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Giants 2013 game schedule

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Giants 2013 game schedule

DATE OPPONENT Tue., April 2 at LAD Wed., April 3 at LAD Thur., April 4 at LAD Fri., April 5 STL Sat., April 6 STL Sun., April 7 STL Mon., April 8 COL Tue., April 9 COL Wed., April 10 COL Thur., April 11 at CHC Fri., April 12 at CHC Sat., April 13 at CHC Sun., April 14 at CHC Mon., April 15 -OFF- Tue., April 16 at MIL Wed., April 17 at MIL Thur., April 18 at MIL Fri., April 19 SD Sat., April 20 SD Sun., April 21 SD Mon., April 22 ARZ Tue., April 23 ARZ Wed., April 24 ARZ Thur., April 25 -OFF- Fri., April 26 at SD Sat., April 27 at SD Sun., April 28 at SD Mon., April 29 at ARZ Tue., April 30 at ARZ Wed., May 1 at ARZ Thur., May 2 -OFF- Fri., May 3 LAD Sat., May 4 LAD Sun., May 5 LAD Mon., May 6 PHI Tue., May 7 PHI Wed., May 8 PHI Thur., May 9 ATL Fri., May 10 ATL Sat., May 11 ATL Sun., May 12 ATL Mon., May 13 -OFF- Tue., May 14 at TOR Wed., May 15 at TOR Thur., May 16 at COL Fri., May 17 at COL Sat., May 18 at COL Sun., May 19 at COL Mon., May 20 WAS Tue., May 21 WAS Wed., May 22 WAS Thur., May 23 -OFF- Fri., May 24 COL Sat., May 25 COL Sun., May 26 COL Mon., May 27 OAK Tue., May 28 OAK Wed., May 29 at OAK Thur., May 30 at OAK Fri., May 31 at STL Sat., June 1 at STLSun., June 2 at STL
Mon., June 3 -OFF-
Tue., June 4 TOR
Wed., June 5 TOR
Thur., June 6 -OFF-
Fri., June 7 at ARZ
Sat., June 8 at ARZ
Sun., June 9 at ARZ
Mon., June 10 -OFF-
Tue., June 11 at PIT
Wed., June 12 at PIT
Thur., June 13 at PIT
Fri., June 14 at ATL
Sat., June 15 at ATL
Sun., June 16 at ATL
Mon., June 17 SD
Tue., June 18 SD
Wed., June 19 SD
Thur., June 20 MIA
Fri., June 21 MIA
Sat., June 22 MIA
Sun., June 23 MIA
Mon., June 24 at LAD
Tue., June 25 at LAD
Wed., June 26 at LAD
Thur., June 27 -OFF-
Fri., June 28 at COL
Sat., June 29 at COL
Sun., June 30 at COL
Mon., July 1 at CIN
Tue., July 2 at CIN
Wed., July 3 at CIN
Thur., July 4 at CIN
Fri., July 5 LAD
Sat., July 6 LAD
Sun., July 7 LAD
Mon., July 8 NYM
Tue., July 9 NYM
Wed., July 10 NYM
Thur., July 11 at SD
Fri., July 12 at SD
Sat., July 13 at SD
Sun., July 14 at SD
Mon., July 15 AS Break
Tue., July 16 AS Break
Wed., July 17 AS Break
Thur., July 18 AS Break
Fri., July 19 ARZ
Sat., July 20 ARZ
Sun., July 21 ARZ
Mon., July 22 CIN
Tue, July 23 CIN
Wed, July 24 CIN
Thur, July 25 -OFF-
Fri., July 26 CHC
Sat., July 27 CHC
Sun., July 28 CHC
Mon., July 29 -OFF-
Tue, July 30 at PHI
Wed., July 31 at PHI
Thur., August 1 at PHI
Fri., August 2 at TB
Sat., August 3 at TB
Sun., August 4 at TB
Mon., August 5 MIL
Tue., August 6 MIL
Wed August 7 MIL
Thur., August 8 MIL
Fri., August 9 BAL
Sat., August 10 BAL
Sun, August 11 BAL
Mon., August 12 -OFF-
Tue., August 13 at WAS
Wed., August 14 at WAS
Thur., August 15 at WAS
Fri., August 16 at MIA
Sat., August 17 at MIA
Sun., August 18 at MIA
Mon., August 19 BOS
Tue., August 20 BOS
Wed., August 21 BOS
Thur., August 22 PIT
Fri., August 23 PIT
Sat., August 24 PIT
Sun., August 25 PIT
Mon., August 26 at COL
Tue., August 27 at COL
Wed., August 28 at COL
Thur., August 29 -OFF-
Fri., August 30 at ARZ
Sat., August 31 at ARZ
Sun., Sept. 1 at ARZ
Mon., Sept. 2 at SD
Tue., Sept. 3 at SD
Wed., Sept. 4 at SD
Thur., Sept. 5 ARZ
Fri., Sept. 6 ARZ
Sat., Sept. 7 ARZ
Sun., Sept. 8 ARZ
Mon., Sept. 9 COL
Tue., Sept. 10 COL
Wed., Sept. 11 COL
Thur., Sept. 12 at LAD
Fri., Sept. 13 at LAD
Sat., Sept. 14 at LAD
Sun., Sept. 15 at LAD
Mon., Sept. 16 -OFF-
Tue., Sept. 17 at NYM
Wed., Sept. 18 at NYM
Thur., Sept. 19 at NYM
Fri., Sept. 20 at NYY
Sat., Sept. 21 at NYY
Sun., Sept. 22 at NYY
Mon., Sept. 23 -OFF-
Tue., Sept. 24 LAD
Wed., Sept. 25 LAD
Thur., Sept. 26 LAD
Fri., Sept. 27 SD
Sat., Sept. 28 SD
Sun., Sept. 29 SD

Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

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Offseason can be tense on other side of Giancarlo Stanton rumors

SAN FRANCISCO — Just around dinner time on Monday, Tyler Beede got a call he had been waiting for. General manager Bobby Evans informed Beede, the Giants’ top pitching prospect, that he was being added to the 40-man roster, a significant step toward making his big league debut. Earlier that day, however, Beede’s phone brought him some unwanted news. 

Like most Giants fans, Beede woke up to a report out of South Florida that he was one of several names the Giants and Marlins had discussed in Giancarlo Stanton trade talks. For fans or team employees, it would be painful to give up a Beede or a Chris Shaw or a Joe Panik, but images of Stanton taking aim at the Coke bottle at AT&T Park would soon wash away most concerns. 

For players, the reality this time of year is much different. The Giants are the only organization that all of the rumored pieces have ever known. Panik is a New Yorker, but he and his wife have grown to love San Francisco. Beede and Shaw have spent years dreaming of debuting at AT&T Park and playing in front of sellout crowds. That makes the Hot Stove Season a particularly tense time of year. 

“I try to be a guy who doesn’t look those kinds of things up too frequently, but obviously I’m a normal guy, so I tend to dig into it a little bit more and see what’s going on and see what people are saying,” Beede said on this week’s Giants Insider Podcast. “It’s funny. I don't really know how to handle it. It’s my third year going through the trade deadline and trade talk. I’ve just go to keep telling myself it’s a realistic possibility and not to be shocked if anything were to come out or a trade were to be made.”

The rumor mill is nothing new for these players. Panik acknowledged several times during the season that he could be the odd man out. Shaw actually already once thought he got traded to Florida. For a few minutes at the 2016 deadline, Twitter had him as a key piece in the Matt Moore deal. The outfielder came out of a hotel bathroom right after the deadline to see two teammates staring at him in disbelief as Twitter rumors flew. 

Five minutes later, he got a call from Bobby Evans. “You’re still a Giant,” Evans told him. “Don’t take your jersey off.”

