I'm not the least bit confident in the Giants 4 and 5 in the starting rotation. Really, who knows what were gonna get from Hudson.
What I mean is you pretty much know what you are going to get from Cain and Bumgarner, baring injuries.
I would really think it would serve the Giants best interest to seriously have that discussion with the Rays.
Signing him long term after two seasons wouldn't require giving up a draft pick. Plus, you'd free up the money with the expiring contracts of Lincecum and Hudson.
We could not afford to give up an everyday player like Brandon Belt and not get an everyday player in return. We do have the low level prospects, though.
They could use a Hector Sanchez, he obviously doesn't have Belt's value.
I'd "kick the tires" starting with;