KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 14: Jeff Francoeur #21 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after hitting a double against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning on August 14, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Now that the San Francisco Giants know they will be without MVP-candidate Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the regular season, they are seeking help for their outfield, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:
Rosenthal notes that the supply of outfield options for the Giants to choose from "figures to be limited." He considers Scott Hairston of the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre, both of whom had their names come up as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approached. Both players have yet to go on waivers, reports Rosenthal.
However, Rosenthal speculates that the Giants’ National League West rival, the Arizona Diamondbacks, would likely claim both players to block a potential trade.
Rosenthal does add another name to the list of potentials for the Giants; Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur. He likely wouldn’t be a giveaway for the Royals, but Rosenthal expects he would clear waivers. Plus, KC has top outfield prospect Wil Myers waiting in the wings in Triple-A.
While these are all potential options for San Francisco, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com doesn’t believe Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano is a fit for the Giants. Knobler notes that Giants general manager Brian Sabean has not loved Soriano in the past.
Which player(s) should the Giants target for outfield help?