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12/21/2014 | Cain resurgence could be difference-maker in '15

It's been a surprising, slow-to-develop Hot Stove season for the Giants. But all could be forgotten in a hurry next spring if Matt Cain returns strong to join Madison Bumgarner in one of baseball's best 1-2 combinations

12/20/2014 | McGehee happy to wind up in San Francisco

Casey McGehee was relieved shortly afterward when he found out he'd been traded to San Francisco, where he will take over for Pablo Sandoval as the Giants' third baseman.

12/20/2014 | Active of late, Giants pondering next offseason move

After sitting back and watching other teams swoop in on their free-agent targets earlier this offseason, the Giants have moved decisively in recent days. They answered their third-base question with Casey McGehee and will soon formally announce that they've re-signed starter Jake Peavy and reliever Sergio Romo. So, what's next for San Francisco?

12/17/2014 | Report: Romo remains a Giant, gets 2-year deal

The Giants have reportedly reached an agreement to bring back free-agent reliever Sergio Romo on a two-year contract worth $15 million.

12/15/2014 | Trade looking more likely as Giants eye third-base answer

The Giants might have to engineer a trade to obtain a third baseman, since the supply of capable free agents at that position dwindled sharply Monday.

12/11/2014 | Giants leave Meetings still seeking starter

The Giants didn't make a single personnel move during the Winter Meetings, but assistant general manager Bobby Evans observed that four days of trade talks and free-agent bargaining helped the Giants "tee up a lot of different options."

12/11/2014 | Giants' starter search may include Santana, Hamels

Confirming multiple reports during the final full day of baseball's Winter Meetings, an industry source told that the Giants were negotiating with free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana.

12/10/2014 | Bochy looking forward to healthy Belt, Pagan

Madison Bumgarner's priceless left arm, Angel Pagan's health and the tentative state of the batting order were among key topics for 2015 that Giants manager Bruce Bochy addressed Wednesday during his question-and-answer session with reporters at baseball's Winter Meetings.

12/10/2014 | Auction offers chance to bowl with Affeldt, Lopez

A unique offering in this year's Winter Meetings auction involves Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, fellow reliever Javier Lopez and a night out at the team's two-lane bowling alley that resides in a posh game room at their spiffy ballpark on the Bay.

12/10/2014 | Resilient Giants will move on after Lester

The Giants are being asked once again to rebound, something they've done over the past five seasons on the historic level of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. It was Jon Lester or bust at the Winter Meetings for the 2014 World Series champions, and the free-agent lefty busted them with a phone call late Tuesday afternoon.

12/9/2014 | MadBum's delivery in top form at Sportsman of Year event

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who was named Sports Illustrated's 2014 Sportsman of the Year, offered a charming and humble acceptance speech Tuesday night in New York. His efforts were lauded by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred and Magic Johnson, co-owner of the rival Dodgers, among others.

12/9/2014 | Lester reportedly chooses Cubs over Red Sox

Free-agent lefty Jon Lester reportedly agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs on Tuesday night at the Winter Meetings.

12/9/2014 | 'We did not receive a rose': Giants miss on Lester

Jon Lester, the highly coveted left-hander, became the latest free agent to treat the Giants' contract proposals as if they were offering Confederate money. Following the example of Pablo Sandoval and Yasmany Tomas, Lester telephoned the Giants shortly after 5:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday to inform them that he had spurned the last of their multiple offers.

12/9/2014 | Posey a 'franchise catcher,' won't move to third

Monday gave general manager Brian Sabean another opportunity to debunk thoughts of Buster Posey switching from behind the plate to third base, since the Giants have an opening at the latter position.

12/9/2014 | Hayes named Giants' first-base coach; Kelly to third

The Giants shuffled their coaching staff Monday night, naming Roberto Kelly their third-base coach to replace the retired Tim Flannery. Also, bullpen catcher Bill Hayes received Kelly's vacated role as first-base coach.

12/8/2014 | Giants' focus remains 'all about Lester'

General manager Brian Sabean openly stated Monday what observers have sensed: The reigning World Series champions will address other needs, such as their third-base vacancy, once Jon Lester selects an employer from among the Giants, Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers and possibly the Yankees.

12/8/2014 | Bid on Giants items and aid cancer research

The Giants are offering experiences with a pair of left-handers and a trio of trophies, both of which promise to be popular, in Major League Baseball's special Winter Meetings auction.

12/8/2014 | Lester likely to pick destination today

Free-agent lefty Jon Lester is likely to pick his new team by Tuesday, and he appears poised to become the first major free-agent signing at this year's Winter Meetings, a source tells

12/8/2014 | MadBum decisive choice as SI Sportsman of the Year

Madison Bumgarner has accumulated awards during offseason as if they were postseason innings. But the Giants left-hander's latest accolade might be his most prestigious. Sports Illustrated magazine named Bumgarner its Sportsman of the Year for 2014 on Monday morning. He's the first Giant to earn the distinction.

12/7/2014 | Giants' restocking efforts begin in San Diego

The Giants often traveled to San Diego in recent seasons to play critical games during September stretch drives. Their upcoming visit is no less essential to the club's success.

12/6/2014 | Giants add to trophy case with four GIBBYS

Four Giants captured prestigious GIBBY Awards, reflecting the quality and excitement of the events that brought San Francisco its third World Series title in five seasons.

12/5/2014 | Giants likely to find third-base coach internally

The Giants already have their next third-base coach. They just haven't named him yet. The club almost certainly will promote somebody from within the organization to succeed Tim Flannery, who retired from baseball late last month.

12/5/2014 | Giants head to Meetings with raised expectations

The Giants' present status as reigning World Series champions gives them a cachet that the 29 other Major League teams can only envy, but their front office must fill critical personnel vacancies in the near future to have a chance of returning to the postseason.

12/5/2014 | Fans can show love for Giants through auction

The jersey worn by Madison Bumgarner in Game 1 is one of 57 items the Giants used throughout their triumphant 2014 Fall Classic that are now available via auction.

12/4/2014 | Making sense of Lester's 5 suitors

The most compelling storyline thus far this winter is the free agency of Jon Lester, with as many as five teams in hot pursuit. Where will he land? To help figure it out, we asked our reporters who cover the teams in question to give their best assessment.

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