Big Pimpin wrote:It's long been speculated that Fielder was going to be dealt this offseason. I know they worry quite a bit about his frame and the long-term effects of carrying so much weight. I remember reading around the time of the CC deal that this year was their one shot for a while. After this year they planned to let CC and Sheets go (4 picks) and potentially move Fielder and Hardy to restock the farm system. I like Cain a lot, but I have to think he's got more service time then they would want a guy to have if they're in rebuilding mode.
I'd also agree that I'd think the Giants would have to include more than Cain to land Fielder and not the other way around...
He's still pretty young though (24). Why wouldn't they want to bring in a guy like Cain, who is still fairly young and has some experience under his belt?
Well he's a good option if you're trying to move offense for pitching. But thinking about it practically, if they're really tearing things down a rebuilding, there are probably better options. Cain is under contract through 2010 with a vesting team option for 2011. So, if they tear the team down and start over, the only way Cain is a part of it is if their window reopens within 3 years. Certainly possible, but maybe not likely.
Of course if they're not planning on a full-scale rebuild, maybe it makes sense. If they think Gamel and Escobar can replace Fielder and Hardy fairly easily, then maybe something like this makes some sense. I'd still have to think they'd want more back than just Cain though.