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

Social Navigation


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

Chicago Cubs

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.


Latest from Bleacher Nation:


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.