I know it may seem like all I do around here is circle like a vulture and pick at the bloating corpse that is the San Diego Padres... come to think of it, that's pretty much all I've done since I joined the site. But you've got to understand that all I want to do is go back to AN and throw out an idea and create an intelligent, stimulating discussion. That typically means starting a conversation with enough information to feed both sides of the story.
So here I am crashing your party again.
I need to ask 2 questions today. The first is pretty simple. As Padres fans who have seen many a game, could Brain Giles be an average starting CF next year?
The second might cause a bit more discussion. Assuming Giles could play CF and that the entire sports media complex isn't completely wrong about the Padres' financial state, what would it take to make Brian Giles an Oakland A in 2009? You don't have to give me specific names just positions of need. With the Peavy-to-Atlanta deal DOA I imagine the priority list has changed somewhat since last we spoke.
Let me know what you think. Thanks.