“It’s a little tense for sure,” Shaw said earlier this year. “It’s not something you can try to predict. You can have a feeling but that means nothing.”

Evans has always communicated to players and their agents that they can reach out any time they have a question or concern about what they might be hearing, but when it comes to getting on the phone himself, he treats the trade deadline and offseason differently. There’s more urgency to clear the air in July when players might have to take at-bats or throw pitches with rumors weighing on their minds. In the offseason, Evans will wait to reach out until deals are closer to being agreed upon. He tries not to worry as much about “hot stove banter,” he said. 

“In the offseason I think it’s a little less of an issue because a lot of things get thrown out there that don’t have validity,” he said. “We certainly don’t try to respond to every single rumor with an update because there are new rumors every hour, so it’s hard to keep up. A lot more names are mentioned this time of year.”

Players try to find different ways to get away from it all. Every year, several Giants prospects talk of playing golf during the trade deadline to stay away from MLB Network and their phones. For veterans, it’s often easiest to just take offseason vacations, and Panik planned to visit Europe with his wife. 

Beede has a somewhat unique distraction as rumors trickle out. He’s getting married on Saturday, which along with the holiday, has kept him busy all week. Still, he knows the rumors will be out there. 

“After a couple of days I start to just understand that (my) name is going to be in rumors or there may be things that people say or speculate,” he said. “(If) Bobby tells me something, or my agent says something, then I can start to maybe engage in it a little bit more. But as of right now, I’m just trying to go about my preparation and I’ll continue to enjoy being a San Francisco Giant.”

Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

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Projection system loves Giancarlo Stanton at AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have made a habit in recent winters of “kicking the tires,” so to speak, on as many free agents as possible. General manager Bobby Evans is committed to being thorough, but at times there is probably no need. 

Hitters have made no secret of the fact that they prefer friendlier confines, and if you’re a power hitter, you’re going to ask Evans for a significantly larger check to play 81 of your games at the harshest power park in the majors. That’s what makes Giancarlo Stanton, readily available via trade, so intriguing. But would Stanton be fully immune to the realities of AT&T Park?

The numbers, at least in a small sample, suggest he would. Stanton has played 27 games in San Francisco and taken 108 at-bats. He has nine homers, 11 doubles and a triple. His .676 slugging percentage at AT&T Park isn’t far off his mark at Coors Field (.714), and his 1.048 OPS is higher than his OPS during the 2017 season, when he hit 59 homers. 

The damage has been done in limited time, but the Giants clearly believe it’s fully sustainable, and a recent study done by ESPN’s Dan Szymborski backs that up. Szymborski ran his ZiPS projection system to estimate Stanton’s stats over the next 10 years for a variety of suitors. The numbers in orange and black are overwhelming. 

The projections have Stanton at 46.2 WAR over the next 10 seasons, including 7.1 in 2018 and 6.8 in 2019, the two seasons the organization should be focused on given Madison Bumgarner’s contract situation. ZiPS projects Stanton at 46 homers next season if he plays for the Giants, followed by 43, 42, 39, 35 over the following four years. For comparison’s sake, Brandon Belt led the Giants in homers each of the last two seasons and he has 35 total during that span. 

Any sort of projection system needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, especially with a player who has had injury issues in the past. But ZiPS believes Stanton -- who plays in a huge park already -- is a rarity, the kind of power hitter who can keep crushing well into his 30’s and put up huge numbers even if he is limited by the realities of getting older and getting hurt. Szymborski’s projections have Stanton playing just 102 games in 2025, but he’s still projected to hit 23 homers, 20 doubles and post an OPS+ of 121. Even in the 10th year of the projections, ZiPS has Stanton down for 16 homers. 

There are no sure things in this game, but as Evans continues to chase a blockbuster deal, he can be confident that Stanton is one player who should be able to provide power for years to come, no matter what AT&T Park does to hold hitters down.