Buying or Selling on latest Giants Trade Rumors
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweeted out the report of the Giants interest in Escobar. Escobar is an intriguing fit for the Giants. Escobar has put up strong offensive numbers this season, as he is batting .310 with a .359 OBP. The veteran infielder would more likely than not be used as the starting third baseman till Matt Duffy returns from the DL, whereas Escobar would then be relegated to a super utility position with Kelby Tomlinson behind Duffy, Brandon Crawford, and Joe Panik. Yunel would give the Giants a quality bat off of the bench, which could pay off dividends if the team wants to make a deep run into October. Escobar is in the first year of his 2-year deal with the Angels and is set to make $7 million annually. Not a terrible fee to pay for a good bat and a solid fielder. Escobar would keep the role as the super utility through next season if the Giants held onto the 33 year old for the last year of his contract. Escobar is a proven player and would get a role similar to what Travis Ishikawa had with this club back in 2014. I could see the Giants being happy with Tomlinson and Conor Gillaspie as their utility players, but if the Giants want to have a veteran presence coming off the bench, Escobar is a solid option.