2 hrs ago
Replay system, banning collisions mark big steps forward for game
How Major League Baseball games will be played changed dramatically on Wednesday.
6 hrs ago
M's and Mets spend; plate collisions to be banned
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, left, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins share a laugh at baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
MLB Rule Committee Votes to Impose Rule Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions
Amid player safety concerns, particularly those related to concussions, Major League Baseball announced it had voted to ban collisions at home plate, effective for the 2014 season: Because the change would involve altering the collective bargaining agreement - players would be subject to punishment for home-plate collisions - it must be approved by ... (more)
Baseball moves to ban home plate collisions
National League's Pete Rose , left, is hugged by his teammate Dick Dietz while American League's catcher Ray Fosse lies injured on the ground, after Rose crashed into him to score the game-winning run for the National League team, in the 1970 All-Star Game, in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14, 1970.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Inside Bay Area
San Francisco Giants confident Pablo Sandoval getting in shape
Pablo Sandoval has long tantalized the Giants with his talent and disappointed with his weight, but the organization is confident that the third baseman's ability to become a free agent next fall finally will spur lifestyle changes.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Inside Bay Area
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey focusing on strength training
When the Giants training staff checked in with Buster Posey recently, the former National League MVP had a goal in mind.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
San Francisco Giants: Early Winners and Losers from This Offseason
Tim Lincecum will stay with the Giants after signing a two-year, $35 million deal.
Robinson Cano signs with the Mariners for almost two Zitos
I'm in the middle of a different screed. Someone asked for a screed, but they're getting a different screed.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Email exchange: What should be new commissioner's top priority?
Sporting News MLB writers Jesse Spector and Ryan Fagan trade emails each week about a hot topic in the world of baseball.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
#1 Most Thankful: Buster Posey
Jun 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey watches from the on deck circle in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at AT It's officially Thanksgiving time and we thought we'd kick off the holiday weekend by showing our gratitude for the Giants.
Chicken Stanley Leaves Giants
Back when Jack Hiatt stepped down as the Giants' farm director in 2007, he said it was "time to turn it over to someone younger than me."
Thu Nov 28, 2013
MLB's Growing Trend of Long Deals to Young Stars Will Forever Change Free Agency
Giants catcher Buster Posey is one of many poster boys for MLB's newfound love of contract extensions.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Fans thankful for MVP Andrew McCutchen
On this day of giving thanks, not only are fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates appreciative of the team's spectacular 2013 season , but in particular for new National League Most Valuable Player Andrew McCutchen .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Javier Lopez nearly to D.C.; Mijares out
May 26, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Javier Lopez pitches in the eight inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT Left-handed reliever Javier Lopez has passed his physical - the final obstacle towards making his 3-year $13 million deal with the San Francisco Giants complete - according to multiple sources.
Houston Astros Must Lock Up Catcher Jason Castro Soon
The longer the wait, the more Houston Astros nation worries. Jason Castro , the team MVP of 2013 and one of the few shining points of a team that broke the franchise record for futility for the third straight year, has yet to receive the contract extension many anticipated.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
San Francisco Giants: Analyzing the Career Path of Buster Posey
Former National League MVP Buster Posey is the indestructible face of the San Francisco Giants .
Thu Nov 21, 2013
WFXL-TV Fox 31
Buster Posey returns to Lee County
Buster Posey, a former Lee County Trojan and current catcher for the San Francisco Giants, signed autographs and mingled with fans at Lee County middle school.
Call to the Pen
San Francisco Giants Need Improved Pitching to Compete in 2014
Sep 18, 2013; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Kawakami: Giants concentrate on pitching
The Giants have money, they're not trying to hide that, and why would they? Making loads of money is fun! They also have a time-tested model for winning titles, and right now they have the clearest offseason focus I've ever seen from them.
San Francisco Giants: Fifth Rotation Spot Should Belong to Ryan Vogelsong
The San Francisco Giants filled a huge hole in their roster Monday when they inked veteran pitcher Tim Hudson to a two-year, $23 million deal.