The Giants have signed right-handed pitcher Taylor Williams to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp, per Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com.
Williams was drafted by the Brewers and spent the first three years of his big league career there, before bouncing to the Mariners, Padres and Marlins over the past two years. Over his five seasons, he’s gotten into 97 games and thrown 98 2/3 innings. His career ERA is 5.29, along with a 23.3% strikeout rate and 10.9% walk rate.
Now 30 years old, Williams is out of options. If he’s able to crack the Giants’ roster, he’ll have to stay there, or else be designated for assignment. However, with just over three years of MLB service time, if he can earn and hang onto a roster spot, he can be retained by the club via arbitration.
In before Giants continue to impress.
Giants continuing to make big moves
I assume that was sarcasm.
Anyone know what Farhan’s plan is for this year?
Flip their multiple reclamation projects for more prospects?
Win 108 😉
Save Charles Johnson as much money as possible. Count on players in their mid 30s to have a career year for a second year in a row. Hope players with substantial injury histories miraculously stay healthy for the first time ever.
It’s hard to forget the Mariners acquired Matt Brash for this guy… in an Aug 31 trade!
Brash has the makings to be dynamic too. Pad fans will hate this like Ms fans hated the Bedard trade.
Ummmm yeah, if you could send us France and Brash back that’d be greaaaaattttt, thanks Peter! Oh and I’m gunna need you to come in Saturday…
Another arm Zaidi trying to catch lightning in a bottle. At least not many $$$.
That hundred mil in available payroll gonna be confusing af when I’m buying a $28 crab sandwich with a $20 beer watching whoever’s backing up Tommy lastella wilmer Flores and Evan Longoria batting cleanup
Exactly. At least they pay Kapler enough to be able to afford to get a huge rose tattooed on his hand.
Don’t go. Simple solution to your problem.
John Rocker fan club
I always tailgated and ate before and then after the games. Foods usually better at nearby pubs and restaurants than the stadiums.
The Giants are going to have lots of empty seats this season.
Hell, attendance was middle of the pack last year for a 107 win team. Casual Giants fans (most of their fanbase) love stars and don’t care about platoon advantages.
You’re right. Covid withstanding, the Giants had difficulty filling the stands last year. This year, they’ll have to market the hell out of Joc Pederson to attract fans to the park.
The Dodgers don’t have that problem. Their entire line up consists of All Stars/MVPs. Kids will be begging their parents to take them to their park so they can see the “stars” in person, but a jersey etc.
The Giants probably won’t have a single top 50 player in jersey sales. I’m hoping that I’m wrong.
I’m Oakland born A’s fan who lives in LA county now, so I have experience with both fanbases. The Dodgers fanbase is more loyal than the Giants. The Giants bandwagon from those 3 championship teams really crashed around 2017ish. It hasn’t been the same since.
Unfortunately, that seems to be true.
They charge way too much money for everything involved in going to a game but won’t spend. That’s why I only go to about one game a year now instead of one a week like I did when I was a teenager and you could get standing room only tickets for about 10 bucks.
It’s super funny because I can remember before the Dodgers won their Mickey Mouse Championship, their fans wouldn’t show up until the 4th inning, check out check out which Hollywood stars showed up, then head out early to beat the traffic. Now, all of a sudden, they aren’t fair weather fans? Interesting.
Time to develop some new fans then.