Bay Area Topics
Giants Re-Sign Jake Peavy
According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Jake Peavy has agreed to a two-year, 24 million dollar contract with the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The report indicates that Peavy will earn seven million dollars in 2015, thirteen million in 2016 and will receive a four million dollars bonus in an agreement which includes a no-trade clause.
Giants Acquire Casey McGehee
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the San Francisco Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins. The Giants will send RHP Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to the Marlins.
McGehee, 32, in 2014 hit for a slash of .287/.355/.357 with 4 home runs, 76 RBI with a .712 OPS. He had a 102 wRC+ (100 is average), 2.0 fWAR, and accumulated a 0.7 defensive rating at third base according to FanGraphs. McGehee made 1.1 million in 2014 and is arbitration eligible, so he will likely make close to $2 million in 2015. Steamer projects McGehee to hit for a 95 wRC+ and a 0.2 fWAR.
If Jim Harbaugh is the leave the San Francisco 49ers, Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots could be of interest as their next head coach.
Depending on who you believe, current San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh may be on his way out once the season comes to an end.
While still under contract, the tension between Harbaugh and the front office may be too much to overcome and the veteran coach may be sent packing. If such is the case, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen hears the San Francisco 49ers will be looking for a ‘young offensive specialist’ to replace Harbaugh and specifically mentioned Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots, noted by Pro Football Talk.
Raiders Won’t Move to LA Next Season
Big news surrounding the NFL’s potential relocation to Los Angeles and the future of the Oakland Raiders next season came to the surface as Roger Goodell has informed teams that showed interest in a potential move that the league will not sign off on a relocation in 2015 which means that the Raiders, St. Louis Rams, and San Diego Chargers all will likely be staying in their current homes for another year.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter made the report that Goodell has told teams that there will be no move to Los Angeles for 2015 after months of speculation surrounding the issue as the three teams with roots to Southern California in one way or another will not be able to move in quick fashion to the second biggest market in the United States. Something that should have been expected as the relocation process for the NFL will not be an instant one over a single offseason.