Giants and Cubs Land Free Agents
Sources close to the San Francisco Giants say that the club has reached a deal to bring back RP Jeremy Affeldt. He would earn roughly $18 million over the next three seasons. Affeldt played a big role in helping lead the Giants to their second World Series title in three years.
The Chicago Cubs have finalized a deal, signing former Twins SP Scott Baker to a one year contract worth a guaranteed $5.5 million. Baker missed all of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. The Cubs are hoping he can return to his 2009 – 2011 form; Baker averaged more than 11 wins per season during that stretch. The Cubs pitching staff finished near the bottom in every major category last season.Giants and Cubs Land Free Agents by Kris Dunn