I know we are rumored to be actively pursuing Joe Blanton, and there is talk of Votto or one of Bailey/Cueto, but I would rather look accross the Bay towards the Giants.
Noah Lowry is coming off a good year, but has some injury concerns. At one time, he was looked at only being slightly behind Dan Haren (his college teamate) in potential. What would it take to get this southpaw? I am not sure. If we could, netting Lowry for Freel, Hatteberg and Maloney would be great for us. They are short at first and third and there has been some talk of a Lowry for Crede deal with Chicago. My guess, we would have to substitute Encarnacion for Freel, or Votto for Hatteberg, or Cueto/Bailey for Maloney to get the deal done. But I like Lowry over Blanton, so I might just pony up. Lowry would make a nice #3 starter for us.