Outfielder Sam Fuld has reached agreement on a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes an invitation to big league spring training.
The outfield trading market, once bordering on woeful, looks a bit better with Hunter Penceavailable and hitting well. Giancarlo Stanton, Michael Cuddyer and Jose Bautista remain all but certain to stay put, but Pence is a big add to a fairly thin group.
Lawyers draw up a statement and carefully avoid any mention of steroids. That’s the way it’s done so the “words” won’t come back to bite the cheaters in the rear end. Bruan, naturally, is being vilified because of his vehement denial last year when he walked because of a technicality. (Memo to the tester: Don’t store Bruan’s pee in your home fridge) His lawyers smartly worked out a plea deal with MLB that won’t extend to 150 games, thus saving him $4.5 million into next season.
Veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
In the midst of a whirlwind of news impacting the San Francisco Giants the past few weeks, three things have become certain.
How can 21 teams pass up on a kid that might be the best player in all of baseball at the age of 21? I guess even the best mess up sometimes, and must not feel too smart now.
The San Francisco Giants made a brief try to extend sudden outfield star Melky Cabrera with a new contract a few weeks ago, but the sides have agreed to put finances aside until after season, when he is due to become a free agent, sources said.
The Oakland Athletics reinstated outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the disabled list Friday while slugger Manny Ramirez remained at Triple-A Sacramento.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been the brightest star for the team’s sometimes struggling offense this season.
After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes up close.