Found December 15, 2011 on
NBC Bay Area:
With the addition of Mike Fontenot, the Giants looked done in terms of free agency. But they were not and they are now close to signing reliever Guillermo Mota to a one-year, $1 million deal.
No, it's not the sexiest deal. But it's, um, something?
Mota and the Giants, per MLB.com, agreed to terms and are simply waiting on a physical to bring the reliever back for a third season in San Francisco.
Of course, it's worth noting that Mota was pretty darn effective for a 37-year-old in 2011.
He pitched 80 1/3 innings last year, posting a 2-2 record and a 3.81 ERA. Mota struck out 77 batters, walked 30 and gave up 10 homers. His ERA+ (relative to league average) was 94, so it's not fair to call him "above average" or anything.
But it's worth noting that Mota's 80-some innings were spread out over just 52 outings -- he served as a long reliever much of the year when the Giants pitchers were injured or needed rest. (Compare that to his 2010 season, when he s...
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The Giants are bringing back Guillermo Mota. Which is cool, because it gives me a chance to step away for a second from the constant rosterbation.
Guillermo Mota is 38 years old. During his career, he’s played for seven different teams. In 2009, he was a Dodger. From 2002 to 2004, he spent time in a Dodgers uniform. There was a time when Mota was a truly dominant reliever; it didn’t...
The San Francisco Giants are working to finalize a $1 million, one-year contract with free agent reliever Guillermo Mota to bring him back for a third season.
The deal was close to done Wednesday, still pending a physical and final paperwork.
Mota, a 38-year-old right-hander, has become a reliable option for manager Bruce Bochy. He went 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA in 52 appearances last...
John Heymen of CBSSports.com and John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle are reporting the San Francisco Giants have re-signed the right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota to a one-year $1 million deal.
Mota served as a back-of the bullpen reliever who pitched long, sometimes meaningless innings. He throws hard, strikes out a good chunk of the batters he faces, and he sweats a lot...
The San Francisco re-signed veteran reliever Guillermo Mota to a one-year deal worth $1 million on Wednesday.
Mota, 38, posted a 2-2 mark with a 3.81 ERA in 52 appearances last season.
A 13-year veteran, Mota has posted a 39-44 mark with 10 saves and a 3.91 ERA in his career with the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Milwaukee...
The San Francisco Giants are close to finalizing a $1 million, one-year deal with free-agent reliever Guillermo Mota, according to The Associated Press.
If you haven’t heard, the San Francisco Giants will be bringing back reliever Guillermo Mota for 2012 on a one-year, $1 million deal. Not a bad price for a middle/long reliever. It will be Mota’s third season with the team. He joined the Giants in 2010, hitching along for the ride to a championship.
Yea, of all the guys I expected to return for 2012, Mota wasn’t high...
The San Francisco Giants were working Wednesday to finalize a $1 million, one-year contract with free agent reliever Guillermo Mota to bring him back for a third season.
The San Francisco Giants have agreed to re-sign pitcher Guillermo Mota, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds that the deal is for $1 million.
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Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says if Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima doesn’t want to play for the Yankees. It’s possible the Yankees could do a sign-and-trade.
The Yankees won the exclusive negotiating rights to Nakajima with a $2.5 million bid. Rosenthal’s sources say the San Francisco Giants and Cubs are among the teams that like Nakajima.
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The Giants have agreed to re-sign Guillermo Mota, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). It's a $1MM deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Wasserman Media Group represents the 38-year-old right-hander.
Mota pitched 80 1/3 innings for the Giants in 2011, posting a 3.81 ERA with 8.6 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 and a 40.8% ground ball rate. In 13 big...
The Giants re-signed infielder Mike Fontenot to a one-year deal and offered contracts to nine of their other 11 arbitration-eligible players on Monday, vice president Bobby Evans said.
The verdict is out! The San Francisco Giants have decided to sign Mike Fontenot (1-year), and non-tender Jeff Keppinger.
From the comments left on SF Giants Rumors Facebook it sounds like a lot of fans wanted to see Keppinger back in a Giants uniform.
Keppinger came over to the Giants (July) from the Astros (traded for Henry Sosa and Jason Stoffel). He hit a combined .277...
Well, we all know that there ain't much more happening in Colletti-land for the rest of this off-season (cries). But at least we can keep up with some former Dodgers and where they're headed!
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed 41-year-old Takashi Saito for one year, $1.75M. So I guess we'll see Sammy around Chavez Ravine a bit more in 2012 (relative to when he played...
Nothing particularly shocking here, but the Giants decided on Monday night to dump Jeff Keppinger and Eli Whiteside and tender Mike Fontenot.
reported that Keppinger and Whiteside were non-tendered, and that Fontenot was offered a one-year deal.
The logic on why the Giants did this? Cost and positional flexibility -- Fontenot is cheaper than Keppinger, and he can play multiple positions...