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Excitement Around The San Francisco Giants

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With Spring Training started on Tuesday the San Francisco Giants have a lot to be excited about. The Giants added outfielder Andrew McCutchen and third baseman Evan Longoria.

McCutchen who hit 28 homers and Longoria who hit 20 adds some much needed pop to the Giants lineup who finished last in home runs last year with 128. Bringing in McCutchen and Longoria will take some the weight off all star catcher Buster Posey shoulders.

Posey should be able to see more pitches to hit this year with McCutchen and Longoria in the line up, which is good news for the Giants who struggle offensively.

The Giants also signed Austin Jackson, who will bring much need help to the center field position for the Giants.

The Giants adding two solid offensive players should bold well for the pitching staff with more run support then in the past. Giants will need Madison Bumgarner to stay healthy and for Johnny Cueto to return to his 2016 form, were he was 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA.

I think If the Giants get some better hitting and Bumgarner and Cueto pitch like they did in 2016 combining for 33-14 record with ERA under 3, the Giants well make some noise this year.

Also for the Giants to contend this year they will need some help from there bullpen,which let them down the last two years. The Giants had 12 blown saves last year Sam Dyson (7) and Mark Melancon (5).

Melancon was suppose to be a big off season addition last year, but that was hardly the case. Melancon went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 11 saves, he was also on the DL with a right forearm injury.

Sam Dyson who took over for Melancon was not that much better going 4-10 with a 6.09 ERA and 14 saves. Melancon and Dyson will be a hot spring training battle to see who can win the closer battle.

I am pretty sure the Giants hope it is Melancon because he is in the 2nd year of a 4 year 62 million dollar contract.

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Nationals Place Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy On Revocable Trade Waivers

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The Washington Nationals have placed a number of players on revocable trade waivers, including superstar outfielder Bryce Harper and second baseman Daniel Murphy, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

The placement of Harper and Murphy on revocable trade waivers shouldn’t come as a shock, or any threat that either player will be moved, as most teams around baseball place a majority of their players on trade waivers at some point during the month of August.

If a team puts a claim in on any player on the waiver, then Washington can attempt to work out a trade with that team, or they can opt to pull any player off of waivers.

 

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Giants Activate Hunter Strickland

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The San Francisco Giants activated right handed pitcher Hunter Strickland who has recovered from surgery to repair a fractured hand back in June, suffering the injury when he punched a door out of frustration following a blown save.

San Francisco then transferred Pablo Sandoval to the 60-day disabled list.

Strickland had posted a 2.84 ERA prior to the injury.

 

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Diamondbacks To Re-Sign Randall Delgado

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are re-signing right handed pitcher Randall Delgado on a minor league contract, according to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro.

Delgado was designated for assignment back in July and he has missed a big chunk of the 2018 season while recovering from an oblique injury that initially placed him on the 60-day disabled list, preventing him from officially starting his season until July.

A dip in velocity was noticed when Delgado returned, but he has a history of solid bullpen work with the Dbacks.

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