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Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the Dodgers, Giants, Angels, Phillies and Rays are among the teams pursuing Josh Harrison.

The Rangers have also been previously connected to Harrison. The Pirates used Harrison almost exclusively at second base last season, but his ability to play all over the field makes him a fit on just about any club. The 31-year-old batted an uninspiring .250/.293/.363 over 97 games in 2018.
Jan 20 - 1:39 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Giants are among the teams showing interest in free agent DJ LeMahieu.

San Francisco is listening to offers on Joe Panik in the event that something can be worked out with LeMahieu, whose market has been slow-going this winter. The 30-year-old is a three-time Gold Glove Award winner at second base, but his career splits away from Coors Field paint an ugly picture for what he might do offensively at the newly-named Oracle Park in San Francisco.
Jan 10 - 10:55 AM

According to Fancred's Jon Heyman, the Nationals, Reds, Rangers, Giants, and Brewers are among the teams showing interest in free agent Josh Harrison.

Heyman adds that the Yankees, Phillies, and Dodgers could also be "in play" for the 31-year-old super utilityman, depending on how the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado markets shake out. Harrison makes sense on paper for a range of clubs given his ability to play sound defense all over the diamond. He had a down year at the plate in 2018, but the two-time All-Star has posted strong offensive numbers in years prior.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 01:01:00 PM

The Giants are close to signing Pat Venditte, according to NBC Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic.

One assumes it'll be a minor league deal. The switch-pitching Venditte will have a tough time making the Giants out of spring training, but he's useful depth. He had a 2.57 ERA in 14 innings for the Dodgers last season.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 12:06:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo writes that the Giants had "the most impressive presence" among the teams at Troy Tulowitzki's open workout on Tuesday.

In fact, new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy were in attendance. Tulowitzki is from the Bay Area, so many have naturally speculated on the Athletics as a fit, but they reportedly aren't in the mix here. The Giants probably wouldn't be able to promise Tulo a starting job, so he might find a better fit elsewhere. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday that the Pirates are interested. Obviously it's hard to count on much from the 34-year-old at this point, but he's a fine gamble at the league minimum for most teams.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 03:41:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that free agent right-hander Mike Fiers is drawing interest from multiple teams.

Morosi lists the Reds, Giants, Nationals and Rangers among the suitors for the 33-year-old hurler. Fiers is coming of of a terrific season where he compiled a 3.56 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 139/37 K/BB ratio across 172 innings between the Tigers and Athletics. Given the numerous clubs in play here, Fiers should have no problem landing a multi-year contract worth considerably more than the $6 million he settled for last winter.
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 11:28:00 PM

Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that Kevin Pillar is "one name discussed" by the Giants' front office.

Steven Duggar is expected to open the season as the Giants' primary center fielder, but the club wouldn't mind finding a platoon partner to play against lefties and they're also considering the benefits of having two center fielder types on the field at the same time. Pillar is only a career .261/.298/.398 hitter but is one of the best defensive center fielders in the game. He's under team control through 2020.
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 05:12:00 PM

Yusei Kikuchi's agent Scott Boras said Wednesday that the Japanese left-hander will meet with interested teams later this month in Los Angeles.

Kikuchi has already drawn interest from a range of different clubs but the early word is that he prefers to play on the West Coast. He's been connected to the Padres, Dodgers, and Mariners, and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday that the the Giants might be his "first choice." The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 3.08 ERA and 153/45 K/BB ratio over 163 2/3 innings this past season with the Seibu Lions in Japan.
Wed, Dec 12, 2018 03:04:00 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle hears that the Giants might be Yusei Kikuchi's "first choice" as a potential landing spot.

Kikuchi has been connected to West Coast teams already, including the Padres, Dodgers, and Mariners. He's said to "really like" San Francisco, but it's unclear if the club intends to make a substantial bid. Kikuchi was posted by the Saitama Seibu Lions last week and will be available through January 2 at 5 p.m. ET. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 3.08 ERA and 153/45 K/BB ratio over 163 2/3 innings this past season. He's being represented by Scott Boras.
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 09:31:00 AM

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have checked in on free agent right-hander Tyson Ross.

It sounds like due diligence for now. Ross turns 32 next April and posted a 4.15 ERA and 122/62 K/BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings over 23 starts and eight relief appearances this past season between the Padres and Cardinals. He figures to wind up as rotation depth for someone.
Mon, Dec 10, 2018 09:11:00 AM

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the Dodgers, Padres, Giants and Mariners are among the teams interested in Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi.

It would appear that Kikuchi might prefer to play on the West Coast. Kikuchi's current club, the Seibu Lions, are expected to officially post the lefty next week and the pitcher will then have 30 days to sign with a major league team. He held a 3.08 ERA and 153/45 K/BB ratio over 163 2/3 innings in the Pacific League in 2018.
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 10:36:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018 03:25:00 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.
Sun, Jul 22, 2018 04:32:00 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.
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 12:03:00 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.
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 03:19:00 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.
Mon, May 7, 2018 09:39:00 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.
Mon, May 7, 2018 09:31:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of 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.
Mon, May 7, 2018 03:40:00 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.
Fri, Feb 23, 2018 12:00:00 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
Mon, Feb 19, 2018 01:25:00 PM

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