I reported earlier the #sfgiants are not trying to sign fun a closer type, but I can confirm conversations with Grant Balfour. Odds? Meh.Since watching helplessly as his multi-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell apart mysteriously last week due to supposed health concerns, Balfour has been linked to the New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago White Sox with at least one deal on the table according to sources.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 24, 2013
One week away from his 36th birthday, the Australian posted a 2.59 ERA with 10.3 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 on route to his first All-Star appearance last season in Oakland.
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