The San Francisco Giants are near signing pitcher Guillermo Mota (Heyman) and catcher Eli Whiteside (Shea), could be looking at a trade for Hiroyuki Nakajima if the Yankees are willing to work a sign-and-trade with the Japanese star (Rosenthal), and Giants fans come to terms with what losing Carlos Beltran (rumored interest by Rockies, Cards, and Jays) will mean to both the outfield and the lineup (Brisbee):
Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS: guillermo mota is in agree ...
guillermo mota is in agreement on deal with #SFGiants. 77 Ks last yr, only 30 BBs
Twitter / @JohnSheaHey: #SFGiants non-tendered C E ...
#SFGiants non-tendered C Eli Whiteside Monday & said they're open to re-signing him. Well, I hear the sides are close to a deal for 2012.
Japanese infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima may find unique avenue to major leagues - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN
That would not necessarily be a bad option for Nakajima, but a sign-and-trade could get him to the majors immediately. The Yankees would sign Nakajima to a contract, then trade him to another major-league club. The Giants and Cubs are among the teams that like Nakajima, sources say.
- Rockies, Cards, Jays among those in on Beltran - CBSSports.com
"The market for Carlos Beltran is heating up, with at least five clubs and possibly more seriously talking with the free agent outfielder. Among them, according to sources: The Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals and, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported earlier Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies."
- Setting the Bar for a Beltran Freakout - McCovey Chronicles
"Anything less than that, and I'll think about Beltran every time Huff lopes after a fly ball, or every time Melky Cabrera can't catch up to a fastball, or every time Nate Schierholtz chases the inside slider. The Giants had a real-life, honest-to-goodness offense last September. Beltran was a big part of that. If he signs for relatively cheap, the whole thing -- from trade to offseason -- becomes even more of a debacle."
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