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Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Giants have "entered the fray" for Matt Harvey.

Harvey has also been connected to the Cubs and Brewers over the last couple of hours. It sounds like he's a sure bet to be dealt before the 4 p.m. ET deadline.
Jul 31 - 3:25 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred reports that the Giants and Red Sox have interest in free agent outfielder Austin Jackson.

The Giants just traded the veteran outfielder to the Rangers in a salary dump a couple of weeks ago, but they have interest in bringing him back into the fold. As for the Red Sox, Jackson would be nothing more than a depth signing, though team president Dave Dombrowski does have a working relationship with Jackson from their days together in Detroit.
Jul 22 - 4:32 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cubs, Yankees, Red Sox, Giants, Astros, Phillies and Braves are among the teams in the mix for Zach Britton.

Crasnick says the Orioles are "barreling ahead" with Britton trade talks now that the Manny Machado deal is finish. Britton's velocity and effectiveness has picked up recently and as a result the interest in him has perked up, as well. The left-handed reliever is making $12 million this season and is slated to hit free agency this winter.
Jul 20 - 12:03 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies and Giants are showing interest in Jeurys Familia.

Olney says that National League teams have been at the "forefront" of trade talks involving the Mets' closer. The Phillies are also interested in Zach Britton and could wait until his situations is resolved before they turn to their apparent Plan B in Familia. Familia is slated for free agency after the season.
Jul 15 - 3:19 PM

Andy Martino of SNY TV reports that the Giants are showing "very strong" interest in Matt Harvey.

The report comes on the heels of ones earlier Monday from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal that discussed the Giants' interest. The Mariners have also been connected to Harvey, and Martino says the Reds are in the mix, too. It seems like the Giants are the most fervent suitor here, though, which makes sense after they lost Madison Bumgarner (finger) and Johnny Cueto (elbow). Rosenthal says the Mets are "confident" they'll be able to trade Harvey rather than release him and are willing to pick up the "vast majority" of the roughly $4.5 million remaining on his contract.
May 7 - 9:39 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mets are "confident" they'll be able to find a trade partner for Matt Harvey.

Rosenthal says that the Mets are willing to pick up the vast majority of the roughly $4.5 million remaining on Harvey's contract so that they'll be able to get something in return. He adds that 4-5 teams are interested in the right-hander, including the Giants, which had been previously reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The Mariners and Rangers have also been connected to Harvey, although Texas general manager Jon Daniels on Monday dismissed the possibility of trading for the righty.
May 7 - 9:31 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that the Giants have discussed the possibility of acquiring Matt Harvey.

It's unclear if they have discussed a trade with the Mets or would simply pursue him if he clears waivers and hits the open market. Either way, we suspect there will be no shortage of teams willing to take a chance on getting his career back on track, especially since he's going to cost very little. The Giants could use some rotation depth, especially now that Johnny Cueto (elbow) is expected to miss six weeks. The Rangers and Mariners also reportedly have some interest in Harvey.
May 7 - 3:40 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Dodgers, Padres, Giants and Rangers "are believed to have interest" in Tim Lincecum.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation has reported that Lincecum has a guaranteed contract offer from one club, but it's unclear but it's unclear at this point which team it is (he did rule out the Giants). The two-time Cy Young winner didn't pitch anywhere in 2017 after posting a 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP in nine starts with the Angels in 2016.
Feb 23 - 12:00 PM

According to Grant Brisbee of SB Nation, Tim Lincecum has a guaranteed contract offer from a team that’s not the Giants.

In other words, a reunion with the Giants likely isn't going to happen. Lincecum reportedly had 25-30 scouts in attendance at his showcase last Thursday, where he was throwing in the 90-93 mph range. That's better than where he was during his disastrous stint with the Angels in 2016. Apparently at least one team saw enough to offer a guaranteed deal. There should be more clarity on this situation soon.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 19 - 1:25 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants have finalized a contract with free agent southpaw Tony Watson.

Full details of the contract have yet to be announced, but it's believed to be a multi-year deal. Heyman also notes that the Giants have reportedly found a way to ink Watson and still manage to stay under the $197-million luxury tax threshold. One of the top bullpen arms available on the market, he'll bolster the back of the Giants bullpen and could even challenge for save chances if Mark Melancon struggles.
Feb 17 - 8:29 AM

Tony Watson is drawing interest from the Giants, Phillies, and Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier Tuesday that the Giants were in serious talks with the veteran reliever. According to Heyman, the interest in Watson extends beyond the three teams mentioned. The 32-year-old is coming off a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings in 2017. He'd be a fine bullpen addition just about anywhere.
Feb 13 - 2:03 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Giants are in "serious contract talks" with free agent reliever Tony Watson.

