Found November 09, 2011 on
A tweet this morning by Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman indicates that the San Francisco Giants are close to signing free agent outfielder Willie Bloomquist.
MLB Trade Rumors mentioned Bloomquist, 33, as a possible target for the Giants yesterday, and mentioned that the Arizona Diamondbacks (where the utility man played last year) “had a miscommunication” over the weekend.
Bloomquist batted .266/.317/.340 with 4 HR and 26 RBI in just 97 games with the D-backs last year (almost mirroring his 10-year average).
He hit .318 as a starter against Milwaukee in the postseason last month, though.
Overall, Bloomquist stole 23 bags in 2011 and could easily take over the role of “super-utilityman” that manager Bruce Bochy covets so much (see Mark DeRosa, Juan Uribe). Bloomquist has said he prefers a bigger role.
With the Giants’ shortstop situation still in flux (San Francisco is still assessing Brandon Crawford‘s worth at the position), Bloomquist — who can play all over the infield and outfield — could find himself as the Giants’ everyday shortstop.
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Per Nick Piecoro:
Sources say utility man Willie Bloomquist had a two-year offer from the Giants worth more than the $3.8M he took to stay in Arizona.
Absolutely ridiculous. This is a guy that’s been worth $4MM over his entire ten-year career, according to Fangraphs’ estimates. What were they thinking?!
It’s been reported by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (via twitter) that the San Francisco Giants offered Willie Bloomquist a two-year deal (more than $3.8 million) before he re-signed with the D-Backs. Which means Bloomquist took less money to stay in Arizona.
The G-Men are looking for a fallback guy for shortstop Brandon Crawford, says Andrew Baggarly (via twitter). Baggarly...
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with infielder Willie Bloomquist on a two-year contract Wednesday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Willie Bloomquist to a two-year, $3.8 million deal.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed infielder Willie Bloomquist to a two-year, $3.8 million deal.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with infielder Willie Bloomquist on a two-year contract, according to D-backs Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers.
Contributor Chris Cwik elaborates on his post from Thursday regarding the Marlins’ free-agent spending power and also gives his expert opinion on whether or not Arizona’s recent signings of Willie Bloomquist and John McDonald more or less assure the D-backs of a World Series. (Answer: they don’t. At all.) Also discussed: recent weight gain by the host,...
Willie Bloomquist and the Diamondbacks agreed late Tuesday night to a two-year, $3.8 million deal that will keep the veteran utility man with the team.
The search for a competent shortstop, or as it’s being known right now, not-Brandon-Crawford, continued yesterday with rumors flying every which way. When the news broke that Willie Bloomquist had re-signed with the Diamondbacks, we all thought nothing of it. Then some disturbing rumors began to surface. Per Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, the Giants were ready to offer Bloomquist...
The Diamondbacks reached a two-year agreement worth $3.8MM with utility man Willie Bloomquist, tweets Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. Peter Gammons was first to report the deal.