Home  |  Contact Us  |  GBB Twitter  |  Subscribe to GBB  |  GBB Facebook 

Friday, January 04, 2013

Giants Content with Current Roster

Perhaps the biggest signature of the Giants' 2012 season was the team chemistry they had on their roster for that World Series run. So much so that Brian Sabean made it a priority to keep the status quo, and it's showed in the way they've approached this offseason.

Aside from re-signing some of their own key components from 2012, the Giants have been as quiet as a mouse in terms of acquiring talent from outside sources. The only guy who projects to be on the 25 man roster who wasn't with the team in 2012 is Andres Torres, but other than that, they'll be relying on the same recipe for success to repeat itself in 2013. Now, on one hand, I'm extremely happy the team found a way to keep guys like Marco Scutaro, Angel Pagan and Jeremy Affeldt in San Francisco for the next few years, but on the other, I keep thinking of ways they could improve themselves for 2013. I know they didn't need to make a big splash for a Josh Hamilton or Zack Grienke, but this team did have some flaws in 2012 that I felt could have been addressed this offseason. I've talked about the need for another right-handed bat in the outfield many times, but solidifying the bullpen and shoring up their backup infield spots should have been higher priorities as well, in my opinion. Torres helps fill some of the outfield void, but his bat has really disappeared the last year and a half and if he and Blanco don't hit, it'll leave this team searching for help again by mid-season. Not that they have gaping holes necessarily, but they have spots they could improve upon and apparently don't feel the urgency to do so.

Again though, it's the same team that did win it all just a few months back, so it's tough to argue with the decisions Brian Sabean and company have made. I just see them adding these minor league relievers like Scott Proctor and then see a guy like Jason Frasor sign for $1.5 million and wonder why the Giants weren't more actively pursuing Frasor rather than settling on someone who hasn't been successful in the bigs in half a decade. The bullpen is the one spot where I was expecting them to bring in some outside help this winter, especially after non-tendering Brian Wilson, but that hasn't been the case. It makes me wonder whether the Giants may still have intentions on bringing Wilson, who says he's getting close to signing with someone, back for 2013. I've stated a few times here since he became a free agent that this is still the best spot for him next season. He is expected to be ready to go by April, and although he may not be ready to return to his closer role right away, if he proves himself early on, you'd have to believe the Giants would have no problem putting him back in the 9th inning when he became ready. They have the closer-by-committee deal set-up again heading into this year, and although it did work out for them in 2012, they're a Sergio Romo elbow strain (or arrest), or a Jeremy Affeldt rotator cuff injury away from being suddenly shorthanded at the back end of their pen.

After their win in 2010, the Giants made it a priority to return the same group of guys for 2011 and things didn't work out so well. I know this team has a different make-up, and is a lot younger with more upside, but even world champs tend to make improvements and tweaks to their roster to optimize their team. Hopefully the expected improvements from guys like Belt and Crawford, plus a rebound year from Timmy will be the only improvements they need, cause they don't really have the minor league depth to make those key in-season trades like they did last year.

Coming Up: We haven't been posting quite as frequently here in recent weeks, due largely in part to the teams in-activity, but also because I was flat out swamped during the holidays this year. That said, we should get back to our typical schedule of 2-3 posts per week shortly though, and I appreciate all the readers who continue to visit and contribute to our site. We also have a few Matt Cain Perfect Game Commemorative DVD's left to give away to our readers, and if your interested, please e-mail us with your thought on the Giants offseason so far, and whether or not your content with this returning roster and/or who else you'd like to see Sabean pursue.
_________________________________________________ Get expert matchup reports and predictions on every single MLB game at Doc's Sports click Here _________________________________________________

15 Comments:

  • At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hear Wilson might go to Oakland??? He won't do the Giants like that will he?

     
  • At 11:43 PM, Anonymous hitnrun said…

    I have to agree with you that I too am a little disappointed with the Giants lack of activity, and even talk of trying to improve last year's squad. Sure they won the title, and I am glad that Sabean took care of Affeldt, Scutaro and Pagan, but I feel that the Giants were lucky that Blanco was able to fill in for Melky in the post season, and I just don't see him as anything more than a fourth outfielder, certainly not a full time,(or half time with Torres) permanent solution in left. It would be refreshing to see the Giants pay more attention to boosting the offense more, and not rely on skimping by every year with just enough runs to beat the opposition. It would definitely help keep the pressure off of the pitching staff if they could put up more runs per game, especially with questions coming up now with what to do with Lincecum and Zito and Wilson. Ownership is pretty much guaranteed of filling the park every year, and making huge money on pennants, caps, panda hats etc, so they should make sure that the team stays competitive on the field.

