Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Orange and Black wish list

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury-News evaluates who are the most likely candidates to come to San Francisco and notes that the failure to assemble a decent lineup doomed a stellar performance by the pitching staff --

When the Giants scored at least three runs, they were 76-25, the best winning percentage in the majors. When they didn't? Try 12-49.
Even a league-average offense would have been good enough. But the Giants ranked last with a .309 on-base percentage, making them the most prodigious collection of out-makers in the major leagues.


He reports that the Marlins demanded Madison Bumgarner for Dan Uggla and says the Giants won't give up any frontline prospects or go after top-tier free agents like Matt Holliday or Jason Bay. Instead, they'll look to sign a bat at the next level --

The Giants will go shopping on the second tier. Along with Nick Johnson, that market includes first baseman Adam LaRoche, outfielder Jermaine Dye, third baseman Adrian Beltre, outfielder Xavier Nady, outfielder Johnny Damon and infielder Miguel Tejada.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nick C-B said...

The article says the Marlins are asking for a player "like Madison Bumgarner," not necessarily Bumgarner himself. What irks me most is that whenever the Giants have a trade target, we're told by Sabean that they only want our top prospects. Then you look at other teams managing to make deals and see that they rarely have to give up #1 or #2 prospects in anything less than a Miguel Cabrera deal.

I have a sneaking suspicious that Sabean likes to placate the masses when he can't swing a deal by saying they were asking for a top prospect, and then heroically stating that he refused to sacrifice the future of the franchise.

11:52 AM  
Blogger King of Cali said...

Well now that Winter Meetings are underway. Let's hope Sabean can bring us home a bat. I know the Uggla rumors are still strong out there. I'm just not sure who Sabean will part with to get that deal done.

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4:49 PM  

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