Giants Interested In Hawpe

The Giants are exploring the possibility of acquiring Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe, according to Mychael Urban of  Bobby Evans, the club's vice president of baseball operations, said the team is "open-minded" about Hawpe, who was designated for assignment last night.

However, Evans stressed that San Francisco may have trouble adding Hawpe to its roster.  At present, the Giants seem to be set at both first base and right field.  The 31-year-old is owed $2.2MM for the remainder of the season.  Hawpe has had a down year in 2010, hitting .255/.343/.432 with seven homers in 300 plate appearances.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post first reported the Giants' "potential interest" in the slugger last night.  A source told Renck that the Rangers, Rays, White Sox, and Red Sox are all possible suitors as well.

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  1. BrocNessMonster 5 years ago

    If they sign him, they’ll pretty much have the greatest “All Washed Up” outfield ever assembled. Rowan, Guillen, Burrell, and Hawpe.

    • wwy 5 years ago

      You beat me to it. Although at least Burrell hasn’t looked washed up at the plate recently.

      • BrocNessMonster 5 years ago

        He sure has been hitting as of late, true.

    • 55saveslives 5 years ago

      Burrell has 12 HR’s since joining the Giants and Guillen is hitting over .400 so far. Not exactly washed up.

      Hawpe doesn’t add anything…

      • rainyperez 5 years ago

        Dont forget Torres is in the category of washed up players who happens to be producing as well

      • The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

        Guillen has played 5 games and has 16 at bats… You can’t say he isn’t washed up after 16 ABs The Royals gave him away for nothing, so lets ease up a little bit.

        • 55saveslives 5 years ago

          I didn’t say they were all stars…my exact quote was “not exactly washed up”.

          So far they have been great additions. So YOU ease up a bit!

          • The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

            What I’m saying is that 16 ABs isn’t enough to decide anything one way or the other

  2. wwy 5 years ago

    This is getting ridiculous. Just how many released/DFA’d corner outfield/1B/DH types can one team acquire and squeeze onto its roster in one season? If they were allowed to field 4 outfielders and use the DH, it might make sense. Otherwise…

  3. Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

    The only way they should trade for him is if they’re able to flip him immediately.

    • BrocNessMonster 5 years ago

      Flip who? Hawpe? If anyone else wants him, they can just get him from Colorado…

      • Will_Clarks_Gauchos 5 years ago

        You’re right. There’s never been a three team trade and a player has never been flipped.

        • The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

          How do you make a 3 team trade for a free agent?

    • The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

      Or they could just sign him considering he isn’t on the Rockies roster anymore because the they released him…

  4. bigpat 5 years ago

    How many first basemen/outfielders do they need? This is getting very excessive.

  5. sdsuphilip 5 years ago

    Hawpe another guy with no range ala Burrel and Guillen

  6. bradleyx 5 years ago

    Can Jermaine Dye be far behind?

  7. EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

    They need a more well-rounded offensive player. Someone who doesn’t strikeout a lot and someone who can draw a walk.

  8. jrodhard 5 years ago

    Hawpe is having a poor season and it won’t get better playing 1-2 times/week. Who do you sit for him? Aubrey Huff? No. Pat Burrell? No. If you sit Jose Guillen for him he will sulk and moan and then you have a bigger problem. If they like Hawpe long term, pick him up in the off season. Regardless of where he goes now, he will get to free agency.

  9. Joe505 5 years ago

    Hawpe>Sheirholtz. Better bench player. Trying to build a decent bench for an easy schedule down the stretch. Sheirholtz gives us nothing.

    A bench of

    Hell they could still work out a deal for Ross! They need more depth, this is where you get it, on the waiver wire.

    • David X 5 years ago

      But Schierholtz has strengths that Hawpe doesn’t have, like speed and defense. Nate is a complementary player whose skills round out the Giants’ roster. Hawpe is almost exactly like Guillen, Burrell and Huff (except not nearly as good as any of them this season): a little power, a few walks, poor range. I love Brad Hawpe, but he adds nothing to the Giants at this time.

    • The_Thrill_22 5 years ago

      What a moron….

      Schierholtz is your late inning defensive replacement or a pinch runner. With all the slow poor fielding outfielders we have on the roster you need a guy like Schierholtz.

    • gmenfan 5 years ago

      As much as I’ve grown to loathe Schierholtz, he definitely serves a purpose. He’s speed off the bench and a good late inning sub for the poorer fielding corner outfielders.

  10. Aubrey Huff is a left-handed pull-hitter and he has thrived at AT&T. Brad Hawpe is a pull-hitting lefty as well. He will do well at AT&T (offensively, that is.) Someone earlier said they need a guy who can get on base by drawing walks, Hawpe’s career OBP is .374. The guy is having a bad year, but he isn’t washed up… This is one thing I can’t stand about fellow Giants fans, a guy has one bad year and because we’ve been burned a couple times by Sabean for signing guys like that, it means that every single player in a slump is “done… washed up… see yah later.” Brad Hawpe at little cost could not only provide to be beneficial now, but for years to come.

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