Found June 29, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants, as we know, are struggling. Big time. Their rotation is struggling, their bullpen is struggling and they are failing to knock in runs. In their last 13 games, the Giants have averaged 2.3 runs per game. If you want my analysis on that, I'll give it to you. It's not good. That is leaving the team looking for hitting through the free agent and trade waters. The Giants, while in this massive slump, are in search of a right-handed outfield bat, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. While he didn't give names on who they may be looking at, let me speculate. There was a rumor yesterday that the Twins were fielding calls on Josh Willingham, the Royals designated Jeff Francoeur for assignment today and the White Sox will reportedly be sellers and may give up Alex Rios. Those are just names I am throwing out there. I do not know who the Giants are interested in right now, but it is fair to wonder if those guys could be on their list. If they were to acquire one of those guys, I think the best fit for them would be Alex Rios. He is a guy who puts up solid stats across the board. He knocks in runs, he steals bases, he hits for some power and has a decent batting average. A lot of the Giants outfielders are one dimensional when it comes to hitting. The most complete outfielder is Hunter Pence, but Gregor Blanco, Andres Torres and Juan Perez are pretty much the same. They will knock in a run here and there, they won't hit for power, but they will steal bases. Adding a guy like Rios would give the Giants a much needed boost to their lineup and keep them from being too one dimensional. As I just said, Rios is the best option for them. Hands down. The Giants would be happy to get Jeff Francoeur or Josh Willingham, but they are one dimensional players. Not what they need. Let me prove it to you. Rios is hitting .272 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI's, 41 runs and 13 stolen bases. Francoeur is hitting .209 with three home runs, 13 RBI's, 19 runs and two stolen bases. Willingham, in his defense, is battling an injury. He is hitting .220 with 10 home runs, 36 RBI's, 32 runs and one stolen base. In every category, Rios has better stats than both Francoeur and Willingham. He also will come cheaper to the Giants too given his age and his contract which is seven years, $69.84 million. If I'm the Giants, I go after Rios. He is the best option for their team and will help them win instantly. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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