Giants Interested In Steve Pearce

The Giants are interested in Astros outfielder Steve Pearce, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (via Twitter).  San Francisco is in search of someone who handles left-handed pitching well and Pearce, who boasts a career .275/.345/.490 slash line against southpaws, fits the bill.

The Astros claimed the 29-year-old off waivers from the Orioles less than a month ago.  A trade to the Giants would mean that Pearce has been with five clubs in 2012.  He has been under contract with the Twins, Yankees, Orioles, and Astros all inside of this calendar year.


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  1. thekoshow 3 years ago

    Look out LA!

    • rainyperez 3 years ago

      I wouldn’t underestimate Sabean’s under the radar moves. His track record the last 3 seasons is pretty unparalleled.

      Burrell, Huff, Sanchez, Torres, Vogelsong, Lopez, Ramon Ramirez, Casilla, Pagan, Uribe, Ross, and Scutaro.

    • mbsfca 3 years ago

      The giants need a few good hitters right now. Pick-up some who have hit well here and who have a decent road batting avg. Hunter Pence WILL break out of his slump and give the team a huge boost in September. Activate Mota for extended bullpen relief, giving the others a rest, and, considering we have no true closer now, and what should have been done immediately after the All-Star break, use Lincecum as a closer.

      • sade 3 years ago

        Lincecum as closer is nuts. You have to throw strikes to be a closer. 1st requirement.

        • Aquaria 3 years ago

          For all his troubles this year, Lincecum is STILL #11 in the NL in Ks, and #17 in all of baseball. Higher than Kuroda. Higher than Billingsley. Higher than Cueto.

          It’s that he’s not consistent about getting them, not that he can’t throw them at all.

          Try to keep up.

  2. Me 3 years ago

    Why not go after Scott Hariston?

    • letsgogiants 3 years ago

      Doubt that the Giants would even win the claim for him. Arizona most likely would just block him and put a claim in.

      • rainyperez 3 years ago

        Arizona won’t be blocking anyone if they lose today and the Giants win. Granted they can go on some amazing 2011 Cardinals run but that is highly unlikely with the teams in front of them.

    • SFrush90 3 years ago

      I don’t think he’s been put on waivers yet. Without that, they can’t get him.

  3. I like Pearce, very solid player. Especially in a better lineup

  4. Huff's dog 3 years ago

    He’s a nobody people. Move on…

  5. diehardmets 3 years ago

    We’ll trade you Scott Hairston. Just send us Gary Brown and we’ll call it a deal.

    • baybombers 3 years ago

      nah you keep andres torres and we’ll keep angel pagan. Done deal

  6. Randolph_Knackstedt 3 years ago

    This is not the best the Giants could do. C’mon.

  7. monkeyking42 3 years ago

    Pearce is pretty awful, but given their right-handed bench bat right now is Francisco Peguero (he of the .297 OBP in Fresno), this would be a small upgrade. Every little bit helps.

    • Huff's dog 3 years ago

      I just don’t see Pierce an upgrade at all, not even a small upgrade, over what the Giants have now. Pierce is simply a useless bench bat, while Blanco at least has speed and should play over Pierce.

      • monkeyking42 3 years ago

        Where did I say Pearce should play over Blanco?

      • BLB25 3 years ago

        Pearce wouldn’t replace Blanco, he’d spell Blanco against some lefties and otherwise be the best RHH bat off the bench.

  8. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Refresh button alert.

  9. stroh 3 years ago

    If the Giants are interested, my prediction is that Luhnow will trade him for a class A prospect. Luhnow picked him up off waivers for nothing, so if he can turn that into an add for the Astros organization, he will.

  10. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    Steve who? He sounds like a Brian Sabean move. Why not get Jeff Francour or Jacob Ellsbury? Boston may give up Cody Ross too.

    • mstrchef 3 years ago

      No way that Boston moves Ellsbury or Ross now that they know Crawford won’t be back for 2013. Probably regretting the Reddick deal now as well (I thought it was kinda stupid at the time anyway).

    • BLB25 3 years ago

      Ellsbury and Ross aren’t going anywhere, Boston now has a ton of money to spend and I’d be surprised if they didn’t lock up both Ellsbury and Ross. Even if Boston was interested in trading them, neither would make it to the the Giants on waivers. Francouer has probably either already cleared waivers or he will, but he’s owed more than 7 mil in 2013. I really doubt Jeff Francouer is the kind of corner OF upgrade the Giants will be looking to spend their money on in the offseason. Its unclear if they’ll expand the payroll a little to compete with the Dodgers, they said they wouldn’t go dollar for dollar with them but a 150 mil payroll would be more than 50 mil less than the Dodgers and still a very significant increase) but even if they do there won’t be enough money available that they can throw 7-8 mil at a 5th OF. So unless he’s practically free with KC paying most of his salary there probably isn’t much interest. Francouer is actually not even that much better than Pearce, Pearce’s 2012 numbers are better.

    • SFrush90 3 years ago

      Ellsbury and Ross wouldn’t make it out of the AL. Plus, the Giants don’t have what it takes to acquire Ellsbury.

  11. mgsports 3 years ago

    To get a Phil like who you said they have to be put on Waviers and Pierre and maybe Wigginton/Polonco/Kendrick might be put on Waviers. Also David Wright should be because Dodgers will give you James Baldwin/Pederson and so on.

  12. afannaz 3 years ago

    maybe i’m missing something, but, isn’t 4 previous teams a red flag on this guy? i don’t get why they would be thinking about.

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