Found December 06, 2011 on
MLB Trade Rumors:
8:45pm: One of the proposals is believed to be Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan, tweets Baggarly. That would match up with the two-for-one rumors we heard earlier about the Mets.
8:42pm: The Giants are "far down the road" on two trade proposals and GM Brian Sabean thinks the team may make a move tonight, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News (on Twitter). The proposed moves don't involve Jed Lowrie, Carlos Quentin, or Martin Prado, three names that have surfaced in recent trade rumors, adds Baggarly.
With rumors swirling that the Mets are also close to making a deal for a reliever, and the Giants said to be entertaining offers for Ramon Ramirez, it's possible the Mets could be on the other end of one of San Francisco's two proposals. That's my own speculation, however.
BEST OF MAXIM
'We've made a few bids ... ' Sabean said at the winter meetings. 'That's not going too well. The bidding in general is not going very well.'
The Giants knew that they weren't going to acquire a "household name," as general manager Brian Sabean said before the Winter Meetings, but even with payroll nearing its limit, Sabean thinks the club has improved.
General manager Brian Sabean said Wednesday that with guaranteed and projected salaries factored in, the Giants have hit their $130 million player payroll limit.
The Giants won't re-sign Carlos Beltran or Cody Ross this winter, GM Brian Sabean told reporters, including John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). Manager Bruce Bochy hinted as much, after yesterday's Angel Pagan acquisition, saying the Giants seemed "pretty set" in the outfield, writes Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.
Baseball Saved Us
For the past two winters, the San Francisco Giants have been engaged in rumors about Japanese baseball players.
In 2010, they were linked to Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who wound up going to the Minnesota Twins. And just this week, the Giants were rumored to be interested in obtaining Hiroyuki Nakajima of the Seibu Lions, before general manager Brian Sabean squelched the...
Rojas has a fastball that touches the mid-90s.
The San Francisco Giants already have Angel Pagan (and possibly some extra cash or even a player to be named later), but that wasn’t enough. They had to go and snag right-handed pitcher Luis Rojas from the Mets in today’s Rule 5 draft in Dallas.
Maybe it’s because the Mets got Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez in the Pagan trade...
Tim Lincecum, Spring Training
San Francisco Giants offered Tim Lincecum a 4-year deal, but Lincecum wants a 8-year deal. He’s also okay with just signing a 1 or 2-year deal, according to Jon Heyman (via twitter).
Heyman also says (via twitter) the Giants have since talked to Lincecum’s agent, but still not much progress. They still have the big gab between the 8-years...
The Giants will not explore trading ace Tim Lincecum if they're unable to sign him long-term this winter, GM Brian Sabean told reporters including Andrew Baggarly. Lincecum is under team control through 2013, and is line for a historic arbitration payday for each season. Yesterday we learned that Lincecum's agent met with the Giants but little progress was made.
The more general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy addressed roster projections Monday, the more it appeared the Giants ' makeup in 2012 will be a lot like 2011 - but with Aubrey Huff in left field.. "Yes, I...
Even if the Giants are done signing offensive players -- and judging by rumors that seems unlikely -- the batting lineup could look completely different in different parts of 2012.
That's because, according to Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy in Dallas at MLB's Winter Meetings, we could see plenty of Buster Posey at first base ... and some Pablo Sandoval behind the plate.