Alright, so let’s just say things come down to the Giants only having enough money for one significant free agent signing (which it appears will be the case.) Leaving out the three huge contracts (Reyes, Pujols, Fielder) who do you sign? Rollins? Beltran? The reanimated corpse of Jim Thome?
Personally, I’m torn. Rollins is a local guy who would fill a hole in the field and be a nice 1-2 punch with Freddy Sanchez in the order. On the other hand, Beltran is the type of hitter who would be perfect put in between Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey.
Or maybe you go for the shocker- strike a deal for Ethier and use the money on infield and bullpen depth.