Monday, June 21, 2010

Giants Interested In DeJesus

The Giants have interest in KC Royals outfielder David DeJesus, according to Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi. However, there haven't been any "serious talks". The fact that the Giants are thinking of trading for an outfielder when all 3 of their current outfielders are mashing, means either they have no idea what they are doing, or Bengie Molina is about to be benched for Posey, and Huff is going to move back to first base. Of course, that will never happen, so it's safe to assume the Giants don't know what they are doing.

I think DeJesus is good, good enough that he might cost too much. In 5 seasons in Kansas City, he has a career OPS of .791, and he's having his best year so far, .328/.400/.492. As far as I know, he's good defensively, and he'd certainly be an improvement over Burrell or Huff. He might end up requiring too good of a prospect, especially because the Royals don't really have any need to trade him right now. I do think this team needs another hitter, and if it's an outfielder who's presence will set in motion the tectonic movement required to shift Molina permanently to the bench, then DeJesus is a great option, especially if he can be gotten relatively cheap. Neither is likely though.


  1. I think DeJesus will definitely cost too much. He's supposed to be one of the best outfielders available, so some team is going to give up one or two good prospects to get him, and I'm not sure he's worth someone like Thomas Neal. We need to build up our farm system again because right now it's kind of weak.

  2. Btw, what a great line: "the tectonic movement required to shift Molina permanently to the bench"

  3. Thank you. I was very proud of that line when I wrote it.