Multiple Teams Interested In Brian Giles

The agent for Brian Giles tells Dan Hayes of the North County Times that eight to ten teams have inquired on his client (Twitter link). Joe Bick, Giles' agent, expects the 39-year-old outfielder to agree to a deal by the end of the week.

Giles was limited to 61 games because of knee issues last year and he hit .191/.277/.271. To his credit, Giles had an .854 OPS as recently as 2008. Giles' last few UZR/150 totals suggest he's a below average defender.

Some of the outfielder's friends tell Hayes that Giles could retire if his knee doesn't feel better this spring.

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I don’t think that his bad defense needs to be recognized by UZR. It’s not a secret. The guy can still hit though.

    • R_y_a_n 5 years ago

      The guy can still hit? He hit .191/.277/.271 – I’m not saying he can’t make a comeback, but saying he can still hit is a bit premmature.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    Why did the Indians trade him all those years ago?

    • gutsgutslifelife 5 years ago

      At the time (1998) the Indians had young position players coming out of their ears. Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome…

    • gutsgutslifelife 5 years ago

      At the time, the Indians had young position players coming out of their ears. Manny Ramirez, Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle, Jim Thome…

  3. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    I forgot Giles was even on the planet!

  4. casd 5 years ago

    I’m not sure he can still hit as much as he is an on base machine. He’s no longer and hasn’t been for awhile the power threat he used to be.

  5. jhawk90 5 years ago

    I don’t think Wendy’s and Arby’s really qualify as “teams” there, Joe.

  6. BillB325 5 years ago

    MHHHHH old left-handed hitting out fielder…………………. sounds like Jim Hendry will be in on this.

  7. sbmke 5 years ago

    Giles hasn’t had it for about 5 years. He was a monster in Pittsburgh though and a nice player his first couple in SD.

    It’s amazing to me that these reputation guys stick around for years after their usefulness has faded and production halved – it’s almost like half of MLB is GM’ed by bad fantasy baseballers.

  8. Fangaffes 5 years ago

    39 year old, below average fielder coming off knee problems and a terrible season at the plate. Why WOULDN’T ten teams be eager to sign him? Maybe the Mets can add him to their DL.

  9. redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

    Im guessing 9 of those ten teams are from japan and the other one is a contract from henry for 4 years 72 million with a 20 million dollar player option for a 5th sounds like something he would do 😛 sorry cub fans

    • Jiujitsu411420 5 years ago

      Who in the heck is Henry? lol

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        gee sorry , Hendry you know one of the worst gm’s and the one of the pathetic cubs (no offense and if it is oh well)

        • Jiujitsu411420 5 years ago

          Hahaha that’s a good 1 considering we are 1 year removed from having the #2 offense in the NL…..anyway have fun fighting with the pirates and astros for 4th 5th,and 6th place 😉

          • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

            yea and we had the best bullpen is the majors, we still have the same bullpen , we add o cab,chapman and got gomes back and offense is going to be better hopefully we have votto for the whole year and bruce back what has the cubs done? trade away a good hitter for a fat peice of crap that cant pitch ? cardinals are winning divison and the reds are coming second with the cubs fighting with the brewers,astros,pirates and astros.

  10. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    It’s kinda surprising his brother can’t even sign a minor-league contract.

  11. Giles stole money from the Pads last year. While he hasn’t been the power threat in San Diego that he was in Pittsburgh *cough, steriods cough* he could be useful in a platoon situation, he still has the ability to work the count and grind out at-bats.

  12. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 5 years ago

    Good luck, he likes to greet rookies with Naked hugs and walks around like its a nudist colony lol

  13. The only thing he hits now is his ex girlfriend. I have no respect for him.

  14. Guest 5 years ago

    Brian Giles has hands down the best tan in all of baseball, that alone should draw interest!

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