3/3/2015 | MadBum's mechanics -- and personality -- are stress-free
Madison Bumgarner wasn't even sure how many runs he gave up in his tough spring debut, showing how little it mattered to him.
3/3/2015 | Lincecum shows flashes of dominance in spring debut
Tim Lincecum demonstrated his potential for dominance, striking out two and reaching two-strike counts to each hitter he faced while working the third inning. He also proved susceptible to lapses as he surrendered Ben Zobrist's leadoff double and wild-pitched him home.
3/3/2015 | MadBum not disappointed by shaky spring outing
Admitting that he concentrated on preparation rather than results, Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings as the reigning World Series champions opened their Cactus League season Tuesday against the A's.
3/3/2015 | Bumgarner not sharp in Cactus League debut
Back on the mound for the first time since his World Series MVP performance, Madison Bumgarner faced 10 batters and was tagged for four runs and five hits, including a two-run homer to Marcus Semien, with two strikeouts.
3/2/2015 | Rain cancels Giants' workout before Cactus League opener
Nobody seemed to complain Monday as the Giants were rained out of their final workout preceding Cactus League play, which begins Tuesday against Oakland in Mesa.
3/2/2015 | Whiteside ready for next chapter as Giants' bullpen catcher
As a catcher, Eli Whiteside grew accustomed to surveying the whole field. He certainly looked at the big picture when he decided to rejoin the Giants as their bullpen catcher.
3/2/2015 | Competition heavy for three open spots on Giants
With Tuesday's Cactus League opener against the Oakland A's, the Giants will begin conducting auditions for the few vacancies in their cast. The Giants will have exactly one relief spot up for grabs, and also could have as many as two roles available for position players.
3/2/2015 | Righetti a quiet constant in Giants' success
Asked if he ever wonders why he still seems to fly under the national radar as pitching coach of the three-time World Series champion Giants, Dave Righetti grinned, winked and said, "That's the idea." Bruce Bochy, distinguished manager of the reigning champs, doesn't hesitate in freely praising Righetti, who is entering his 16th season as pitching coach.
3/2/2015 | Big innings don't always equate to struggles next season
History shows Madison Bumgarner's workload of 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined last year won't necessarily bring extra hurdles to the Giants ace this year.
3/1/2015 | Bochy announces pitchers for first week of Cactus League
Madison Bumgarner will be followed by Jake Peavy, Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit for the Giants in Cactus League action.
3/1/2015 | Pair of Matt Duffys makes MLB see double
Matt Duffy is a Giants infielder. Matt Duffy is an Astros prospect. Don't worry: You're not the only one to be confused.
3/1/2015 | Cepeda: Minoso a pacesetter for Latin American ballplayers
Orlando Cepeda spoke in a voice thick with emotion as he eulogized his close friend, Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso, who died Sunday. Cepeda called the Cuban-born Minoso the pacesetter for Latin American ballplayers such as himself.