Enrique Rojas, of ESPN Deportes, is reporting (tweeting) that the Giants have inked Miguel Tejada to a 1-year deal worth $6.5 million. At first blush it seems like a lot of money to pay for Miguel Tejada. Tejada is coming off a 1.3 WAR (FanGraphs) season that was split between the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres. As a hitter,… Read more →
Jon Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that the Giants have re-signed Aubrey Huff to a 2-year, $22M deal with an option for 2013. Huff receives $10 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal, and the Giants have a $10 million club option for 2013 with a $2 million buyout. With the new deal, Huff receives… Read more →
SFGiants.com: San Francisco purchased the contracts of right-handed relievers Jose Casilla and Steve Edlefsen and left-handed pitcher Clayton Tanner. The Giants also outrighted first baseman Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno and placed Waldis Joaquin on release waivers. With the moves from yesterday, the Giants 40-man roster now sits at 37. Let’s take a brief look at all three pitchers. *… Read more →
It turns out, that after checking some of my numbers from the previous post, I had an error in my Excel sheet that was mucking things up. Here’s the revised numbers which — hopefully! — are correct now. Feel free to go over my math in the comments if something looks wrong to you. wWAR = weighted WAR based on… Read more →
For today’s post I’ve taken free agents at the positions in which the Giants need help — 1B/SS/OF — and ranked them by a simple 5/4/3 weighted Wins Above Replacement. Or, in other words, we’ll give look at the mean WARs for certain players, but we’ll give more weight to their more recent performances than past performances. I’m going on… Read more →
After yesterday’s announcement, Buster Posey became the 9th catcher to win the Rookie of the Year Award since 1947, when the BBWAA started the award. In chronological order, the previous 8 catchers are: Johnny Bench (1968), Thurman Munson (1970), Earl Williams (1971), Carlton Fisk (1972), Benito Santiago (1987), Sandy Alomar Jr. (1990), Mike Piazza (1993), and Geovany Soto (2008) …. Read more →
You can follow the link — here, but the #1 prospect in the Giants system, according to this ranking, is Brandon Belt, who receives some lofty praise from John Sickles. 1) Brandon Belt, 1B, Grade A-: Totally legitimate in my opinion, and second-only to Eric Hosmer among first base prospects. Can I say: Yes, please.
As the Giants work their way through the offseason, the team has a couple of positions that it will need to fill before baseball returns again next year. One of the bigger question marks for the 2011 team is shortstop. Both Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria enter this offseason as free agents. The Renteria and Uribe duo accounted for 97%… Read more →
A quick update: I haven’t shutdown the site for the offseason, but I am in the middle of a couple of things. Expect updates to begin again by tomorrow. I’ve got some things in the pipeline that I’m hoping everyone will enjoy. Thanks for bearing with me.
When I sat down today to write this post I ended up staring at my computer screen blankly for minutes on end. It’s hard to know where to start when you’re under the effect of so many emotions: Joy, happiness, and disbelief. I’ve experienced all of them since last night’s World Series win. Generally, when I write about the Giants,… Read more →