Yanks sign Dan GieseBy
Chad Jennings notes that the Yanks signed minor league journeyman reliever Dan Giese to a deal that includes an invite to Spring Training. Giese has rather impressive career numbers (2.97 ERA, 1.64 BBper9, 8.25 Kper9), and was decent in his first taste of the bigs last year with the Giants. Relievers are incredibly volatile, so Cash’s strategy of hording guys like Chris Britton, Jon Albaladejo and now Giese (i.e. inexpensive guys who have good stuff and aren’t afraid to throw strikes) is really the best a GM can do. There are no guarantees that the big name, big money guys will do the job (just look at Eric Gagne), so having options is the key.