Giants Monitoring Infield Market

The Giants have “put out feelers” for players on the trade market, VP Bobby Evans told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. Baggarly suggests the Giants will take a hard look at Orlando Hudson, who will be a free agent once he clears release waivers.

The Padres released Hudson yesterday and despite his declining defensive and offensive skills, the switch-hitter could be a fit for the short-handed Giants. Emmanuel Burriss, Brandon Crawford, Joaquin Arias and Charlie Culberson are currently contributing for San Francisco with Freddy Sanchez, Pablo Sandoval and Ryan Theriot on the disabled list.


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  1. Zach 3 years ago

    Nick Punto? :)

    • elclashcombo 3 years ago

      I was just going to type his name…

    • 55saveslives 3 years ago

       Punto has a worse avg than all the garbage they have been putting out so far.

    • Torture2010 3 years ago

      I like the youk idea more than any other so far! Although if the giants are giving their youth a chance aybe they should consider bringing panik up early too?!

      • SFrush90 3 years ago

        Panik is struggling in HighA. That’d be a terrible move by the team. And we don’t need Youk. They need to play the young first baseman on a consistent basis so we know what have next year.

  2. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    Far be it for me to suggest anything to my friends in North California, but Blake DeWitt would probably be available and looks better than Hudson at this point.

    • jammin502 3 years ago

       The Cubs just DFA’d DeWitt and anybody could have claimed him.  Nobody did and he accepted the assignment to AAA rather than free agency.

      • BlueSkyLA
        BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

        I’m aware of that. He is surplus to the Cubs and a possible trade candidate.

        • northsfbay 3 years ago

          A Giants fan. Good luck to your team. I want the great rivivalry back. It goes back to the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers days.

          • BlueSkyLA
            BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

            Thanks. I’m all for the grand old rivalry, provided it doesn’t get ridiculous, as we all know it can.

  3. Melvin McMurf 3 years ago

    check the angels roster

  4. yigantee 3 years ago

    Affeldt for M. Izturis?  Suits each teams needs, leaves both a little thin in other areas though…

    • 55saveslives 3 years ago

       Giants can call up Heath Hembree.  Not a lefty, but dominating in AAA.

    • northsfbay 3 years ago

      Are you an Angels fan? The Giants all ready have a M Izturis on their roster with Arias. Sandavol will be back. The Giants have the luxary of 2 lefty relievers. In a word “no.”

      • 55saveslives 3 years ago

         They wouldn’t be getting him to replace Arias…Have you watched Crawford, Burriss, and Theriot AT ALL? Not to mention, Freddy “Never coming Back” Sanchez.

      • SFrush90 3 years ago

        Izturis is better. Arias is just ok. 

    • SFrush90 3 years ago

      I’d really like to get Izturis. He’d fill our 2B and 2 hole void. Solid defensively and good OBP.

  5. Jeff Keppinger?  Oh wait..

    • FrnchDp 3 years ago

      you mean the 2B with limited range who only managed to hit .255 last season with the Giants?  and they let him go for 4M?  yeah.. what a shame..

      • Yes.  I’d rather over-pay for production than pay anything for under-production.  Keppinger is a .281 career hitter — Theriot, Burris, Culberson, et al aren’t producing.  Even .255 has a pleasant sound

        • sf55forlife 3 years ago

          .255 with no ability to take a walk, hit for power, run, or play defense. He’s little more than replacement level. 

          • Yes.  If he hit for power, high average & played great D he’d be called Brandon Phillips.  But we aren’t talking about superstar 2B, we are talking about productive and serviceable 2B. Keppinger hitting .255 > Theriot/Burris/Culberson.  

          • sf55forlife 3 years ago

            But that’s not worth $4 million, not even close. The best plan of action would have been to keep Fontenot.

          • Once the season starts, $$ doesn’t matter as long as they perform.  Fontenot was awful, low-impact as a Giant.  Keppinger showed to be more than serviceable.  Fontenot doesn’t do anything

  6. Tony DiQuattro 3 years ago

    “…his declining defensive and offensive skills, the switch-hitter could be a fit for the short-handed Giants”
    Sounds right.

    • SFrush90 3 years ago

      Melvin Mora and Orlando Hudson. I’m glad Sabean went out and signed good depth in the offseason and didn’t bank on Freddy coming back.

  7. Cubs can offer Blake DeWitt. No, really, we know it’s a generous offer, but no need to thank us. We’re remodeling Wrigley, and we could use a few gallons of green paint. Even up. What say?

  8. 23333339v2 3 years ago

    Hudson?  More of Sabean’s annual load of dreck.  Load the team up with junk – but look how little money they will have to pay (that’s all ownership cares about).  As for Sanchez….I can’t believe Sabean still talks about “when freddie gets back….”  Yeah, like that’s ever going to happen – and if he does get back on the field I predict 7-10 games before the next injury.

    Is there really anyone out there who believed that Sanchez was EVER going to play again?

  9. iamblu2 3 years ago

    Where’s Mike Fontenot when we need him?

    • Tony DiQuattro 3 years ago

       Laughing and saying “THAT’LL SHOW YOU” in Philly.

  10. SFG16 3 years ago

    How about getting Keppinger back.  Check the stats

  11. No.  Cody Ross is in the outfield and has been replaced by Melky and Pagan who are doing great.  Keppinger is a 2B which is of dire need for the Giants.

  12. johnsilver 3 years ago

     As if Ross isn’t? To top it off? Ross is only getting 3m this season for his 8HR 28RBI .349OBP and .883OPS so far.

    Pagan is a slap hitter, not one many teams would be using as a starter and not a terrific defensive CF either to justify not waiting out Ross for his price to drop.

  13. Ross couldn’t hit at AT&T Park — look at his numbers last year.  He tried to yank everything out, Pagan is a slap hitter and making contact thus why (albeit a small sample) Pagan is performing better FOR THE GIANTS than Ross did last year FOR THE GIANTS.  It’s a tough park to hit in, and doubles/gap hitters seem to perform the best.

  14. johnsilver 3 years ago

     “Ross couldn’t hit at AT&T Park — look at his numbers last year.  He tried to yank everything out”

    See.. That’s what don’t understand there…

    Ross had some good offensive power numbers at Land Shark stadium and it was an abysmal park also for power hitters. Not that Fenway isn’t a far better place for him.. Was hoping Boston could get Ross “on the cheap” all off season as was well aware of Ross’s swing from his days as a marlin and a fan of the Fish, but if Ross could hit 20+ HR at Land Shark a couple of times and drive in runs, then he should have been able to do it at SF also.

    Maybe he wasn’t getting pitches to hit/pull also played into it some there. Ross isn’t the most patient hitter and nobody will ever confuse any SF lineup since the early 70’s for a murderer’s row.

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