SF Giants

San Fransisco Giants


The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams and renamed three years later the New York Giants, the team eventually moved to San Francisco in 1958.

As one of the longest-established and most successful professional baseball teams, the franchise has won the most games of any team in the history of the American baseball team was the first major league team based in New York City, most memorably playing at the legendary Polo Grounds. They have won 23 NL pennants and have played in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records. The Giants’ eight World Series championships rank second in the National League and fifth (overall the New York Yankees are first with 27, then the St. Louis Cardinals (the National League record-holders) with 11, and the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox both with 9). The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times – 14 times in New York, six in San Francisco – but boycotted the event in 1904.

SF Giants News:

SF Giants laid off 1,200 event staff, to provide relief grants for now

The San Francisco Giants temporarily laid off 1,200 members of their event staff in late March, according to a recent WARN report from the California Employment Development Department. The report does not specify the duration of the layoffs.

Giants spokesperson Staci Slaughter said these employees were notified a few weeks ago when the season was postponed.

“This represents event-based employees, such as ushers who generally have no work unless there is a game or event at the ballpark,” Slaughter said. “In addition to state and federal unemployment benefits, the Giants are providing supplemental payments and relief grants to these employees while our season is on hold.”

She added: “All full-time and year-round part-time employees remain on the job and are working from home.”

The team is one of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs whose season is uncertain due to the coronavirus pandemic obliterating the economy and putting a stop to large gatherings. The team’s original home opener date on April 3 was delayed indefinitely

On “CBS This Morning” Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom answered a question about whether baseball games may happen as early as July. Newsom said California is preparing for a new phase when the shelter-in-place order will be relaxed with new social-distancing guidelines put in place, but he didn’t make the prospects for baseball games sound promising.

“But the idea of tens of thousands of fans coming together across their differences, high-fiving one another, hugging each other— after a base hit or a strikeout— is not something I’m anticipating any time soon,” the governor said.

The possibility for a full 162-game schedule for MLB is next-to-none this season and talks are underway for when and how the sport can proceed under conditions prioritizing the health and well-being of players and their families, coaches, umpires, team staff, and fans. The possibility of teams playing to empty stadiums is being evaluated.

More layoffs and pay cuts are a possibility on all teams. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made a move this week that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers, and full-time scouts starting May 1.

Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general managers on some teams. Manfred cited the inability to play games due to the national emergency caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.

“Our clubs rely heavily on revenue from tickets/concessions, broadcasting/media, licensing and sponsorships to pay salaries,” Manfred wrote in an email Monday, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. “In the absence of games, these revenue streams will be lost or substantially reduced, and clubs will not have sufficient funds to meet their financial obligations.”

The Giants are bringing back Hunter Pence, and fans have feelings

After a couple of weeks of speculation and an airport phone call overheard by a baseball fan, Hunter Pence is reportedly officially returning to the San Francisco Giants.

The 36-year-old outfielder spent the 2019 season with the Texas Rangers and participated in the All-Star game after leaving the Giants at the end of the 2018 season. Pence was part of both the 2012 and 2014 Giants teams that won the World Series.

MLB Network’s Jon Heyman first reported news of the reunion Friday morning, and fans were predictably thrilled, especially after a bumpy offseason that included the controversial hiring of Gabe Kapler as manager and the departure of Madison Bumgarner.

“Hunter Pence is a giant again… maybe I will start turning on my baseball notifications now,” one fan tweeted.

Others saw the move as fan service and questioned how effective Pence will be as he turns 37 in April. The consensus from Giants beats writers appeared to be that while Pence likely won’t be a contributor once the team’s rebuild is complete, he’ll at the very least be a strong veteran presence in the clubhouse for young players.

