Day 3 of the winter meetings didn’t provide much action for the Giants, or any team for that matter. But there were some little tidbits that were reported throughout the day.
Here’s the latest from Nashville:
Giants to Remain In Contact With Brian Wilson
This is not a huge surprise, as the Giants will do the due to diligence to keep close to Wilson. Wilson’s agent Dan Lozano told John Shea that seven teams have expressed interest in his client, both as a closer and a setup man. Those seven teams remain mysterious, however. But it’s not likely that the Dodgers or Angels are interested in Wilson, as both were reportedly not interested in the all-star earlier this week, albeit Wilson’s preferred destination is Southern California.
Giants Are Not Interested in Ichrio
Earlier in the offseason, Ichrio seemed to be a good fit with the Giants if Angel Pagan went elsewhere. However, the Giants have another explanation as to why they won’t pursue him. According to Shea, Giants’ brass view him as a slightly better version than Gregor Blanco, whose much cheaper and younger. Thus, cross Ichrio off the list.
Nick Swisher Too Expensive
After resigning Angel Pagan, Jeremy Affeldt, and Marco Scutaro, the Giants don’t have much cash left. Swisher will likely receive a pretty sizable contract wherever he lands, but the Giants probably won’t be the team that gives him what he’s looking for. Even Scott Hairston seems to pricey for their budget, tweets Andrew Baggarly.
Adding A Bullpen Arm is Their Next Move
According to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Giants would like to add one more arm to their bullpen before the season begins. This addition probably won’t be in Nashville, though, as the main focus on the final day of the winter meetings Thursday will be the tier one free agents. I’d look for them to sign an arm sometime close to Spring Training.