Giants Interested In Bautista, Hart, DeJesus

The Giants are interested in MLB home run leader Jose Bautista, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter). ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported today that the Blue Jays are asking for elite young players in exchange for Bautista, but the Giants must be getting used to such demands, since they're eyeing other top hitters.

The Giants remain interested in Corey Hart and David DeJesus, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Adam Dunn and Jorge Cantu are also on the team's radar.

Cantu has drawn interest from the Rangers and Angels; the Nationals are reluctant to trade Dunn; the Brewers want Jonathan Sanchez or Madison Bumgarner for Hart; and the Royals have a steep asking price for DeJesus but teams are still interested. None of those bats will come cheap and the Giants know that better than anyone. They're presumably willing to give up talent to improve an offensive attack that ranks ninth in the NL.

The Braves, Padres, White Sox, Rays and Rangers are among the teams that could also be bidding for hitters, so the price could remain high until the July 31st deadline.


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96 Comments on "Giants Interested In Bautista, Hart, DeJesus"


5 years 8 days ago

I would go all out for Adam Dunn, honestly. You could really solidify a middle of a lineup with Dunn/Huff/Posey/Panda once he gets his stuff together

ajf718
5 years 8 days ago

giants wants player under contract.

5 years 8 days ago

I’m aware of that. It doesn’t mean I can’t relish in the concept.

Dan Wohl
5 years 8 days ago

God damn it, why no mention of Fielder?

billski8
5 years 8 days ago

Wheeler for Fielder… put it on the board… CHAMPIONSHIP! (where’s TJ Hooshamazode-WR when you need him?)

adobias
5 years 8 days ago

No Way trade for Fielder. He is a Huge fat ass, is slow in the field, and his numbers are worse than the past few years. This trade would be similar to the Barry Zito huge contract….

5 years 7 days ago

His rbi’s are down, but he’s leading the NL in home runs. He’s also been big his entire career and last week obtained the record for most consecutive games played in Brewer history.

5 years 6 days ago

… do you follow baseball or do you just say what you want? Fielders numbers were up last year from 08.. he also posted his most rbis and best average, also hes not all that slow. Huge fat ass sure, but everything else you said just dumb

5 years 7 days ago

His agent is Scott Boras… enough said.

Dan Wohl
5 years 7 days ago

I don’t see why that’s relevent. Fielder has a year of arbitration left, so I’m sure the Giants would look at it as a year and a half of him even if they don’t choose to try to sign him to a free agent contract. And besides, why would this scare the Giants in particular? They have shown no reluctance to deal with Boras before (with some unsavory results, admittedly).

BleacherBumSF
5 years 8 days ago

trade Thomas Neal and Clayton Tanner for Jayson Werth

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

Terrible idea. We could just sign him as a free agent, and remember the last Phillie that came to SF?

How has that worked out so far?

BleacherBumSF
5 years 7 days ago

werth is a way better all around hitter than rowand and he’s going to be a type A free agent so you could get two high draft picks for him after the season

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

Yeah that’s nice and all, but apparently the Phils are asking for way too much for him.

theironcow
5 years 7 days ago

yeah, Werth’s struggling, wrong time to get him.

ajf718
5 years 8 days ago

Every giants fan know if hart is accquire his number will go down in at&t.

5 years 8 days ago

It doesn’t help that his K rate is bad and isn’t walking that much. He’s like an Aaron Rowand except he’ll cost an unacceptable amount of prospects instead of money.

magnushanso
5 years 7 days ago

And his defense SUCKS.

55saveslives
5 years 8 days ago

Hart is Aaron Rowand v2.0

5 years 8 days ago

Except Rowand can defend… moderately.

Sniderlover
5 years 8 days ago

Hmm… no Bautista? 😛

5 years 8 days ago

Hrm… I’m intrigued by this John Bowker character. Apparently in 156 at bats He’s hit 11 Home runs and has a .400 OBP. Sounds like deserves a few starts, eh?

bharsh
5 years 8 days ago

The dude is a flat out stud. Unfortunately Bochy isn’t patient enough in young players to give him the chance. dude would go off in a place like Miller Park. Numbers here in AAA Fresno off the charts every year and last year PCL player of the year. I’d hate to lose him, but then again, I’m smart enough to know he’s going to go to waste here in Fresno

