The remodeling continues, with Jason Christiansen and Deivi Cruz traded for actual mouth-breathing humans. Deivi was the dollar bill to the Giants pay phone, and was mercifully shipped to the Nationals, a team that could actually use him. The Angels, on the other hand, need some help moving boxes or something.
The month-long house cleaning of pitchers and bench players opened up roster spots. Some were filled with players who will be around for next year's bench, like Jason Ellison. Others were filled with stopgaps, specifically Yamid Haad and Angel "The Panamanian Stopgap" Chavez. The tentative openings on the Giants of 2006:
One backup catcher
One backup outfielder
One first baseman, preferably a left-handed power source
One, possibly two, starting pitchers
Shake well, add a liberal dash of surly outfield god for a contender.
Your thoughts on players around the league that could fill the holes? Are there any pet bench players you have been coveting from afar?