Vogelsong to Return

It’s been reported that Ryan Vogelsong, the 37-year-old right hander will be returning the S.F. Giants in a 1 year 4 million plus incentives. Vogelsong was drafted in 1998 by the Giants and traded to the Pirates in 2001. Five seasons with the Pirates and three seasons in Japan. Vogelsong was picked up with the Giants prior to the 2011 season.

 

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SF Giants sign Nori Aoki OF

The San Francisco Giants have signed Nori Aoki, whom Giants fans may remember as having played for the team that opposed the Giants in the World Series, the Kansas City Royals. Aoki had a 285/349/360 AVG/OBP/SLG line and was worth 2.3 Wins Above Replacement Level in 2014 according to Fangraphs. He provides a decent bat and is a 287 career hitter but has only hit 19 homers in 1811 atbats so will not provide home run power. Aoki who presumably will play left field for the Giants has a precarious defensive history despite winning three consecutive Gold Gloves from 2006-08 with the Yakult Swallows in Japan. Aoki could be supplanted by Gregor Blanco in late innings for defense.

Aoki’s deal is a 1 year contract and option with a $4.7 million guarantee plus $1.5 million in unknown performance bonuses each year. The option is valued at $5.5 million.cheap cialis nz

Pitchers and Catchers- 5 weeks and counting

It might only be January and memories of the World Series still fresh in our mind. However, in 5 short weeks pitchers and catchers will be reporting to Arizona and talk of Opening day will soon be upon us.

The Giants will begin the season April 6 in Arizona, continue to San Diego before being back at home on April 13th.

So a recap on some of the offseason happenings:

Sergio Romo and Jake Peavy, both free agents were signed back with the Giants. Casey McGehee was acquired in a trade to play third base (do we dare to even mention “Panda”?).

 

Hudson underwent surgery on his right ankle.

Cain is recovering from surgery on his right elbow and right ankle.

So there are 4 spots in the starting pitching line-up that are questionable. With only Bumgarner being a for sure. So we will see if there are any trades made for a starting pitcher in the next few weeks.

So don’t fear fans, baseball is right around the corner and it definitely could be an interesting start. .cialis pills for cheap