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Giants Looking to Trade Affeldt or Ramirez?

November 30, 2011

The Giants have a ton of money tied up in the bullpen right now, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, so they’re trying to move Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez.  Many teams seek bullpen help, including the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Twins, Angels, Mariners, Mets, Brewers, Cardinals, and Reds.

Affeldt, a 32-year-old lefty, had his $5MM club option exercised by the Giants in October.  Ramirez, a 30-year-old righty, projects to earn $2.3MM in his last year before free agency.

via MLBTradeRumors


Also cooking on the Hot Stove: DeJesus inked a 2-year, $10M option with an option for 2014. More information here.

Update: DeJesus’ contract is worth a minimum $10M collectively, with him earning $4.25M in 2012 & 2013, and $1.5M from the buyout in 2014. His option is worth $6.5M.

Bo’s Take:

I take great skepticism to the idea that the Giant front office had such a quick change of opinion when it came to spending on the bullpen. My view is that they picked up the option with full intent to flip a reliever or more realistically that this rumor is just… a rumor. 

I am a little saddened that the Cubs got absolutely got a steal on DeJesus signing him to a below market value deal. More on that in this FanGraphs article David DeJesus Signs With Cubs, Epstein. DeJesus would have been a great fit for the Giants in Centerfield or Rightfield. I talk about him in my article on the Future of the Giants Outfield.

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