Brian McTaggart — who has a story up today about Roy Oswalt and Hunter Pence’s return to Houston for this weeks’ Phillies-Astros series — just tweeted a quote from Roy Oswalt, apparently said in response to a question about how he’ll be received by his former hometown fans:
“… probably be just as many Phillies fans there in Houston. So hopefully I won’t get booed too much.”
Cold. Almost certainly true, but cold all the same.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.