Ryan Vogelsong is on the verge of returning to the San Francisco Giants on a one-year deal. According to multiple reports, the 36 year old right hander is looking to return to the city by the bay for at least one more season.
The Giants have yet to comment on the talks yet, but after the team declined the option on Vogey and the signing of Tim Hudson, it looked to be a slim chance for him to even return. After the first three seasons in orange and black, his first two were very good, while this last year left much to be desired. Vogelsong looks to add depth to the back end of the rotation or as a long reliver / 6th starter role. After a long injury shortened 2013, were he went 4-6 with a 5.73 ERA. Vogelsong will need to find his 2012 self if he hopes to crack the opening day rotation. Boasting a 27-16 record and a 3.07 ERA in his first 2 seasons back, San Francisco is looking for Vogelsong to maintain that type of performance this upcoming season.
So with the rotation seeming to have been penciled in rather early into the off season. What other moves are still to come from the Giants?
The outfield has a glaring hole in left and the bench has been as unreliable as you could ever imagine. Brett Pill could be an option to go with. Last year’s LF Gregor Blanco has never really been able to stay consistent enough to hold onto the starting role.
Do you think the Giants rotation with the addition of Vogelsong and Hudson is good enough to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers?
Honestly the Giants need to regain that dominance on the mound. With plenty of talent rising up through the minors fast and the age of both of those pitchers leaves GM Brian Sabean in a tough position if he needs to grab another pitcher. Obviously if the opportune player is there for the taking, I’m sure management will make something happen.