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Giants lock up Vogelsong with extension

Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:08 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Ryan Vogelsong has agreed to a two-year contract with a third-year option to stay with the Giants, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman has learned. Vogelsong wasn't going anywhere for the 2012 season, as he was still arbitration-eligible, but this deal eats up the last year of arbitration in addition to his first year -- and maybe second -- of free agency.

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Vogelsong, 34, was one of the feel-good stories of the 2011 season. He hadn't pitched in the majors since 2006, having spent three years in Japan and 2010 in Triple-A. He only got a shot in the Giants rotation due to an injury to Barry Zito. Vogelsong took the opportunity and ran with it, finishing 13-7 with a 2.71 ERA. He made his first All-Star team and finished 11th in NL Cy Young voting.

Vogelsong was good enough to convince the Giants to trade Jonathan Sanchez for possible offensive help in Melky Cabrera. Vogelsong is now slotted as the Giants' fourth starter behind Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner.

Of course, this isn't the contract extension to a pitcher Giants fans are clamoring for. General manager Brian Sabean reportedly is working toward locking up Lincecum and Cain long-term, but news on that front has been very slow of late.

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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:29 am
 

Giants lock up Vogelsong with extension

Add R.V. to 27 year olds Lincecum and Cain with Bumgarner at 22 and once again pitching will be the strength in No. Cal. this year.
One thing I don't understand is why they aren't pursuing Fielder........Bonds is all but paid off, Zito's almost done, we got rid of Rowand's ridiculous contract........RF porch is calling for him.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:01 am
 

Giants lock up Vogelsong with extension

This is a smart move for the Giants


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