The defending WS Giants didn’t even make the playoffs, or put up much of a challenge. If blaming it on injuries is a workable excuse in San Francisco, than so be it but plenty of teams suffer injuries and battle on.
Giants GM Brian Sabean did nothing in the off-season, unless letting Edgar Rentería walk and replacing him with a super-veteran juicer named Miguel Tejada was acceptable. Or the desperado late trade for Mets Carlos Beltron, which was just too little, too late.
Fact is the Giants need bats and by not adding a bat or two to back-up a superb pitching staff is just irresponsible. The season after winning the World Series a team’s focus should be defending it, not about Showtime reality TV Shows.
Even getting back a healthy Buster Posey is hands down not enough to contend, as baseball is a team sport and should not be contingent upon one player.
So, with the Giants back to not making the playoffs again, Sabean has a job to do and it has been rumored that obtaining New York Yankees prospect Jesus Montero might be the best move.
The New York Daily news reported that the Giants could turn the hot-hitting Yankee catching prospect into a first baseman, as they already have Posey to catch and the Giants need someone with Montero’s power.
So, whom would the Yankees get in return for their Messiah?
Allegedly, pitcher Matt Cain’s name has been tossed around.
Since MLB trade with other teams cannot legally happen until two weeks after the World Series ends, who knows if this has much truth behind it.
It is not farfetched to think that this might be the Giants or Yankees plan, as Montero can hit the heck out of the ball and Cain can pitch the same.
Maybe Giants fans are okay with riding high off last year’s coincidence.
Whether this deal is in either clubs best interests is a whole different story and if this came to surface, I will detail the move ASAP.
Who knows whether this is gossip or truth…. only time will tell; but it is something to watch or at least keep your eye on because with the depth in the Yankees farm system, my guess is Montero will be traded for an arm before the 2012 season.
Ironically, when Posey went down for the season, I suggested this possibility of Montero for a Giants pitcher trade in MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Jesus Montero To Savior Of Giants Season.
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