Found November 13, 2012 on
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The odd pattern of middle relievers signing multi-year deals looks like it will continue on Tuesday as the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants will be the latest to join the party. Jeremy Affeldt, who has been a key cog in the Giants bullpen over the past four seasons, is close to inking a three year deal worth a reported $18 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The total will be finalized when it is announced Tuesday.
Affeldt, who will be signed for his age 34-36 seasons, has had great success as a Giant, throwing out an ERA+ of 139 over 237 1/3 innings as a Giant. The trend of signing middle relievers has been long derided in sabermetric circles due to the fungible nature of relief pitchers, but the Giants are betting on Affeldt to be the solid hand he’s been over the past four years.
The problem is that Affeldt is beginning what should be his decline phase, and although the Giants have gotten a lot from him and has helped the team to two Worl...
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Bob Nightengale of USA Today says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants remain confident they will sign relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to a 3-year deal for $18 million.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says outfielder Nick Swisher is drawing interest from several teams. Heyman speculates that the Giants are one of those teams. Heyman also believes it will take...
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jeremy Affeldt has passed his physical, which was the final step in completing the 3-year ($18 million) deal. A formal announcement should be coming from the San Francisco Giants soon.
Multiple sources have told Schulman the Giants are fairly confident that they will sign infielder Marco Scutaro. The deal would likely...
A person familiar with the negotiations says left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francsico Giants are closing in on a three-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no deal had been announced.
The 33-year-old Affeldt went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 67 appearances spanning 63 1/3 innings this season for the World Series champions.
When the season...
Based on reports from the last few days, the Giants have reportedly agreed to re-sign Jeremy Affeldt to a three year, $18 million contract. Predictably, the internet has responded with scorn.
Three years for a reliever. Might as well give the money to Jean-Ralphio “@marcoacosta28: @keithlaw you like the Affeldt signing ?”
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) November 13, 2012
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt and the San Francisco Giants have completed an $18 million, three-year contract.
Bobby Evans, the team's vice president of baseball operations, said Wednesday the deal had been finalized -- giving the reliable reliever the kind of job stability he sought once the World Series winners were done with their season.
The 33-year-old Affeldt went 1-2 with...
The World Champs have agreed to a new three-year deal with lights out relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The deal will be in the neighborhood of $18mm Heyman adds.
During the regular season, Affeldt went 1-2 with a 2.70 ERA with a 8.1 K/9 in 67 appearances. Things didn't change in the postseason as he logged 10 1/3 scoreless innings for the Champs...
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, a key member of the bullpen that helped lead the San Francisco Giants to the World Series championship, reportedly will remain with the team. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the free agent agreed to a three-year deal that likely would pay him more than $18 million. Heyman wrote that the deal wasn't finalized pending a physical. The report...
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The award for Most Valuable Player was given to Buster Posey who beat out Ryan Braun and Andrew McCutchen by a fairly sizable manner.
Hopefully that is a sign of good news for Posey.
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