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Let me write two things on the blackboard before class starts. That way we might avoid the inevitable grumbling, spitwad throwing, and angry mob forming so often associated with Giant fans whenever a San Francisco player is criticized*.
First, newly signed, and former, San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres is known as a dedicated athlete, a wonderful teammate and is apparently just a really ice guy. Second, Gregor Blanco is an excellent defensive outfielder who made a number of outstanding plays during the 2012 season and playoffs. And I'll stipulate that he's also a nice guy.
Now, back to the reality of scoring runs, winning baseball games, and getting to the 2013 post season.
With the recent re-signing of the soon-to-be 35 year-old Torres to either, a) split left field with Blanco in 2013; or, b) be the 4th outfielder for this team, the Giants front office just threw a large bucket of cold water on their offense. And it's old, previously used cold w...
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The San Francisco Giants have inked reliever Santiago Casilla to a 3-year deal worth $15 million, reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter) adds that the Casilla deal buys out two of his free-agent years. The team also has control over a third year as well (club option).
Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports (via Twitter...
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The Giants and right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal on Monday, according to a source.
The deal, which also contains a vesting option for a fourth year according to the source, buys out Casilla's final year of arbitration and two free-agent years. According to the source, if Casilla, 32, fails to reach certain thresholds, the vesting...
Right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $15 million, three-year contract.
The deal, which is pending a physical, includes a club/vesting option for the 2016 season. The Giants said on Monday that Casilla is scheduled to take his physical Tuesday.
The World Series champions have done their best this winter to keep the 2012 roster intact...
The San Francisco Giants and reliever Santiago Casilla have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Monday. The deal is worth about $15 million, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Casilla, 32, had a 7-6 record and a 2.84 ERA in 2012 and became the Giants closer after the team lost Brian Wilson to Tommy John surgery early in the...
If you're anything like a lot of baseball fans, you've spent the offseason doing two things. One, you've been tracking the hot stove rumors like you're a Major League GM, and two, you've sat wallowing in the defeat your fantasy team suffered this past season. You've checked and double-checked the lineup. There's no way you should have lost, right?...
The San Francisco Giants and Santiago Casilla have reportedly agreed to a contract extension. Casilla initially replaced Brian Wilson as the team's closer this past season when Wilson underwent Tommy John surgery. However, Casilla relinquished that role to Sergio Romo who performed wonderfully. Casilla, though is still an important part of the Giants' bullpen, so...
When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2010, the team's bullpen was constructed in a way that most successful bullpens are: cheaply. Aside from Jeremy Affeldt, none of the Giants relievers on that 2010 team were signed to a multi-year contracts as free agents. Only Afefldt and Brian Wilson (through arbitration raises) were making seven figures per season. That...