Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Contrary to reports that they would give Dan Ortmeier and Travis Ishikawa a shot at first base, the Giants are in talks with first baseman Tony Clark. Clark, who had a two year offer pulled off the table from the Diamondbacks, is in talks with the Giants about a one year deal, with a mutual option for a second, according to sources. I think Clark would be a solid pick up for the Giants. He still has pretty good power, and a switch to a team in the division should make the transition easier. He did bat .249, but had 17 HR and 51 RBI. However, in 19 games at AT&T Park, he has hit .119 AVG with 0 HR and 4 RBI. Nonetheless, a team that is rebuilding like the Giants could use his bat and his veteran presence in the clubhouse.