National baseball writer/columnist, San Francisco Chronicle, 29th year covering Giants, A's, 34th year covering ball.

What do A’s do with Butler, Valencia?

sfchronicle.com — the Swingin' A's must figure out what to do with Billy Butler and Danny Valencia, who proved to the world the team's off-field problems are as damaging as its on-field problems. "In a position we're in as a team right now, you want to take a look at some of these guys and see what you have for the future," Melvin said.

Butler-Valencia fight in A’s clubhouse exposes chemistry issues

sfgate.com — Butler-Valencia fight in A's clubhouse exposes chemistry issues Danny Valencia and the A's say they're trying to move forward from a clubhouse fight in Chicago that landed Billy Butler on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The A's have had several recent off-field controversies, and team chemistry was a problem last year and, despite massive roster turnover, is an issue again.

A’s clubhouse fight: Butler, Valencia fined, Butler to DL

msn.com — Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were fined an undisclosed amount by the A's for their clubhouse fight in Chicago, general manager David Forst announced Monday, and Butler was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. According to a report by The Chronicle's Susan Slusser, Valencia punched Butler on the temple amid a dispute over Valencia's endorsement with a spikes company on Friday.

A’s clubhouse fight: Butler, Valencia fined, Butler to DL

msn.com — Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were fined an undisclosed amount by the A's for their clubhouse fight in Chicago, general manager David Forst announced Monday, and Butler was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. According to a report by The Chronicle's Susan Slusser, Valencia punched Butler on the temple amid a dispute over Valencia's endorsement with a spikes company on Friday.

A’s clubhouse fight: Butler, Valencia fined, Butler to DL

sfgate.com — A's clubhouse fight: Billy Butler and Danny Valencia were fined an undisclosed amount by the A's for their clubhouse fight in Chicago, general manager David Forst announced Monday, and Butler was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Giants’ Angel Pagan extends streak, exits with ailment

sfgate.com — Giants' Angel Pagan extends streak, exits with ailment Angel Pagan has an 18-game hit streak, but who would know? "It's like when a guy's throwing a no-hitter - you don't mention it," said one Giant who didn't want his name attached to his comment, fearing he'd jinx Pagan.

Giants bullied by Cespedes, Mets

sfgate.com — Cespedes hit two mighty home runs to sink the Giants in a 9-5 loss to the Mets - an estimated 457 feet to left-center off Matt Moore and an estimated 418 feet to left off Jake Peavy.

Another Giants-Dodgers playoff chase, with or without Kershaw

sfchronicle.com — When the Giants and Dodgers collide for a pivotal three-game series starting Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, Kershaw will be amping up his rehab and could pitch in minor-league games before the end of August.

What’s wrong with Giants? Maybe it’s time to chill

sfchronicle.com — The Giants' horrendous slide can be attributed to a variety of deficiencies, and the biggest reason for the first half's best team becoming the second half's worst team is being debated throughout China Basin Nation. Is it the offense's failures to produce in the clutch? The bullpen's issues with preserving leads?

Joe Nathan returning to Giants

sfgate.com — According to Schulman, the Giants aren't ruling out a call-up before roster limits expand to 40 on Sept. 1. Nathan, who has 377 career saves - eighth all time - returned from a second Tommy John surgery and signed with the Cubs but made just three appearances (no runs) before being designated for assignment in early August.
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Aug 24, 2016

Bumgarner helped raise $101,000 at $500 per K for Strikeouts for Vets and Helmets to Hardhats, which helps vets transition to civilian life.

Aug 24, 2016

@bedoohan @sfchronicle It was considered great in the Giambi years in the early 2000s and most of the three-year playoff run through '14.

Aug 24, 2016

@melomys Unfortunately players through the '70s and into the '80s never got that opportunity.


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