Giants interested in Jerry Hairston?
Last night, I dreamt that the Giants traded Brandon Crawford to the Dodgers for two players I’ve never heard of. Weird how the brain works, huh?
I don’t always have dreams about the Giants, and this one was pretty vivid. I was camping with friends and family when the news broke (Crawford was traded in the middle of a game). Because my twitter service was down, I used sticks and twigs to spell out my “tweet” on the ground (picture an S.O.S. message on a deserted island). I then took a picture of the primitive, makeshift “tweet” and used my camera phone to upload it to twitpic.
I’m innovative, to say the least. But, man, I need to get a life.
I’m sure some psychologist or dream interpreter somewhere could tell me what the dream really means. Crawford a Dodger? No, I’m not a cutter.
For now, I’ll assume the dream occurred because I’m fully aware that the Giants need middle infield help and it’s occupying my thoughts, even while I sleep.
So you can imagine my “delight” when I woke up this morning to learn that everyone’s favorite FOX Sports twit, Ken Rosenthal, has another “lead” on a player the Giants are trying to acquire.
Hairston was signed by the Nationals as a free agent last winter and then traded to Milwaukee at the trade deadline. He became a free agent at the end of the season.
Hairston fits the mold for what Giants manager Bruce Bochy likes in a player: He’s a veteran, he can play multiple positions and he’s consistent. He batted .270/.344/.383 with 21 doubles, 5 HR and 31 RBI in 120 games last season. Hairtson tore it up in the playoffs, where he hit .375 (6-for-16) in the NLDS and .391 (9-for-23) in the NLCS.
While I don’t think I’ll be dreaming about Jerry Hairston anytime soon, I wouldn’t mind seeing Hairston come to San Francisco on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, tops.