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    Default The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    That was fast, did they just see that Theriot was not that good?


    The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    D.J. Short
    Mar 24, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT


    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Giants are telling teams that they are shopping both Theriot and Fontenot. Itís not clear who may have interest, but Stark mentions the Braves and Phillies as potential fits.

    Why are the Giants so willing to trade these guys? Good question. Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com was told today by a source that Emmanuel Burriss would be the Opening Day second baseman if the Giants had to choose right now.

    Burriss, who is out of options this spring, is batting .436 (17-for-39) with five doubles, one triple, two RBI and five stolen bases during Cactus League action. However, the 27-year-old infieler owns a pretty lousy .250/.311/.281 batting line and a .592 OPS over 651 plate appearances in the major leagues.

    Theriot is set to earn $1.25 million this season while Fontenot will make $1.05 million, but their contracts are non-guaranteed. The Giants will surely try to find a suitor over the next few days, but as Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle noted yesterday, they have the option to release either of them by March 29 and recoup three-quarters of their salary for 2012.

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    Default Re: The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    Doesn't "shopping" imply that those two are worth something to somebody else?
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    Default Re: The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    It's the 2007 Cubs middle infield reunited. I hope Theo is interested.


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    Default Re: The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tardis View Post
    Doesn't "shopping" imply that those two are worth something to somebody else?
    Both have value as non-terrible backup 2B.

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    Default Re: The Giants are shopping Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tardis View Post
    Doesn't "shopping" imply that those two are worth something to somebody else?
    We talking Baseball or Cow hockey?

    • The best pitch in baseball is strike one.
    • A good fastball thrown consistently for strikes is a pitcherís best weapon.
    • A pitcher should make hitters prove that they can catch up with the fastball before trying to trick them with breaking balls and off-speed pitches.

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