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Bonds calls Brady ‘the greatest quarterback to ever play football’

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Bonds calls Brady ‘the greatest quarterback to ever play football’

The debate over who is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL is a hot topic in the Bay Area. Tom Brady's fifth Super Bowl title, achieved on Sunday, puts him ahead of both Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls.

One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Barry Bonds, joined the conversation on Monday, a day after Brady led the Patriots' come-from-behind, overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

"The greatest quarterback to ever play football Tom Brady," Bonds tweeted. "Congratulations buddy."

Bonds (class of 1982) and Brady (class of 1995) both graduated from Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo.

2019 MLB predictions: American, National League Cy Young Award winners

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2019 MLB predictions: American, National League Cy Young Award winners

The MLB season is here, and we're turning our eyes towards the players that could dominate the season. MLB reporters from across NBC Sports came together to make their predictions for the 2019 AL and NL Cy Young awards.

Could Madison Bumgarner make a contract-year Cy Young push for the Giants? Will the A's have a surprise candidate from their touch-and-go rotation?

Before we get into their predictions, let's meet the panel.

NBC Sports Bay Area - Alex Pavlovic (Giants)
NBC Sports California - Ben Ross (A's)
NBC Sports Boston - Lou Merloni (Red Sox)
NBC Sports Chicago - Tony Andracki (Cubs)
NBC Sports Chicago - Vinnie Duber (White Sox)
NBC Sports Philadelphia - Corey Seidman (Phillies)
NBC Sports Washington - Todd Dybas (Nationals)

Be sure to tune in to Wednesday's season preview show at 11:00 a.m. PT streaming on the MyTeams app.

VIEW THE PREDICTIONS HERE

MLB rumors: Giants acquire Tom Murphy for even more catching depth

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MLB rumors: Giants acquire Tom Murphy for even more catching depth

SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're a catcher who is on the edge of an MLB roster, find some orange cleats. There's a decent chance you'll be a Giant by the end of the week.

For the third consecutive day, the Giants made a roster move involving a catcher. This time they claimed former Rockies backstop Tom Murphy, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

This comes two days after they released Rene Rivera, who looked headed for an Opening Day job, and one day after they traded for Erik Kratz, who was named the backup catcher by manager Bruce Bochy on Sunday evening. 

It's unclear how it will all be sorted out by Thursday morning, although at this point there seems a very real possibility that Aramis Garcia is being shopped for outfield help. 

Murphy, 27, has a .219/.271/.439 slash line in parts of four major league seasons with the Rockies. He had a .637 OPS last season with 44 strikeouts and just three walks in 96 plate appearances, which makes him the opposite of what the Giants have been looking for.

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He would seem a good candidate to provide depth at Triple-A, except he's out of options, so the Giants would have to sneak him through waivers, something the Rockies weren't able to do. The Giants have had success, though, in doing that with other additions this offseason.