Friday, March 21, 2008
It appears that the Giants have finally realized that they do not have what it takes to be competitive in the NL West and are aggressively pursuing a trade. The Contra Costa Times is reporting that the Giants called the Angels asking if they would be interested in Bengie Molina. The Angels, who miss his veteran leadership and ability to handle pitchers, would love to have him back. But at what price? The Times believes they have asked for Casey Kotchman and Jeff Mathis is return. The Angels have Morales, who could fill the spot, and the Giants would then fill two positions. I think it is a good deal for both teams. The Angels need a veteran catcher to handle their now young staff hit with injuries, and the Giants need all the young help they can get. This seems like it could happen quick because both teams are desperate.