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Odell Beckham 'feeling dangerous' about trade that Giants owner gave 'reluctant approval'

Odell Beckham Jr. woke up from his social media slumber on Sunday. As he did so, New York Giants co-owner John Mara gave a candid take on trading away the transcendent wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns. Speaking at the NFL league meeting in Phoenix, Mara told reporters he was reluctant to deal Beckham and that when he told his grandchildren about the trade, they cried.
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Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with 'reluctant approval'

Giants owner John Mara: Trading Odell Beckham Jr. came with 'reluctant approval'            [Author: AP]
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Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with ‘reluctant approval’

PHOENIX (AP) — For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player. Giants owner John Mara recognizes that in the wake of the team trading the standout wide receiver to Cleveland earlier this month. “They made an offer that Dave (Gettleman, the Giants’ general manager) and Pat […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Cleveland, Giants, Beckham, Pat, Phoenix, John Mara, Odell Beckham Jr, Dave Gettleman


Giants co-owner was 'reluctant' to trade OBJ

"I will tell you it was a reluctant approval on my part because I happen to like Odell [Beckham Jr.] very much, and I recognize the unique talent that he has," Giants co-owner John Mara said. "It's not easy to trade that player to another team."
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Bruce Bochy explains how Giants will utilize new catcher Erik Kratz

This is the second time Erik Kratz has been traded to a new organization in the week before the opener. He once got traded, got to the ballpark at six, and entered the game for a new team two hours later. So no, he is not sweating the fact that he has to learn a new pitching staff in time to potentially start a game for the Giants later this week.
Tags: News, Baseball, Giants, Bruce Bochy, Erik Kratz


LHP Lauer to start for Padres Opening Day

Left-hander Eric Lauer will be the Padres' Opening Day starter for Thursday's game against the Giants. Manager Andy Green said Lauer was chosen because his normal day to pitch falls on Thursday.
Tags: Baseball, Giants, Padres, Andy Green, Lauer, Eric Lauer


Elite League: Five-goal Giants beat Steelers to boost title hopes

Belfast Giants keep the Elite League title race alive for at least a few more days with a 5-1 win over Sheffield Steelers at the SSE Arena.
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Giants acquire veteran catcher Erik Kratz in trade with Brewers

The deal was made a day after the Giants released Rene Rivera, a similar veteran who appeared in line for an Opening Day job. When Rivera was let go, Aramis Garcia looked to be in line for the backup job. But Kratz is a right-handed-hitting veteran who is out of options, so the Giants may keep him instead.
Tags: News, Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Brewers, Rivera, Kratz, Erik Kratz, Rene Rivera, Aramis Garcia


Brewers trade NLDS hero Kratz to Giants

The San Francisco Giants acquired catcher Erik Kratz from the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in exchange for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa.
Tags: San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Kratz, Erik Kratz


Giants trade for outfielder Michael Reed, deal away two OFs

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed from Minnesota on Saturday while sending outfielder John Andreoli and cash to the Twins. In addition, San Francisco dealt Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash. The Giants, under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have been searching all offseason for an impact outfielder.
Tags: News, Minnesota, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Farhan Zaidi, Michael Reed, Matt Joyce, John Andreoli


Giants acquire OF Reed in trade with Twins

Michael Reed, who batted .342 with a .453 OBP in the minors last season, was traded from the Twins to the Giants, who are in need of an impact outfielder.
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Braves acquire veteran OF Matt Joyce from Giants

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have purchased outfielder Matt Joyce from the San Francisco Giants, bringing in another option for their fourth outfielder spot. The 34-year-old Joyce joins his third team this spring. He signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Wednesday after opening spring training with the Cleveland Indians. Adam […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Atlanta Braves, Braves, Joyce, Kissimmee Fla, Matt Joyce, Cleveland Indians Adam


MLB rumors: Giants acquire Michael Yastrzemski to bolster bare outfield

MLB rumors: Giants acquire Michael Yastrzemski to bolster bare outfield originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Giants have released two outfielders this week which left many of us wondering ... what's next? Well, a familiar name is being acquired by the Giants -- Yastrzemski.
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Bryce Harper explains why he signed with the Phillies over the Giants

Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper details what he wanted out of a free-agent contract.
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Bowen Byram – 2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Bowen Byram 2018-19 Team: Vancouver Giants (#44)Date of Birth: June 13, 2001Place of Birth: Cranbrook, BC, CanadaHt: 6’ 1” Wt: 192 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2019 first-year eligible Rankings NHL Central Scouting: 4th (among NA skaters)Future Considerations: 6thHockeyProspect.com: 11thMcKeen’s Hockey: 6thISS: 4thDobberProspects: 6th Those who wondered if Byram would be an effective point producer have been silenced this season. He started the 2018-19 campai...
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Outfielder Matt Joyce joins Giants on minor league contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Outfielder Matt Joyce has reached agreement on a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants following his release by Cleveland. The Giants announced Wednesday the non-roster addition of Joyce, who is 34 and spent the past two seasons across the bay with Oakland. He played in just 83 games last […]
Tags: News, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Francisco Giants, Oakland, Giants, Joyce, Matt Joyce


What does Mike Trout’s contract mean for the Dodgers?

