Still no Manny for the Orange and Black
--He said he wasn’t interested in a Manny Ramirez as a “silver bullet to save the day” and made it clear he’d rather reload at the All-Star break. He expects an improved roster to stay close in the NL West long enough to warrant some significant reinforcements before the July 31 trade deadline, and the Giants would have the financial flexibility to bargain with distressed teams looking to shed payroll at that point.
Here's the other key info --
-- the Giants have a minor league contract on the table for Rich Aurilia. According to CBS 5, the Giants also have made a one-year offer to Joe Crede.
–The Giants aren’t interested in Adam Dunn or Bobby Abreu, even though the price has dropped. Neither are defensive fits, and Sabean said signing Abreu would just create another problem by forcing an outfield logjam.
–Sabean said he discussed trades with a couple clubs this week, but the same names were being discussed – guys entering their final year before free agency.
–Sabean identified these as the club’s prime questions as camp begins: Identifying a set lineup, acquiring another right-handed hitter (like Aurilia), monitoring the second base competition (pitting Emmanuel Burriss, Kevin Frandsen and Eugenio Velez) and figuring out Sandoval’s ability to play third.