From the Chronicle:
Here are Fukudome's career stats. I love that he's been an on-base machine. But while the Giants could certainly use a 30-homer corner outfielder, 30 homers in Japan doesn't necessarily mean 30 homers in MLB. Here's the transition of a statistically similar player:
Career in MLB: .272/.325/.387, 17 HR, 77 2B, 1380 at-bats
Three-years, $24M? Take a chance.
Long-term deal after a bidding war, at the $10M price John Shea mentions? I'd rather have Andruw Jones.