More significantly, they may be sniffing around Sabathia:
Rather than weaken the rotation, the Giants might take one bold move to strengthen it. There are indications the Giants plan to investigate the Hope Diamond of free-agent pitchers this winter, CC Sabathia, to gauge his interest in returning to his native Bay Area . . .With the understanding that Sabathia is not Barry Zito, Does Brian Sabean really have the political capital to bring in another nine-figure free agent starting pitcher? I can't imagine he does, but then again, there's a lot about what happens in the Giants' front office I don't understand.
. . . Sabathia is going to command a massive contract, too, but could be the one starter worth the millions he gets. His signing also could provide Sabean the flexibility to move other pitchers for offense.