San Francisco Giants 2014 News and Updates
3/3/14 - The San Francisco Giants are .500 over four games to start Spring Training, with wins over the Brewers and Diamondbacks and two back-to-back losses against the Oakland Athletics. The Giants were happy to see RHP Tim Hudson looking better than ever in his first start since breaking his ankle in July, pitching two no-hit innings in yesterday's victory over Arizona. See this Bay Area team take on other Cactus League contenders in week two of spring training! San Francisco Giants tickets for their game against the vivacious Los Angeles Angels are one of the biggest steals of the week: an astonishingly low $6!
2/24/14 - San Francisco Giants tickets have seen one of the biggest drops in ticket price, down $13 (from $54) to $41 on average across spring training. This trend is hard to believe, considering the announcement that Barry Bonds will be present through spring training as a guest instructor. The Giants' first game against Oakland has dropped from $5 to just $1 at Scottsdale Stadium—an unbelievable price to see the home run king pass on his skills to a new generation of players!
2/18/14 - San Francisco's latest pitching acquisition, Tim Hudson, arrived at Spring Training last week, and has been busy practicing with Buster Posey to give position players some heat when they report today. Goofy outfielder Michael Morse is already shaping up to be a new fan-favorite for the 2014 season, and has recovered well from offseason wrist surgery, believing this year he will regain the same power-hitting strength he displayed with the Nationals (31 HRs in 2011). San Francisco Giants tickets have dropped to just $5 for their first spring game (2/26) against the Oakland As, lock yours in now!
2/11/14 - The San Francisco Giants will be reporting for Spring Training in three days with generally familiar-faces, and two new ones: Tim Hudson and Michael Morse. This is the year before a recently slimmed-down Pablo Sandoval will enter free agency, so he'll be as determined as ever to help the team reclaim the NL West title. The Giants will go head-to-head against rivals over the bridge, the Oakland Athletics, in Arizona (2/26). San Francisco Giant tickets start at just $6 for their inaugural spring game.
1/30/14 - The San Francisco Giants and GM Brian Sabean went to work quickly at the close of last year's play, to fortify their existing roster by re-signing a number of indispensable would-be free agents. The Giants also welcomed three new key players that are intended to fill out both the bullpen and left field, to help the Bay Area team bounce back with great success. San Francisco Giants tickets are $54 on average to catch them down in Arizona for Spring Training.
7/26/13 - The defending World Series champions have struggled to keep pace in the NL West, currently standing in fourth place just ahead of last place San Diego. Yet, the Giants have some bright spots on the team, including Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, and Marco Scutaro. The mound corps, while led by Madison Bumgarner, has to be windering whether the no-hitter tossed by Tim “The Freak” Lincecum is a sign of a return to success, or the final flash in what has become a meteoric fall from greatness for the two-time Cy Young winner. Giants fans will certainly need to be hoping for the latter if they expect to be able to defend their Series title in the 2013 postseason.
San Francisco Giants 2014 Season
Since the close of last season, the San Francisco Giants have been making moves to enhance 2013’s toiling roster. GM Brian Sabean assertively hunkered down, re-signing the Giants’ would-be free agents (including two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, Javier Lopez and Hunter Pence) as well as banking three newest additions (Tim Hudson, David Huff and Michael Morse). Huff was acquired from the New York Yankees
, being moved to make room for Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka; his reassignment will add much-needed depth to SF's bullpen.
All this winter work will do wonders to repair their poor left field and fill out their starting rotation, and they did so without breaking the bank. The Giants are still contending with the placement of Buster Posey infield: to move him away from behind the plate and up to first base (preserve his physicality), or to leave him there where he shines. In other news, SF fans are excited with the news that third-base slugger Pablo Sandoval has slimmed down this summer and is in amazing shape; his improvement is a must-see during upcoming Spring Training. The 2012 World Series defendants are coming off a dreadful season in which they missed playoffs, but you can keep an eye on these NL heavy-hitters with San Francisco Giants tickets today!
When the San Francisco Giants claimed the 2012 World Series, it marked a stunning display of teamwork, as well as luck. Down two games to none in the Division Series round to the Cincinnati Reds, who needed to win only one of three home games to advance, the Giants achieved an historic sweep over the Reds, before knocking off the 2011 Series champs from St. Louis — who held a 3-1 series lead at one point! — in a seven-game NLCS. The Giants had the fortune of holding home field advantage in the World Series, thanks to the NL's win in the All-Star Game earlier in the summer, and used that as a launching pad to a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers.
Until he was suspended by MLB for a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, outfielder Melky Cabrera was leading the Giants in several offensive statistics; eventual NL MVP Buster Posey provided the power in the lineup while also leading in OPS (on-base plus slugging). A big question for the 2013 season is whether Tim Lincecum's off year in 2012 was just a one-time thing or a potential issue in 2013? If Lincecum is not able to return to his Cy Young winning form from 2008-09, the Giants still have a pair of top starters in 16-game winners Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner. SF Giants tickets at AT&T Park average $25-$1,245 in 2013 — from seats in the Reserve Outfield to Lower Boxes. Will you be at Opening Day on April 5th? Cheap tickets to the Giants home opener versus the St. Louis Cardinals start at $128. Ticket prices are as low as $57 to see each of the other two games in the San Francisco Giants opening series.