A look at five possible free-agent destinations for Justin Upton, yet don't be surprised if Upton provides his own surprise with his decision.
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From The Mag: A Giant friendship
San Francisco's most gripping sports story isn't on the playing field. It's up in the broadcast booth, where one of the team's most popular and enduring figures is fighting an epic battle ... with a little help. Krukow and Kuiper
San Francisco in on John Lackey?
The Giants are reportedly among the teams interested in the free-agent right-hander as they look to bolster their rotation. MLB rumors roundup
President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including Baseball Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, who died in December.
Giants should be favorites in NL West
The Giants are on mission to get back to the World Series, and they are not a team to bet against this offseason or next year, writes Jim Bowden. MLB status check (Insider)
The star power that existed in the NL during Willie Mays' time made MVP voting pretty difficult. But was there something else going on?
Dodgers' focus shifting to Greinke?
With a new manager in tow, Los Angeles' top priority looks as if it will be re-signing Zack Greinke. However, the NL West rival Giants are reportedly in the hunt for the ace as well. MLB rumors roundup
Bumgarner still among elite starters
What was a subpar 2015 season for Madison Bumgarner wasn't enough to keep the Giants left-hander out of Buster Olney's top-10 rankings for next season. Top starters (Insider)
Slugger Chris Davis should have an opportunity to stay with the Orioles, but he also figures to be heavily pursued by the Cardinals and Astros.
Plenty of pluses come with Mike Leake
He's no ace, but he's young, relatively inexpensive and won't cost any team that signs him a draft pick. It's no wonder why Leake will be getting interest from more than just the Giants this offseason. Second-tier steals (Insider)
Interest in Shelby Miller growing?
The Braves reportedly discussed a deal with the Diamondbacks, though talks didn't get far. The Giants and Dodgers are also believed to have checked in on Miller. MLB rumors roundup
Plenty of interest in Joakim Soria
According to reports, the free-agent reliever is on the radar of several teams, including the Rangers, Royals, Twins and Giants. Who's the front-runner for his services? MLB rumors roundup
The Giants have bet on Brandon Crawford by signing him to a new deal, and it may be Brandon Belt's turn next.
The Giants announced Tuesday that they have signed Brandon Crawford to a new, six-year deal. The contract is worth $75 million.
Crawford inks 6-year deal with Giants
Brandon Crawford, a Bay Area native, hit a career-high .256 with 21 HRs, 33 doubles, 65 runs and 84 RBIs on his way to winning the NL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards at SS. FOX's Ken Rosenthal reports the deal is for $75M.
Is Bruce Bochy one of all-time best?
The 2014 world champion Giants won 84 games this season and missed the playoffs. So why does Jonah Keri argue that Bochy isn't just one of the best managers in the game today, but one of the best of all time? Manager of the Year: The case for Bochy
Buster Olney lays out the biggest hole on contending teams such as the Giants and Red Sox, looks at numbers behind the ROY awards, plus notes/links.
George Genovese, who had managed in the minors for a decade when the Giants assigned him to scout, died Sunday at the age of 93.
NL Rookie of the Year voting
- Kris Bryant, Cubs: All 30 first-place votes, 150 points
- Matt Duffy, Giants: 70 points
- Jung-Ho Kang, Pirates: 28 points
- Noah Syndergaard, Mets; 16 points
- Justin Bour, Marlins: 4 points
- Joc Pederson, Dodgers: 1 point
- Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals: 1 point
The next great Giants rookie?
San Francisco always seems to have a player in the mix for Rookie of the Year. Clayton Blackburn looks like he could be that guy in 2016 if he gets a shot in the rotation. Early ROY candidates (Insider)
President Barack Obama announced Monday that Willie Mays and the late Yogi Berra are among this year's Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.
Will the Giants extend Crawford?
San Francisco is interested in reaching a long-term deal with shortstop Brandon Crawford this offseason, sources tell Buster Olney. MLB rumors roundup
Stats to know: Rookie of the Year finalists
Rookies hit 691 HRs this season, which Elias notes as the most in the majors since rookie status was officially defined in 1958. But which rookie was the best of the best? The winner will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. ET. All the stats
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The Giants are still interested in bringing back pitcher Mike Leake and OF Marlon Byrd, even if they haven't sprung into action as quickly as expected on either player. "It has taken some time to process through our free agent options and to get a better read on the trade market as the offseason has progressed," said GM Bob Evans. The Cardinals and Tigers are among the other clubs that could jump in on Leake.