|Why SF Giants' Patrick Bailey is packing on the calories to start his second season. The hardest thing Patrick Bailey does every day is gulp down 1,000 calories. “It's literally just like, hey, we need you to eat something,” Bailey said. While he is listed at 210 pounds, Bailey dropped a substantial amount of weight over the course of last season. Rising from Double-A to the big leagues, Bailey put more stress on his body last season than ever before.
|SF Giants' Patrick Bailey picks up the shake to keep on the weight in year 2. The hardest thing Patrick Bailey does everyday is gulp down 1,000 calories. “It's literally just like, hey, we need you to eat something,” Bailey said. While he is listed at 210 pounds, Bailey dropped a substantial amount of weight over the course of last season. Rising from Double-A to the big leagues, Bailey put more stress on his body last season than ever before.
|Where Bailey hopes to improve after standout rookie season. Patrick Bailey's rookie 2023 MLB season was one of the Giants' few bright spots last year, and the young catcher hopes to be even better in 2024. With Giants pitchers and catchers set to report to Scottsdale on Feb. 15, Bailey heads to Arizona as the team's starting catcher after establishing himself as one of the best young backstops in the game. The 24-year-old was a finalist for the NL Gold Glove Award at the position, losing to Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Gabriel Moreno. In an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area on Saturday at Giants Fan Fest, Bailey described how special it was to be a finalist for the award, something he views as a standard for himself year in and year out.
|SF Giants News: Napa Fan Fest is here. Good morning, baseball fans! The San Francisco Giants are set to take on the third stop in their Fan Fest tour today, this time in Napa. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. today at Napa Yard - Oxbow Gardens, located at 585 1st Street in Napa. Scheduled to appear at this event will be manager Bob Melvin, Patrick Bailey, Michael Conforto, Thairo Estrada, Mark Hallberg and Matt Williams. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs and photos with players and staff, photos with the three World Series trophies, there will be a Q&A stage with the players and coaches as well as fun activities for the family throughout the day. Before the event, there will be a 5K Fun Run at 9:00
|SF Giants' rookie catcher named finalist for Gold Glove. As soon as he was called up, almost two months into the season, Patrick Bailey showed why evaluators expect him to one day fill his mantle with Gold Glove trophies. It didn't take long for it to become apparent that Bailey, with only 28 games above A-ball under his belt, was already among the game's elite defenders. On Wednesday, the 24-year-old rookie was announced as one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove. If Bailey wins — results announced Nov. 5 — it would be historic.