I don’t know. The Giants dumped Matt Morris, just as I said they would need to; but all they got was a 26-year old outfielder who just made the majors this season. Is that too old? Good question. For most of the last decade, that’s about how old Giants prospects have been by the time they make the bigs. He’s certainly not likely to be a Hall of Famer, but he actually knows how to get on base, he has speed, and, at 26, he immediately becomes one of the yongest players on the team.
I still think that we could have –and should have– gotten much more for him if we’d looked to move him about a month ago. Nonetheless, this is a step in the right direction.
UPDATE: A closer look at Rajai Davis is, well, not pretty. He’s the same age as Fred Lewis, and Lewis, as late as he’s come up, had completely out-performed him. Small sample size, to be sure, but we’re still talking about a couple of guys who’ve taken a long time to get out of the minors. If I had to take one over the other right now, Lewis is the guy, so much so that I can’t see this move as anything more than a salary dump. Davis better be a hell of an outfielder.
I’ll take a look at his minor league stats in the morning….