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Jeff Kent, survivor?

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Jeff Kent, survivor?

If youre a Giants fan, you know Jeff Kent is a competitor but is he a Survivor?

Thank goodness well all get to find out when CBS premieres Survivor: Philippines at 8 p.m, on Sept.19.The 2000 MLB MVP, Hall of Fame candidate and occasional thorn-in-the-side of Barry Bondsis among 14 contestants vying to be the last person standing for the 1 million payout.Not surprisingly, Kent told Entertainment Weekly that his will to win on Survivor is just as it was as a ballplayer.RELATED: See the entire Survivor cast and watch video here
Ivegot a chip on my shoulder" he said, adding, "I hate to lose. Kent wasassigned to the Kalabaw Tribe for the shows 25th season, which is heldover 39 days on a remote island in the Philippines.Among others, Kent, 44, will be competing against49-year old actress Lisa Whelchel, better known for her role as 'Blair' on the 80ssitcom Facts of Life. If theresany way Kentdoesnt outlast her, one would have to think his will to win has waned atad.
Kent played 17 major league seasons and hit 377 home runs in that time, 67th on the all time list. He holds a career batting average of .290. He played six seasons in San Francisco (1997-2002) and won the 2000 MVP Award after hitting .334 with 33 homers.'Survivor' cast image courtesy of CBSGeoff James is a staff writer and producer for CSNBayArea.com

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

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Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

[RELATED: Healthy Tyler Beede shows why he's Giants' top pitching prospect]

The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.

Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

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Duffy family cat, Skeeter, passes away at 15

We have some sad news to report.

Skeeter, the lovable four-legged member of Matt Duffy's family, passed away in Long Beach on Saturday night. He was 15 years old.

Duffy made the news public with an Instagram post on Sunday evening.

"Even when it's expected, losing a member of the family is never easy. Sometimes you'd forget this little guy was even a cat. After 15 awesome years, last night we had to say goodbye to Skeeter boy. Thank you for all the love and support that Skeets has gotten over the past couple of years. Our furry little light has gone dark," Duffy wrote.

Skeeter, slightly overweight for his size, stole the hearts of Giants fans after Duffy made his debut with the Giants in August of 2014.

When Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays at the 2016 trade deadline, Skeeter remained in California with Duffy's parents.