Hello and happy Thursday.
Gausman took to Twitter to express his excitement.
But someone else seemed even more excited: fellow right-handed pitcher Logan Webb. Webb, who is still a young prospect despite spending the whole season on the active roster, spoke openly throughout the season of his friendship with Gausman, and how much he saw the veteran as a mentor. So it only follows that he was stoked to find out he was returning.
It’s the simple things ...
Old, random MCC article for you to read
- Roger Munter continues his countdown of the Giants top prospects, with 31-40 (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee talks about the idea of the Giants signing Trevor Bauer (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Melissa Lockard examines the Giants Rule 5 eligible players (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on what it means that Kevin Gausman accepted the qualifying offer (Mercury News)
- Jay Jaffe on the 2020 rule changes (Fangraphs)
- Mark W. Sanchez on why Kevin Gausman being a good mentor was part of why the Giants wanted him back (KNBR)
- Henry Schulman on the qualifying offer and if it means Kevin Gausman will be with the Giants beyond 2021 (SF Chronicle)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt on how much Will Smith and Mark Melancon helped the Braves (NBC Sports Bay Area)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 140 days until Opening Day.
Have a terrific Thursday.