3 guys that can come cheap and turn our offense around
A couple years ago, all any of us talked about was how the Giants should go after Chris Davis. At the time, he would have cost us an arm and a leg. In the past two years, Davis has really struggled to hit for average and has fallen behind Mitch Mooreland at the 1B peking order. One thing he hasn't lost is his ability to hit for some serious power. Texas is mulling over the idea of calling him up and playing the outfield (he's been playing there in AAA). Why not take a shot at acquiring him? His value has never been lower. I realize he doesn't hit for AVG but on the Giants, who does? At least with him, instead of having having an outfielder hitting .250 with 6 home runs, we would have an outfielder hitting .250 with 30. Think of the difference that would make to our offense. I would also love for the giants to go after Mike Aviles and Michael Cuddyer.
Aviles is a .300 hitter, 15HR 20 SB guy when given regular playing time. He's struggled this year and the Royals have sent him down. If you look at his games played this year, he batted in a different part of the lineup almost on a daily basis. Having a different role offensively on a daily basis has to have a negative affect on a player.
Michael Cuddyer would also come cheap if we're willing to pay what he's due for the rest of the year ($5.5 million). He's another guy who could hit close to .300AVG and 15-20HR.
All three of these guys would come cheap in terms of not having to give up a top prospect...all three of these guys play multiple positions and all three of these guys would be an immediate upgrade to what we have now. I can't think of another way to add this much impact for cheaper. I know everyone wants Pence, Reyes and Miggy but we're not going to get them for anyone we're willing to give up. I know we've all thought to ourselves that a little more offense combined with our pitching would make the Giants truly dominant. These 3 guys would add more than just a little bit of offense and best of all... they would come cheap!
1. Torres CF
2. Cuddyer 2B
3. Panda 3B
4. Huff 1B
5. Davis LF
6. Ross RF
7. Aviles SS
Shierholtz has been coming through in the clutch both offensively and defensively but he's clearly not an every day player.
Last edited by EYEBLACK22; 07-05-2011 at 10:43 AM.
Sad how a World Series win could result in so much whining.