Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sanchez on the block? Who do you want for him...

In a conference call today, Giants GM Brian Sabean stated now that they have Randy Johnson under contract, he would start "listening to offers" on lefty stud Jonathan Sanchez.

Many names have been thrown out already this offseason as potential targets and many have been shot down already...Hank Blaylock...Edwin Encarnacion...Jorge Cantu...Dan Uggla...Garrett Atkins...Nick Swisher...Xavier Nady...JJ Hardy...Kelly Johnson

Since this is our time to play GM, lets assume the Giants trade him, who do you want for him? What trade would you make? Realistically, who should the Giants target?

Lets start a comment thread...Who should the Giants trade Sanchez for????

Just for the record, I think they should hold onto him for one more season and see what he can do, but for fun, i'll start the thread...

9 comments:

Jim Ellis said...

OK, so if the Giants do indeed make a trade involving him, I think they should target JJ Hardy or Chris Davis. I think either could be had, but it may cost a second prospect for them. Also, they should try to get Ryan Zimmerman from the Nats first but I just don't think Sanchez as the main part of the deal would be enough...

O'Lorin said...

Giants should hold on to Sanchez and sign Bobby Abreu. At China Basin, a good clean up hitter ought to be measure by gap power and Abreu is still a doubles and triples machine. If, Lord willing, Lowry or Bumgarner or Alderson or Pucetas demands a roster spot, then a pitcher can be moved. I'm a Cain for Prince Fielder dreamer myself.

Kriz said...

If the Giants give up on Sanchez it should be for no less then a Davis/Hardy type. I would rather see the Giants keep Sanchez, sign Wiggy and keep that staff together for the season.

Does Abreu play 1st? Does he want to? The post above me may be onto something.....

Jim Ellis said...

Bobby Abreu would be a very nice bat in the Giants lineup. He has never played a major league inning in the infield. He only played 1 minor league game at 2B and none at 1B. As for playing first for the Giants, Sabean has said he is looking for defense so I don't think Abreu would work. I could see the Giants signing him for RF if they can trade Winn. Not sure if that will happen because they would have to leave Lewis at leadoff...

Kriz said...

I like Lewis and Winn to much to support that move. There honestly are not many free agents that I would like to see as Giants this year. If we sign Wiggington and head for AZ I'd be happy.

Jim Ellis said...

I agree. I would like to see Wiggy on a 1-2 year deal or a trade for Swisher not involving Sanchez or other top pitching prospects. I think they will listen on Winn this season but only move him if they can get a significant upgrade or Schoerholtz shows the ability to be a hitting machine.

Leland said...

I disagree, I really don't think Ty is the answer to our problems. His bat simply does not have much of an impact in a lineup. Swisher is kind of the same way, which makes makes me want a bigger hitter like uggla or burrell. Personally though, I agree with you about keeping sanchez for another year because i feel like his best is yet to come.

Anonymous said...

The fact that Abreu plays corner OF shouldn't hinder SF from signing him. At the end of the day, SF needs a clean up hitter like they need oxygen. All else fades. Sidenote: Bochy is on the record saying that Lewis will be batting 5th this year - Winn is our likely lead off man.

Razzg said...

Hold.

You never sell low on your players unless its absolutely necessary. Sanchez is a much better pitcher than his ERA indicates, just look at peripherals. The Giants being dumbasses and jerking him around b/w relief work and starting pre-'08 would have something to do with his struggles in a full season as a starter.

The Giants don't HAVE to win in '09. The prospects are aways away.

O'Lorin- Cain for Prince Fielder would be a downright STUPID deal for the Giants. If the Giants want a horrible defensive 1B who can hit well, go sign Giambi and keep Cain.