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The Giants are very much interested in bringing Carlos Beltran back

Sep 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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On this day of rest, let us take a sneak peak at what basically every post on HBT will look like between November and February:

Andrew Baggarly reports that Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy have already reached out to Scott Boras “to let him know the Giants are very much interested” in re-signing Carlos Beltran.  Baggarly doesn’t think the Giants can outbid a team willing to go big with Beltran — and of course a Boras client is going to test the market — but that there is mutual interest in getting a deal done at present.

Oh, and from the same column, here’s a sneak preview for next February:

“[Aubrey] Huff was out of shape. He told Bochy he was embarrassed. And he won’t get the same rope next season. He’ll have to be ready to play the outfield, too. “Aubrey knows it’s going to be different. That can’t happen again or you’ve got to make changes,” Bochy said.”

I think I’ll write my “Aubrey Huff is in the best shape of his life” post now and post-date it for the start of spring training.

  1. phillyfan4ever - Sep 29, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Beltran goes to Giants = Miss playoffs

    Pence goes to Phillies = Most wins in franchise history, best record in baseball, homefield throught playoffs,

    hmmmm

    • thomas2727 - Sep 29, 2011 at 6:09 PM

      And how many game did each play for their respective teams?

      No wonder everybody things Phillies fans are tools.

      • xxakshunxx - Sep 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

        “And how many game did each play for their respective teams?”

        Isn’t that part of the argument?? The Phillies made the better call trading for Pence than going for Beltran. Injuries factor into that just as much as the stats do and proves the Phillies made the better pick.

        Craig himself was all high and mighty about how Beltran was the better pickup of the two players, and all that got the Giants was..nothing.. they got a guy who was injured and did nothing to help improve the team down the stretch while also having the trouble of having to decide if it’s worth resigning him. Pence has missed only a couple games since coming to Philly, put up good numbers and they dont have to worry about losing him after this season.. Phillyfan was probably making his comment directed at Craig because he thought he knew what he was saying when he made a bold prediction of Beltran being the better player.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Sep 30, 2011 at 8:05 AM

      Eisenhower becomes President – cars grow fins
      Kennedy becomes President – cars lose fins
      hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Sep 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    When they asked Sandoval to stop eating like Adam from Man vs. Food, he did, and had a solid year.

    I expect similar changes from Aubrey.

  3. xmatt0926x - Sep 29, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Sandoval did stop eating…for a while. Bochy stated a couple weeks ago that Pablo has gained his weight back and when I saw a recent game I would have a gard time arguing that. He looks heavier than ever. I just don’t like Beltran. He obviously has great talent but there’s something about him. He just comes off as a human raincloud. let the giants sign him.

    • yournuts - Sep 29, 2011 at 9:42 PM

      The Giant’s aren’t going to sign Beltran. He hated it in San Francisco. He wants to go back to the East Coast. Look for the Braves or Nationals to get him. The Giants will most likely go after Nick Johnson. He is a local Sacramento guy who plays first base.

  4. APBA Guy - Sep 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    I’ll be amazed if the Giants sign Beltran. Their payroll math suggests they do have the room to do it, with only $ 73M in obligations for 2012. But they have a lot of roster spots to fill with about $ 45M in payroll to do it, plus arbitration on the Panda. Beltran’s salary was $19M last year.

    Beltra turned in a .910 OPS in 142 games in 2011, his first year over 100 games since 2008. Plus he’ll turn 35 next year.

    Need any more red flags?

  5. APBA Guy - Sep 29, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    I’ll be amazed if the Giants sign Beltran. Their payroll math suggests they do have the room to do it, with only $ 73M in obligations for 2012. But they have a lot of roster spots to fill with about $ 45M in payroll to do it, plus arbitration on the Panda. Beltran’s salary was $19M last year.

    Beltran turned in a .910 OPS in 142 games in 2011, his first year over 100 games since 2008. Plus he’ll turn 35 next year.

    Need any more red flags?

  6. cb5x - Sep 30, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    The phillies tried to get Beltran before they settled for Pence. Turned out well for them, but it wasn’t part of the master plan.

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