Although Torrealba was limited to less than 200 at bats last season and he probably did not have enough time to get into a rhythm, he hit a mere .227. Like Pedro Feliz, Yorvit Torrealba has turned into another Giant that seems to have the tools, but for whatever reason the organization has trouble giving them a chance. After seeing another year of Feliz, I understand why the Giants were hesitant to hand him a full-time job.
Matheny is proven and he hit .247 in 2004. Maybe it will be better to have a catcher that makes less contact than A.J. Anything for fewer double plays.
Pierzynski commanded 3.5 million in arbitration last season, and would have probably gotten closer to 3.75 million for 2005 (rough guess, I am not too familiar with arbitration cases).
At least San Francisco has not signed a less than exciting outfielder in their mid-thirties yet.
Mike Pelfrey > Matt Garza