Found December 14, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Giants have agreed to re-sign Guillermo Mota, according to Jon Heyman of (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 league seasons, the native of the Dominican Republic has a 3.91 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9.

Giants finalizing deal with reliever Mota

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...

Baggarly lists Giants Top 10 Prospects for Baseball America

Baggs has been the Giants correspondent for Baseball America for the past six years. Andrew Baggarly, the Giants beat writer for The San Jose Mercury News, has listed Class-A outfielder Gary Brown as the team’s top prospect in a new Top 10 list for Baseball America. Baggs’ list is not much different from the one I published a month ago, on Nov. 15 (which can be found here)....

SF Giants Rumors: Fontenot vs. Keppinger, Whiteside Non-Tendered, Ex-Giants Sign

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...

Giants bringing back Mota for third season

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.

Waldis Joaquin signs with Nats

Joaquin is now the property of the Washington Nationals. The Washington Nationals have signed former Giants pitcher Waldis Joaquin to a minor league contract and have invited him tp spring training, according to Bill Ladson ( Joaquin, who was originally signed by the Giants in 2003 as an amateur free agent, spent the past three season with the Jints, appearing in 19 games...

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 16

2001: The Giants obtain their first Japanese player since 1964 (when Masanori Murakami became the first ballplayer from Japan to appear in an major league game). San Francisco trades starting pitcher Shawn Estes (9-8, 4.02) to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo (.267, 10 HR, 56 RBI) and infielder Desi Relaford (.302, 8 HR, 36 RBI), who will later be traded the Mariners...

Giants agree to contract with Guillermo Mota

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to re-sign pitcher Guillermo Mota, Jon Heyman of reports.   Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports adds that the deal is for $1 million. Image by Andy Rusch under the Creative Commons License.

Barry Bonds to be sentenced on Friday

The largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping began more than nine years ago with a tax agent digging through the trash of the now notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Barring an appeal, the government's work comes to an anti-climactic end Friday when Barry Bonds - the probe's highest-profile catch - is sentenced for obstruction of justice. In between...

Giants Tender Fontenot, Dump Keppinger, Whiteside

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...

Pagan/Torres swap more then just numbers...

In trading Angel Pagan for Andres Torres the Mets are giving up almost 40 points in in batting average and 30 more strike outs a season.  So was the addition of power arm Ramon Ramirez the only reason the Mets down graded an offensive position on a team that will need to score runs.  Watching the above posted video Kevin Burkhardt and Andy Martino discuss Angel Pagan's struggles...

Giants re-sign Fontenot, let Keppinger leave

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.

Buster Posey's injury can't persuade Joe Torre to consider rule changes to safeguard catchers

But the San Francisco Giants aren't finished lobbying to change the mind of MLB's vice president for on-field operations

Nationals Sign Waldis Joaquin

The Nationals signed right-hander Waldis Joaquin to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, MLBTR has learned. The hard-throwing 24-year-old became a free agent in November after the Giants designated him for assignment.  Joaquin made 19 relief appearances for the Giants from 2009-11, including five this past season. He spent most of 2011 at...

Moves By Dodgers Of Yesteryear

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...
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