October 02, 2007
San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean seems resigned to trading a young starter to acquire an impact hitter because of a lackluster free-agent market. He has identified a half-dozen teams with a surplus of hitters that might need pitching. The two Florida teams come to mind, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Carl Crawford and Florida Marlins' Miguel Cabrera would be attractive targets.
"The price of getting an established, up-and-coming position player is usually starting pitching-plus," Sabean said. "There obviously are going to be guys who we're absolutely not going to move."