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Oakland claims Giese

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 08, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This release from the Athletics:

The Oakland A’s claimed right-handed pitcher Dan Giese off waivers from the New York Yankees and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated right-handed pitcher Chris Schroder for assignment.

Giese was 0-1 with two saves and a 6.48 ERA in nine relief appearances with the Yankees this spring and was designated for assignment on Saturday. He went 1-3 with a 3.53 ERA in 20 games, three starts, over two stints with New York last year. The 31-year old right-hander held opponents to a .232 batting average, including .209 against left-handers. Giese spent the balance of the 2008 season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he was 4-2 with a 1.98 ERA in 13 games, 10 starts. He made his Major League debut with San Francisco in 2007 and is 1-5 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 career appearances, three starts.

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Good luck to Dan, he’s a good guy and hopefully he’ll get another shot in the majors.

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32 Responses to “Oakland claims Giese”

  1. JRVJ April 8th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    That’s a shame: Giese was actually a solid contributor last year.

    Hopefully he’ll have a good career with Oakland.

  2. chaz April 8th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I like Dan Giese a lot and thought he would be a very solid long man – I guess we have enough depth to let him go, but he was a solid strike thrower who could get people out.

    Good luck to him and let’s kill some birds tonight.

  3. Nick April 8th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Good for him… he should get plenty of chances in Oak-Town with their young, inexperienced rotation.

  4. G. Love April 8th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Hope he gets his shot too. I liked him last season in the long relief/spot start role.

  5. Clint April 8th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Looks like Aceves will be the one to get the call when we need a long man

  6. Rishi April 8th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    a reunion with giambi

  7. kd April 8th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    oakland’s pretty desperate for pitching. they have little experience in their starting rotation, their ‘ace’ is hurt and probably better suited for the bullpen. geise is just what the doctor ordered for them. it’s funny, for a team so deep in ‘prospects’ they’re in pretty poor shape. beane’s not the second coming of einstein, i guess.

  8. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Anyone have any suggestions for public transportation from NYC to Washington DC?

  9. gayle April 8th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Russ–

    Public transportation?? The way to go in amtrak straight show with only a few stops.

    RE: Giese good for him that he got picked up. Anyone see that Chris Britton is starting the season in Double AA for the Padres.

  10. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Russ
    Chinatown Bus!
    I’ll find a link
    Goes from PeNN to Baltimore station (or DC) takes 3 or 4 hours to Balt. cost $35 round trip
    Amtrak is ove $200

  11. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    http://www.mvpbus.com/Schedules.html

    Russ make sure you go to North Charles Street MVP bus
    The O’Donnell street is a bit out of the way. different company

  12. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I can see that Uncle… Amtrak is $144+ tax for 2 seats, each way. That runs me about $160 for one round trip.

    Bus sounds good… I found a few good ones: New Century Travel, Gotobus, and Eastern Travel. I’ll take a look at Chinatown Bus.

  13. pat April 8th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    russ

    apexbus.com

    $20 from Penn Station to Baltimore or WDC

  14. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Wow, amazing deal Uncle. Really appreciate it!

  15. randy l. April 8th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    does anyone else find the beginning to the season to be kind of on the quiet side. considering a new park and signing sabathia , burnett, and, teixeira you’d think everyone would be all revved up.

    i haven’t even had a good argument in weeks and that’s not like me :)

  16. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Wow, those prices give me no reason to take my car 4.5 hours down there.

  17. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Russ
    The only problem I had were ones you experience on trains: loud talkers, bathrooms a little dirty… BUT the bus usually stops at a reststop where you can eat and go to the John

    I think I took Eastern travel to O’Donnell Street which seems to be the middle of nowhere cab drive charged both me and another couple 20 bucks per to get to inner harbor but $20 for 2 people is not that bad I suppose

  18. westchester dave April 8th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    RussW210: To DC my son regularly takes the Bolt or Megabus and says it’s a great ride. Similarly low-priced

  19. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Russ Really glad to help
    Make sure you buy your tickets in advance – just don’t show up.
    From last thread I suggested going to Fells Point (Jimmy’s for Breakfast and Bertha’s Muscles) and Chnatown and NOT Federal Hill. If you want real BALT Irish bar atmosphere go to J. Patrick’s – Take a cab
    Where you staying and for how long?

  20. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Yea, I guess I’ll have to pick out my hotel before I choose the bus. They will compliment each other so hopefully I don’t have to take a cab to and from. In any case, I appreciate all of the choices everyone is giving me.

  21. Jim in Dalton April 8th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Boy..you read his numbers and kinda wonder why he hasn’t caught on someplace…I guess 31 is his worst number…

  22. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Uncle – I haven’t picked out a hotel yet. I still need to determine the weekend we are going but I know we will be going in late May/early June. I am going to map out each day and will make sure to have Fell’s point as a stop.

  23. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    We plan on staying in Washington, because the primary purpose of the trip is to see all the museums, the white house, etc. in the surrounding area. I have never been in DC or Baltimore before, clearly. But I would be staying somewhere in Washington for the hotel.

  24. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    More free advice
    Book now and stay in Fells Point or Inner Harbor (or other “dowtown areas) – not in outlying areas of near airport – it is worth the extra money.
    Hotels will be hard to find on Yankee weekends.

  25. RussW210 April 8th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Well, I will be staying for about 4-5 days and most points I am visiting are in Washington. So I was looking for a hotel there.

  26. Uncle Ellsworth April 8th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    OK Russ
    Fells can be skipped if you are only there for gameday
    Inner Harbor is pretty cool.
    DC is Has Soooo Much to see you may want to just stay there

  27. Phil April 8th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    who did we get from Oakland?

  28. Doreen April 8th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Good Luck to Dan.

  29. saucY April 8th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “who did we get from Oakland?”

    nobody.

  30. saucY April 8th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    and yeah, good luck to dan. maybe i can root for the A’s in the AL-West now that they have the big G and Giese (long G?)…

  31. Phil April 8th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    he was DFA’d not waived.

  32. john April 8th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Does anyone know why CC will start the home opener on short rest?

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