I'm not sure that anyone should care what I would like to see with the rest of the off season but I've read everyone else's rosterbation crap :) so now it's my turn. Enjoy.
Despite the fact that it has become a punch line to trade Cain I still think it makes the most sense for the franchise. My dream trade is Matt Cain, Jeremy Affeldt and maybe 2 million for Smoak and Feliz. If the Rangers offered those two for Josh Johnson then this is doable. It really solidifies Texas' pitching and the offense is already packed.
Knowing Sabean (nor Daniels) is not likely to make this trade then another option I would like to see the Giants consider is a trade for Mike Lowell to play 3B next year. The Sox will eat most of the salary and take a relatively low level prospect to make this deal. Although I wouldn't hate Adrian Beltre I don't believe he would be worth the money on a multi year contract. I suppose this moves DeRosa to LF which isn't ideal but wouldn't be awful either.
I'm absolutely on board the Kiko Calero bandwagon and would also like to see Bedard or Sheets. Would probably prefer Bedard but both are nice risk/reward relatively low dollar signings.
I also think there are some relatively undervalued players who could possibly be had. Brandon Wood or Reid Brignac would be ideal. I also believe that Delmon Young is going to blow up. Unfortunately, he probably wouldn't blow up with the Giants because he is too much of a free swinger and there is no one on the team to be a take a walk mentor.
I'm not terribly fond of the LaRoche idea as I'd rather they just kept Garko. Unless he could be had reasonably cheap, which might be likely this year, I'd prefer they ride with Ishi, Bowker or Guzman and see what happens. I could get excited about a one year deal for Tejada to play 3B and then move Sandoval.
I don't care whom the Giants sign to play C for a few months to delay Buster's arb clock. I'd probably prefer Yorvit but anything more than a year and a couple million would be way too much.
Only 47 more days until pitchers and catchers report. Here's hoping the next decade is kinder than the last 5.