davidmarver wrote:blankman wrote:The Big Stick wrote:What they need is to get Brian Giles who has great OBP, Speed and Ok power. He is a really good defensive player. Tori Hunter would be my second option. No one else.
Giles doesn't play CF.
I'd hardly call 15 starts there in 2 years worthy of playing CF.
Giles played right-field in San Diego because it's so humongous; his defense was best utilized in right, especially seeing as Payton and Roberts could man center fine. Giles can play center, though, no problem. He looked great in right this past season.
So its your opinion that Giles could effectively man CF at The Stadium with its huge gaps for 3 years or however long his contract is? You'd know better than I would, so I'm curious. He's no young guy at 34, and in 3 years, he'll be Bernie's age and we all know what's happened to him.
This all worries me, the defensive part, since I'm admittedly not aware of his abilities in that respect including how his arm and range are. Offensively, he's an easy fit, perhaps 2nd in the order, since thats obviously not the place for Alex.