5 years 8 days ago

Considering the Black Hole they have in RF you would think they would give him a better shot at the big show. Schierholtz is a defensive replacement (at best) and putting Burrell in LF and huff in RF downgrades the defense considerably. a Huff-Torres-Bowker OF is a lot better than what it is now.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

Bowker hasn’t been able to hit in the Majors. He’s a career minor league guy.

link to baseball-reference.com

5 years 7 days ago

NO!!!! he’s a minor leagur hitter, thats it!…the mother fucker cant lay off a inside curveball in the dirt…how many times have u seen major league pitchers throw 3 straight curveballs in the dirt and record a strikeout…let me answer that for u, waaaaaaay to many!

budman3
5 years 8 days ago

I think an fair deal would start with Hart and James Shields from the Rays.

aap212
5 years 7 days ago

James Shields is a very good starting pitcher with an extremely team-friendly contract with a number of club option years. Corey Hart is a so-so corner bat with little defensive value and coming up on free agency. So no.

jredjamesred
5 years 8 days ago

i want Prince Fielder in a SF Giants uniform!!!!! it would take a bunch of prospects though!

rainyperez
5 years 8 days ago

I would say the Giants give Brett Pill (we have Belt in the minors who has jumped to top prospect in a hurry), John Bowker (he would thrive at miller park), Zack Wheeler, Clayton Tanner, and if absolutely necessary Sanchez. But I think that would be enough to ply Fielder without giving up Neal and Belt…

5 years 7 days ago

Brewers don’t want Sanchez for Fielder. They want young pitching that will be around for awhile…ie Bumgarner

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

Bumgarner isn’t going to be traded. He has more value than Fielder right not. Young left handed pitcher that is still under team control for 6 years, has been a stud on every level, and is dealing at the major league level.

Linececum, Cain and Bumgarner are going to cost more than most teams can afford or would want to trade.

Bay_Area_Hero
5 years 8 days ago

Personally, I would take the pass on Hart. His numbers aren’t consistent enough for me and I agree with 55, he would be another Rowand. Same goes for Werth-less. I personally would like a left handed power hitter like Dunn or Feilder. They both have more than enough power to drop bombs in the pond and would compliment what we already have quite nicely.

CF-Toress
2B-Sanchez
C-Posey
LF-Huff
1B-Feilder or Dunn
3B-Sandovol
SS-Uribe
RF-Sheirholtz
P-……….

That leaves on the bench
Ishi
Burell
Whiteside
Rowand
Renteria

5 years 8 days ago

I’ve never heard of this Feilder character… Is he from the German League?

ilovetacos
5 years 7 days ago

this is what I’m hoping for…prefer Dunn over Fielder, as he should cost a lot less in prospects

jredjamesred
5 years 8 days ago

no Hart or DeJesus! please Sabean don’t go there!

5 years 7 days ago

Seriously Sanchez and Bumgarner for Hart? The Brewers are straight up on crack

jredjamesred
5 years 8 days ago

Werth-less haha that’s a good one!

rainyperez
5 years 8 days ago

Giants offense are on a roll right now and they are in the tops of runs scored this month. Adding a piece like Fielder or a speed/avg guy like DeJesus only solidifies the lineup. While DeJesus adds to the top of the order Fielder will add the knock out punch that the Giants don’t necessarily need but if they do acquire him they have a very potent offense for the post season if they get there. My ideal lineup doesn’t have speed, but does have pop with average.

1.Torres
2.Sanchez
3.Posey
4.Fielder
5.Huff
6.Sandoval
7.Uribe/Renteria
8.Schierholtz

You can sub Burrell or Ishikawa when necessary, but I hope the Giants do something big adding a reliever and a hitter. Preferably Scott Downs of Toronto if Runzler doesn’t come back strong, he’s a lefty that will definitely help out our ‘pen.

nbgiant25
5 years 8 days ago

i personally think that dejesus fits the bill in terms of affordability and fit more so than the other guys being talked about… the giants need a guy who can hit to the gaps and have good ABs. forget the power guys and focus on professional hitters.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

You get enough good hitters in the line up you can score a lot of runs, but every contender needs a legit bat in the middle of the order.

Your reasoning would work out if our guys had a higher OBP and could run, but they are station to station guys (except for Torres) and just flail at everything.

