Quote of the Day: Kobe Bryant on A-Rod

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Kobe Bryant calls A-Rod his friend. After this, one wonders if Rodriguez feels the same way:

 

Funny stuff, but I am not sold on the premise that A-Rod is having “mental problems.”  Call me crazy, but I would not be at all shocked if we find out over the winter that Rodriguez is suffering from the after affects from that fractured hand he sustained over the summer or has some other sort of nagging injury.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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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.