Shortstop Rumors, Brandon Crawford

The San Francisco Giants have recently been linked to shortstop Alex Gonzalez. Brian Sabean is making it clear that the Giants are out of the Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins sweepstakes.

Brandon Crawford tells me that he hears the rumors swirling, but they don’t bother him. They just drive him to work harder.

You can check out Crawford’s offseason insights that he shared with me at SF Giants Rumors.

King of Cali (Steven)

Giants In Play For A Shortstop

It’s been reported that the Giants made a 2-year offer to Willie Bloomquist before he re-signed with the Diamondbacks. The Giants are looking for a fallback option incase Brandon Crawford can get things going at the plate.

It’s still early in the offseason but it seems pretty clear that the Giants aren’t in play for Jose Reyes.

King of Cali (Steven)
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Thoughts On Shortstop Targets

With the World Series close to being over. It’s time to start thinking about possible signing and trades.

The Giants have some holes to fill. First and foremost is they need a leadoff hitter. They can use an upgrade at shortstop and Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins can fill both those needs. If the G-Men decide to give the job to someone in house. The shortstop will be Brandon Crawford. I like the kid, and he’s been working on his swing in the AFL. He’s got a hot bat going over there.

What’s your thoughts on the Giants possible shortstop targets?

King of Cali (Steven)
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Offseason

It’s not officially the offseason yet, but it is for the San Francisco Giants. It’s time to kick the tires on ways to improve this team.

The latest rumor is the Giants are linked to CC Sabathia. Let’s not get to caught up in this rumor. Our pitching isn’t the problem right now. The Giants need to figure out a way to boost this offense next year. Look for the team to upgrade at the shortstop and outfield positions.

King of Cali
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Thoughts on Beltran

Carlos Beltran has a wish list. He’s said that the Giants need a leadoff hitter before they even try to resign him.

Scott Boras is looking for a 5 or 6 year deal for Beltran. Good luck with that Mr. Boras! I don’t see the Giants or any other team for that matter giving Beltran that many years. The longest deal I see Beltran getting is a 3 year deal. He’s getting older and now is almost certain to hit the DL at least once a year. Of course I’m just assuming.

Thoughts all I have for you today!

King of Cali (Steven)
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Ryan Vogelsong 2011 – Willie Mac Award Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Vogelsong on winning the 2011 – Willie Mac award! Vogelsong has taken advantage of Barry Zito’s first injury by stealing the starters job and never giving it back.

Giants fans should be happy to know Vogelsong will be back in 2012. He’s arbitration eligible so he’s not going anywhere.

King of Cali
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Have A Night Beltran

Have a night Carlos Beltran! Beltran helped the San Francisco Giants end the Arizona Diamondbacks winning streak and makeup a game in the NL West race.

Beltran had a 4-for-4 night and had a chance to hit for the cycle. He had the homer, triple and the single. Just wasn’t able to get that double.

The Giants knew it was a must win game last night. They defeated the D-Backs by the score of 6-2. I believe the Giants must at least take 2-out-of-3 against the D-Backs to still have a chance, but how sweet would a sweep be? That would have the Giants just 3 games back, and they still have 3 more games against the D-Backs this year.

Game 2 of the series is tonight and the freak Tim Lincecum is on the mound. Let’s hope Timmy can get this win streak to 3 games and help us catch another game in the NL West.

King of Cali
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