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The deadline to tender a contract to players eligible for arbitration is at midnight eastern time tonight and the Giants have a few decisions left to make.
The main event for tonight revolves around the Giants choosing between infielders Jeff Keppinger and Mike Fontenot as their backup second baseman/utility infielder. To me the choice really isn't that hard, I am a fan of Fontenot who offers better defense, more power and is better suited for the utility role. Keppinger has his skills but it is hard to get past the poor speed and empty batting average for me.
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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...
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.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes.
1. Non-Tenders: A Top-Five List
2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Venezuelan Winter League
3. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for Seattle
Non-Tenders: A Top-Five List
MLB Trade Rumors has complete lists of both the American...
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...
Preferring versatility over second-base insurance, the Giants agreed to terms with infielder Mike Fontenot on a one-year contract Monday and declined to tender contracts to infielder Jeff Keppinger and catcher Eli Whiteside, casting the pair into free agency.
Looks like jersey No. 22 (worn by Whiteside) is up for grabs again in San Francisco.
The non-tender deadline passed tonight with the San Francisco Giants declining to offer contracts to catcher Eli Whiteside and infielder Jeff Keppinger, officially making both arbitration-eligible players free agents.
The Giants have whittled their list of arbitration-eligible players down to 10...
The Giants solidified the status of 40 percent of their projected Opening Day roster Monday. For All-Stars Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval, it was a formality. For backup Mike Fontenot, it was a validation. Of the 12...
The Giants solidified the status of 40 percent of their projected Opening Day roster on Monday. For All-Stars Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval, it was a formality. For backup Mike Fontenot, it was a validation. Of the 12...