MARK MELANCON RUMORS

A cut above: Melancon brings stability to Giants' 'pen

Offseason acquisition Mark Melancon is the guy the San Francisco Giants are rebuilding their bullpen around. After throwing some young guys into the fire last season, the Giants believe they've got a nice blend of veterans and younger guys to give manager Bruce Bochy plenty of late options.
Via Giants.com
7 hours ago

Why it's no surprise that Matt Wieters landed with the Nationals

On Jan. 21, I texted a general manager and asked, “Where is Matt Wieters going?”His reply: “Come on – you know – everybody knows!”The GM, of course, was referring to Team Boras, also known as the Washington Nationals.Virtually everyone in the industry predicted that the Nats would be the landing spot for Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Giants' Mark Melancon: a closer who's open to sports science

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer. ''I didn't realize it was that high,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, when his pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout. ''That shows you how ramped up these...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon throws to Buster Posey on Day 1 with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Melancon sprints to the mound and his heart starts racing - at precisely 183 beats per minute. It's all by careful design for San Francisco's new closer. ''I didn't realize it was that high,'' San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, when his pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout. ''That shows you how ramped up these...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West: Giants bolster bullpen with Melancon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants' even-year demise came down to a shaky bullpen that had been oh so reliable in the club's World Series championships of 2010, '12 and '14. So while last offseason was spent spending big to boost the rotation with front-line starters Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to join Madison Bumgarner and Co., general manager Bobby Evans went to...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants look to closer Mark Melancon to help steady bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants' even-year demise came down to a shaky bullpen that had been oh so reliable in the club's World Series championships of 2010, '12 and '14. So while last offseason was spent spending big to boost the rotation with front-line starters Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija to join Madison Bumgarner and Co., general manager Bobby Evans went to...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Melancon Gets the Reliever Market Moving

If there was one area the San Francisco Giants desperately needed to address this offseason, it was their bullpen. Address that they did with the addition of Mark Melancon, who on Monday inked a four-year deal worth $62 million. First off, no, that isn’t a crazy amount of money for a “closer”. Not these days, anyway. And secondly, yes, Melancon is worth it. Especially to the...
Via The Sports Post
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Melancon signs $62 million deal with Giants

The first of the big closers is off the free agent market, and he’s getting a whole lot of money. Mark Melancon and the San Francisco Giants are reportedly in agreement on a four-year deal that will shatter Jonathan Papelbon’s record $50 million closer deal. Sources: The Giants and Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal, pending a physical; Melancon is going through his physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nats feel Aroldis Chapman is too expensive

It looks like we can cross one team off the list of Aroldis Chapman suitors. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, the Washington Nationals think that Chapman is too rich for their taste and will instead aim to re-sign fellow closer Mark Melancon, who impressed on the mound and in the clubhouse after they acquired him last trade deadline. nats believe...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Giants to meet with Mark Melancon

After an epic bullpen implosion doomed them this past postseason, the San Francisco Giants are trying to avoid a repeat performance in 2017. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Friday, Washington Nationals free agent closer Mark Melancon is in San Francisco for an in-person visit with the Giants. Giants official early this week: "We are getting one of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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