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First baseman Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $6.2 million, one-year contract.
Giants have No. 21 farm system in 2016
San Francisco has just one top-100 prospect but several intriguing arms, which should relieve its ailing major league rotation soon and keep the bullpen rolling. The Giants keep finding value in later rounds of the draft, too. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)
Age 40 didn't stop Willie Mays
At 40 years old, Mays suddenly started taking a bunch of walks. In his last flash of greatness, he led the NL with 112 free passes and a .425 OBP. All-time age-40 All-Star team
Buster Posey vs. Clayton Kershaw
Posey has faced Kershaw 79 times but is hitting just .224/.253/.329 against him, with two home runs and 16 strikeouts. Will that change in 2016? Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch
Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper chats with Buster Olney about San Francisco's offseason, bolstering the rotation around Madison Bumgarner and his admiration for Vin Scully.
Cueto is key to Giants' chances
San Francisco already has so many predictable forces, but Johnny Cueto is perhaps the team's most important player. If he pitches like he did with the Reds, the Giants will be a dangerous team, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)
First Hall class still reigns supreme
When it comes to baseball's Hall of Fame, no class tops the inaugural 1936 group that included five of the sport's greatest legends: Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes
George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract.
How valuable is turning a double play in 2016? And who's the best at doing it? David Schoenfield digs into the data for answers.
Giants would benefit from DH
If the National League employed designated hitters, San Francisco could use Buster Posey at the position to limit his workload behind the plate without moving Brandon Belt from first base. DH candidates for NL teams
Vin Scully, entering his 67th season with the Dodgers, said at the team's annual FanFest that this upcoming season will likely be his last calling games.
Three minor league pitchers, including Giants right-hander Dylan Brooks, have been suspended under baseball's minor league drug program.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he did not mean to give the impression during his comments at last week's owners meetings that NL clubs want to adopt the designated hitter.
Hunter Strickland can bring the heat
Strickland's fastball, which averages 97 mph and almost gets as many swinging strikes as Aroldis Chapman's, is among the top pitches in the game. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)
Another extension for Mad Bum?
Madison Bumgarner is the Giants' best starter, but his current contract has him making the least money out of any of the team's potential 2016 rotation members. Should San Francisco address that with an additional deal? MLB rumors roundup
Bring it in, 'bro
It's National Hug Day, so we rounded up some of baseball's most memorable embraces. We had to include Buster Posey's enthusiastic hug with Sergio Romo after the Giants won the World Series in 2012. Baseball's best hugs
Can Zack Greinke match last year's success? How will Corey Seager fare in his first full season in the majors? A look at 10 intriguing NL West players.
Giants have pieces to take back NL West
If San Francisco bet right on improved numbers from Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, the team's rotation could be the best it's had in years, Buster Olney writes. As long as Buster Posey stays healthy, the Giants should make a run once again. Top 10 teams (Insider)
Infield carries the Giants' defense
Its veteran outfielders aren't as good as they once were, but San Francisco's infield, led by SS Brandon Crawford and C Buster Posey, gives the team one of the best defenses in the game, according to Buster Olney. Top 10 defenses (Insider)
First baseman Brandon Belt has asked for a $7.5 million salary for the 2016 season from the San Francisco Giants, who are offering $5.3 million.
Posey leads the Giants' offense
The presence of Buster Posey, surrounded by a group of high-contact, low-strikeout hitters, gives San Francisco one of the best lineups in the game, according to Buster Olney. Top 10 lineups (Insider)