Giants Rumors: Posey, Molina, Uggla, Johnson

Recently re-signed GM Brian Sabean has his work cut out for him this offseason.  Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle brings us the latest on the Giants offseason:

  • Giants brass are discussing whether or not they feel Buster Posey will be ready to play in the majors at the start of the 2010.  Even if they decide he's not, Bengie Molina isn't likely to be back in San Francisco.  As we've heard elsewhere, the Mets are interested in the 35-year-old catcher.
  • Sabean said that as of Thursday, the club wasn't close to a deal for Florida's Dan Uggla.  However, Schulman notes that Sabean pointed out Freddy Sanchez's ability to play third base, which leaves open the possibility of acquiring someone to play second base.
  • Sabean also said that he is looking at "second-tier" free agents who want to play at AT&T Park.  One player to keep an eye on is Nick Johnson, who is beloved by manager Bruce Bochy.  In 133 games with the Nationals and Marlins last season, the 30-year-old posted .291/.426/.405 with 8 HRs – his lowest total in any 100+ game season.

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