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Wha....? Benson?


Okay, I'll admit this doesn't sound as bad as it could be...

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Ron Schueler, one of general manager Brian Sabean's new senior advisers, attended a workout in Phoenix on Monday for free-agent starter Kris Benson. Representatives from about nine teams watched the former Pirates, Mets and Orioles right-hander throw 60 pitches in a bid to show he is back from a shoulder operation that cost him the 2007 season.



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No actual comments about what the Giants thought, just that they were one of nine teams there. But [sign in to see URL] No!

Other notes: The Tony Clark interest is real, but just in a one year deal; and the Giants and McPherson is going in the wrong direction. The latter is bad news.





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Just think Teh Intangibles he brings to the table:


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anna benson can probably fill the stadium if theres a wet t shirt contest before every game.
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Sabean said “Anna does bring intangibles to bare. I have admired her from afar, but at the end of the day she’s still married to that bum Kris.

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This could be bad news...

Going after Benson would mean Lincecum or Cain may be traded...

Brett Tomko's wife Julia is still hotter!

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The board has been down all morning, I figured it was because somebody posted some pics of Anna doing the "nasty" with the entire Mets team.

All I have to say about this [sign in to see URL]?

Why do the Giants need a veteran starter when they already have too many young guys that deserve a chance.

Also why not just let Ortmeier have the first base job out of ST and then if he doesn't progress as the season goes along, then make a trade for someone like Nick Johnson come the trade deadline? Tony Clark would be a waste of roster space IMO.

Finally, it's too bad that the Giants and McPherson have gone opposite directions. My guess is Boras wants a three year deal and the Giants are balking at that (which they should).

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If the Giants sign Clark to any amount of money that would be typical Sabean. Why not take the risk with Dallas McPherson? He may not pan out, but at least he has the chance to be a surprise -- we know that Clark will do nothing for the team in the long run.

Signing a + 35 year-old first baseman with a bad OBP at the possible expense of getting a less than 30 year-old McPherson is classic Sabean and a big reason why this team with a $90 million dollar payroll has probably the worst lineup in all of baseball.



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The thing about McPherson is that he can play first and third. Clark can only play first base so right there that limits the roster. Heck, I'd prefer to keep Aurilia on the team because at least he can play multiple positions. Isn't that what the Giants really need out of a backup?

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I don't get these Clark/Benson rumors. In my mind, these look like moves just for the sake of moves. In other words, typical Sabean. I try to get inside the guy's head, but he never ceases to amaze me. It's like his MO is to acquire as many bench-quality players to fill starting jobs. He's like the Goodwill of GMs.

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They don't have that much depth in the high minors, and the Giants always claim that they don't like bouncing guys betwen the pen and the rotation (though it hasn't really stopped them from doing it in the past). I guess it would be okay on a minor league contract.

Something tells me that he's not going to be happy with less than a major league deal, though.
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