Watson was linked to the A's last month, but it sounds like the other Bay Area club could be swooping in. The 32-year-old southpaw is one of the better relievers remaining the market. He put up a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings last season between the Pirates and Dodgers.
Feb 13 - 11:21 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants will be in attendance at Tim Lincecum's showcase on Thursday in Seattle.

Lincecum didn't pitch anywhere in 2017 after posting a 9.16 ERA across nine starts for the Angels in 2016, but he's gotten himself in better shape and is reportedly topping 90 mph on the radar gun in workouts. Several teams are expected to be at Lincecum's showcase later this week, with the Mets being one club that's been monitoring him, according to Heyman. Lincecum "is believed to relish the opportunity to return to his old stamping grounds" in San Francisco, Heyman says.
Feb 11 - 3:26 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers remain in contact with Carlos Gomez.

More accurately put, Gomez is remaining in contact with the Rangers. Grant says the 32-year-old free agent outfielder recently took a helicopter ride to have a face-to-face meeting with Rangers GM Jon Daniels and other members of the organization. He's coming off a season in which he hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers and 13 steals in 105 games. The Giants and Blue Jays have also been rumored landing spots for Gomez, although that was before both teams acquired outfielders -- Andrew McCutchen and Randal Grichuk, respectively -- so their level of interest has probably waned.
Jan 24 - 4:04 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants have agreed to terms with Austin Jackson on a two-year, $6 million contract.

Heyman says the deal can be worth a total of $8.5 million if Jackson hits all of his incentives. Jackson had to settle for a minor league contract last winter after hitting just .260/.311/.361 over the previous three seasons, but he earned a multi-year deal after batting .318/.387/.482 in a part-time role with the Indians. The soon-to-be 31-year-old should handle the bulk of the at-bats in center field for the Giants, although he could eventually be pushed by Steven Duggar.
Jan 22 - 7:18 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Giants have Jarrod Dyson as their top non-Lorenzo Cain free agent option for center field.

Dyson is followed by Jon Jay and Cameron Maybin on the Giants' list. The club acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates on Monday and haven't officially ruled him out for center field, but the speedy Dyson is obviously the superior defender. The 33-year-old batted .251/.324/.350 with five home runs, 30 RBI, and 28 steals over 11 games with the Mariners last season.
Jan 16 - 11:19 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants "have had an active dialogue with Lorenzo Cain of late, and that’s not likely to change" even after their acquisition of Andrew McCutchen.

San Francisco would prefer to play McCutchen at a corner outfield spot, with Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports saying they'd like to put him in right field and move Hunter Pence to left. Of course, that plan could depend on whether they're able to add a center fielder like Cain. The Giants are up against the luxury tax threshold, so bringing Cain aboard will be tricky.
Jan 15 - 6:56 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Giants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates, pending a review of medical records.

Reliever Kyle Crick and outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds are headed to the Pirates, and MLB.com's Jon Morosi says Pittsburgh is picking up a portion of McCutchen's contract. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now, but the Cutch Era is over in Pittsburgh. Coming off a disappointing season, the Giants made it a priority to pull off some impact moves this offseason. While they fell short in their efforts to land Giancarlo Stanton, they have now managed to acquire both McCutchen and Evan Longoria. McCutchen got off to a rough start last season, but he recovered with a .279/.363/.486 batting line to go along with 28 home runs and 88 RBI. He could be asked to play a corner outfield spot in San Francisco. The 31-year-old McCutchen is due to make $14.75 million in 2018 before hitting free agency.
Jan 15 - 3:19 PM

According to Jon Heyman and Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, the Giants and Pirates are involved in "serious talks" about a trade involving Andrew McCutchen.

McCutchen has been linked to the Giants for a while and a potential deal appears more realistic now that the Pirates have dealt Gerrit Cole. The 31-year-old is due to become a free agent next offseason, so it's unlikely the Giants will have to give up major pieces. They also wouldn't have to surrender draft picks and international spending money, as they would with free agent Lorenzo Cain. Stay tuned.
Jan 15 - 3:10 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "all the tea leaves tell me" the Giants are getting more serious in talks with free agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain.

The assumption was that the Giants wouldn't sign a qualifying offer free agent, but general manager Bobby Evans recently said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility. The club would have to surrender two draft picks (their second- and fifth-highest picks) and $1 million in international spending money in order to sign Cain. Schulman notes that there's "nothing close" while speculating that years could be an issue. Steven Duggar and Gorkys Hernandez are among the in-house options for center field, but the club has also been connected to Andrew McCutchen on the trade market. Admittedly, Cain would be vastly superior to McCutchen to patrol center field.
Jan 15 - 2:50 PM


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