Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
The upside to a Kiesch/Frenchy LF platoon is the money you save on that. Opens up the possibility of also signing a top-line starter to go along with MadBum, Cain and either Vogey or Gaudin. Not sure who that top-line starter would be since the only quality starter next year seems to be Matt Garza, and he has more than a few warts. Maybe Ervin Santana, but he'll likely cost a 1st round pick (if it's unprotected).
if we go after a starter, i hope it isn't that a*****e, Matt Garza
Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of him as a human being but he's a pretty good pitcher. I think he'll be outlandishly overpriced and we won't go after him.
I think it's realistic to expect a rotation of: Bummy, Cain, Timmy, Vogey and Gaudin.
I dont think there is anyway we go after Garza and certainly wont give up a first for Santana. My guess is the Giants will trade a prospect for a 2nd tier SP to go along with Bum, Cain, Vogey, and Gaudin. I cant see them spending big bucks on a long term deal when their strength in the minors is young starting pitching. I still think Timmy will be gone if another team like Seattle gives him a multi year deal.
True, but that strong minor league pitching is at least a year away if not longer. Edwin Escobar will hit first, but that's not likely to happen until late '14. I initially projected Crick, Stratton and others to be ready around 2015, but 2016 seems more likely.
My sense is, they'll re-sign Timmy and Gaudin and keep Vogey as well. They'll also give Kickham another shot to earn a starting job...btw, he has thrown MUCH better in his last two outings.
Cain, MadBum, Timmy, Vogey, Gaudin/Kickham for 2014
MadBum, Cain, Timmy, Escobar, ????? for 2015