SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The North Side of Chicago became one massive party when the Cubs won the World Series. George Kontos admits it. He was the buzz kill. He'd invite a parade of guests to watch the playoff games from his new condo in the West Loop – a gathering of old high school teammates, college
Bumgarner threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on the main field at Scottsdale Stadium. Mark Melancon, the new closer, followed him. Strength-wise I felt pretty good, really good, actually, Bumgarner said.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Giants have been watching high-quality clips of Johnny Cueto all spring, even though the co-ace has remained in the Dominican Republic. On Monday, manager Bruce Bochy finally managed to get face-to-face with Cueto. Cueto spoke to Bochy, trainer Dave Groeschner and others via