SF Giants Rumors – Two Players Linked to Giants Rumors, Sign Elsewhere


Two players that have been linked to SF Giants Rumors have signed elsewhere. It’s nice to see deals starting to happen. The Giants have made any moves yet, but I’m sure it won’t be long.

Ivan RodriguezJon Heyman of SI.com reports Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with the Washington Nationals. The 38-year old Rodriguez hit .249 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs last season.

King of Cali thoughts: Pudge couldn’t pass that offer up. I’m glad the Giants didn’t sign him for 2 years, $6 million. There is no need to if Buster Posey is pretty much ready to start a platoon job and learn the ropes.

Brad PennyJon Heyman of SI.com says Penny has signed a one-year, $7.5 million deal with St. Louis. The deal includes an additional $1.5 million in innings-based bonuses. Penny went 11-9 last season with the Red Sox and Giants.

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says the Giants gave it their best shot on signing Penny. They’re out and not looking back. The Giants made several offers to Brad Penny in November. It’s believed that the Cardinals didn’t outbid the Giants by much.
King of Cali thoughts: I was really hoping that Penny would re-sign with the Giants. He brought a lot of attitude and emotion out on the field every time he pitched. Now it’s time to let Bumgarner take that 5th spot in the rotation and start the Bumgarner era. Not a bad fallback is it?
~King of Cali

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  • Amber says:

    Shoot I really wanted penny to sign as well!!

  • GG says:

    I agree with you about Penny. I will be very scared to go into the season with a Zito/Sanchez/Bumgarner as the back end of your rotation. Too much inconsistency unless Sanchez makes the leap, which could happen.

    What do you think about signing Miggy Tejada to play third?


  • admin says:


    Lincecum, Zito, Cain, Sanchez and Bumgarner doesn’t really sound that bad. A lot of fans are going to be jumping on the Bumgarner bandwagon soon. This guy is the real deal. Sanchez is up and down, so you never know which one you will get, but I’m sure he’s close to turning the corner and becoming more reliable.

    I want the Giants to sign Tejada. He can still hit and he can even move to short if Renteria isn’t pulling his weight.

    ~King of Cali

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