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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:34 pm

On rotoworld.com & the AP this evening:

Giants signed LHP Randy Johnson, who had been with the Diamondbacks, to a one-year contract.

Johnson preferred to join a West Coast team after the Diamondbacks declined to make him a fair offer, and he picked the Giants over the A's and perhaps the Dodgers. The Brewers and Angels were also supposed to be interested. Johnson won't throw 200 innings at age 45, but he'll likely be an above average starter when healthy. He's a good deal at anything less than $10 million, and it'd come as no surprise to learn that the Giants got him for $6 million-$7 million.


With a rotation of Lincecum, Cain, Unit & Sanchez plus the signing of Renteria & young players like Fred Lewis, Sandoval & Ishikawa on the rise could SF be a sleeper this up coming season?
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby ayebatter » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:49 pm

Nice move for a year by the Giants. ;-D
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:53 pm

IMO, its usually pretty dumb for a non-contending team to sign a lackluster aging great. Though, in this case, I'm okay with it as he'll likely make more money from fans wanting to see him get 300 wins (5 away). He'll also help some of their young arms I think. Maybe, possibly, they could deal him after he gets his 300th win to a contending team for some pieces near the deadline.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:21 am

Crap. So he won't get #300 until '10. :-/
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Postby foulballstrike3 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:24 am

I think this only helps the closer in SF, Wilson or whomever that may be.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:27 am

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Postby jfg » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:46 am

If Randy Johnson still has a year left in him to be above average San Fran fans are going to be wishing they had an offense. Wonder if Bonds will come back.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:48 am

sign dunn, trade for beltre and ship the NL west plz
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Postby bigken117 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:31 am

The NL West is wide open at this point, I think this is a good sign by SF. 1 yr deal = no risk.
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Re: Big Unit signs with SF

Postby smoovethug » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:46 am

Fine move by the Giants. I think he's still got some solid innings left in tank and with a one year deal there's no real risk. It would be nice if a young power lefty in Sanchez can learn something from him.
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