One team I’m keeping my eye on this winter is San Fran.
I like the Giants’ chances to land not only Manny but also CC Sabathia and Joe Crede.
Manny would be the perfect short-term replacement for Bonds, Sabathia is a west coast native that could continue to dominate the NL and Crede could reunite with his close friend and former White Sox teammate Aaron Rowand.
In the meantime, the Giants just inked left-hander Jeremy Affeldt to a 2-year deal.
Affeldt’s number aren’t great (26-28, 7-years) but, not bad for a guy stuck in a trifecta of ineptitude: Kansas City, Colorado & Cincinnati.
In fact, I would have loved to see the Cubs add Affelft to the bullpen: hard throwing lefty with ability for long-relief, set-up or spot-starter.
Speaking of lefties, word on the street is the Big Unit would consider a move to the North Side.
Bad idea, Johnson is 45-years-old with a bad back and a shell of who he was as a pitcher just three years ago (17-11) with the Yanks.
Too much money and too much risk for the Cubs, a team not desperate enough for Randy’s swan song.