SF Giants Rumors

Giants Talking Trade For Royals DeJesus

By Bryan Rose
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Foxsports is reporting that the Giants and Royals have engaged in conversations about sending the talented outfielder to the Bay. According to Foxsports:

"The Giants have interest in Royals outfielder David DeJesus, two major league sources said, but it doesn’t appear that the clubs are engaged in serious talks.DeJesus would be a good fit for a number of contenders, including the Padres, Red Sox and Braves."

This potential acquisition confuses me. The defensive upgrade would be nice, but, I’m not sure I see a spot for him unless Molina is DFA’d and Posey moves to catcher, which the Giants have been so apprehensive to do thus far. DeJesus is far from a slugger, but, he can handle the bat pretty well. The Royals outfielder currently holds a .328 average with 5 homers and 31 RBI. He’s a career .289 hitter and an extremely solid fielder.

I’d have to imagine the price is pretty high as well since the Royals don’t really need to trade him as his 6 million dollar option next year is relatively cheap for a guy with his overall skill set (consider that Aaron Rowand is banking over 12 million a year).

Still, a lineup (assuming the goal is to get Posey at catcher and Huff at 1b) of:

C-Posey
1B-Huff
2B-Sanchez
SS-Renteria/Uribe
3B-Sandoval
LF-Burrell
CF-Torres
RF-DeJesus

….seems pretty improved from a current Molina/Rowand lineup. But if your intention is to still spot start Rowand frequently and keep Molina as the starting catcher, I see no point. I don’t endorse that – but, I don’t have the power to fix it. I only can replace lightbulbs.

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