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    Giants are at their payroll limit

    No more room for any costly free agents for #SFGiants in their $140M-ish payroll, up from low 130s.

    #SFGiants have 10 players signed nearing $100M: Lincecum, Cain, Zito, Bumgarner, Vogelsong, Pagan, Sandoval, Scutaro Affeldt, Lopez.

    Add Pence, and it tops $110M. Then add arb-eligible guys Posey, Romo, Casilla, Blanco Arias, Mijares, Hensley. #SFGiants

    Even with Huff, F Sanchez, Wilson and Rowand off books, #SFGiants mostly maxed out on payroll.
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    What to look forward to: platoon LF, non roster invitees, rp.. like Hensley.

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    damn, our offseason is done...only thing to look foward to is blaco's platoon partner...wish jonny gomes didn't sign too early in the offseason :/
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    Wow, we might have an almost identical 25-man roster.

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    I still don't think the offseason is done. Sabean may get lucky with a cheap signing and some minors deals or even a trade. While its disappointing to miss Out on players like Swisher, I'm glad we didn't end up with Victorino and Orlando Hudson (or someone similar).



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    Giants are out of money

    Quote Originally Posted by cvietti23 View Post
    I think that the giants still get swisher to AAS a little more than Pagans, but for 3 years. How often does San Francisco get HITTERS who WANT to play there? Sabean has to at least check in some more.. If Swisher really wants to play in SF, he will have to take closer to $10m per year rather than the $15m per year he was hoping for. But I really think he is a giant considering he WANTS to play here, and he is the nearest to perfect player for the Giants available (not just this offseason, including over the past couple seasons, ha)
    I think that the giants still get swisher to AAS a little more than Pagans, but for 3 years. How often does San Francisco get HITTERS who WANT to play there? Sabean has to at least check in some more.. If Swisher really wants to play in SF, he will have to take closer to $10m per year rather than the $15m per year he was hoping for. But I really think he is a giant considering he WANTS to play here, and he is the nearest to perfect player for the Giants available (not just this offseason, including over the past couple seasons, ha)
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    No longer holding out any hope for Swisher. Surrendering a first round pick is probably part of the reason they didn't pursue him harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvietti23 View Post
    I think that the giants still get swisher to AAS a little more than Pagans, but for 3 years. How often does San Francisco get HITTERS who WANT to play there? Sabean has to at least check in some more.. If Swisher really wants to play in SF, he will have to take closer to $10m per year rather than the $15m per year he was hoping for. But I really think he is a giant considering he WANTS to play here, and he is the nearest to perfect player for the Giants available (not just this offseason, including over the past couple seasons, ha)
    I hope your right brother and this is how Iam thinking. Sabean needs to reach down and make sure he still has a pair. Who cares about an extra 10 million if its going to make your team BETTER. It's sad to see a team just give up. I'm sick of the due diligence and tire kicking. Just because we squeaked out a World Series doesn't mean we will do it again with the same avg players at certain positions. Andres Torres is a perfect example. Guys like him and blanco r made to be 4th OF. Giving them a starting role is asanine and makes them look ignorant. Yeah both players had a few clutch hits and made some solid defensive plays, but this doesn't mean you just give them a position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tadmanny View Post
    I hope your right brother and this is how Iam thinking. Sabean needs to reach down and make sure he still has a pair. Who cares about an extra 10 million if its going to make your team BETTER. It's sad to see a team just give up. I'm sick of the due diligence and tire kicking. Just because we squeaked out a World Series doesn't mean we will do it again with the same avg players at certain positions. Andres Torres is a perfect example. Guys like him and blanco r made to be 4th OF. Giving them a starting role is asanine and makes them look ignorant. Yeah both players had a few clutch hits and made some solid defensive plays, but this doesn't mean you just give them a position.
    Giants not signing Swisher wouldn't be Sabean's fault. He has strict financial guidelines and he can't make Swisher sign for 2 mil.

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    Here's a list of possible platoon partners for Blanco (w/ numbers vs LHP):

    Matt Diaz - .269/.329/.410

    Scott Hairston - .286/.317/.550

    Reed Johnson - .311/.354/.444

    Juan Rivera - .260/.312/.433

    Ryan Raburn - .256/.297/.477

    Ben Francisco - .213/.265/.362

    Ryan Spilborghs - .267/.279/.323

    Cody Ross/Ryan Ludwick too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    Here's a list of possible platoon partners for Blanco (w/ numbers vs LHP):

    Matt Diaz - .269/.329/.410

    Scott Hairston - .286/.317/.550

    Reed Johnson - .311/.354/.444

    Juan Rivera - .260/.312/.433

    Ryan Raburn - .256/.297/.477

    Ben Francisco - .213/.265/.362

    Ryan Spilborghs - .267/.279/.323

    Cody Ross/Ryan Ludwick too expensive.

    All of those guys seem realistic. Rivera, Johnson and Hairston seem like Sabean-type players.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    Here's a list of possible platoon partners for Blanco (w/ numbers vs LHP):

    Matt Diaz - .269/.329/.410

    Scott Hairston - .286/.317/.550

    Reed Johnson - .311/.354/.444

    Juan Rivera - .260/.312/.433

    Ryan Raburn - .256/.297/.477

    Ben Francisco - .213/.265/.362

    Ryan Spilborghs - .267/.279/.323

    Cody Ross/Ryan Ludwick too expensive.
    I think I'd take Raburn, Hairston, or Johnson.

    Raburn had very impressive numbers from 2009-2011 as the starter vs lefties.

    2011- .274/.321/.486

    2010- .295/.363/.566

    2009- .278/.382/.594

    But those numbers also show a pattern of declining OBP/SLG so that makes me wary of getting him. So I think I'd narrow it down to Hairston or Johnson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFrush90 View Post
    I think I'd take Raburn, Hairston, or Johnson.

    Raburn had very impressive numbers from 2009-2011 as the starter vs lefties.

    2011- .274/.321/.486

    2010- .295/.363/.566

    2009- .278/.382/.594

    But those numbers also show a pattern of declining OBP/SLG so that makes me wary of getting him.
    After looking at it a bit, I think Reed Johnson would be my #1 choice from that list. Raburn is interesting, he's had a few good seasons, but he was down last year.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Leandres_sf View Post
    After looking at it a bit, I think Reed Johnson would be my #1 choice from that list. Raburn is interesting, he's had a few good seasons, but he was down last year.
    I like Reed too. I wanted us to acquire him last trade deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvietti23 View Post
    I think that the giants still get swisher to AAS a little more than Pagans, but for 3 years. How often does San Francisco get HITTERS who WANT to play there? Sabean has to at least check in some more.. If Swisher really wants to play in SF, he will have to take closer to $10m per year rather than the $15m per year he was hoping for. But I really think he is a giant considering he WANTS to play here, and he is the nearest to perfect player for the Giants available (not just this offseason, including over the past couple seasons, ha)
    I'd like to believe you, but we've heard them say this before and if I'm correct, it turned out to be the truth.
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