ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday that the Giants are “blanketing” the reliever market. He adds that the club has a scout in Philadelphia, looking at relievers Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez.
Gomez, 28, has done a great job as the Phillies’ closer. He has 25 saves in 28 opportunities with a 2.82 ERA and a 29/11 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings. The Giants’ scout, however, likely saw Gomez blow a 2-0 lead on Monday night. The right-hander is earning $1.4 million this season and will be eligible for arbitration for the third and final time after the season.
Hernandez, 31, has been inconsistent, posting a 4.43 ERA with a 56/20 K/BB ratio in 44 2/3 innings. He’s earning $3.9 million and will be eligible for free agency after the season.
Crasnick adds that the Giants are also scouting the Brewers’ Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress, and are lingering on the Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.
SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.
Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.
The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.
Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.
Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.
While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.
Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.