The Giants have claimed right-hander Luis Madero off waivers from the Angels, per an announcement from the Angels. In order to create a roster spot for Madero, the Giants announced that fellow righty Jake Jewell has been designated for assignment. Madero himself was designated for assignment last week when the Angels acquired right-hander Matt Andriese in a trade with the Diamondbacks.
The 22-year-old Madero logged a combined 105 2/3 innings between Class-A Advanced and Double-A in 2019 but struggled with a 5.03 ERA. He did notch more solid rate stats, including 8.3 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 47 percent grounder rate. Scouting reports on Madero peg his curveball as his best pitch and credit him with a low-90s heater as well. Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs tabbed him as a potential fifth starter heading into the 2019 season, although that was before the the 6’3″, 185-pound righty endured a rough season.
Jewell, meanwhile, was only just claimed off waivers — also from the Angels organization — at the time the Giants parted ways with Zack Cozart. The 26-year-old has been hit hard in a small sample of 28 big league innings but enjoyed a solid season in the minors in 2018. His 2019 effort was a rough one across the board (6.84 ERA in the Majors, 5.26 in Triple-A), but scouting reports on Jewell have long credited him as a potential two-pitch reliever thanks to his fastball/slider combo. He’ll need to throw more strikes and command the ball within the zone more effectively, however, as both walks and home runs have been an issue for him.
Jewell’s time with the Giants organization could come to a close quickly, although this sort of move has been typical on for president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. Both during his time with the Dodgers and so far with the Giants, Zaidi has been willing to frequently turn over the fringes of his 40-man roster, regularly claiming players and quickly designating them for assignment and then seeking to pass them through waivers to keep them without dedicating a 40-man roster spot. That tactic can lead to a dizzying number of minor transactions but also has been an effective way of stockpiling depth.
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I’ve begun to expect this every time. Just a matter of time until Madero is DFAd.
Churn baby churn.
is this a giants article or an ex-Angels article? haha
The HOF has such dumb voters. Take away anyone who doesn’t vote for Bonds and Clemens.
Those guys are cheats. Why do you want them in HOF?
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Of course. It’s not the Hall Of Pristine Perfect Gooddooers. It’s full of scuffball artists and spit ballers.
Astros are cheats they are still baseball and got to keep their World Series baseball is a joke for not voting them in
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Imagine caring about the HOF in any degree. Ridiculous old boys network chock full of gladhanding and petty politicking.
Most HOFers don’t want them in. Not every player was using steroids even though it wasn’t against the rules initially. Those that did had to know it gave them an unfair advantage.. You have to have some moral compass as a player. These steroid users tarnished the game and eventually will tarnish the Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately, there will come a day that they let them in. Once they do, they should put all steroid users in a separate wing. Maybe they should just open a Steroid Hall of Fame.
The players that took shortcuts dont deserve to be called HOFerst like Willie Mays. Steroids provided a far bigger advantage than sign stealing and look at the uproar that has caused recently. No one ever hit 70 HRs in a season by stealing signs.
They have already tarnished the hof! You would be ignorant to believe everyone in the hall is steroid free. shoot even the old commissioner is in the hall and he was the one that allowed the players to play untested.
Willie Mays used performance enhancing drugs, something he referred to as “red juice”, which was a liquid form of amphetamines. This is well documented.
That’s like comparing jaywalking to manslaughter. It’s not even remotely the same. Amphetamines don’t build muscle mass or otherwise physically enhance you.
Billy, if you’re read this put Pujols on waivers. It seems that Zaidi accidentally left his setting on “Auto-Claim.”
FZ hoping these dudes clear waivers again… vicious circle for the players
If anyone says Bonds shouldn’t be in because he cheated should be ashamed of themselves. One, most players in the 50’s and 60’s were on amphetamines. Hypocrites. Second, minorities weren’t allowed to play for decades. That gave Ruth, and the like an unfair advantage. Imagine if they had to play against players of equal level. There’s always been an attmept to get an edge in baseball.
You think Babe Ruth instituted the policy of excluding blacks to give himself an unfair advantage? That’s as dumb as thinking amphetamines are even remotely comparable to steroids.