I wonder how much money the Giants just penciled in to spend on a closer this winter. Both Kenley and Chapman just got a whole lot richer even if they haven't seen any bids yet.
I doubt they go big enough to outbid the Yankees, Cubs, Nationals and Cardinals (Oh was only a temporary fix, IMO) along with us for the big three (Jansen, Chapman and Melancon). I fully expect them to go after a guy they think they can fix (a la Castilla) like Rosenthal, Houston Street or Drew Storen. They have bigger issues - an extension for Bumgarner - which will be a massive overpay, I see Scherzer or Opie money there, along with making the decision to move Posey to first base and Belt to left. Any way you look at it, they have some bad contracts; Cain, Romo, Pence, Span, Belt, etc.... Even with kids like Law, Blach and Williamson, they are getting to be old in the tooth and I don't know if Evans and Sabean are going to move guys who were "loyal" to them in contract years.
I am predicting they trade for Rosenthal and look for guys who fit in as bullpen pieces. Would not be shocked to see an ex-Dodger like Howell or a disgraced closer like McGee end up in San Francisco as the under the radar moves that Sabean and Evans love. I kind of think their big move will either be moving Belt to left or to Houston if they are tempted by Ken Giles. Of course, they are likely going to have to sweeten the pot with Belt by either adding a player or two or eating some contract. They are going to open up first for Posey, even though I think that move will be about eighteen months too late. The damage has been done, Posey's power is no longer a thing and whatever flexibility he had is gone. I figure they sign Stanford grad, Jason Castro and team him up with Trevor Brown behind the plate and if they deal Belt, I doubt they go big for either Bautista or Trumbo to play left, because I see neither heading to the NL so I am betting on Carlos Gomez or the Giants moving Christian Arroyo to Miami for Marcel Ozuna and moving Span to left, where his lack of arm doesn't hurt as much.