We’ll use this post to cover the day’s minor moves, both involving a pair of former Giants outfielders …
- The Mariners announced today that they’ve outrighted Mac Williamson after he cleared waivers. Williamson was designated for assignment following a dreadful run in Seattle — which, in turn, came on the heels of an even worse stint in San Francisco. Williamson carries a .156/.250/.258 slash line on the year and just hasn’t made use of his MLB opportunities over the past five seasons, sporadic though they have been. He is a .266/.344/.488 hitter through over a thousand plate appearances at the Triple-A level, however.
- Meanwhile, the Angels have announced the same exact move for Jarrett Parker. At times, it seemed that Parker might join Williamson as a part of the regular Giants outfield mix, but he was released after the 2017 season. Parker has shown some renewed life this year at Triple-A with the Halos, where he has slashed a hefty .296/.424/.604 and launched 19 long balls. The 30-year-old didn’t get much of a shot at the MLB level, but it bears note that he went down on strikes eight times in just 15 plate appearances.
*laughs in Giants’ front office*
giants number 1 fan
That same front office produced home grown stars in Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Madison Baumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Joe Panik, among others, and delivered 3 World Championships since 2010.
How many rings does your team have?
Easy Classy Giants fan. We know the Giants are classy and the fans love their boys.
I think he meant the Giants front office is laughing as they got rid of both of them knowing they weren’t worth much at the mlb level
Lmao it’s one thing to include Pablo, Crawford and Belt in ur list of homegrown “stars” but then u really had to throw in Panik?? Basically trolling yourself
You are hurt
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Opening a 40 man spot for Middleton or JC Ramirez
These two guys need to get on the first flight across the Pacific.
Just a few years ago these blokes were viewed as the LF of the future. Man this is a tough game
This is why blowing the team up for prospects should make you nervous.
Never funny or good to read these types of stories. Was hoping one or both could stick. Best of luck to them in their next chapter
I don’t know much about Williamson, but Parker was atrocious! I guess there is a large talent gap between AAA and the bigs. I do wish him luck though.
Mythical power, limited contact, and a hole in his swing that you can park a VW in. Giants fans clambered about him toiling away in AAA because he was floated as the missing corner outfield piece. As its proven out, hes a classic AAAA player.
Left field has been basically a revolving door for the Giants since Bonds retired.
If Dickerson can stay healthy the Giants may have FINALLY found an outfielder that will stick around for a while
Farhan should stay clear of both Parker and Williamson. I’m sure he knows that though.
hey batter, batter
Here an idea that’s not original. Trade the GM and the Mariner owners to anyone…PLEASE! What we would get in return couldn’t be any worse!!