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Monday, November 17, 2008

Giants - Signed Affeldt

San Francisco Giants - Signed P Jeremy Affeldt to a 2-year contract.

The terms are undisclosed, but I’m guessing that the total value of the contract is in the $7-$10 million range.

I hate to be complimentary towards Brian Sabean, but now that the team’s actually trying actually trying to rebuild, they could compete in a very weak division in the near future and Affeldt is a solid building block in a bullpen that doesn’t really have a few dominant relievers that they can rely on heavily.  Affeldt’s low ERA isn’t a product of being a LOOGY either, as Affeldt has always been able to get righties out as easily as lefties during his major league career, though admittedly, some years, he didn’t get either batter out.

Affeldt’s now had two full seasons in a row as a full-time reliever with no March ambiguity as to his role on the pitching staff.  He throws his effective curve a lot more than he used to and it’s done nothing but help his very good, but not great, fastball.  I expect Affeldt to continue to be good and probably the best member of the Giants bullpen.

2009 ZiPS Projection - Jeremy Affeldt
————————————————————————————————-
        W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA   ERA+
————————————————————————————————-
Projection 2   2 71   0   68   63   26   5 25 61 3.44   127
————————————————————————————————-
Top Comps:  Darold Knowles, Dave Righetti

ERA   %
Top 1/3 42
Mid 1/3 43
Bot 1/3 15

(Over 68 IP)
ERA+  %    BB     %
>150   26

<11 0
>

140   34

<15 6
>

130   45

<19 18
>

120   57

<23 32
>

110   71

<26 65
>

100   83

<30 78
>

90   93
>80   98     HR     %
>70   100   <4 22
<8 77
K % <11 97
>68   18     <15 100
>60   38
>53   70
>45   94


Dan Szymborski Posted: November 17, 2008 at 11:34 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. xanthan Posted: November 18, 2008 at 01:52 AM (#3011231)
Thanks, Dan. The contract is for 2-years $8M total. Really nice deal by the Giants. I was surprised that this was the best deal Affeldt could get.
   2. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: November 18, 2008 at 06:24 AM (#3011330)
again, where were the mets?
   3. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: November 18, 2008 at 09:24 AM (#3011359)
I agree with scott.
   4. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: November 18, 2008 at 10:48 AM (#3011363)
Newsday

As for Affeldt, one team official explained that the Mets already have two lefthanders in the pen, which suggests that Pedro Feliciano and Scott Schoeneweis are still considered part of that mix.

I'm sorry, but that's just really ####### stupid. Its SO Mets.
   5. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 18, 2008 at 10:15 PM (#3011868)
That's two pretty doggoned good comps, both of whom were excellent relief pitchers for a long time.

-- MWE

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