The Giants may not be able to afford a Jason Bay or Matt Holliday, according to MLB.com's Chris Haft. Instead, the Giants may go after a hard-hitting utility man, a cheaper replacement who can play more positions.
That player could be Cardinals third baseman Mark DeRosa, who can play multiple positions and is known to be a leader in the clubhouse. DeRosa would give that club another good veteran in the clubhouse, as well give manager Bruce Bochy the option of moving Pablo Sandoval to first base.
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My only concern with DeRosa is that he will be coming off of wrist surgery, which in the past has had an impact on a players numbers. That could effect his numbers down the road.
The Giants could always take the trade route, targeting the power hitter they need. But that costs pitching, and may make sense to go with that 'Mark DeRosa-type' and wait until next years trade deadline to try and make a move.
What are you guys' thoughts?