Melancon to Giants makes sense for all

The well-traveled Mark Melancon will join his sixth different team this spring, having signed a multiyear deal with the Giants. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The marriage between the San Francisco Giants and right-handed relief pitcher Mark Melancon, announced to little surprise Monday, certainly seems like it works for each side. Giants manager Bruce Bochy, as evidenced by the odd usage of his bullpen late this past season, was desperate for a reliable ninth-inning option, and Melancon is that. Saves really aren’t the category anyone should use to measure effectiveness, but the well-traveled Melancon has thrived as a closer for years. While we wish him well with his newfound riches, ultimately the fantasy world has little to be concerned about.