Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM PDT
Major League Baseball’s Hot Stove season is officially upon us.
Teams can start talking with free agent players on Tuesday. Before they start flying off the board, here’s a quick cheat sheet to refer to for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants.
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Record: 96-66 (1st)
Runs: 767 (+142 run differential)
Team ERA: 3.56
The Oakland Athletics didn’t give qualifying offers to Grant Balfour or Bartolo Colon. They picked up the 2014 options on Coco Crisp and Brett Anderson. They declined the options on Chris Young and Kurt Suzuki. They now have four free agents. According to Joe Stiglich, the A’s and Colon have a mutual interest to come to terms on a new deal for the 2014 season.
Athletics Free Agents:
Grant Balfour, RP
Bartolo Colon, SP
Chris Young, OF
Kurt Suzuki, C
San Francisco Giants:
Record: 76-86 (3rd)
Runs: 629 (-62 run differential)
Team ERA: 4.00
The Giants have already locked up Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence for multiple years. With those two key players returning, the Giants are left with five free agents. They officially declined the options on Ryan Vogelsong, Andres Torres and Barry Zito.
Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly reports that Vogelsong and the Giants are exploring their options while keeping the door open for a return. Baggarly notes that if the Giants can save money on Vogelsong, they could potentially use the savings toward bringing back Javier Lopez.
Giants Free Agents:
Ryan Vogelsong, SP
Barry Zito, SP
Andres Torres, OF
Javier Lopez, RP
Chad Gaudin, P
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