5 years 8 days ago

Fielder is not worth the prospects. In order to keep him past 2011 it will take an epic amount of money that the giants won’t have once the pitcher’s contracts start getting even MORE expensive.

And guys, no mock lineups in a Giants thread. We’re not NYM fans, come on.
I THINK WE SHOULD GET OSWALT FOR LUIS CASTILLO SO OUR ROTATION WILL BE UNSTOPPABLE THE ASTROS WILL TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!

BleacherBumSF
5 years 7 days ago

eve if Fielder can’t be brought back after 2011 they could get two high draft picks for him since he would probably be a type A free agent

BleacherBumSF
5 years 8 days ago

I really wish we could get one of Adam Dunn, Prince Fielder, Mark Reynolds, or Dan Uggla

5 years 8 days ago

Man, I could justify putting Reynolds at 1B, but where would you put Uggla? It’s been established that he doesn’t want to switch to 3B/OF

BleacherBumSF
5 years 8 days ago

move Freddy Sanchez to 3B, he’s played there before when he was on the Pirates and he played it pretty well from what I heard

5 years 7 days ago

I like your positivity about Sanchez but he hasn’t played 3B since 2006. Granted he played it well, but his defense at 2B is way more valuable than Uggla’s. I dunno, I just don’t want Sandoval going to 1B because his D is worse at 1B than it is at 3B.

BleacherBumSF
5 years 7 days ago

I’d do it. Sandoval is better at 3B but he’s not going to cost us games if we move him to 1B. Uggla is a HUGE upgrade over having Renteria or Ishikawa in the lineup.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

Dunn would be ideal, but Sabean keeps stating he doesn’t want rental players, and the Nationals are shopping Dunn like he is Ryan Howard. They want a lot for a guy that will be a free-agent after this year.

Yankees420
5 years 7 days ago

There is a reason the Nationals are shopping Dunn like he’s Howard.

Howard: .282/.373/.581 in 3500+ PA
Dunn: .251/.382/.523 in 5800 PA

Howard gives you a better average and slugging, but both K a ton and Dunn has the better OBP, they’re really very comparable.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 7 days ago

True but you can’t expect full market value for the guy when he is only under contract for one more season

Yankees420
5 years 7 days ago

I’m not saying that Dunn is worth 2 blue chip prospects, just that there is reason Rizzo is shopping Dunn as if he can produce like Howard.

5 years 6 days ago

Which is exactly why we don’t stand a chance at Dunn.. Time to start settling for Theriot because Sabean won’t buck up for anyone else..

Yankees420
5 years 7 days ago

There is a reason the Nationals are shopping Dunn like he’s Howard.

Howard: .282/.373/.581 in 3500+ PA
Dunn: .251/.382/.523 in 5800 PA

Howard gives you a better average and slugging, but both K a ton and Dunn has the better OBP, they’re really very comparable.

5 years 7 days ago

The Nationals are not shopping Dunn at all. thats the thing that a lot of folks aren’t getting.

pretty much ALL the movement in Dunn trade rumors is coming from other teams interested in him.

Rizzo simply doesn’t want to trade him, and it’d take a ridiculous offer to change his mind.

Rizzo isn’t going to teams and initiating talks by asking for the moon. He is telling people “I don’t want to trade him, and it’ll take a miracle to convince me to do so.”

billski8
5 years 7 days ago

Kung Fu Panda + Kung Fu Fielder = UNSTOPPABLE

jphenix2002
5 years 7 days ago

Its only Kung Fu Fielder if Mota is on the mound

jphenix2002
5 years 7 days ago

Its too bad San Fran got rid of molina. It would be somethin to have him, Prince, and the Panda in the same lineup. Slowest ever?

5 years 7 days ago

casey mcgehee is slow as hell too

5 years 7 days ago

Yes I’m sure emmanuel burress or ehire adrianza will get Bautista when AA is asking for elite prospects. Heyman you are as clueless as they come.

Gigantes
5 years 7 days ago

just cause your asking for elite players doesn’t mean you’ll get them. Bautista’s ceiling is a Carlos Pena type player good power low average. You don’t get elite prospects for decent bats. I think something like Ehire Adrianza + Brett Pill would be a pretty good haul for bautista. And if im the giants i still pass…….

meanguygary
5 years 7 days ago

Heyman needs to find another line of work. He’s really not very good at this.

Yankees420
5 years 7 days ago

What makes you think he’d be good at anything else?