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My point is pay the money lose the draft pick and at least give yourself and the fans a CHANCE to win the WS EVERY YEAR with a proven veteran with consistent numbers over a period of time that has a fighting chance in driving in runs, getting on base, good defense etc. Morse is a one tool player, so called power hitter which he was for one year out of 9 seasons as a pro. What are we going to do in 2015 to fix the problem in LF. Morse just by his overall ML stats will be gone and we will be going through the same exercise. The fans have paid good money for a long time to see the best 25 players on the field so being that the Giants are in the top 5 of MLB for earning power, spend the damn money and try to appreciate the fans now and long term so we can go to sleep at night and wake up the next day feeling confident we are going to win that day instead of might seeing a baseball go over the fence that might mean something or not.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Michael Morse and the World of SF Giants GM Brian Sabean
Do you really think Morse is the answer in LF even in the short term? I don't. That is what the article is about and what my previous comments are suggesting. Plugging holes and hoping for the best is stupid and you need to look long term and we don't have anybody coming up to fill the deep deep hole. Choo would have been a good option long term and don't tell me we do not have the money.
I think the underlying concern the brass was really worried about was giving up that damn 14th round pick. The debate s/b whether their strategy was correct or not. Supposably this draft has a very strong pitching emphasis to it and this is what SF is looking at. Because of last years performance of the team and the glaring need to fill a very deep hole in LF they should have given up the draft choice and selected a blue chip LF who is an all around athlete and there was definitely selections out there that would of fit the bill. Overall I am very disappointed with the Giant organization in how they went about trying to improve this ball club.
3 months ago on Giants Make Wrong Statement With Vogelsong Signing
@GoGiants74 I am usually an optimist but I am soooo frustrated with the reaction the GM and front office has had this offseason. It was down right embarrassing the way 2013 panned out. You would think they would go into 2014 with the thought that will never never happen again. We are in the top 5 in market value in MLB. We have the money no question. I was a little strong on my comment to not to go to games. It came out of frustration. Tim Hudson and hoping Lincecum will have the greatest turn around in baseball is not going to win the WS. We needed to starters, a premier LF with power and to plug some holes in the BP. The front office motto s/b FANS FIRST AND PROFIT LAST.
The Giants did more harm than good trying to make the club contenders in 2014. Signing Lincecum was the worst. And for the money they paid him OMG what were they thinking. If the Giants have a terrible season. the fans should NOT go to the ball park. We are starting to act like Cub fans .Fill the place no matter what. We as Giant fans want 25 of the best players on the field at all times and we want to win the WS every year. I hear all the time that the front office is loyal to players( like TL). Bull, start being loyal to your fans. The front office should be ashamed of themselves for the poor job they have done to improve the embarrassing Giants of 2013. It is a joke. I have been a Giant fan since 1964 and I can not remember how truly disappointed I am the way Sabean has conducted himself thus far.
@RDyer @Sabean Wannabe @LoneStarGiantFan
Bottom line. The Giants have the money so they should be thinking of the fans. Put the best players on the field and pay us back for all the butts we have put in the seats every year. I am after offense and it steams me that they might be platooning in LF. After the debacle last year in LF they need an every day blue chipper in that position and if it cost a 1st round draft pick so be it. You would be taking a chance on the pick any way plus it would take some time for seasoning. As a fan I want to win the WS every year and for the Giants not to be aggressive for 2014 would be a slap in the face to the fans . There is a glaring need in LF .Giants do the right thing! Choo is the man to fill it.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on SF Giants On a Spending Spree? Not So Far
If you had to pick between a front line, run producing OF or a # 2 SP what would your pick be for lets say a 4 year contract. I will go with the OF. The Giants will not pay for both in my opinion and probably will do neither. With the latest rumors flying around I would rather sign Haren over Arroyo but it would be a hard decision.
I agree with the overall point of your post but LoneStar brought up some good facts. The big hole that is staring the Giants in the face is what to do in left field. They still need to pick up a 5 starter but they better think long and hard about LF and do the right thing and if they choose FA not let money stand in the way if it means getting an all around ball blub that can score runs and have good pitching all on a 25 man roster.
@maxwell623 Giants just signed Lincecum to a 2 year $35 million deal. OMG I can not believe SF would pay that much to a guy that is not the guy he use to be and hoping he will be. Terrible move. I do realize the market for SP is weak for 2014 but it is way too much $$$ for a 4 or 5 SP or a reliever. Thank god it is only for 2 years. Lincecum is just not consistent enough to warrant that big of a pay day.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Giants Face a Big Challenge: How to Become Relevant in 2014
I think one of the biggest issues for the front office this off season is how are they going to deal with Lincecum. Because of having two bad seasons in a row by his standards or anybody's else's standards they would be wise offering him a qualifying offer for the projected $14M. But then I say to myself that is a lot of money for one year to pay a guy that has lost some velocity, his confidence and even worse his demand of the strike zone. The big question would be would Lincecum accept the one year qualifying offer. If so he would be rolling the dice praying for a huge turn around in the areas mentioned above in order to sign a multi year contract with someone.
My thought still would be offer him the qualifying offer hoping he would not accept and we would pick up a top draft pick from a team that will make him a lower level multi year contract. I do realize the key word in the previous sentence is HOPING and that's a terrible strategy but on the other hand if Lincecum did take the offer I don't think the world would come to an end for the Giants. I also believe he would not want to go to the bullpen for any team full time. I feel bad about my thought because Timmy is one of my favorite Giants but in my opinion once a starter starts going South it is hard to get all the way North again.
There are 34 starting pitchers up for free agency next year and I have looked at the list and in my opinion it is a pretty weak class. I would however be interested in Matt Garza but he has a qualifying offer status attached to him. The other pitchers on the list worth looking at would be Arroyo, Feldman,Kazmir and P.Hughes. The Giants can also go the trade way for a starting pitcher but I am not sure the Giants would be able to put an attractive package together to get a one ,two or three guy without giving up the farm.
It is surely going to be an interesting off season for the Giants and the fans. Can't wait!!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on The Giants Face a Big Challenge: How to Become Relevant in 2014
I love the two Oakland players you listed but I think you are giving back too much from the Giants. I agree with Brown , Flores and Sandoval but not 3 pitchers. If Oakland would want a pitcher you could twist my arm and throw in Agosta. Cespedes has a 4 yr $36 million contract but I think SF would be willing to take him because he is very athletic with good power while Donaldson is young and does not have any weight issues and could fill the void at third and he plays other positions also.
I am on your side. Boy would I love to have a power bat in the lineup but I would be hesitant to sign him . I do not know a lot about the overall consistant quality of talent where he is from especially in the pitching department and for the money he will be asking for it would be taking to much of a risk. I would also prefer him to bring something else to the table besides a big bat. I do know the Giants will be spending some money this off season but for my money hopefully not for Abreu.
@RDyer @maxwell623 Just read an article saying that Jose Abreu could demand up to $60 million bucks. If indeed that figure is in the ball park, do you think the Giants would write that big of a check or even close to it to a 26 year one-dimensional power hitter?
Your comments are spot on.