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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37 Comments on "Giants Monitoring Infield Market"


Zach
3 years 3 months ago

Nick Punto? :)

elclashcombo
3 years 3 months ago

I was just going to type his name…

55saveslives
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

Youk?

Torture2010
3 years 3 months 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 3 months 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.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

northsfbay
3 years 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

Melvin McMurf
3 years 3 months ago

check the angels roster

yigantee
3 years 3 months ago

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

55saveslives
3 years 3 months ago

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

northsfbay
3 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

Izturis is better. Arias is just ok. 

SFrush90
3 years 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

Jeff Keppinger?  Oh wait..

FrnchDp
3 years 3 months 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..

3 years 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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

3 years 3 months ago

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

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 3 months ago

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

SFrush90
3 years 3 months 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.

3 years 3 months ago

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?

23333339v2
3 years 3 months 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?

iamblu2
3 years 3 months ago

Where’s Mike Fontenot when we need him?

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 3 months ago

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

SFG16
3 years 3 months ago

How about getting Keppinger back.  Check the stats

3 years 3 months ago

We should of retained him during the offseason

3 years 3 months ago

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.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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.

3 years 3 months ago

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.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months 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.