Originally posted by RogerCraig:
I don't mean to be impatient, but what is Brian doing about left field? Can't we do better than Blanco?
The offseason really hasnt started yet. Theres been a couple signings, but most everyone is still on the table.
That said, I dont think Sabean is interested in upgrading Blanco. I think we will either overpay to bring Pagan back, or possibly overpay to add Bourn in CF. Pence remains in RF, and either way I think Blanco presents a dirt cheap option in LF who ended the year on a strong note. he plays great D, can play every OF position, and hit just enough to keep him in the lineup.
The Giants probably arent going to be big spenders this offseason, which is the correct choice, and it makes Blanco an ideal in-house guy to fill the position Melky left vacant.
Last offseason the biggest f/a signing we made was Ryan Theriot, and we won it all. I could see another quiet offseason with the poor f/a market. Maybe we can swing a couple deals like last year. Thats a better way of improving the team without spending tons of cash.
For all the heavy criticism I give Sabean, even after a couple WS titles, I do have to give him credit in the way he finds ways to fill holes the cheap way. The only problem is, most of the time its because we need to work around the awful contracts we already have.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Nov 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM ]