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Remembering MadBum's playoff debut
With Julio Urias set to become the youngest starter in postseason history on Wednesday, David Schoenfield looks back at the other 10 youngest pitchers to start a playoff game. At 21 years, 71 days old, Madison Bumgarner's dominance of October began with six strong innings in the 2010 NLDS. A talented group (Insider)
Giants reliever Josh Osich underwent a procedure Tuesday in Los Angeles to remove scar tissue in his left knee.
Salary arbitration projections: Giants
All estimates via Matt Swartz and MLB Trade Rumors' projection model:
- Eduardo Nunez- $4.4 million
- Conor Gillaspie - $900,00
- George Kontos - $1.7 million
- Will Smith - $2.3 million
- Cory Gearrin - $1.1 million
- Ehire Adrianza - $508,000 MLBTradeRumors.com
Short-rest starts a good idea in October?
David Schoenfield examines the concept by looking back at the past 10 World Series winners. The 2014 Giants had zero such starts (though Madison Bumgarner did come out of the pen on two days' rest), while the '12 and '10 teams each relied on Tim Lincecum once on short rest. Full results (Insider)
Remembering Ishikawa's LCS heroics
Few people could have predicted Miguel Montero's pinch-hit grand slam on Saturday, but was it the most unlikely in LCS history? Travis Ishikawa, only on the Giants' playoff roster due to multiple injuries, could claim the title for his blast in Game 5 of the 2014 NLCS. Schoenfield: Improbable LCS homers
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
The list of managers, since intentional walks became official in 1955, who issued postseason intentional BBs with men on first & second to load up the bases: Charlie Manuel (Phillies) to Buster Posey (Giants), 2010 NLCS Tony La Russa (Cardinals) to Damian Miller (Dbacks), 2001 NLDS Bobby Cox (Braves) to Bernie Williams (Yankees), 1996 World Series Thanks to the Elias Sports Bureau and ESPN Stats & Info's Zach Mariner for that great nugget!
In an open letter to fans, San Francisco Giants president & CEO Larry Baer shares his thoughts following the team's postseason elimination.
Matt Cain will compete for the fifth spot in the Giants' rotation in spring training, with a move to the bullpen possible if he loses out.
What's next for the Giants?
With San Francisco eliminated from the postseason, Jim Bowden lays out three objectives for the team this offseason. Among the priorities is bullpen help, bullpen help and more bullpen help. Offseason to-do lists (Insider)
With the bullpen to blame for their postseason demise, the Giants know they must acquire an established closer for the 2017 season.
Giants GM Bobby Evans spoke with Madison Bumgarner and contacted the ace's representatives to let them all know the Giants are ready to begin talks on a new contract.
Javier Lopez, an impending free agent, said he doesn't know what's next for him, but he'd be open to returning to the Giants.
Giants rookie reliever Derek Law posted a note on Twitter thanking fans for their support, showing excitement for next season and wishing the Cubs good luck.
The Giants' even-year mystique is over
For a moment on Tuesday, it looked like the Giants would force a Game 5 against the Cubs, somehow pull out the W and continue the narrative that they know how to win only every other season. But then reality set in, and their Achilles' heel ended their run. Schoenfield: Playoff deception
Should the Giants have stuck with Moore?
It's easy to say yes after the bullpen blew it against the Cubs, but it's worth noting Matt Moore, who was at 120 pitches through eight innings, threw 133 pitches in his near no-hitter earlier this year. Did Bruce Bochy make the right call? What we learned Tuesday
The Giants tried to find relief help on the trade market. They tried options on their roster. In the end it wasn't enough and it ended their season.
It was an amazing run of three championships in five years. Here's a look back at the best moments in the run of even-year championships.
Buster Olney talks to Keith Law & Tyler Kepner about Bruce Bochy's strategy in the 9th against the Cubs, the Dodgers forcing Game 5 against the Nats, previews the ALCS & more.
Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action, including a huge comeback for the Cubs, a Game 5 being forced between the Nats and Dodgers and much more.
Santiago Casilla, who lost his closer job in mid-September, was never even called to warm up as the Giants used five relievers in the ninth inning while the Cubs rallied.
The Giants almost kept their elimination-game and even-year streaks alive -- until their bullpen delivered a meltdown for the ages.
With a four-run rally in the ninth inning, the Cubs squelched the Giants' even-year mojo to return to the NLCS with a Game 4 win.