What’s the Giants next move?

I keep reading and hearing about the Giants and possibilities. Seems like the
JoeCrede.jpgGiants are rumored with any and every free agent. The Giants needed so much so pretty much any player addition was a good fit for the Giants. Early on in the “Hot Stove” the Giants were linked to have interest in Rafael Furcal who would have been a great addition at shortstop. They ended up with Edgar Renteria. I don’t think that’s a bad move. Saves some money and Edgar is still an upgrade at shortstop. I think the move is fine if the Giants get another good player. If no other moves are made. Then I don’t see a point. Just let the young guys play. I just think this NL West division is so weak this year. That it’s there for the Giants to just take it. The starting rotation is really solid and the bullpen has been improved with the addition of Jeremy Affeldt and Bob Howry.
 
Giants fan have also heard the Giants name with free agents such as Orlando Hudson, Adam Dunn, Pat Burrell, Manny Ramirez, Ty Wigginton, Joe Crede, C.C. Sabathia and now Bobby Abreu. I’m sure I left a few other names out.
 
We all know where CC ended up at. He’s went with the money and signed with the Yankees. You can’t blame a guy for wanting to get paid. Giants fans just hoped CC we take a hometown discount to play for the Giants. It was like a fantasy for Giants fans. It just wouldn’t have made much sense to pay him a huge salary and not get a bat with that money. Well we didn’t get him but where’s the big bat?
 

MannyRamirezredsox.jpgWe no longer would need Orlando Hudson if we have 3 players who are trying to fight for our 2nd base position. To me it was either Hudson or a shortstop and we already got the shortstop. Pat Burrell who is from the Bay Area didn’t seem like a good fit to me either. He’s just not the big bat I think the Giants should add. It’s known they want a first or third baseman. Ty Wigginton and Joe Crede seem like they would be okay, but they are not the big bat that the Giants need. Adam Dunn sounds okay to me even though he’s not great on “D” and strikes out a lot. I’m just trying to get any bat in a Giants uniform. I would have never said I want Dunn before today. I did also see the Giants were interested in Bobby Abreu and a cheaper alternative to Manny Ramirez. I just can’t see the Giants bringing him. He’s a good player but he’s on the decline with his power numbers.
 
If anyone from the Giants front office ever reads this blog. Please let us Giants fans know if you want to win or just put an okay team out there to get your $$$ rolling in. Giants fans have been waiting a long time to win it all. I’m not saying this is the team to do it, but if we had a bat like Manny’s then we would have a great shot at winning the NL West. Then once you get in the playoffs it’s a crap shoot. Well I like our chances in a crap shoot with the starting rotation we would take into a playoff series.
 
~King of Cali

7 comments

  1. Elizabeth D

    Since the Dodgers lost A LOT of pitching, I think the division is yours to take along with those many vicious rivalry games. I didn’t realize how intense that rivalry was until I was at a game this summer. I could see Manny on the Giants, I really could, plus it would really increase the heat in the rivalry. I think if one of the teams in the AL West gets him (and as it looks right now it’s between the Giants and Dodgers) than that is the team to beat.
    -Elizabeth
    http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

  2. Jane Heller

    I know you want Manny, King, and I hope you get him because the Giants could use his bat. I just keep hearing the Dodgers are the most likely team to make the deal. Joe Torre is on Larry King right now lobbying for him!

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  3. redbirdchatter

    It seems like “Manny” is the question of the “West”, giving the team who gets him the edge. However, I’m looking forward to seeing what your young guys do this year. I’m feeling a big year for Fred Lewis. Sometimes, it’s the kid with a breakout year that supplies the edge. Either way, I think we’re all ready to see Manny land somewhere so we can quit asking the question!
    -Kathy

    http://redbirdchatter.mlblogs.com

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