While we wait for the next Giancarlo Stanton rumor, we’ll look at why the San Francisco Giants should consider signing Colin Kaepernick.
Why not (these two words will be rather prevalent in this article)?
If you’re going to read this article, dispel from your mind whatever your personal opinion may be of Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest.
Since Kaepernick is having a tough time finding a job in the NFL, why not give it a go in the MLB?
Let’s analyze this simply from an athletic standpoint. This will not strengthen the argument, in fact it will probably weaken it.
But while we wait for the next Giancarlo Stanton rumor, why not?
Of course, Kaepernick would be signed as a pitcher, a relief pitcher ideally. If you have a decent memory, you’ll remember that the Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB draft.
He threw 89-92 MPH while he was in high school, and we already know he looks good in a Giants uniform.
Juuuust a bit outside, but you can’t doubt the arm talent.
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What with injuries and poor performance out of the Giants bullpen last year, they’re in desperate need of an electric arm out of the pen for depth if not anything else.
Plus, Kaepernick is an extremely quick individual, so he could come off the bench and pinch run in an emergency extra innings scenario.
Okay, okay, I’m just desperate for reasons now.
We all know how well the Tim Tebow experiment went for the Mets, so I say why not give Kap a shot?
He’s a heck of an athlete, and if the Giants can’t nab Stanton, there’s a good chance their performance on the field will lead to a lot of empty seats in AT&T Park next summer. So why not bring in a polarizing figure to generate some ticket sales?
You call it stupid, I call it stupid with the vague scent of marketing genius. I mean really, how different is it throwing a baseball and a football?*
*I just went outside and threw both a baseball and a football. In fact, it is extremely different.