SF Giants Schedule

2020 Scores & Schedule


DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
Fri, March 27 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Sat, March 28 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Sun, March 29 @ Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Tue, March 31 @ Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Wed, April 1 @ Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Thu, April 2 @ Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Sat, April 4 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Sun, April 5 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Mon, April 6 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Tue, April 7 Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Wed, April 8 Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Thu, April 9 Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Fri, April 10 Arizona Diamondbacks Postponed
Sat, April 11 @ San Diego PadresPostponed
Sun, April 12 @ San Diego Padres Postponed
Mon, April 13 @ San Diego Padres Postponed
Wed, April 15 @ Cincinnati Reds Postponed
Thu, April 16 @ Cincinnati Reds Postponed
Thu, April 16 @ Cincinnati Reds Postponed
Sat, April 18 @ Atlanta Braves Postponed
Sun, April 19 @ Atlanta Braves Postponed
Sun, April 19 @ Atlanta Braves Postponed
Wed, April 22 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Thu, April 23 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Fri, April 24 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Sat, April 25 Washington Nationals Postponed
Sun, April 26 Washington Nationals Postponed
Mon, April 27 Washington Nationals Postponed
Tue, April 28 Philadelphia Phillies Postponed
Wed, April 29 Philadelphia Phillies Postponed
Thu, April 30 Philadelphia Phillies Postponed
Sat, May 2 @ Cleveland Indians Postponed
Sun, May 3 @ Cleveland Indians Postponed
Sun, May 3 @ Cleveland Indians Postponed
Tue, May 5 @ Minnesota Twins Postponed
Wed, May 6 @ Minnesota Twins Postponed
Wed, May 6 @ Minnesota Twins Postponed
Sat, May 9 Chicago White Sox Postponed
Sun, May 10 Chicago White SoxPostponed
Mon, May 11 Chicago White Sox Postponed
Tue, May 12 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Wed, May 13 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Thu, May 14 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Fri, May 15 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Sat, May 16 Atlanta Braves Postponed
Sun, May 17 Atlanta Braves Postponed
Mon, May 18 Atlanta Braves Postponed
Wed, May 20 Detroit Tigers Postponed
Thu, May 21 Detroit Tigers Postponed
Sat, May 23 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Sun, May 24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Sun, May 24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Mon, May 25 @ Pittsburgh PiratesPostponed
Wed, May 27 @ Milwaukee Brewers Postponed
Thu, May 28 @ Milwaukee Brewers Postponed
Thu, May 28 @ Milwaukee Brewers Postponed
Sat, May 30 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Sun, May 31 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Mon, June 1 Colorado Rockies Postponed
Tue, June 2 San Diego Padres Postponed
Wed, June 3 San Diego Padres Postponed
Thu, June 4 San Diego Padres Postponed
Fri, June 5 San Diego Padres Postponed
Sun, June 7 @ Oakland AthleticsPostponed
Mon, June 8 @ Oakland Athletics Postponed
Wed, June 10 Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Thu, June 11 Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Fri, June 12 Pittsburgh Pirates Postponed
Sat, June 13 Miami Marlins Postponed
Sun, June 14 Miami Marlins Postponed
Mon, June 15 Miami Marlins Postponed
Wed, June 17 @ Washington Nationals Postponed
Thu, June 18 @ Washington Nationals Postponed
Fri, June 19 @ Washington Nationals Postponed
Sat, June 20 @ Miami Marlins Postponed
Sun, June 21 @ Miami Marlins Postponed
Sun, June 21 @ Miami Marlins Postponed
Tue, June 23 New York Mets Postponed
Wed, June 24 New York Mets Postponed
Thu, June 25 New York Mets Postponed
Fri, June 26 New York Mets Postponed
Sat, June 27 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Sun, June 28 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Mon, June 29 Los Angeles Dodgers Postponed
Wed, July 1 @ New York Mets Postponed
Thu, July 2 @ New York Mets Postponed
Thu, July 2 @ New York Mets Postponed
Sat, July 4 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Sun, July 5 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Mon, July 6 @ Colorado Rockies Postponed
Wed, July 8 Oakland Athletics Postponed
Thu, July 9 Oakland Athletics Postponed
Sat, July 11 San Diego Padres Postponed
Sun, July 12 San Diego Padres Postponed
Mon, July 13 San Diego Padres Postponed
Fri, July 17 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 5:09 AM
Sat, July 18 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 7:10 AM
Sun, July 19 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 4:15 AM
Mon, July 20 @ Los Angeles Dodgers 1:10 AM
Tue, July 21 @ St. Louis Cardinals 5:15 AM
Wed, July 22 @ St. Louis Cardinals 5:15 AM
Wed, July 22 @ St. Louis Cardinals 10:15 PM
Sat, July 25 Arizona Diamondbacks 7:15 AM
Sun, July 26 Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 AM
Mon, July 27 Arizona Diamondbacks 1:05 AM
Tue, July 28 Chicago Cubs 6:45 AM
Wed, July 29 Chicago Cubs 6:45 AM
Thu, July 30 Chicago Cubs 6:45 AM
Fri, July 31 Chicago Cubs 12:45 AM

SF Giants Rumors:

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The manner in which teams are — or, in some cases, aren’t — continuing to pay their minor league players has drawn increased attention as the end of the month draws near. Major League teams agreed back in March to pay minor league players $400 per week through the end of May, but most minor league players now face ongoing financial uncertainty. The Dodgers have already committed to continue that $400 weekly stipend through the end of June, but veteran left-hander David Price is stepping up to add a helping hand, pledging $1,000 to each non-40-man Dodgers minor leaguer, according to a report from Francys Romero That includes more than 220 minor leaguers, per MassLive’s Chris Cotillo. It’s a similar gesture to the one Shin-Shoo Choo made with the Rangers back in April.

Of course, the very fact that veterans such as Choo and Price even feel it necessary to step up to help out minor leaguers speaks to the manner in which minor league players are under-compensated. While some clubs — the Marlins and Padres — are reportedly set to pay out that $400 weekly stipend through the end of the minor league season, the Athletics are cutting off the stipend at month’s end. Others have extended the stipend through June but have not committed further.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How much are the SF Giants worth?

SF Giants valued at $3.1 billion.

2. Who will the SF Giants trade?

The Giants added three players to the organization on Tuesday, trading for infielder Zack Cozart and shortstop prospect Will Wilson in a swap with the Angels before announcing a one-year deal with free-agent starter Kevin Gausman.

3. Do San Francisco Giants games sell out?

The Giants ’ sellout streak ended at 530 games on Monday night after the announced attendance for the game against the Cleveland Indians was 39,538, according to the Associated Press’ Janie McCauley. AT&T Park’s capacity is 41,503, according to the Giants ’ website. Giants sellout streak is OVER at NL-record 530 games.

4. Why do the SF Giants have Gigantes on their uniforms?

The jerseys are a celebration of the impact Hispanics have made on the game of baseball and the city of San Francisco . … This season, a few of the Latin American players on the roster discussed what it means to wear the alternate jersey that celebrates their heritage. Gigantes is more than a Giants alternate jersey.