The Giants are in desperate need of a “Big Bat”. They have signed shortstop Edgar Renteria who is an offensive upgrade at shortstop. He should also have a bounce back year with the bat coming back to the National League. He is a clutch hitter and is a nice bat to have in the 2nd spot of the lineup. He is not a “Big Bat” that the Giants desperately need.
If the Season were to start now. This would mean that Bengie Molina will be back in the 4th spot. Bengie is also a very good clutch hitter, but not a power hitter. He can drive in some runs for you, but will only clog the bases up with his below average speed. Bengie is not the Home Run threat that the Giants need. He would be a very good lower in the lineup.
Brian Sabean has said the Giants need a “Big Bat” at one of the corner spots in the infield. With Pablo Sandoval probably playing 3rd base. This means the Giants will need to make a move via trade or free agency to fill 1st base.
Sabean has said he refuses to trade pitching which is the reason he’s not able to find someone to give the Giants a “Big Bat”. You do have to give up something to get something. Does Sabean think someone will give the Giants a power hitter for nothing in return? The Giants are in a very good market and have a lot of money to spend. Sabean says they are not going to spend money just to spend it. Well that’s what the Giants have done for the last couple of years. They have done this with the Barry Zito and Aaron Rowand signings. Even though this free agency doesn’t have that many supper star players in it. There is still some very good bats with pop that I’m sure the Giants would love to have in their lineup.
–King of Cali