Eli’s coming (back)?
Well, that didn’t last long.
When Giants GM Brian Sabean said the team would be open to re-signing him, I thought it was just Sabes being nice.
He really is open to re-signing Whitey, and the two sides are close to a deal, according to John Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Whiteside, 32, began his Giants career in 2009 after he was signed as a free agent on May 5, 2008 — about a week after the Minnesota Twins waived him. He was thrust into the starting role behind the dish last year after the season-ending injury to Buster Posey and was mostly disappointing.
He batted .197/.264/.310 with 4 HR and 17 RBI in a career-high 213 at bats last season.
Horrible, to say the least.
Hopefully, the Giants will just sign Whiteside to a minor league deal and give him an invitation to spring training. I still prefer Chris Stewart as Posey’s backup.