Giants Eye Sweeney

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Talks between Mike Sweeney and the Royals have slowed, and it looks like Mike Sweeney will look elsewhere for a job in 2008. Sweeney is just thirty-four, but struggled last season batting .260 with 7 HR and 38 RBI in seventy-four games. I think the Giants are looking at Sweeney as a platoon player with Dan Ortmeier, which would make sense because he put up similar numbers to Sweeney, but has more upside. Sweeney would probably have to take a one year deal, worth about 1-4 million dollars. I know that seems low, but if he wants a job this year he might have to drop from the eleven million he made last year. Personally, I think the Giants should pass on Sweeney. It does not make sense for the Giants to grab another aging player, they need to accept the fact that they are rebuilding and try to improve. They have cooled on the idea of trading Matt Cain, and are still looking for a third baseman while trying to improve their bullpen.

3 comments:

Tim 4:17 PM CST  

totally agree with you Eli. This is just Brian Sabean doing the same thing he's done for 6 years, sign aging veterans.

trih44 6:16 PM CST  

its about filling the seats and rebuilding will not do that

Bucky, NY 1:52 PM CST  

Look how far he's fallen due to injuries. Three years ago he could have commanded big time dollars, now he is going to platoon with a guy who should be in AAA.