Ten days ago, a report surfaced that the Rockies "have had talks" with Ryan Vogelsong.
A week later, Vogelsong was reportedly in "serious discussions" with the Astros.
Then on Wednesday night, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports reported that not only did Vogelsong not reach a deal with Houston, but that the 37-year old is in "serious discussions" with the Giants.
"If that's true, and it probably is, that's good news," Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper told KNBR 680-AM on Thursday morning. "Because what it provides, it provides the Giants some depth. And even though they've got Yusmeiro Petit as a guy that provides depth, here's another guy that can do that.
"Look, when you got question marks with the age of Hudson and Peavy, you figure there's gonna be some starts that are probably gonna be missed. Maybe somebody goes on the DL. You can't have too many guys. And Vogelsong has got some history with this organization. So, if it's true, and he's back, then I'm very, very pleased with that."
Hudson will turn 40 in July and underwent surgery on Jan. 2 to have bone spurs removed from his surgically repaired right ankle.
Peavy, who signed a two-year, $24 million deal in December, will turn 34 in May.
With a projected starting rotation of Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Peavy, Hudson and Tim Lincecum (with Petit as insurance), could Vogelsong (if he in fact re-signs with San Francisco) open the season in the bullpen?
"He's been there before," Kuiper answered. "If that's the case, he's probably not gonna be thrilled about it, but I think he also knows that he's got guys that got a lot of confidence in him ... he may end up in the bullpen ... but you can make a switch.
"The thought of having a grumpy Vogelsong doesn't bother me a bit. So I hope it all happens."