Tony Watson

#33RP,
W
7
L
4
ERA
3.38
K
53
BB
20
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 225
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born:
College: Nebraska
Birth Place: Sioux City, Iowa
Draft: 2007 9th round by the
  • Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Tony Watson's deal with the Giants guarantees the southpaw at least $9 million.<p><b>Advice</b>: Crasnick also notes that the contract contains escalators and incentives that could drive the value up as high as $14 million over two seasons or $21 million over three seasons. That makes a whole lot more sense than the initial report which said it would be a three-year pact for $7 million.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/jcrasnick/status/964962700110348288">Jerry Crasnick on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: Crasnick also notes that the contract contains escalators and incentives that could drive the value up as high as $14 million over two seasons or $21 million over three seasons. That makes a whole lot more sense than the initial report which said it would be a three-year pact for $7 million.
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  • Giants signed LHP Tony Watson to a two-year, $7 million contract.<p><b>Advice</b>: The deal includes a player option for a third season and has incentives that could run the total higher. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports had reported late Friday that the two sides had reached an agreement and it's now official. It's a terrific get for the Giants who also managed to do so while staying under the luxury tax.</p>
    Advice: The deal includes a player option for a third season and has incentives that could run the total higher. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports had reported late Friday that the two sides had reached an agreement and it's now official. It's a terrific get for the Giants who also managed to do so while staying under the luxury tax.
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  • Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants have finalized a contract with free agent southpaw Tony Watson.<p><b>Advice</b>: Full details of the contract have yet to be announced, but it's believed to be a multi-year deal. Heyman also notes that the Giants have reportedly found a way to ink Watson and still manage to stay under the $197-million luxury tax threshold. One of the top bullpen arms available on the market, he'll bolster the back of the Giants bullpen and could even challenge for save chances if Mark Melancon struggles.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/964740333031641089">Jon Heyman on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: Full details of the contract have yet to be announced, but it's believed to be a multi-year deal. Heyman also notes that the Giants have reportedly found a way to ink Watson and still manage to stay under the $197-million luxury tax threshold. One of the top bullpen arms available on the market, he'll bolster the back of the Giants bullpen and could even challenge for save chances if Mark Melancon struggles.
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  • Tony Watson is drawing interest from the Giants, Phillies, and Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.<p><b>Advice</b>: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier Tuesday that the Giants were in serious talks with the veteran reliever. According to Heyman, the interest in Watson extends beyond the three teams mentioned. The 32-year-old is coming off a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings in 2017. He'd be a fine bullpen addition just about anywhere.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://www.fanragsports.com/news/heyman-tony-watson-speaking-with-several-teams/">FanRag Sports</a></p>
    Advice: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier Tuesday that the Giants were in serious talks with the veteran reliever. According to Heyman, the interest in Watson extends beyond the three teams mentioned. The 32-year-old is coming off a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings in 2017. He'd be a fine bullpen addition just about anywhere.
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  • Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Giants are in "serious contract talks" with free agent reliever Tony Watson.<p><b>Advice</b>: Watson was linked to the A's last month, but it sounds like the other Bay Area club could be swooping in. The 32-year-old southpaw is one of the better relievers remaining the market. He put up a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings last season between the Pirates and Dodgers.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/963446478655115265">Bob Nightengale on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: Watson was linked to the A's last month, but it sounds like the other Bay Area club could be swooping in. The 32-year-old southpaw is one of the better relievers remaining the market. He put up a 3.38 ERA and 53/20 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings last season between the Pirates and Dodgers.
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