|Will Aaron Rowand be a San Francisco Giant next year?|
Aaron Rowand is not in the plans for 2011. At least, not unless he does a 180 degree turnaround from the end of last season.
Andre Torres is going into Spring Training as the starting center fielder. If Rowand forces his way into the lineup, Torres would start in left.
We could use a trade partner that has money to spend and a player to unload.
Here are the most likely scenarios:
We get a left handed bat to play LF and allow Burrell and DeRosa to be on our bench. If Ibanez continues to struggle, we have the depth to move guys around. Ibanez's contract is one year shorter too, so we could wipe both contracts off the books for 2012.
Carlos Quentin could be the odd man out in that mix seeing is how he hit .243 after hitting .236 the year prior. He is two years removed from hitting .288 and he could start to get expensive in arbitration with his power numbers. They might not have room for a long term deal with him, so bringing back Rowand could make some sense. Rowand gives them a upgrade on defense, and a capable bat when he was a Sox everyday center fielder. It also allows them to dump a lot of salary over the next two years in Pierre and Rowand.
We get a younger OF we could team with Huff and Ross who has 83 home runs over the last three years and went to college at Stanford. A homecoming might be just what he needs to get his average back closer to .280 than .230.
Updated: 12/17/10 4:10pm