The Giants 2009 winter off-season has been, in a word, eventful. They ended the 2008 season on a high note, with Tim Lincecum beating the Dodgers and earning his 18th win of the season.
He later went on to garner almost all of the top pitching awards in the league, including TWIB starter of the year, Players Choice winner for Best Pitcher, and a Cy Young award to go along with the rest.
General Manager Brian Sabean entered winter this year with a few goals in mind: retool the bullpen, add a proven infielder to set the rookies in place, and add a bat for the middle of the order. He has also stressed that the new upper management for the team wants to add these pieces while not subtracting in other areas, such as the youth movement that started last year or the pitching staff that has been a bright spot for the last couple years.
This week’s Round Table asks Giants’ Community Leaders Daniel Penza and Andrew Nuschler, what they think, along with my input just for fun. Section One is the signings. Look for Section Two (Off-season Needs) in the next day or so.
Section One: The Signings