So, your favorite team just signed Aubrey Huff for 1-year, $3M to play first base. What happens next?
#diamondbacks deal with adam laroche will pay him between $4 mil and $5 mil, sources tell si.com. good job by dejan getting scoop on AZ.
Oh, right. A division rival will sign a much better player to a better deal. Reports surfaced last week that LaRoche turned down a 2-year, $17.5M deal from the Giants because he wanted 3-years. He ends up signing for 1-year and $4-5M. When it comes down to it, LaRoche is probably 1.5-2 whole wins better than Huff over a full season at first base. That smarts for the Giants. Either LaRoche has the worst agent in the history of baseball or he has an irrational fear of garlic fries.
According to Baggs, the Opening Day lineup for the G’s should look something like this:
1. Rowand CF
2. Sanchez 2B
3. Sandoval 3B
4. Huff 1B
5. DeRosa LF
6. Winner of RF job
7. Renteria SS
Update: KNBR reporting that the Giants have just placed fastball-fastball-fastball on waivers to make room for Huff.