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Giants Shopping Jeremy Affeldt or Ramon Ramirez?

By Melissa Felkins

Maybe, at least according to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports. It’s possible considering the money the Giants are spending on the bullpen right now, though when you have the best bullpen in the league, it’s also understandable. Jeremy Affeldt is set to earn $5MM and Ramon Ramirez is projected to earn around $2.3MM. Here’s the breakdown according to MLB Trade Rumors:

"Including Affeldt, Ramirez,  Brian Wilson ($8.5MM), Javier Lopez ($4.25MM), Santiago Casilla ($1.9MM estimated), and Sergio Romo ($1.3MM estimated), the Giants project to have a $23.25MM bullpen in 2012."

What do you think Giants fans? Should the Giants look to make changes in the bullpen to free up some money for a hitter (with the knowledge that Sabean has no intention of going after a big name hitter, aside from re-signing Carlos Beltran)?

Given the choice, who would you rather have in the bullpen, Affeldt or Ramirez?