Giants sign a pair of relievers to minor-league dealsWith games getting ready to start we are still waiting for a few big shoes to drop in free agency. As we wait http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , teams are still loading up on minor-league deals on some solid veterans that should probably be getting more than that minor-league deal. The Giants grabbed a couple of relievers on Thursday, and one of them seems as though they could have and should have done better. That would be Nick Vincent, who was the first of the two to agree to his minor-league pact. The former Mariners righty has never quite been a star, to be fair, but her17;s been a very, very good setup man for a long time. Her17;s the quintessential seventh inning arm. Over his seven-year career Jason Motte Jersey , her17;s never had an ERA of 4.00 or higher (to be fair his ERA in 2018 was 3.99), her17;s had one year with a FIP of 4.00 or higher and only two with one over 3.00, and only one year with a DRA of 4.00 or higher. Over his career, her17;s pitched to a 3.17 ERA with a 3.07 FIP and a 3.21 DRA. Again, Vincent is not someone for whom the fanbase will go crazy over with excitement, but her17;s a very solid addition. A minor-league deal for him is a steal.The other part of this is that old friend Fernando Abad also signed with the Giants. I had totally forgotten about Abad and really wasnr17;t even aware he was still pitching. In fact http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey , he didnr17;t pitch in any affiliated ball last year, with his last appearance at any level coming with the Red Sox in 2017. This is because, and again I totally forgot about this, he failed a PED test last year and was suspended for 80 games. Abad will try to come back with the Giants. I wouldnr17;t bet on it happening, though he was a little better than he got credit for in Boston. John Farrellr17;s insistence on using him against righties killed his numbers at times.Jed Lowrie to get MRI on ailing kneeMore news from an old friend. The Mets had a big offseason this year highlighted by the additions of Edwin D铆az and Robinson Can贸, but they also boosted their infield by signing Jed Lowrie. There were many here who wanted to sign the former Red Sox utility man given the question marks surrounding Dustin Pedroia Brett Cecil Jersey , Eduardo N煤帽ez and Rafael Devers. It wasnr17;t unfair, but it also was never realistic. One of the reasons Lowrie has not made a bigger name for himself over his career has been his injury history, and itr17;s already catching up to him now. He has been dealing with a sore knee, and the Mets are sending him back to New York for an MRI. Hopefully this is nothing serious, but the Mets are going to treat an early injury like this with caution. Last night didnr17;t really go according to plan, so itr17;s time for a second chance on Friday as the Red Sox look for win number one. Theyr17;ll have playoff folk hero Nathan Eovaldi on the mound to take..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Red Sox StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Red Sox NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旼amethreadsGame 2 Gamethread: Red Sox at MarinersNew http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-marcell-ozuna-jersey ,779commentsEDTShareTweetShareShareGame 2 Gamethread: Red Sox at MarinersLast night didnr17;t really go according to plan, so itr17;s time for a second chance on Friday as the Red Sox look for win number one. Theyr17;ll have playoff folk hero Nathan Eovaldi on the mound to take on Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners. First pitch is at 10:10 PM ET, and this will be your space to discuss the action.How to WatchThis game will be broadcast locally on NESN and also on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market. There is no national broadcast tonight.How to Listen93.7 FM WEEI will have the call.Prep for The GameLineupsSeries PreviewToday on the SiteThe newest episode of The Red SeatAn Alex Scherff profile plus the last round of prospect votingChris Saler17;s velocityOff the SiteSo, about that strike...Time for Nasty NateJoin us below for the game today. Just remember to be respectful of everyone.Go Sox!
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