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January 24, 2017

Transaction Analysis

Reliever Roundup

by Bryan Grosnick and Nicholas Zettel



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Signed RHP Santiago Casilla to a two-year, $11 million contract. [1/13]

There are plenty of reasons to want to stay in the Bay Area: you can check out City Lights books, grab a Pliny the Elder, even watch the Warriors blow a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The fact that Casilla has spent his whole pro career attached to either of the two local franchises could be a coincidence, but it could also be a sign that the right-hander has his priorities in order. After seven seasons and three rings, the former Jairo Garcia now returns to the team that pushed him to the majors in the first place 15 years ago. Though he’s no longer a closer—and perhaps never should have been the best reliever in any bullpen—he’ll add a little muscle, respectability, and experience to the surprisingly expensive A’s bullpen.

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