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Giants should be eyeing Rollins

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08:15 AM ET 10.13 | Jimmy Rollins may not be what he once was, and he says he wants five years. But he's no Miguel Tejada. He's still close to elite defensively, he's got uncommon power for a top-of-the-order guy -- he got more than 100 at-bats in the No. 3 spot for the Phillies this season -- and when he's healthy he can wreak havoc on the bases. He'd also bring a fiery brand of leadership to the Giants that they haven't really had in a while, a brand they could probably use given that several of their current leaders are the strong, silent types. Rollins, an East Bay native who says what he thinks and often walks his talk, is anything but silent. Strong, though? Very. And signing him would be a strong -- and sensible -- move for the Giants.

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October 13, 2011  08:34 AM ET

The Giants are probably one of the few teams that could actually use someone with Rollins' skillset for the next few years. The problem is, who really thinks Rollins will be healthy for even 2 more years?

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October 13, 2011  08:46 AM ET

The Giants won't get into a situation of giving a long term contract to 33 year old players any time soon.

October 13, 2011  08:59 AM ET

The Giants should be eyeing Fielder and Pujols.

October 13, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Giants should be eyeing Fielder and Pujols.

They should stay away from those two. Posey will have to move to 1B to keep him healthy and in the lineup.

October 13, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They should stay away from those two. Posey will have to move to 1B to keep him healthy and in the lineup.

Then trade him. Posey's bat is not on their level.

October 13, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Then trade him. Posey's bat is not on their level.

Tempting ... but it would be hard to part with Posey. Home grown, he was already reaching folk-hero status in the Bay Area. He could develop into a great bat. I know ... potential vs proven ...

October 13, 2011  09:50 AM ET

Um, anybody notice Werth in the background of that photo?
Nobody took a single photo of Jimmy this year?

October 13, 2011  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Tempting ... but it would be hard to part with Posey. Home grown, he was already reaching folk-hero status in the Bay Area. He could develop into a great bat. I know ... potential vs proven ...

Posey may have reached folk-hero status, but that's very premature (Carlos Santana has a higher OPS in the majors and no one is rubbing himself raw over him the way Giants fans are with Posey). Also, if his health dictates a move to first base, his value drops.

I think they need to get some guys that are going to score some runs NOW. If I was Lincecum, Cain, or even Bumgarner, I would be very tired of losing games 2-1 and I'd be counting the days until I reached free agency. Considering the weak division they play in and their fantastic pitching staff, they've got a huge window to keep making the playoffs for the foreseeable future. They need to get through that window or I could see their star pitchers wanting to defect.

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October 13, 2011  10:37 AM ET
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Posey won't be going anywhere. Not with his age, talent, and what they are paying him for the next few years.

I'm not suggesting to trade him.

It was in response to a poster saying that they should stay away from the two ultra-bats that will be on the market in a couple of weeks because they're going to have to move Posey to first. If that's the case, and you are correct that Posey won't be going anywhere, there's a good chance that neither will the Giants.

October 13, 2011  10:37 AM ET

My suggestion is to keep Posey at C and get Fielder or Pujols.

October 13, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Just what the Giants need....another 32 year old ballplayer on the downside of his career. If he'll take 2 year contract with a club option for a 3rd year, maybe. Giants management is not going to offer anyone, and I mean ANYONE any 5,6,7 year deal in the near future. Can you say Zito? Can you say Rowand? And the front office has a terrible record with free agents, just look it up.

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October 13, 2011  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Giants should be eyeing Fielder and Pujols.

The Giants don't have that kind of money to spend.

October 13, 2011  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Considering the giants situation, they will most likely pursue an OF and a cheap SS.

That's why they'll continue to be a mediocre team.

October 13, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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The Giants don't have that kind of money to spend.

Sure they do.

 
October 13, 2011  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Sure they do.

<waits for Cain's obligitory "shines 2010 world series trophy" post>

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