Chris Haft of MLB.com reports that Giants outfielder Randy Winn wants to re-sign with the club as he enters the open market for the first time in his career. Haft writes that it is "easy to surmise" that San Francisco will choose not to retain the 35-year-old as he had his worst offensive production in a 100+ game season, posting .262/.318/.353 with two homers.
It should be noted that while he struggled at the plate, Winn was still strong defensively. Seeing time at each spot in the outfield (but mostly the corner positions), the one-time all-star posted a UZR/150 of 15.5.
Winn – who projects as a Type B free agent – is coming off of a three-year pact with the Giants worth $23.25MM. While Fangraphs valued his 2008 performance to be worth $20.4MM on the open market, his play in 2009 is quoted at $8.1MM.
Does anyone here think that Brian Sabean & Co. should look to retain Winn? What destinations make sense for him? Let's hear your thoughts in the comments section.