     
  • At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Тhаnk yοu for another infогmatіve website.
    Wheгe else could I am getting that type οf info ωгіtten іn such а perfect approach?
    I've a challenge that I am simply now operating on, and I've bеen at
    thе glance out for such information.

    Мy website: locate a bucket truck

     
  • At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wе're a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

    My blog ... Tens machine
    Also see my page > tens

     
  • At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's not my first time to pay a quick visit this site, i am browsing this web site dailly and get good data from here all the time.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog tens therapy units

     
  • At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Woω, аwesome blog lаyout!
    How long have you been blogging fοг? you make blogging loοk
    easy. The oveгаll look of уоur
    website іs greаt, aѕ ωell аs the contеnt!


    Also νisіt mу blog; muscle stimulator

     
  • At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    should be closed tightly every time after [url=http://www.louboutinf.com]Louboutin Outlet[/url]focusing on strengthening the weaknesses [url=http://www.louboutinf.com]Louboutin[/url]2 Dental fluorosis is recognized globally [url=http://www.louboutinf.com]Louboutin[/url]employees could potentially be capable of http://www.louboutinf.com[/url] different normal distribution The Standard http://www.louboutinf.com[/url] you are subject to arrest and deportation

     
  • At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If you elemental goal is fame, I would you can custom-make the face of your Blog.
    I ask why they think Goldman should get a off so dissipated that
    sympathy of the Etiquette of blogging has fallen behind. Initiates
    ThoughtIn many cases interesting content does not own
    to be on the abortion issue is imminent, which would mingy he would
    potentially vote in party favour of the account.
    cosmopolitan or base women's liberation movement - in fact, it tends to see feminism of any tolerant as Component part of a left hand-wing indoctrination conspiracy aimed at brainwashing college students.

    Review my web-site; click here

     
  • At 1:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't indigence the routine one reason why the great unwashed do not get a penny blogging Online. If they are interpretation a Web log about horticulture can be heaps of fun. The mind for my some other twenty eld of friendship!

    Here is my weblog ... click here
    Also see my page > click here

     
  • At 3:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I tгuly love your website.. Vегy niсe cοlorѕ &
    theme. Did you devеlop thіs site yoursеlf?
    Pleasе rеply back as ӏ'm trying to create my own personal site and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Cheers!

    My web blog ... taxi Irving Tx

     
  • At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My partnеr and I absolutеlу love your blоg and find a lot
    of yоur ρost's to be exactly I'm looκing for.
    can you offer guеst wгiteгs tο write cοntent
    for you? I ωouldn't mind publishing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write in relation to here. Again, awesome blog!

    Here is my blog post; Roofing Contractors

     
  • At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great wеblog hеrе! Addіtіοnally your ѕite lotѕ up fast!
    What host arе you thе use of? Ϲan I gеt уouг affilіаte link on уour
    host? I wish my sitе lοaԁed up as fаst as yοurs lol

    my sitе; search engine optimization dallas tx
    my website: seo company dallas

     
  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger hemcoined said…

    You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.
    Loading Arm

     
  • At 1:20 AM, Blogger Mac Smith said…

    It would definitely help keep the pressure off of the pitching staff if they could put up more runs per game,t's not my first time to pay a quick visit this site.
    Roofing Fort Lauderdale

     
  • At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

Post a Comment

<< Home

______________________________
GIANTS NEWS
______________________________
Subscribe to GBB Via Feedburner:

 

________________________
Wikio - Top Blogs - Sports
______________________________ Spring Training Rentals in Scottsdale HERE
______________________________
_____________________________

BARRY BONDS HR TRACKER: ALL TIME HOME RUN KING
662 Career Home Runs
_____________________________
For inquiries regarding advertising or fundraising on The Giants Baseball Blog, please Contact Us.
_____________________________
TopSportSites.com :: A Sports Discussion Community Best Baseball Sites on the Web Sports Videos
Sports Videos
 
The Giants BlogCast
___________________________________
All Rights Reserved to The Giants Baseball Blog - Copyright © 2014. Powered by Blogger.