|Vogey wasn't letting go of that trophy|
Matt Cain is coming off surgery on his elbow and knee.
Tim Hudson is coming off surgery on his ankle.
Tim Lincecum is looking to rebound from a horrid second half that took him to the bullpen.
Yusmeiro Petit might be more of a long man, his finesse style best served in shorter doses to keep him a sharp weapon.
Jake Peavy was a horse in the season, didn't contribute much during the playoffs.
Vogey was the "Cained" member of the Giants staff in 2014, getting some truly horrid run support. He hit a couple of big numbers, ones that sometimes get underrated by advanced stats: 32 starts! That bested 2012 when he made 31. He got close on IP, 2nd in his career with 184.2. Strikeouts were the same, just falling short of 2012, he had 151 Ks. He also had his best season in K/BB, with a 2.60.
Vogey was damn happy after the World Series, he was out getting interviewed with Morse, Posey and Bumgarner - Vogey holding the trophy with both hands, nobody was taking that thing from him. He said "I have unfinished business" - he wanted to come back, no doubt, and he knew he wouldn't be the Giants first or second priority.
So its back for a 5th year. Vogey has taken the bump 110 times for Los Gigantes in that stretch. It is up in the air what will happen, but I would not bet against him. Famously, he's taken the bump for the Giants 7 times in the postseason... they've won every game.
He's already got the Hollywood story to mist up the bi-focals, he now has a chance to add to the legend. Good Giant for life, he famously told the Dodgers he couldn't sign with them even though there just wasn't any opportunity out there. Now there is some noise about Houston, who flirted with signing him, and him backing away. I have a very low opinion of that front office, I'd bet dollars to donuts they started chiseling on their offer for him. He's much, much happier to be a Gigante than aboard that strange ship.
Ryan's wife Nicole is a epic twitterer, and a very enthusiastic and proud San Franciscan. Just seeing her reaction, as well as other fans, it all seemed right. There really is so little downside to a one year contract. Bringing back the old warhorse. Not a bad strategy at all.