Pogotheostrich wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:Snakes Gould wrote:
the complaint is easy to see. the giants are not winning much of anything this season so why waste the 8 million on a 1 year stopgap when they could use a guy for far less money for 1 year while a younger better option comes along.
now, if randy can muster up enough attention/dollars for the giants to cover the 8 million, then its a good signing.
What's wrong with thinking SF can contend in the NL West this season? Their pitching staff has the potential to be the best top-to-bottom in the entire NL. If they are able to find a decent power-hitting outfielder I don't see why they can't make a run in that division.
They finished 12 GB in the West last year. I guess anything is possible but SF offense would need more than a "decent power-hitting outfielder". SF ranked 15th in R, 13th in OBP and 15th in SLG% in the NL.
I understand, but it's more about the lack of competitive teams in the division than anything. It seems like LA's division to lose, but what if they are unable to re-sign Manny? I actually see SF as the second best team in the division as it stands right now, and that's with a nice 1-2 combo at the top of the rotation, a 3rd starter that should improve (Sanchez) and Unit. Colorado and San Diego are both going to be terrible this year IMO, so I think the opportunity is there.