News and Notes from Day 1 of the Winter Meetings

Pretty quiet day so far on the Giants front as far as trades/rumors go. We’ll see if anything picks up over the next couple of days.


Earlier today, Pat Gillick was elected to the Hall of Fame by the veterans committee, so congratulations to him. 


Several members of the Giants organization, including Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean, the baseball operations department, pr staff and top scouts, attended an awards luncheon today as Baseball America announced San Francisco as the Organization of the Year. It was nearly a two hour lunch with several awards being handed out, such as Scout of the Year, the best field and turf members at each minor league classification, Women of the Year, and finally the top minor league teams at each level.


Following the lunch manager Bruce Bochy did a one-hour media tour, speaking with local and national writers, XM Radio,, ESPN, and then finally finishing with MLB Network.


Tonight, the Giants will host an organizational dinner in a ballroom at the Dolphin and Swan hotel with all their affiliates in attendance, including staff members from Fresno, Richmond, San Jose, Augusta and Salem-Keizer. It should be a fun night.

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