Giants Seeking Outfield Help

The Giants are seeking outfield help following Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). For now the team plans to promote Justin Christian from Triple-A and stick with Gregor Blanco, Angel Pagan, and Hunter Pence as the regulars.

Rosenthal reports that Scott Hairston and Juan Pierre have yet to be placed on trade waivers, though the Diamondbacks would likely block both players from getting to San Francisco. Arizona has a higher waiver priority and both Hairston (approximately $300K) and Pierre ($200K) are reasonably priced for the remainder of the season. Alfonso Soriano remains unlikely to approve a trade to the 2010 World Champs.

Kevin Millwood and Josh Beckett still have yet to be placed on waivers according to Rosenthal. The Red Sox have put a handful of players through waivers but otherwise have remained quiet this month.


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  1. monkeydung 3 years ago

    would be fitting for Pierre to join them, kill it for 30 games and then fall back into oblivion

  2. MadmanTX 3 years ago

    I hear Barry Bonds is available…

    • Patick L 3 years ago

      And RIckey Henderson hasn’t officially retired yet. :-)

  3. Karkat 3 years ago

    I’d pay money to watch Josh Beckett man the outfield in San Fran.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Or see him deal with the media there! Then again.. His responses could be considered normal.. Kidding..

  4. Tom R 3 years ago

    Trade Bad contract Zito to the Angels for bad contract Wells. Done.

    • Parker Abdo 3 years ago

      +1

    • 55saveslives 3 years ago

      Wells contract is worse than Zito’s at this point. And Zito actually has more value.

      • Tom R 3 years ago

        You’re right. I thought Zito had more left on his deal. Angels would have to kick in. Also, Wells would have to waive his no trade clause.

    • -1 Who would replace Zito in the rotation? Zito is actually an important part of the Giants’ rotation, especially since the role of “Bad Zito” is being played by Tim Lincecum.

      The Giants are wishing they still had Nate Schierholtz.

      • Wilsonl 3 years ago

        Not really, because then, we wouldn’t have Hunter Pence.

      • davcamp 3 years ago

        Why would we want Nate when you’re referring to Zito above? We have plenty of players who can field and hit like a 4th outfielder.

    • trade bad contract zito to the angels for bad contract trout. done

  5. twenty1thirteen 3 years ago

    Take Jeff Fancoeur! You know he’s going to be great after he’s traded.

    • twentyfivemanroster 3 years ago

      This^ History shows Fancouer plays well for his new team initially and he’ll make it through waivers, if he hasn’t already.

  6. Parker Abdo 3 years ago

    How about Wells? HAHA

  7. Nyjer Morgan could be available, and we all know how endearing he can be to a fan base… 😉

    • davbee 3 years ago

      Ike, that was exactly my thought. Plus, he’s hated in Arizona, so they probably wouldn’t risk blocking him for fear that he’d end up on their roster.

    • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

      Gross…just, gross.

    • daveineg 3 years ago

      Morgan has had a lousy year, but he’d be energized going to a contender and when he’s playing well, he’s an asset to your team. Forget the goofy stuff, he plays hard.

  8. Spectro 3 years ago

    Not a whole lotta power happening in THAT outfield.

  9. 55saveslives 3 years ago

    Anyone that could really help, Cody Ross, Josh Willingham, Chase Headley…etc would be C-Blocked by AZ. :(

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Don’t laugh and yes.. You are probably right that the Dbacks would block the big guys who would be waived, but I wonder if they would block a guy like Pods who could help? Not a fancy guy at all, but has done very well this year and plays good defense at all OF positions + excellent speed.

      Dbacks already released him, so probably safe to get by them and cost would be almost nothing.

  10. nm344 3 years ago

    I’m sure plenty of guys already snuck through waivers, especially guys that have negative trade value. Soriano could be a decent fit.

  11. Belt’s finally seeming to get the hang of hitting… lets get him back in LF & bring up Pill again. Get Posey a few more games @ 1b & Sanchez more reps behind the dish.

    • rainyperez 3 years ago

      Seriously I agree with the notion he’s getting closer to being the prospect Giants fans have been waiting for. I mean he missed first 2 home runs off a RH pitcher this season on Tuesday as a result of being AT&T’d.

      I don’t agree with putting him at LF this season D there is not as valuable there. Should stick with 1st because that’s where he is comfortable and it gives him one less thing to worry about mentally.

  12. Scott Davis 3 years ago

    I’ve got the deal for you – Vernon Wells to the Giants for anyone who can throw strikes in the late innings – with the Angels picking up 65% of Vernon’s salary. Good outfielder, good price, good clubhouse guy.

    • Gothapotamus 3 years ago

      Nobody is going to take on $7-8m/year of Wells’ contract, let alone give something of value in addition to that. He’s a .220 and 20 HR hitter, at best.

    • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

      It would literally have to be an Ed Monix level trade.

  13. saidin09 3 years ago

    Beckett should have been on waivers on August 1st. No excuse for this.

  14. nglaer 3 years ago

    How did Damon do in Cleveland? I know he hit about .220; I’m guessing he could do better in a pennant race. If Ibanez can help the Yankees, Damon’s a year younger.

    • SublimeOne 3 years ago

      He can’t field or throw…..or hit very well.

  15. have they contacted Victor Conte yet?

  16. StretchTB 3 years ago

    Tigers should contact the Giants.. we have a couple outfielders who can go away.. Boesch & Young.. lol 😛

  17. get_on_up 3 years ago

    Frenchy makes sense. Fans will love him. A vet that wont freak out in playoffs

  18. Because of the D’Backs’ presence, I see the Giants as having to make do with what they have. There is no way that the Giants can make a trade NOW; Kevin Towers will simply put in waiver blocks.

  19. mgsports 3 years ago

    Carl C. from Boston because won’t cost to much.

  20. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    The SF Giants are in good shape as you know that Jeff Francour will be very available.

  21. FS54 3 years ago

    yeah, by the time he is tested positive, postseason might be finished.

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