Well, hello fellow Giants fans. Let me introduce myself. My "internet" name is Macster but here on this blog, you can call me SF Giants Guy. I am a die hard San Francisco Giants fan. And I have taken issue with the fact that the Giants haven't brought the bling to San Francisco in my 30 years of living. I'm sure many of you who will stumble upon this blog will take issue with the fact the Giants have never won a championship as members of the San Francisco Bay Area period. I feel your pain. This blog is to vent, scrutinize, rumor-monger, and figure out ways we're better than Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy and how we can fix our damn local 9. I will update the blog on a weekly basis (or on off-days) with my thoughts on the team. I'll include fascinating rumors about the Gigantes as well as give my ideas on improving them. Feel free to comment, to agree, to disagree, to throw out your own ideas. My hope for this thing is that we create a nice little community of Giants fans that come here to catch the latest news, interesting trade scenarios, and of course, ripping or celebrating the play of the team.
Now, aside from that introduction, I might as well get a first Giants related post out of the way. We're playing the Dodgers, we have Lincecum(10-4, 2.96 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 136 K's), ) vs Kershaw (9-5, 3.16 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 129 K's) tonight, which might be one of the best matchups of young pitchers on rivalry teams in the entire league. The Giants are playing well. They are on a 7 game winning streak (Eff You Cuzzi) and are major players in the wildcard and divisional race. However, as it is July 20th, the trade deadline looms. Brian Sabean has stated he is on the lookout for a lefthanded 1B or OF who is not a rental (we can also assume that Sabean is scouring the relief pitcher market after another shaky performance by the bullpen last night). We've been linked to the likes of David DeJesus and Prince Fielder. Adam Dunn is available but he'd be a rental. And then there's the worrisome lingering rumors of a Corey Hart for Jonathan Sanchez swap. Hart is righthanded and plays in band boxes for most of his divisional games. His defense is questionable as well. And just as recently as this past offseason, the Brewers looked at him as a platoon player. Jon Sanchez can be maddening, but he can also be brilliant. I would be livid to see him go for a trade of Corey Hart.
Anyways, of the players out there that are known to be available, who is the likeliest trade acquisition for Sabean?
A) David DeJesus OF (.318/.384/.445)
B) Prince Fielder 1B (.265/.396/.509)
C) Corey Hart OF (.291/.350/.567)
D) Adam Dunn 1B (.286/.374/.575)
E) Cody Ross OF (.280/.332/.408)
F) Lance Berkman 1B/OF (.250/.372/.448)
G) None of the above
I'm hoping B, expecting A, and realistically seeing G. Your thoughts? And more importantly: