Giants Interested In David DeJesus

8:02pm: Mychael Urban of CSNBayArea.com hears from a Giants official that there's "nothing happening" regarding DeJesus right now, which doesn't necessarily contradict Morosi's report.

6:43pm: The Giants have some interest in acquiring David DeJesus, according to FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, who cites two major league sources. Morosi adds that it doesn't appear the two sides have engaged in serious discussions yet.

According to Morosi, the Giants may have a hard time matching the Royals' asking price for DeJesus, echoing Nick Cafardo's report from yesterday. The Giants could also be less inclined to deal a prospect for DeJesus if their own outfielders continue hitting so well. Aubrey Huff (.307/.399/.550), Andres Torres (.285/.389/.460), and Pat Burrell (.341/.404/.634) have all made positive contributions to the Giants' offense, though DeJesus would be a defensive upgrade over Huff and Burrell. The Royals' outfielder has also swung a hot bat this year, posting a slash line of .328/.400/.492.

Morosi notes that DeJesus would also fit well with contenders like the Braves, Padres, and Red Sox, particularly given the 30-year-old's ability to play all three outfield positions. So far though, with no pressing need to move one of their best hitters, the Royals are holding out for a significant return.


32 Responses to Giants Interested In David DeJesus Leave a Reply

  1. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Lucky KC. Somebody’s gonna overpay.

  2. 55saveslives 5 years ago

    This is the OF version of Freddy Sanchez. Not the big bat we need. Unless Giants concede we are a small ball team. AND bench Rowand!!!!!

    Torres CF
    Sanchez 2B
    DeJesus RF
    Huff 1B
    Uribe SS
    Sandoval 3B
    Burrell LF
    Posey C

    • BLB25 5 years ago

      Rowand has pretty much already been benched. But Dejesus would need to replace Molina to make this worthwhile.

    • Yeah we got to get Molina out of here

    • they should also go for Roy Oswalt
      since the 5th spot of the giants rotation is very weak

      • Wilsonl 5 years ago

        No salary room.. he makes $15M and we don’t really need him, bring up Bumgarner or something..

      • jb226 5 years ago

        You want Oswalt because your fifth starter is weak?

        *head explodes*

    • Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

      I’d take an outfield version of Sanchez right now, as well as a catching version, a fifth pitching version, a managing version and a gm version.

      • 55saveslives 5 years ago

        Unfortunately the catching, managing and gm are all the Todd Wellemeyer versions :(

      • 55saveslives 5 years ago

        Unfortunately the catching, managing and gm are all the Todd Wellemeyer versions :(

    • Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

      I’d take an outfield version of Sanchez right now, as well as a catching version, a fifth pitching version, a managing version and a gm version.

  3. ELPinchy 5 years ago

    I don’t think the Redsox go after this one.

    • bamf9 5 years ago

      You really don’t think so? I feel he is a perfect fit, he will pick up sum speed lacking from jacobys absence, and can play next year when camerons gone

      • mike_sox 5 years ago

        that would make sense, except cameron is signed to a two year deal

        • ELPinchy 5 years ago

          ah beat me to it.

          • bamf9 5 years ago

            Unaware he signed a two year deal, would be perfect if he were to be a free agent at the end of this season

          • ELPinchy 5 years ago

            they signed him and scutaro as part of the ‘two year bridge period’, they believe that they will have minor league talent developed by then to fill those spots. It is the same reason they wont likely go after Dejesus.

  4. bamf9 5 years ago

    How about berkman?

  5. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 5 years ago

    How about Corey Hart in Milwaukee?

  6. Chris Solberg 5 years ago

    There’s a reason DeJesus why DeJesus hasn’t played that much RF in his career, his arm is crap. His UZRs haven’t been good in center. He’s a left fielder, GMs shouldn’t think otherwise.

  7. Otis26 5 years ago

    As a KC fan I’m loving every minute of this. By the time the farm system produces he’ll be a leftover non-baserunning-relic who would do better on another team. I hope the Royals deal him…and fast. His stock has never been higher.

    That’s not to say I don’t think he’s value-added to another team right now. It’s just that he’s not a part of the 2012 – 2015 run the team will make, and if someone is willing to deal more prospects who will be ready in that same timeframe let’s make a deal!

    The minor league system for the Royals has made monsterous progress in the last 4 years. When it blossoms it’s gonna be big! Patience is the watch-word.

    • BLB25 5 years ago

      how long has patience been the watch-word in KC?

      • Otis26 5 years ago

        A while for sure. But it’s different this time. There’s real talent in the minor league system. Not just hope.

        • matchmade 5 years ago

          Very true, Northwest Arkansas Naturals (AA) won their division for the first half of the season. Omaha (AAA) has looked very good this year as well. With some promise from the lower levels with Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers both having stand out seasons.

    • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

      “As a KC fan I’m loving every minute of this.”

      You don’t often hear this.

  8. Jay212033 5 years ago

    As a Braves fan I wouldn’t give up nothing more than a couple C+/B- prospects for DeJesus. Maybe JJ Hoover and Cody Johnson for DeJesus

    • bbxxj 5 years ago

      I do like DeJesus but he doesn’t have the power to match who we have currently at the corners and while he ‘can’ play CF I really don’t think I would want him out there everyday. Right now Melky is producing enough offensively and defensively that he doesn’t need to be replaced.

  9. Giants don’t need him. The outfield is fine as is. The only trades the Giants should make are for bullpen help and/or a bat with some pop.

  10. 14 Rocks 5 years ago

    I don’t really understand Braves fans clamoring so much for DeJesus. If you look at the career numbers he isn’t that much better offensively than Melky, he is worse defensively, he isn’t a switch hitter, and makes more money. If he were a 20 to 25 HR threat I could understand it. Giving up more than a couple of B prospects for him is insanity.

    If the Braves want to give up some good prospects they need to go for a younger guy with a little more power like a Chris Young (if he is made available). If the D-Backs are interested the Braves have tons of young pitching that they could part with.

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      Chris Young’s career slash line: .241/.312/.444, his season so far is nice, but his BABIP is .37 higher than his career and he’s still barely putting up an above average OBP (.341). I would not be comfortable if my team gave up quality prospects for Young.

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