Looking ahead to the 2015-16 San Francisco Giants free agents

By Danny Vietti
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May 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (52) pitches during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Yusmeiro Petit/RHP Ryan Vogelsong

There is a reason that I have grouped Vogelsong and Petit on the same page, and I will explain it in a bit. After signing a 1 year/$2.1 million deal in the past offseason, Petit has performed below expectations this season. Location inconsistencies have costed him, but he has pitched well of late and has a 3.69 ERA while giving up 11 home runs in 70.2 innings pitched.

Vogelsong has been an October warrior throughout his Giants career and has been very flexible this season with spot starts and bullpen help. Voggy currently has a 9-11 record with a 4.51 ERA, while surrendering 17 home runs in 129.2 innings.

Should San Francisco retain Petit and Vogelsong? Yes and No.

I believe that San Francisco will need to make a decision on who they would rather have: Vogelsong or Petit. For next year, they will be offered the same role of being the long-relief man and spot starter. Petit will be a bit cheaper than Vogelsong and has been apart of some big innings in the past couple of seasons, which leads me to believe that Petit will be back in the Orange and Black and Vogelsong may sign elsewhere or retire. It is also possible for the Giants to sign both, but unlikely.

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