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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Aubrey Huff announces retirement, accepts job with Pac-12 network

“Arizona was interested in me for a bench job,” Huff said. “I really was adamant about not doing that, and they ended up signing Eric Hinske. I always told myself that [I would retire] whenever I’m not an everyday player. I’ve won some World Series, what’s the point of being on the bench anymore? I’m not going to go through all of the grind and flights and everything just to ride the pine and watch. It’s just not what I want to do.”


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

SF Giants Minor Leaguer Players in Arizona Crash

The crash occurred when a team van collided with a car after pulling out of a hotel’s driveway.

Police and fire spokesmen said either three or four people affiliated with the Giants were hurt and taken to a hospital, while Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says six Giants minor league players were transported.

Police Sgt. Mark Clark said none of the injuries was life-threatening.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 03, 2013 at 01:11 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: general, giants, injuries, san francisco

Monday, November 04, 2013

Giants prospect sustains graphic wrist injury in Dominican

The future is highly uncertain for outfielder Gustavo Cabrera, the Giants’ prized signee from last year’s international free-agent class, after he sustained a horrific right wrist injury in the Dominican Republic.

Baseball America’s Ben Badler broke the story and saw pictures of the injury, which he described as “gruesome” and “graphic.”

“Cabrera appeared to nearly lose his right hand,” Badler wrote.


SF Gate: MLB may help A’s play in S.F. if no deal - sources

Bobby Murcer ain’t gonna like this one bit…oh, wait…and wait again.

Major League Baseball would help the Oakland A’s move across the bay and play at rival Giants’ AT&T Park in San Francisco if Coliseum officials don’t come to terms on a new short-term lease for the team, sources tell us.

The A’s two-year home stint at AT&T Park, which would start next season, would probably be the first step toward moving the team out of the Bay Area.

The league’s hardball warning was passed on to Coliseum officials at a closed-door meeting by Jon Streeter, the San Francisco attorney who is representing the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority in the stadium lease negotiations.

We’re told MLB is also demanding that the Coliseum give the A’s just a two-year lease extension - not the five- to eight-year deal the authority has been pushing.

The short-term lease would give the A’s more flexibility should the team’s owners swing a deal to move to San Jose - or beyond.

The sticking point in the Coliseum negotiations hasn’t been the length of the lease so much as the money from food and beverage concessions. Under their old lease, the A’s managed the concessions for all sporting events at the stadium, including for the Raiders, and they got a major share of the revenue - terms the Coliseum Authority wants to change in its favor.

The talks have dragged on for more than two years. Now, however, the Coliseum’s governing board - which includes two Oakland City Council members and two Alameda County supervisors - is definitely feeling the heat.

“Now we have to do this lease quickly because Major League Baseball has injected itself into the conversations,” said one board member, who like our other sources asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the talks.

Repoz Posted: November 04, 2013 at 05:35 AM | 85 comment(s)
  Beats: oakland, san francisco

 

 

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