Ryan Vogelsong has long been a favorite of his manager, but even Bruce Bochy came to realize in the second half last year that it may be time to turn the page on the 38-year-old right-hander. Vogelsong hasn't had an ERA below 4.00 in three years, and he surrenders too many walks and home runs for anyone to think that's going to change even under the tutelage of pitching guru Ray Searage in Pittsburgh. He had a couple seasons as a serviceable fifth or sixth starter in mixed leagues about five years ago, but if that's the upside for him, he's clearly not someone to pursue this many years later. Feel free to pass him over in all formats.
Vogelsong signed a one-year contract with the Pirates on Friday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The long-time Giant will head east to join the Pirates on a one-year deal and compete for a spot in the back of the Pittsburgh rotation. Vogelsong struggled as a starter in 2015, compiling a 4.50 ERA with a 1.80 K:BB ratio over 116 innings of work. That said, Vogelsong is just one year removed from a strong season in which he had a 3.85 FIP and 2.60 K:BB.
With Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong appearing in Monday's game, the Giants will turn to pitcher Tim Hudson to start Tuesday's game, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Vogelsong was scheduled to start Tuesday's game.
Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong appeared in Monday's game, which makes him an unlikely candidate to start Tuesday's contest, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Vogelsong was scheduled to start Tuesday's game, which appears in doubt.
One might have thought it couldn't get much worse for Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong. One might have been wrong. Vogelsong has been downright masterful lately in comparison to the pounding he took Thursday in Colorado. He surrendered eight runs on 11 hits in just three innings for his third consecutive defeat. He walked none and fanned one. The right-hander yielded a two-run homer to sizzling Carlos Gonzalez in a four-run first inning in which he gave up six hits and it was all downhill from there. Vogelsong, who is trying in vain to maintain a rotation spot, has given up 14 runs over his last 11 innings to send his ERA soaring to 4.58.
Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong continued to pitch his way out of the rotation Saturday against St. Louis. Vogelsong cruised for four innings before falling apart in the fifth by giving up a triple, two singles and a walk. The bullpen completed the collapse as the Giants fell behind 4-0 and never recovered. He finished having allowed all four runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts. He has given up seven runs on 14 hits over his last eight innings to raise his ERA to 4.19.