Hello and happy Sunday.
According to a recent report, the San Francisco Giants are one of three teams known to be interested in signing right-handed pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano, who is being posted.
Star pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano has arrived in the U.S., source confirms Sports Hochi report. The #BlueJays, #SFGiants and #Mets are among the candidates to sign Sugano via the posting system before the Jan. 7 deadline. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 3, 2021
Sugano is coming off a dynamic season in the Japan Central League, where he had a 1.97 ERA, a 0.888 WHIP, and 131 strikeouts to 25 walks in 137.1 innings.
He’s also 31 years old.
It’s unclear how his skillset will translate to MLB hitters, but it seems more than likely that he would upgrade the Giants rotation, which figures to be pretty rugged in 2021. But is it worth doling out what will likely be eight figures annually (plus an additional 20% in the posting fee) for an unproven player that age, when the Giants are likely still a few years away from contending?
I want them to, because it’s not my money and it would be fun. But it’s a question worth asking.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Rich Aurilia was on “Guy’s Grocery Games,” so we watched it on purpose (Oct. 2, 2015 — Doug Bruzzone)
- Jessica Kleinsrchmidt on Braxton Crawford having a swing quite like his dad, Brandon Crawford (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Marc Delucchi on Tomoyuki Sugano’s big concern about joining MLB (Around the Foghorn)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt on the Giants interest in Tomoyuki Sugano (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Jeff Young on Susan Slusser moving from the A’s beat to the Giants beat (Around the Foghorn)
How many days until Opening day?
There are 88 days until Opening Day.
I hope you have a swell Sunday.