfgate.com — Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who cherishes every Giants World Series title a half-century after missing one for himself by a few feet â€" where were you in ’62? â€" loved the makeup of the latest champs.

Sandoval says he wants to stay, but he’ll have options

sfgate.com — The Giants held another World Series parade through San Francisco on Friday, the official close to the 2014 season, and Pablo Sandoval and his teammates bid farewell to hundreds of thousands of fans.
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Nov 28, 2014

"I have never seen such stupid ballplaying in my life," -- Jed York. I mean Ray Kroc.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @RoigFranzia: @JohnSheaHey And, to you and all your followers: Thompson, Hill, Aurilia, Nen, Krukow, Santiago

Nov 27, 2014

To all followers: Trout, Henderson, Aaron, Niekro, Killebrew, Schmidt.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @M_Vernon: Cal quarterback Jared Goff and A's manager Bob Melvin at Haas Pavilion for #Calbasketball vs Cal Poly.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JesseSanchezMLB: Breaking: Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas & D-backs have agreed to a 6-year deal worth $68.5M, according to sources h…

Nov 26, 2014

Why #sfgiants are looking to sign elite free agents from outside organization for first time since Rowand and Zito: sfgate.com/sports/shea/ar…

Nov 25, 2014

I wrote Flannery story in '80s on how a dozen players came and went, failing to take his infield job w/#padres. He said he never forgot it.

Nov 25, 2014

Don't know if I've covered a more fan-friendly, media-friendly, people-friendly coach. Good luck, Tim Flannery. #sfgiants #padres

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