Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News discusses the Noah Lowry situation. On the surface, a 27 year-old lefty who won 14 games with a sub-4.00 ERA would seem to be a hot commodity. However, Baggarly says teams were scared off by Lowry’s ugly 1.0 K/BB ratio and August elbow tenderness. Lowry’s on the hook for $2.25MM in ’08 and $4.25MM in ’09, with a 2010 club option for $6.25MM.
Baggarly notes that the Giants "remain active in trade talks." Given that it’s 2008 and not 1988, Brian Sabean isn’t going to fleece any GM based on Lowry’s win total or ERA. I’m starting to think that a trade for Joe Crede straight up might be fair, after all.