Jeremy Affeldt and the Giants moving toward a three-year deal


The headline says it all. Here is the reportage:


Affeldt, who is the best left reliever on the market, is coming off a three-year, $14 million deal. He just put up two fantastic — and damn nigh identical — seasons for San Francisco, so it makes sense they want him back.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.