The Big Unit Moves West
With the Minnesota Vikings making a playoff run, I have spent most of my blogging efforts covering them. However, I did want to keep things at least somewhat up to date with a relatively big free-agent signing.
About a week ago, Randy “Big Unit” Johnson signed a 1-year, $8 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. Johnson is approaching 300 wins (he has 296) and 5,000 strikeouts (he has 4,789), and those milestones are likely one of the reasons he is hanging around.
Johnson, predictably due to his large stature, has struggled with various back injuries in recent years, but when he is on his game he can still be dominant and very entertaining to watch.
The Giants aren’t expected to compete in the NL West this season, so Johnson was likely brought in to mentor young pitchers Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, who are promising young stars in Frisco.
I’m glad that the Big Unit is still hanging around…he’s fun to watch!