I’d like to be the first to welcome the new closer Armando Benitez to the Giants. Hello, Armando and welcome.
Here’s the quick and dirty on him:
- Played with Marlins last year
- Tied for NL lead with 47 saves (51 opportunities)
- 1.29 era, opp. batting average of .216
- signed 3 year, 21 million dollar contract (back-loaded)
Considering the fact that the Giants blew around 30 save opportunities last year, I’d say this is a good move. Excuse me, Mr. Finley, would you like to sign as well?
In other news, I’d like to thank my brother Mike in coaching me to a four-way tie for first place on Monday night at the Club One No Limit Hold-em tourney. That was pretty cool.