The San Francisco Giants made a big move on Thursday, signing left-hander Alex Wood for a one-year deal.
It is reported that Wood will receive a $ 3 million in bail with an additional $ 3 million in incentives.
Wood’s contract is worth $ 3 million.He was able to earn an additional $ 3 million from performance bonuses for games he hit 10 or more records: $ 125,000 for 12 and 14; $ 250,000 per person for 16, 18, 20. , 22 and 24; $ 500,000 per person for 26, 28 and 30.
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Yesterday I wrote an article on the Giants’ options for aptitude, and I used a picture of Wood. “Wait, wait a minute, are you really moving? Cool! ”Option. And I started that level by stating, “The Giants almost didn’t sign these players, so go on living. But of course it would be cool if they could. ”
And it’s cool!
Wood has struggled over the past two seasons as he deals with a shoulder injury in 2020 and a back injury in 2019.Those injuries resulted in a 5.96 ERA, 6.02 FIP and 45 in 15 walks in. Only 48.1 innings
But before that, Wood, who turned 30 just days ago, was a very good pitcher from 2016-2018.He had a 3.29 ERA, 3.38 FIP and 352 strikes, 98 times in 364.1 innings in the six prior seasons. In 2019, he was worth 13.4 fWAR on more than 800 innings.
President of baseball operations giants Farhan Zaidi is familiar with Wood as both have been members of the Los Angeles Dodgers for years.It would be a little strange to see Wood in a Giants uniform since he spent about half his time. In my career wearing a Dodger blue, I think Giants fans will adapt.
This is not a move that will keep the Giants competitive in the division with the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. But I certainly feel that the Giants are a better team today.