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The fireman position in baseball has been long gone thanks to the five man rotation and the realm of the speciality bullpen arms. Bullpens are intricately built for numerous late game situations, with LOOGYs and ROOGYs and the like evolving from the multiple-inning relievers of old who took on all comers. But one man has a chance to bring back that very position if his performance continues like it has. The biggest question the San Francisco Giants will face in 2013 is what to do with their former ace, Tim Lincecum. His decline since his back-to-back Cy Young award winning seasons has been well documented and publicized, but Lincecum’s laid-back personality combined with a tenacious will to win has not let it get too out of control. There have been silver linings, though. Linecum hasn’t completely lost his stuff, and his secondary stuff is so good that even with his fastball sitting at 90-91, it still allows him to strikeout a batter an inning. But he got pulled out of the 2012 ...
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Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) GM Brian Sabean is not active in trade talks, and the bullpen could stand-pat. Santiago Casilla and the San Francisco Giants have had conceptual talks about a multi-year deal. In another tweet, Baggarly says Sabean confirmed that there’s an openness to a multi-year deal with catcher Buster Posey, and not necessarily with outfielder...
I know you probably don’t want to see another post about Brian Wilson possibly heading to the hated Dodgers if he doesn’t come back to the San Francisco Giants.
Seeing a photoshop picture of Wilson in a Dodgers uniform has really got fans fired up. Some are ready to cut the umbilical cord between the Giants and their homegrown son Wilson.
Let’s take a step back, and see...
After the Yankees learned that Soriano had opted out of his contract. And if Mariano Rivera had decided not to return for another season, the Yankees might have felt insecure about the back end of their bullpen. And if Brian Wilson was non-tendered by the Giants as has been speculated, the stars might have aligned to bring Brian Wilson to New York. Can you imagine?
Today is the day that the San Francisco Giants must tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The deadline is at 9 p.m. Pacific Time.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter) believes the Giants will tender contracts to everyone except Brian Wilson. Below is the arbitration eligible players.
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With the exclusive arbitration-eligible offers ending at the 9 p.m. deadline tonight, the San Francisco Giants have had a quiet offseason thus far. Although they have only re-signed bullpen lefty Jeremy Affeldt to a new three-year deal, the Giants have been involved in rumor whispers surrounding several players. Here is what to expect after tonight’s deadline...
With Friday’s deadline looming to tender Brian Wilson a contract. The San Francisco Giants are starting to hear the buzz of other teams that might be looking to add Wilson to their bullpen mix.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com says (via Twitter) the Red Sox could have interest in the New Hampshire native Wilson. Rosenthal also points out that Wilson lives in Southern California...
I know, I know, Romo has a beard…but it’s always changing. After all, he started this year with the Melky chinstrap beard, as many guys grew, before getting it bigger. Last year, there was the Millard Fillmore (which was my favorite.
The Many Facial Hairs of Sergio Romo
You simply can’t market something that changes so much.
And the others? Well, soul patches just aren’t...
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Before 12:01 a.m. Saturday, teams must decide whether to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. Those who don’t get offers will become free agents.
One player worth watching: San Francisco...