Hi everyone! Just wanted to write a quick post to wish you all a Happy Halloween. This is what I wore to work today. You can see that it’s all official gear. I even have the warm up jacket that you can barely see sitting on my desk, and the X-Bat that I’m holding is the same one Bonds uses. Everyone at work got a kick out of my obsessiveness. I hope you do too!
It’s going to be an interesting San Francisco Giants Off-Season. With question marks about Omar Vizquel, Pedro Feliz, Ryan Klesko, Barry Bonds, etc. it will hopefully be a big off-season for the Giants. Can we land a player like Alex Rodriguez? Can we pick up Mike Lowell from the Sox, or is our wish list just too high. Brian Sabean is going to have to make a splash somewhere. I can’t wait to find out who’s coming to the Giants next season!
Stay tuned as I feed you the latest news about the free agent market, potential trade rumors, and possible pick-ups for our very own San Francisco Giants! Thanks everyone for reading, and have a Happy Halloween!
Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid player in Major League Baseball, has decided during the middle of the fourth game of the world series, that he will opt out of his $252 Million, 10 year contract with the Yankees. His agent, Scott Boras spread the news that A-Rod is now eligible as a free agent.
Brian Cashman, the GM of the Yankees, has repeatedly said that if Rodriguez decides to opt out of his contract that the Yankees will not deal with him or try to sign him as a free agent. Rodriguez sited the unquestionables in the Yankees organization right now as part of the reason for deciding to terminate his current contract. The Yankees are going through a management change, ownership transfer from father to sons, and there are many players who may be leaving this off season.
What does this mean for the rest of the league? It means that the best player in baseball could be on your team next year! Likely bidders are the Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and our own San Francisco Giants.
Let’s hope that the Giants decide to make a run at this superstar!
The San Francisco Giants ended their season with a terrible 71-91 record. Their pitching efforts were pretty solid however as several of their starters posted below 5.00 ERA’s. Some of the noteworthy performances go out to Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Noah Lowry, who all had solid years. Barry Zito, as everyone knows, struggled this season with some of the added pressure of a HUGE contract. Hopefully he’ll get it together this off-season and get himself mentally prepared for next year.
Brian Sabean has repeatedly said that the Giants will be looking to get younger next year. The NL West seems to be shaping up as a younger division built around solid young pitching, great defense and a lot of speed. Our youngsters such as Rajai Davis, Fred Lewis, Dan Ortmeier and Kevin Frandsen are definitely looking like potential starters for us next season. Lets hope they can get the reps in they need in winter ball to make a significant impact come spring.
The two areas the Giants will try and strengthen this off-season are bullpen help and defense. We desperately need better power-hitters at our corner infield spots. It would be nice to land someone like Alex Rodriguez or Mike Lowell. But a third baseman like that might be asking too much from the Giants brass. What we will go after for sure is a quality closer, although it doesn’t look like there is much available besides Mariano Rivera, who may become a free agent with Torre out of a job in New York.
Keep yourself coming back for more off-season updates, trade rumors and real transactions…