Discussion in 'San Francisco Giants' started by calsnowskier, Aug 2, 2017.
What do we expect would be heading back to the Bucs in a McCutchen deal? Beede plus? Why deal a prospect for a rental? Even if said prospect isn’t exactly an A prospect any more...
i have no idea why the fo would even consider mccutchen. if we had a stacked outfield of young players and needed a vet 4th presence - maybe. but a 1 year deal for a 2018 mccutchen????
now if it was the the 2012 andrew... i'd be all over it
If only the Giants' FO would consider your points.
Adding Cutch into the current situation why staying under the tax would certainly require a Beede or Shaw, or maybe a Duggar+Suarez.
If they make a separate move to clear salary (trading Dyson), I think it still might take a top-10.
I've seen an opposite take to Pavs' that makes some sense. The Pirates have been lambasted for their return for Cole, and Cole wasn't as beloved as Cutch. Might not want to take another PR hit and just dump Cutch.
Well those points were pulled directly from Evans and Sabes' quotes. They aren't going to lay out all their plans, but I doubt they're straight up lying.
I'm thinking (hoping) that they checked in on Cutch, but aren't actively perusing him. The rumors are persisting because this offseason is so dull.
I mean in theory he's a nice player. Would have easily been our best offensive player last year. He's a big bat that is available on the market, it would be unfortunate if the front office DIDN'T consider him because guys like Cutch don't become available that often.
The fit is clear from a pure on the field standpoint. But the number of hurdles to get there is where the deal falls apart obviously.
It does sound like Cain could become a possibility. Surrendering two draft picks and signing a speed guy in his 30s to a long term deal makes me nervous.
Shut your big fat mouth.
This can’t happen. It just can’t.
The exact return heading back to Pittsburgh remains unknown, though none of Chris Shaw, Tyler Beede or Heliot Ramos are in the trade (all Twitter links via MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, and Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post). A big leaguer could be headed back to the Pirates as part of the return, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area (on Twitter), though he notes that the Major Leaguer wouldn’t be a huge piece of the deal. Baggarly tweets that Joe Panik is not going to Pittsburgh — crossing another name off the list. Brewers Sign Ji-Man Choi To Minor League Deal
It sounds like the Giants have Cutch pencilled in for LF and the #2 slot in the lineup.
Spitballing here. I JUST heard about this deal...
Hunter McParker RF
Maybe Slater factors into the starting OF picture a show well.
There is still yacking going on that we might scoop Cain too, then it would probably be...
Wouldn’t Cain bat lead off?
Probably they would make that switch eventually but I'm betting that Boch would make it Panik's spot to lose.
The names I've heard going to Pittsburgh is Kyle Crick and Bryan Reynolds. If that's it, then this trade isn't so bad. Hopefully McCutchen really is okay with a move to left field and his bat shows up again in 2018.
If Cain really does get signed (and I'm with cal on this, please no) then I'd think this lineup would be more likely:
Whoever plays right field
Unless they really love Crick/Reynolds.
Can't you see Cutch in LF with his dreds going on? I'm liking it.
I'm thinking he ends up in RF, with Herk to LF.
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