Rockies Expected To Land Giles

Saturday, December 22, 2007

According to sources, the Rockies are pleased with talks so far between them and Marcus Giles, and plan to resume talks after the holidays. Giles batted just .229 with 4 HR and 39 RBI in 116 games for the Padres, but has improved defensively and has some success at Coors field batting .281 with 2 HR in 24 games. I think it would be a great pickup for the Rockies, who are looking for a solid second baseman after losing Matsui to the Astros. Not only has Giles been on winning teams, but his career numbers are above average. In 792 games, he has batted .277 with 76 HR, 333 RBI, and a .353 OBP. I expect a one to two year deal, worth about 3-4 million dollars.