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McCovey Chronicles Jul 28, 2015

Joaquin Arias: An appreciation

A farewell, unless it isn't When HOT TRADE NEWS breaks, I know enough to give Giants fans what they really want to read: a history of Joaquin Arias's best games. And sure, after he was designated for assignment yesterday, it's entirely possible that Arias clears waivers, goes to Sacramento, and comes back later this year, making this post premature, but it's pretty easy to tell that he's not in the Giants' long-term plans, so hey, let's celebrate some of the good things he's done. Okay? Okay! This post will not include his making the last out in Matt Cain's perfect game or the Scott Rolen...

Texas Rangers will not have reunion with reminder of past mistake

The Texas Rangers will not have a reunion with infielder Joaquin Arias during this weekend’s series against San Francisco, the defending World Series champion, at Globe Life Park. The Giants on Monday designated Arias for assignment, possibly ending his major-league …
McCovey Chronicles Jul 27, 2015

Giants designate Joaquin Arias for assignment; Norichika Aoki activated

The Giants were out of options because there were players out of options. Joaquin Arias, utility infielder, perfect-game completer, and error-inducing hero, is no longer on the Giants' active roster. To make room for Norichika Aoki, the Giants designated Arias for assignment. On one hand, the move is probably long overdue. Arias didn't do anything that Ehire Adrianza could not, and almost certainly did several things worse. He lacked a noticeable tool or skill, relative to his peers, and his hitting declined in each of the last four seasons. He was 12-for-58 this season, and at the risk of...

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