AngryMonkey wrote:Cain and Lincecum know the Giants are rebuilding. They know it'll take a year or two, which is good because that's about how much time they need to hone their skills and become elite SPs. The Giants will work it all out in the end, I have faith. But this season will be absolutely grueling... agh.
In terms of Cs, this has got to boost Molina up a spot or two. Hitting cleanup as opposed to the usual 8-spot should provide him with 'ample' RBI opportunities: R Davis is quick as all hell, Winn is serviceable on the basepaths, etc... I'd slot him in for another 80+ RBIs this year. Thoughts?
Do the Giants have a lot of offensive talent in the high-minors? How are they going to get better on offense in the next few years? Their current lineup is REALLY old. Davis, Lewis, and Frandsen don't look like they will develop into too much. This is a team that needs 2-3 young studs in their lineup that they can build around so they can bring in some veteran talent to put around them.
Molina is not a bad catcher to have, but he's not moving up from the 8th spot to the 4th. Almost all of his at-bats last year were out of the 5th and 6th spots in the lineup. Interesting that he had 500 ABs last year - pretty high number. He is turning 34 this year though and last year was a career year (except he only scored 38 runs
)... I can't see him duplicating last season.
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