- The Giants have interest in Royals outfielder David DeJesus, two major league sources said, but it doesn't appear that the clubs are engaged in serious talks.
If Andres Torres continues to shine as Rowand's short-term replacement, the Giants would have less incentive to part with a prospect for DeJesus.
There are so many moving parts here, I hardly know where to start. The Giants are set at second base with Freddy Sanchez and third (for now) with Pablo Sandoval, but the rest of the lineup is a giant game of musical chairs:
The Giants' best catcher (Buster Posey) has been playing first base,
Burrell and Huff can both hit but can't field (much), while
Nate Schierholtz can field but can't hit, and
If Rowand's going to earn $12 million this season -- and in each of the next two seasons -- it's hard to assign him a bench role, lack of performance be damned.
What happens if you introduce David DeJesus into this mix? I don't have the slightest idea, except I don't think it would work in the absence of some grand plan that gets Schierholtz out of the lineup and somehow improves the defense in left field.
Any ideas, Mr. Sabean?