SF Giants Rumors

Giants Talking Trade For Royals DeJesus

By Bryan Rose

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:


….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.