Penza: No matter the price, the Giants got their guy in new closer Mark Melancon

first_imgSix months of blown saves and late-inning bullpen frustrations made the Giants’ No. 1 offseason need about as easy to identify as humanly possible.It took all of one day into the annual baseball winter meetings for San Francisco’s most pressing need to be resolved.By signing former Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals right-hander Mike Melancon on Monday, the Giants got the closer that they desperately needed. The amount of money to bring the 31-year-old Melancon to the Bay Area was …last_img

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