Like, they’re going up to him, shoving him, knocking his books on the ground, calling him “dweeb” and stuff. Pretty ugly scene:
Insert the “wow, it would be surprising to see him sign back with the Rangers” stuff, followed by the “given the surprises we’ve seen at the past three Winter Meetings, nothing is unexpected” stuff.
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.