The Giants placed outfielder Alex Dickerson on release waivers this week. Dickerson was designated for assignment Monday when the team needed to open a 40-man roster spot to finalize the re-signing of Anthony DeSclafani.
The San Francisco Giants were one of baseball’s best stories in 2021. They exceeded all reasonable preseason expectations and won 107 games in the regular season en route to the NL West division title.
Gausman, now free of a qualifying offer and having repeated his 2020 K-BB% gains over the course of a full season, is likely in position to command a free-agent deal of at least five seasons in length.
Wilmer Flores flexibility in the infield helped Kapler and the Giants weather infield injury woes all season. 2021 stats: 139 G, .262 / .335 / .447, 18 HR, OPS + 111 I’m going to say it: Wilmer Flores was the most important player on the San Francisco Giants roster in 2021.
Posey is going out in style. It’s been a few weeks since Buster Posey put a tear in every San Francisco Giants fan’s eye by announcing his retirement. Since then he’s earned some well-deserved accolades, winning the Silver Slugger Award for the fifth time in his career, and picking up MVP votes for the seventh time.
According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN on Thursday, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey of Leesburg, GA has retired at the age of 34. Posey spent 12 seasons with the Giants from 2009 to 2019, and again for the 2021 Major League Baseball season.