Giants Inquired On David Aardsma

The Giants inquired on Mariners closer David Aardsma, MLBTR has learned.  However, the Mariners countered by offering Aardsma and Jose Lopez for Pablo Sandoval and were turned down.

Aardsma was a first-round pick of Brian Sabean's Giants back in '03 but was traded to the Cubs with Jerome Williams two years later for LaTroy Hawkins and cash.  His peripheral stats haven't changed much since last year, and his groundball rate is actually up, but his ERA increased from 2.52 to 4.73.  One plus is that he's under team control through 2012.  Lopez, a potential non-tender candidate for the Mariners after the season, doesn't seem to hold much trade value despite last year's 25 home run campaign.

Sandoval has seen a big downturn this year, with a .263/.325/.384 line after last year's amazing performance garnered MVP votes.  His injuries have seemingly been minor, though he is just returning from personal leave.  Sandoval remains under team control through 2014 and the Giants probably aren't inclined to sell low.


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51 Comments on "Giants Inquired On David Aardsma"


55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Aardsma and Lopez for Pablo?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHA

5 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t be suprised if Sabean still gets D.A. and Lopez but will get ripped off in the process.

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Where exactly would Lopez play?

Fresno

5 years 1 month ago

3B or 2B or Water Boy

those are his quality spots.

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

That trade sounds ridiculous even in fantasy baseball.

5 years 1 month ago

Heh heh… Jack Z tring to pull a fast one on Sabean. Dang it wished it worked!

shockey12
5 years 1 month ago

Bautista + B prospects for Panda

GET IT DONE AA!!!

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Funny!

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

Haha!

55saveslives
5 years 1 month ago

How about Giants offer Bedard for Jones?? Too soon?

Dave Gregory
5 years 1 month ago

That’s a retarded trade. I’m glad that Sabean told Jack Z that was a “no.”

woadude
5 years 1 month ago

Hey you have to remember Jack Z got Cliff Lee for what? and ended up getting Smoak…I bet Jack Z thought he had “the Force” and was just trying to use it again

InLeylandWeTrust
5 years 1 month ago

aardsma and…jose lopez??? for panda???? what?!?!?!??!!?

woadude
5 years 1 month ago

it worked on Amaro Jr damn it

5 years 1 month ago

The offer was just a test to see how willing (or stupid) Sabean is to make a trade. It makes sense to offer for Pablo because the Giants are talking about getting Cantu. Shows they have some smarts in them.

ilovetacos
5 years 1 month ago

This is quality entertainment.

yazpik
5 years 1 month ago

+French + Beavan???

ISeeYaRodAllen
5 years 1 month ago

still no

5 years 1 month ago

Sabean is trying to get the prospects he traded, …but after they already had their best years and are on a decline. Good strategy. Not.

BleacherBumSF
5 years 1 month ago

Jack Zduriencik has lost his mind

5 years 1 month ago

Just looked up what Hawkins did for the Giants… 37+ innings of crap.

Weedy69
5 years 1 month ago

That would be so awesome dumping Aardsma to the giants. Get it done Jack Z

Weedy69
5 years 1 month ago

That would be awesome if we could dump Aardsma on the giants. Get it done Jack Z!!!!

Shaneomac82
5 years 1 month ago

I got a good laugh out of this.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

I want some of whatever Zduriencik is smoking!

kissmyblankenship
5 years 1 month ago

I would love to see this go through as an M’s fan. How about that deal and throw in Carp and Mike Wilson.

5 years 1 month ago

I’m a die hard M’s fan and had to laugh at that counter offer. I think Z might have been smoking something while he was on the phone with Sabean… LOL.

CrustyJuggler
5 years 1 month ago

He’s just trying to buy low on Sandoval who’s had a crap year. As horrible as Lopez has been, Sandoval hasn’t been much better. Plus Lopez has been great at 3B defensively according to UZR.

I know it’s still a wishful counter but it isn’t has “crazy” as people are making it out to be. When Lopez leaves Seattle, he will be a perennial 25-30 HR bat. Watch. And Aardsma just came off a fantastic season in 2009.

Just sayin..

yazpik
5 years 1 month ago

Agree, Safeco is a terrible fit for Lopez, but in other stadium and other organization, he could be a great defender at 3b and a 270 avg + 25 or 30 HR + Aardsma who could be a great setup man for SF