Since it obvious the Giants aren’t going to make a move for Teixeira. They should trade
Jonathan Sanchez while he has some trade value and sign Rand Johnson for one year. Johnathan Sanchez can probably land the Giants a decent bat. I mean he won’t be a superstar, but someone with some pop. I think the Randy Johnson signing is good either way. Noah Lowry is coming off surgery and were still not sure what pitcher he will be when he gets back.
The ace of the staff would be Tim Lincecum followed by Matt Cain, Randy Johnson, Barry Zito and then Jonathan Sanches. I mean you can flip flop those guys around but that could possibly be the starting rotation. I think Barry Zito will be a better pitcher at the end of the rotation. Not going up against other teams ace. Jonathan Sanches should be fine at the end of the rotation but if he struggles. Then he can be moved to the bullpen and have Noah Lowry get his spot back. Well that’s what the options could be by signing Randy Johnson.
Brian Sabean has recently told some people that he is trying really hard to sign Randy Johnson. I have heard people say that the Giants will have to many lefty’s in their starting rotation. I personally don’t think that make a big difference. If you can pitch. Then you can pitch! Plus by signing Randy Johnson he can help be a mentor to Jonathan Sanchez.
Brian Sabean and the Giants like to stress how important pitching is. Yes I believe it is very important to have pitchers that can give you a quality start. This is a pitcher that can give your team a chance to win. Matt Cain is living proof that pitching isn’t everything. This kid can go out there and pitch some gems, but still can’t get any run support behind him.
The National League West was the weakest division by far last season. The Giants had the starting pitching to get them a lot of wins, but lost a lot of games because they couldn’t score many runs. I’m still amazed how Tim Lincecum won so many games with the run support the Giants put out. I’m sure glad no one was able to hit him and his ERA was so low. Lincecum’s ERA this season was 2.62 and he did reach 18 wins. You basically had to be a Cy Young award winner to be able to get some wins on this team.
I’m all for having great pitchers and have a great pitching staff. This is what the Giants do seem to have since they have made some upgrades to their bullpen. They just need to make a move to get some spark in their lineup.
— King of Cali