As the offseason continues, it’s looking more and more likely that there could be some notable free agents fall into the lap of the San Francisco Giants.
At the beginning of this offseason I thought there was no chance to the Giants could sign someone like Lorenzo Cain. Even though he would have probably been my first choice, I thought it didn’t make sense considering the possible price tag, and the draft picks we would lose for signing him.
However, after the Jay Bruce signing I think there is a chance Lain falls into a range that I would feel comfortable with.
Bruce signed with the New York Mets for three years and $39 million.
And while we’re on the subject of Bruce, I absolutely hated the idea of him playing for the Giants. That seemed like a terrible fit to me from the beginning.
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But, back to the subject at hand, if Bruce can be had on a three year deal under $50 million, then certainly the Giants can get Cain at a similar deal.
Bruce is even a year younger than Cain, so signing the former Kansas City Royal for three years makes even more sense.
If the Giants can get Cain at three years for around $40 million, then they should do that deal all day long.
Plus, if the Giants sign Cain for under $50 million they don’t have to give up as many draft picks.
Cain gives you the Gold Glove caliber glove in center field that we desperately need. He also provides some pop at the top of the order, as well as some speed on the base paths.
I really love the idea of Cain being in this lineup for the next three years, but I would not go beyond that three year span.
The way this market is going, crazy things are going to happen, and players are going to panic. Hopefully the San Francisco Giants can sit back and let these players fall into their lap.