Cubs are at 82
Brewers at 81
Fish at 90
Houston at 96
ChiSox at 86
Seattle and Minny at 80
Colorado and the Mets at 79. Of course the Gigantes blew a big lead over the Rocks, they could have moved close to the line on the protected pick. The Phils and the Pads are close behind, as are the Angels and Jays.
So its #8 at the moment, with 7 more in hot pursuit. The Gigantes are pretty much ceiling'd out at 15, and can tank it all the way to 4 with some putrid play.
I have a feeling they're going to get to #12 when its done. Not very strategic but what you gonna do? Barry Zito Victory Tour! This team has a lot of good base fundamentals. Getting Angel Pagan back, they've played a lot better.
What is Pence's "hometown discount" looking like? The Giants have to use that exclusive negotiating window big time otherwise there's a big chance he's walking. Is it up from a 4/60MM to a 5/75MM? This is getting uncomfortable. Yes, he is a nice player. No, he is not an impact player. He's a solid peg in the supporting cast. And he's playing off his head right now, the streaky mofo.
Lots of talk on Timmy and the QO, whether or not he's going to accept it. I would guess... Who the hell knows. His agents have their work cut out. No way he's getting another 100MM offer though, not until he has 2 amazing years. Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes it eats you. He went straight off the cliff immediately after going for the 2 year over the 5 year lockup.
If either of these 2 guys leave, the Giants get that additional pick in the 26-34 range, depending on how many teams sign QO FAs, including the Giants. I would be pretty unhappy with a #12 pick and then losing it to go sign a QO FA. Hope they are looking at the Japanese Righty. They weren't among the teams listed for his last performance, but the Yanks and Angels were! Hey Larry Baer, you're a big market team, best get to steppin' into the deep end of the pool. It costs money to acquire talent.