Latest On Giants’ Search For Outfielders

The Giants are discouraged about their chances of adding a left fielder, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Giants have interest in adding a right-handed hitting outfielder by midnight tonight, the deadline for teams to acquire players eligible for postseason rosters. 

It’s possible the Giants will complete a trade, but their current plan is to promote Xavier Nady when rosters expand, Rosenthal reports. Nady has posted a .270/.343/.528 batting line in 99 plate appearances since joining the Giants' Triple-A affiliate at the beginning of August. The 33-year-old has a career batting line of .284/.350/.440 against left-handed pitching at the MLB level.


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12 Comments on "Latest On Giants’ Search For Outfielders"


bonds2425
2 years 11 months ago

Stick with nady and save some money

sf55forlife
2 years 11 months ago

they should definitely try to grab someone else. Nady really struggled in Washington this year. It would be nice to add some insurance. As far as the money goes the Giants saved a significant amount of cash when Melky Cabrera was suspended without pay. Might as well put that money to use if its there.

bonds2425
2 years 11 months ago

I don’t see anyone that’s going to be better than nady has been in Fresno. There’s no need to waste money on players just to do it.

gmenfan
2 years 11 months ago

Justin Christian had a significantly better line in Fresno this year and then looked like he had never seen a baseball bat before when he got called up. Expecting Nady to come anywhere close to his Fresno line in SF would be unrealistic. If the Giants felt he had much left in the tank, they wouldn’t be calling up everyone but him and pondering the possibility of Arias in the outfield. Like to see him succeed but I’m not holding my breath.

largefarva
2 years 11 months ago

They’d have to make room on the 40 man for him. That’s why others have been called up first.

gmenfan
2 years 11 months ago

Exactly my point. If the Giants felt that Nady was really going to do something productive, they would have freed up a spot on the 40 for him.

camerondatzker
2 years 11 months ago

I knew that Brian Sabean wanted to use plan B, Bring up Xavier Nady.

2 years 11 months ago

Giants are playing very well, even while Sandoval and Pence are in a month-long cold spell. No reason to make a panic move. At worst, you have a light-hitting left fielder (Blanco) who can run, draw a walk, and play great defense.

2 years 11 months ago

I think Manny Ramirez is available. LOL

letsgogiants
2 years 11 months ago

I think some people will disagree with me, but I think Andres Torres would be a good fit. He has a .295/.410/.393/.803 against left handers this year all while still offering good speed and solid defense. He would be an upgrade over what we have against left handers and when he’s not starting, would serve as a valuable late innings pitch runner/defensive substitute. Plus, he would easily transition into the clubhouse given his playing time there as well as serving as another good clubhouse presence.

Nylund
2 years 11 months ago

It’s not the worst idea in the world. If it’s the only other option besides Nady, it’s something to at least consider…if it could even happen. I’m not sure the Dodgers would let anyone get through waivers if they thought the Giants may even have the slightest interest.

2 years 11 months ago

Trade with the Angels for Wells!!