Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 1/27/12
In a move that might be called "Brandon Crawford insurance" the Giants announced today they will sign free agent shortstop Ryan Theriot to a one year deal for a reported $1.25m, with $.750 in incentives (see the story at MLBTrade Rumors.com). Theriot played in 132 games last year for the St. Louis Cardinals, putting up 120 hits, a .271BA and a .321OBP. He played 91 games at shortstop and 35 games at second base. The 32 year old Theriot lost his starting job in St. Louis in mid-season 2011 when the Cardinals traded for Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop Rafael Furcal, who helped lead the Cards to a World Series Championship. Theriot had some at bats during the 2011 Series at second base. In December, St. Louis resigned Furcal through 2013, cutting ties with Theriot."The speculation continues about how frustrated Giant starters might be over the team's chronic lack of run support...  but there is little doubt they have been exasperated by having a series of over-the-hill players with lit...
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