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National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 28th year covering Giants, A's, 33rd year covering ball.

Nolan Arenado on Bruce Bochy: ‘intense and intimidating guy’ — Nolan Arenado wouldn't dare approach Bruce Bochy to strike up a conversation, especially about the Rockies third baseman's chances of making the National League All-Star team. [...] year in the majors. Arenado did have the nerve last season to approach Bochy and thank him for a complimentary comment in a newspaper story.

A’s use their power to down Rockies — The A's had a power outage over the weekend, failing to hit a home run while getting swept by the Royals, giving them a season-high four straight games without a homer. The A's homered twice in the first inning and thrice overall, and an appreciative Kendall Graveman cruised through seven scoreless innings in a 7-1 interleague victory over the Rockies.

A’s vs. Rockies with Walt Weiss in the house — Nice to see Walt Weiss in town again. The former A's shortstop is in full uniform at the Coliseum for the first time since 1997, when he was playing for the Rockies, the team he now manages. "It hasn't changed a whole lot," Weiss said of the Coliseum, which erected Mt.

Joe Lacob wants to buy A’s? Lew Wolff says they’re not for sale — Matier and Ross reported in Monday's Chronicle that it'll probably come down to the A's or Raiders in Oakland. Not both. And the city and county would need to choose one. Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid is quoted as saying neither the Raiders nor A's owners wants to share the site.

Addressing Giants employees’ questions, Manfred talks up A’s — Rob Manfred made one of his strongest statements on his desire to keep the A's in Oakland, and it took a Giants employee's question to elicit the response. The commissioner was at Thursday's Giants-Padres game and beforehand addressed hundreds of team employees who were sitting in seats behind the Giants' dugout.

Triple dose of sucess - Giants finally win home series — With their first four-triple home game in 91 years, another victory for rookie Chris Heston and some iffy bullpen work, the Giants silenced talk, at least for now, that they can't win at home and can't beat teams below them in the National League West.

Rob Manfred visits Giants, talks A’s — Rob Manfred is at Thursday's Giants' game, the new commissioner's latest stop in his tour of all 30 teams. Before he took questions from the media and met with players and coaches in the clubhouse, Manfred addressed hundreds of Giants employees who were sitting behind the third-base dugout.

A tribute to Darryl Hamilton - he made worst-to-first Giants tick — A tribute to Darryl Hamilton - he made worst-to-first Giants tick Stan Javier squirted water in his eyes to make it seem he was crying, then walked to Darryl Hamilton's locker and hugged the man who had just been traded from the Giants to Rockies. [...] Hamilton seemed to appreciate everything about baseball.

MLB’s tech troubles keep coming from all directions — The New York Times reports the FBI is investigating the Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the Astros' database on player personnel. Major League Baseball cancels 65 million All-Star votes, fearing fraud. Let's start with Affeldt's old teammate Sandoval, whose Instagram "like" of a photo from "diva_legacy" caused a firestorm, including on social media, of course.

Giants’ Duffy stays cool as he solidifies hot corner — Matt Duffy is a tall, lanky, Lincecum-thin infielder who was hoping to be in Triple-A by now and had an iffy future with the Giants because he was buried on the shortstop depth chart behind Brandon Crawford.
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Jul 02, 2015

RT @JesseSanchezMLB: Source: #Giants agree to an estimated $6.5M deal with SS Lucius Fox, #3 on @MLB Top 30 Int’l Prospects @MLBPipeline

Jul 01, 2015

So Bobby Bonilla still making big deferred money from 2000 buyout. Well, Rich Gossage's 1984 deal included deferred payments through 2016.

Jun 30, 2015

RT @SFGiants: #SFGiants purchase contract of IF Ehire Adrianza and IF Casey McGehee has been designated for assignment off 40-man roster.

Jun 30, 2015

Joe Lacob: "I have no idea who said that ... I am not discussing the A’s with their ownership.":… via @sfchronicle

Jun 30, 2015

#athletics: "If we can all put it together at the same time, this is a very dangerous offense.":… via @sfchronicle

Jun 30, 2015

Scribner for Graveman, who threw seven shutout innings, gave up five hits, issued three walks, threw 111 pitches. #athletics

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