Wow, I just saw this on sfgiants.com. Quite a shocker to me
. I thought Yorvit was going to get a chance and that the Giants were trying to save up for a top right fielder
Does anyone know how much A.J. is due to get paid in 2004? I hope this doesn't spoil the chances of Vlad coming to S.F.
Hehe, A's fans are going to dislike the Giants even more now
. Pierzynski ticked a lot of A's fans off in the playoffs with his manorisms.
I had just started to here rumors about how S.D. was going after A.J. too. I wonder what they will do now
After thinking about this trade for a bit, I can see it going in one of two directions
1) With Neifi likely to be there starting 2004 SS, RF still questionable and 1b likely to be occupied by a less than proven player, the Giants felt uncomfortable having an unproven player at catcher as well. I could see them going on to trade Yorvit in order to get a pitching prospect (compensation for Boof). And, they would likely continue to add reasonalbly priced free agents to their 2004 line up.
2) The Giants are preparing to settle for less than average production from a few of their starters and add one major free agent. With A.J.'s above average bat (for a catcher), they would feel comfortable sticking with internal players at two of the following positions: 1b, SS and RF. Then, they could add one big free agent and still reach a somewhat balanced approach.