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Giants Re-Signing Anthony DeSclafani to a Three-Year Deal, More Pitchers Coming Soon? (Update: Signing Alex Wood Too)

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It sounds like the San Francisco Giants are getting really aggressive before Thanksgiving. Their very needy starting rotation could get a couple arms before the turkey is served.

From Jeff Passan, who shortly thereafter broke word of Anthony DeSclafani returning:

DeSclafani, 31, was finally healthy last year, and although his results were probably at least somewhat the product of luck/his home ballpark, he was also rather good for the Giants. I’m not sure another suitor would’ve been quite at the same level, so that reunion makes a lot of sense. A $12 million AAV for that tier of the market is pretty reasonable overall, and it’ll be interesting to see how his deal is viewed by peer agents/free agents. DeSclafani had a 3.17 ERA and 3.62 FIP over 31 starts (167.2 IP).

The Cubs figure to be heavy on this type of pitcher, so it’s a data point (though not necessarily a loss, since, again, a reunion with the Giants always seemed far more likely than, for example, a pursuit by the Cubs).

As for who else the Giants might sign, depends on who you ask:

Hey, maybe it’ll be both guys. Again, the Giants have plenty of need. Stay tuned. I gotta sprint out the door to take a kid to dance.

UPDATE (Michael): Looks like the Giants are indeed adding Alex Wood on a two-year contract. Once again, this is the tier of pitchers in which the Cubs are expected to engage this offseason, so that’s potentially two good ones off the books.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.