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San Francisco Giants: Thanks Jeremy Affeldt

With the news of Jeremy Affeldt retiring, it’s time to pay homage to his career as a Giant. I’m being honest and very blunt, the Giants didn’t win any of their three World Series Championships without  without him. It’s time to examine Affeldt’s Giants career because it was a great one. San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt bows his head during a media conference...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Honored In Retirement Ceremony

On the final day of the 2015 season, the Giants said goodbye to Jeremy Affeldt and recognized his work both on and off the field through his 14 year career. A video montage of Affeldt plays, at-bats, and assorted quotes played on the board to begin, and followed with messages from teammates and coaches. From there, Giants fan Brian Stow, who has formed a relationship with Affeldt...
Via BaySportsNet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt, the Greatest Pitcher in San Francisco Giants Postseason History

Jeremy Affeldt announced his retirement on Thursday, and it’s left San Francisco Giants fans with many talking points. Most of them center around Affeldt’s seven years with the team and more specifically, his time in the postseason. For all the acclaim and fanfare Tim Lincecum received in 2010, Matt Cain earned in 2012 and Madison Bumgarner deserved in 2014, no pitcher was more...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jeremy Affeldt tears up as he announces retirement

As he walks away from baseball after 14 years, San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt knows it's not the game he'll miss. It's the people. At age 36, with an achy body and a family eager to have him more at home, Affeldt announced Thursday that he will retire from baseball. As he reflected on his career and his seven seasons with the Giants, the left-hander became emotional...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Retiring Giants reliever Affeldt: PED users took food off my table

As he announced his retirement from baseball after 14 seasons on Thursday, San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt delivered a candid take on the aspects of baseball he won't miss after he's done playing. Among the things Affeldt will be happy to no longer have to deal with are Phillies fans, poor facilities at Wrigley Field, constant travel, the recent influx of incessant...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Retiring Giants pitcher: I won’t miss Philadelphia

Left-handed relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, who had a solid career over 14 seasons with the Royals, Rockies, Reds and Giants, is retiring at age 36. Upon announcing his retirement, he wrote a piece for Sports Illustrated listing the five things he won’t miss about baseball. Among those: Philadelphia. He wrote: “Philly is a great sports town, with passionate fans and a palpable...
Via Phillies Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt retiring after season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt is retiring after the season, not a surprise move for the 14-year veteran as he turns his attention to family and further involvement with several causes he has worked with for years. The left-hander announced Thursday this would be his last weekend of baseball as the reigning World Series champions end the year without...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto on aging and changing his swing

“I don’t care about hitting home runs, I don’t care about any of that sort of stuff,” Joey Votto told me when I mentioned the stat. “I care about improving all of the facets of my game that can be repeatable and that age well.” And really, as great as his season has been this year, no quote better sums up the strides he’s made. One things we know that ages terribly...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee playing with his kids

Details on this are still a bit sparse, but it’s tentatively going into the “stupid baseball injury” Hall of Fame. Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt hurt his knee…while he was playing with his kids. I’ll let the AP report take it away. The Giants placed left-hander Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after he sustained a left knee subluxation while playing...
Via The Outside Corner
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Adds To List Of Weird Injuries While Playing With Kids In Lake

Jeremy Affeldt probably should invest at a bubble or something at some point. The San Francisco Giants has a history of odd, off-field injuries, which he recently added to in bizarre fashion. The Giants placed Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday after the left-hander suffered a knee injury. Affeldt suffered the injury while playing in a lake with his children Monday. Seriously...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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