Originally posted by itlynstalyn:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
If the Giants do end up trading Cain, I would really want them to go after Rich Harden. I don't think he would cost a ton. Also, I'm surprised no one has been calling for us to sign Vlad. He had an off year also, and I think would be someone that could have a huge rebound next season if he stays healthy. Only problem is having two bad ball hitters back to back in the order, haha. I also like Hank Blalock as a suggestion for 1B. Not a whole lot to choose from though....
Having watched a LOT of Angels games I would not want to sign Vlad. I saw a real decline at the plate and I dont think he can play in the OF everyday. I just cannot see him going to the National League in any way. He will be a DH next year.
He was playing hurt for a lot of the year. I think he could still cover LF and is only 34 years old. I think it would be a perfect time to try and buy low on him. The only thing that really worries me is having two hitters that swing at everything batting next to each other.
Vlad is 34 going on 44. The years on that horrible astroturf in Montreal took a toll on his knees. He simply cannot be an everyday outfielder in my opinion. His bat speed has clearly slowed up and he has trouble with guys who can throw hard inside. I probably watched 100 Angel games this year and its clear that his skills offensivly and defensivly have dramaticlly declined. He was hurt in the first half of the year but his production was not great in the 2nd half.