Editor’s note: This is today’s edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter by J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Cross another potential free agent off your 2020-21 wish list. With all due respect to Mookie Betts, who stands alone as the crown jewel of that winter’s free agent crop, Mike Trout is not just another potential free agent. He was the man that had Bryce Harper lobbying (tampering?) him to come to Philadelphia on a local radio station. He’s the b...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Philadelphia, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Vin Scully, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Clayton Kershaw


Dwayne Haskins has four more private meetings set up

The Giants may have gotten the first crack at a private meeting with Dwayne Haskins, but they'll be far from the last. According to Aditi Kinkhabwhala of NFL Network, the Ohio State quarterback said he also has four other meetings scheduled
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District attorney: Giants CEO Larry Baer won’t face charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants President and CEO Larry Baer will not face charges following a physical altercation with his wife this month that led to him taking a leave of absence from the team. The San Francisco district attorney’s office said Tuesday there isn’t evidence to file criminal charges against Baer stemming from his […]
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District attorney: Giants CEO Larry Baer won't face charges

Giants President and CEO Larry Baer will not face charges following a physical altercation with his wife this month that led to him taking a leave of absence from the team            [Author: AP]
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Giants CEO Larry Baer Won’t Face Charges, District Attorney Says

Baer has been on leave from the Giants since his physical altercation with his wife earlier this month.
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DA won't charge Giants CEO Baer for altercation

The San Francisco district attorney's office will not file criminal charges against Giants CEO Larry Baer after an altercation earlier this month between Baer and his wife was caught on video.
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Dave Gettleman: We won't put too much pressure on Jabrill Peppers

Safety Jabrill Peppers is excited about last week's trade that sent him to the Giants because it allows him to return to his home state of New Jersey for the next phase of his career. Peppers will be asked to do more than trade on his status as a local boy made good, of course. Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman called him a key piece to making the Odell Beckham trade happen and he's part of the plan to replace safety Landon Collins on the Giants defense.
Tags: News, Sports, New Jersey, Giants, Peppers, Odell Beckham, Jabrill Peppers, Landon Collins, Dave Gettleman, Safety Jabrill Peppers


NFL experts predict: The most head-scratching free-agent moves

Do the Giants have a plan to contend, and where does Golden Tate fit? Our insiders put a bow on the free-agent frenzy.
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Giants draft bust Ereck Flowers gets a second chance with division rival

Former New York Giants offensive lineman Ereck Flowers might go from hurting the Giants in 2018 to helping them in 2019. After getting cut last season, Flowers agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Washington Redskins on Monday. The 24-year-old Flowers will look to re-establish himself in Washington, D.C. Flowers hasn't lived up to expectations after being selected No. 9 overall by the Giants in the 2015 NFL draft.
Tags: News, Washington, NFL, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Flowers, Giants, Ereck Flowers


Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, saying the trade was in the best interests of the New York Giants and was a deal the organization could not refuse. The executive also defended quarterback Eli Manning, saying the belief the 38-year-old two-time Super Bowl MVP can't play well anymore is a "crock." He laughed off the idea that the trade for 29-year-old guard Kevin Zeitl...
Tags: News, Eli Manning, New York Giants, Giants, Eli, Odell Beckham, Odell Beckham Jr, Antoine Bethea, Dave Gettleman, Gettleman, Kevin Zeitler


Gettleman: Giants can still win while building

Giants GM Dave Gettleman says the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in the best interests of the Giants and that the team can still win while building.
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Giants GM defends Beckham Jr trade and says Browns 'knocked it out the park'

The New York Giants general manager, Dave Gettleman, has defended his team's decision to trade away Odell Beckham Jr, one of the best players in the NFL. The Giants sent Beckham to the Cleveland Browns in return for first- and third-round draft picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. Beckham had clashed with the Giants in recent seasons but many believe the Giants had given up one of the best wide receivers in the league cheaply – especially after they had only just paid the 26-year-old a $20m si...
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New York Giants GM: It's 'a crock' that Eli Manning is overpaid

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman went on WFAN radio to talk about the team's decision to keep — and pay more money to — QB Eli Manning, and it made for some must-hear radio on Monday morning. Gettleman also spoke to GIants beat reporters about the decision to pay Manning and trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
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Gettleman says Beckham deal was in best interests of Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — General manager Dave Gettleman says the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in the best interests of the New York Giants and a deal the organization could not refuse. Gettleman was speaking Monday for the first time since sending Beckham to the Cleveland Browns last week for first- […]
Tags: News, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, New York Giants, Giants, Beckham, N J AP, EAST RUTHERFORD, Odell Beckham Jr, Dave Gettleman, Gettleman