Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
looks like Sabes and Alou were scouting Jose Abreu. according to Baggs, he'll be getting a bigger contract than Puig's.
I hope we sign him and move Belt to LF. This team needs some power.
1) Pagan CF
2) Scutaro 2b
3) Belt LF
4) Posey c
5) Panda 3b
6) Pence rf
7) Abreu 1b
8) Crawford ss
I know it would weaken the team some on defense but the Giants need to get punch and their is so little out there in free agency.
I would hate to see that happen though. Its very obvious that Brandon Belt is not meant to be an OFer. Hes just not built for it. He'd probably be one of the biggest defensive liabilities in the game out there, and I could imagine it would screw with his development as an overall player. Having to learn how to be a full time LF is going to take his mind off hitting.
Obviously if you have a chance to get a Puig type impact player for under 50 mil. you have to do it, but it will effect Belt. It almost might be better to try and move Abreu to LF. If both are going to be totally inept on defense, you might as well keep Belt at 1B where he provides GG caliber defense, and wouldnt have to be splitting time mentally with a new routine.
I think Belt is well on his way to becoming an all-star caliber player, but he just needs to be left alone at 1B with more full time AB's. Dont screw with the process that has been working this year. He's taken some big steps forward.
The Giants will have to do what they have to do in the end to get him in the lineup, I just wish it wasnt at Belt's expense.