Willie Bloomquist has an offer from the Giants

Via Jon Heyman:

Willie Bloomquist has offers from #dbacks, #sfgiants. ties to AZ may give dbacks edge

Bloomquist, 33, is a career .264/.317/.337 hitter, and beyond the ability to play nearly ever position, he has little to offer. Even though he is pretty versatile — a classic utility player — he’s not much of a defensive asset anywhere. He’s racked up a grand total of 1.6 rWAR (and 1.3 fWAR) in his career.

It also appears that the Giants will in fact go with Brandon Crawford as the starting shortstop, and simply shop for a backup this offseason. That would make a lot of sense for the team, particularly if they can find a bat that complements Crawford. I think they should consider Clint Barmes: he can hit lefties (career .793 OPS v. LHPs), and he’s a solid defensive shortstop. If he can be had at a relatively cheap price, he’s definitely worth pursuing.That’d certainly be a better solution than overpaying Jimmy Rollins with a five-year deal.

Update: Bloomquist has signed with the DBacks. On a two-year deal! You can’t make this stuff up.

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One thought on “Willie Bloomquist has an offer from the Giants

  1. Clint Barmes would be a nice pickup, as a platoon for Crawford and a hedge for Freddy Sanchez. He was paid almost 4MM last year and will get looked at by multiple teams, meaning his salary most likely isn’t going down.

    Willie Bloomquist is a complete waste of time. I guess Sabean is feeling bad he just traded for a 27 year old and is balancing the scales.

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