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Giants Like Adrian Beltre

Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:35 pm

According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Giants like Adrian Beltre, believing he would thrive in the more fastball-oriented National League, but a source said they have not exchanged names with the Mariners.

Schulman explains that Giants GM Brian Sabean is open to acquiring players who can help in 2009.  Hank Blalock was also on the radar, but now he's back on the DL.  The Rangers told a white lie to the public regarding Blalock's injury earlier this week.  The Rangers had their eye on Jonathan Sanchez, but I doubt the Giants would've entertained a one-for-one swap even for a healthy Blalock.

The Giants could also try the free agent market this winter.  Available third basemen include Casey Blake, Joe Crede, and Dallas McPherson.

The Marlins seemingly would swap first baseman Mike Jacobs for catcher Bengie Molina, but the Giants aren't interested.  They're also reluctant to trade lefty Jack Taschner, who is under team control through 2011.


Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 2:35 pm

Giants Like Adrian Beltre

It really wouldn't be that easy teaching you to fly.

It has been difficult teaching you how to write!

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2008 2:17 pm

Giants Like Adrian Beltre

we should be in the playoffs as early as 2010.That is a lot of "Ifs".  You would have an easier time teaching monkeys to fly. 

Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: July 30, 2008 1:46 pm

Giants Like Adrian Beltre

Would much rather have Blalock or Beltre than Blake, Crede, or McPherson.

I would definately be open to swapping Mike Jacobs for Bengie Molina. The Giants are set at catcher for many years to come with their recent draft pick. That guy is a stud behind the plate.

If we can sinch up Blalock cheaply, get Jacobs, develop the pitching staff even more, get rid of Roberts and Winn, call up Schierholtz, get Villalona developed, sign a couple solid relievers, we should be in the playoffs as early as 2010.

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