If the Giants want to solve their power gap through free agency, they can look at Paul Konerko, Paul Konerko, or take a $40M gamble on Paul Konerko. I'm scared of his potential to Edgardoplode at the age of 30, especially going from a fine hitter's park to Mays Field, so it stands that we should all be paralyzed with fear at the thought of a 34/35-year old Konerko doing nothing to help the Giants for millions of dollars. I wouldn't be crushed if the Giants pulled off that deal, but I would be very, very nervous about the future.
3B Edgardo Alfonzo: Do the Giants really want a $7 million backup infielder?
- Someone else would consciously decide to bring a $7 million backup infielder on their team.
- The Giants would pay $7 million to have him be a backup infielder for someone else.