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Christian Arroyo No. 65 prospect in 2016

Arroyo can really hit, possessing good hand acceleration and hand-eye coordination. That one tool will have to carry him since he lacks power and speed. He's also San Francisco's only prospect in the top 100. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

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Sportsbook high on Giants, Cubs, Mets in '16

The San Francisco Giants are the only team to open with a win total of 90 at the sportsbook at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada.

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)

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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

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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

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Kuiper On Giants' Offseason, Bumgarner

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.

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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)

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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

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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

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Vin Scully sticking to California in final season

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.

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Manfred hits brakes on potential NL DH talk

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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs696Tied-12th
Batting Average.2674th
On Base Percentage.3263rd
Slugging Percentage.40613th
Earned Run Average3.729th
Quality Starts7819th
WHIP1.238th
BAA.2467th

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