When we last left your San Francisco Giants they were busy pondering their '05 existence: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of a season's outrageous fortune or to trade for more arms against a sea of losses? And your answer? Randy Winn. Well that and no Barry but was there anyone who didnt see that coming? (side note-- remember those theories out there that Barry was sitting this season out not because he was injured but because it was a way of disappearing when all the heat was on him? Totally buying it).
Anyways, back to the trade because that's the more interesting subject. On Saturday, the Giants traded yet one more once-upon-a-time shining phenom Jesse Foppert and, as he's permanently known in the blogosphere, "alas, poor Yorvit Torrealba", to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Randy Winn. This despite the fact the last thing the Giants really needed was another outfielder. Especially one not known as being all that. Winn is what they call fantasy tease-- great tools but not so great stats. In fact, the stat heads hate the move as Winn doesn't have gaudy numbers in any of those new fangled math stats Billy Beane made all the rage. There was speculation that Sabean would use the trade for Winn to parlay another move but nothing came of itYorvit Torrealba and the ill-fated Jose Cruz Jr. in much better days from SFGiants.com