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San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco came into the 2012 season probably wondering what AAA team could use him as an everyday player. The last thing he could have thought was he would be the Giants everyday LF throughout their run to the World Series Championship. While guys like Pablo Sandoval, Buster Posey and Marco Scutaro led the Giants to their victory, Blanco remained a constant as he manned LF. He did what could have been expected from him, just play good defense and get a hit or two.
Though Blanco did not stand out in the World Series, much attention should be brought to what happened to Blanco since he came up with the Atlanta Braves in 2008. He made his debut as a pinch runner in the opening game of the season that year, and remained a solid forth OF on that Braves team. He hit .251, 1, 38 with 13 SB in 144 games coming off the bench. He also had an impressive 74 walks, resulting in a .366 OBP, 115 points above hi
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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...
Outfielder Melky Cabrera became persona non grata with the San Francisco Giants after he was suspended in August for a positive drug test, but apparently not every team feels the same way about this year's All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. Cabrera, 28, is now a free agent, and the New York Post reported that at least five teams have expressed interest in his services. The...
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...
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...
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
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...
Looks like Melky Cabrera still might get a fat paycheck even though he got popped for elevated testosterone levels suggesting PED use. It is being reported that at least five teams have expressed interest in the outfielder. Why? I'm not sure. He still has an incredible arm, but if these teams are going after the Melkman for his bat, chances are they are going to be sorely disappointed...
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...
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