Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News has Giants notes after a conference call with Brian Sabean and newly-signed Mark DeRosa.
- DeRosa explained that he was "tired of being a lot of teams' Plan B."
- Sabean hopes to add another hitter, and has free agent offers on the table. One offer is to Juan Uribe, while Baggarly speculates that another might be to Adam LaRoche. There are plenty of first basemen and corner outfielders still available, if you'd also like to speculate.
- Sabean reiterated that Matt Holliday is too expensive for the Giants, while Baggarly added that the Giants are not in on Adrian Beltre.
- Sabean mentioned that he hasn't yet beefed up efforts to acquire a fifth starter or catcher. We did hear the Giants linked to many catchers earlier this winter, however.