Big Unit Becomes Giant Unit

By / December 27, 2008 / Hot Stove

MLB.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Randy Johnson to a one year deal on Friday.

It’s only worth $8 million. Are you really surprised?

During his tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008, he was still very much effective. His numbers were 11-10 with a 3.91 ERA.

Why are the Giants being cheap with the years and the cash? His age. The man is, after all, 45 years old. He’s had a series of back problems, one of which landed him on the DL and needing back surgery.

Being that he is a left-handed pitcher, I would not have minded all that much if the Mets had gone after him. Unfortunately, he cannot handle the New York media.

In other words, he cannot handle your truly.

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NYRNYM4Life

Yeah ! No way would Randy Johnson make it with the Mets after his exp with the Yanks. Plus he would feel your wrath if he messed up. I don’t think Mr.Johnson would want you calling for the Mets to cut him and send him to a old age home. In SF he won’t have anyone in the media who will bring it quite like you. And after seeing how he was with the media here in NY, that’s a good thing.

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NYRNYM4Life

Yeah ! No way would Randy Johnson make it with the Mets after his exp with the Yanks. Plus he would feel your wrath if he messed up. I don’t think Mr.Johnson would want you calling for the Mets to cut him and send him to a old age home. In SF he won’t have anyone in the media who will bring it quite like you. And after seeing how he was with the media here in NY, that’s a good thing.

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Ed Leyro

Randy Johnson used to throw a pitch he called “Mr. Snappy”. I’m sure once he had to deal with you, especially after a poor stretch of games, you’d make him feel like “Mr. Crappy”. The Mets have done well becoming younger in the offseason. Better to spend $10-$12 million on a younger pitcher who won’t get those old man aches and pains than $8 million on Randy Johnson.

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Nilvio

He will win his 300 games. Good for him, he had a very good career. He pitched for a long time. Remember, he pitched with the Expos in 1991. WOW. Good pitcher, had a bad time here in New York. And, I agree, he wouldn’t be able to handle you. Ms. truly. lol.

Will it be lowe?

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