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  • One of Friedrich Nietzsches many frequently quoted lines comes from a posthumously published notebook: Nihilism stands at the door: whence comes this uncanniest of all guests? Whatever one makes of the with regards to Nietzsches thoughts on modernity, etc., the sporadic glo s around the translation of uncanniest as most unwelcome gives mind nothing more (for me, at least) than the Giants acquisition of Cody Ro s from the Marlins via waivers, an acquisition which might understandably lead some to start speculating that former Nationals and Reds GM and Jhurrell Pressley Jersey legendary outfielderophile Jim Bowden is working as a consultant for San Francisco GM Brian Sabean.

    It has been speculated that the Giants put a claim in on Ro s to avoid divisional rival North park from filling their own need at center field in the wake of Tony Gwynn, Jr.s injury. However, as Rob Neyer rightly highlights, the Giants are far enough behind the Padres at this point within the season that they ought to be le s focused on the division than you are on the wildcard. Moreover, with Andres Torres taking the majority of Aaron Rowands playing time in center field away, Pat Burrell filling the Mark DeRosa-sized hole in left field, and Nick Perry Jersey Jose Guillen coming over from the Royals in a waiver trade, the Giants seem to have really put themselves inside a playing-time bind. Many of the so because apart from Torres (the only clearly good player from the bunch), all the above-mentioned outfielders hit right-handed, making benefiting from sort of platoon system out of all these players problematic.

    It isnt clear at the moment exactly how the Giants plan to deal with the playing time situation. Still, even though the move is initially puzzling, it's defensible. In purely monetary terms, Ro s will cost them in regards to a million dollars within the remainder of the season, but that isnt an exce sive amount of since Giants are still Bernard Blake Jersey within the running for the playoffs and also the marginal value of a win is higher than usual for them.

    While Andres Torres has shown that he should be getting all of the starts he is able to handle in center (Ill leave aside the disastrous Aaron Rowand situation with regard to space), theres plenty of room for Ro s to play on the corners. They're currently manned by Pat Burrell and Jose Guillen, two players DFAed through the Rays and Royals, respectively, the 2009 season. Burrell has hit well (.380 wOBA) in his 220 PA using the Giants, but FanGraphs readers ought to know right now that merely looking at a players current-season statistics isnt a sensible way to project future performance. ZiPS Rest-of-Season projection sees Burrell like a .350 wOBA hitter throughout 2010. Jose Guillen started the growing season along with some a bounceback in Kansas City, but to the surprise of just about no one, receded into mediocrity, and it is projected for a .327 wOBA by ZiPS through out 2010. Ro s, alternatively hand, even with a down (.319 wOBA) year this year, is younger and coming from Micah Hyde Jersey two decent seasons in 2009 and 2008, and ZiPS sees him like a .340 wOBA hitter going forward.

    Even if one doesnt think Ro s offers much offensively, few would doubt that Ro s could easily get to a couple more balls in the outfield than the other two. Burrell and Guillen were primarily DHs within their recent time it the AL, while Ro s spent additional time in center than right, which should inform us something by what their respective teams thought of their defensive abilities. The data support this, and my projections have Ro s as about 15 runs better within the field over either Burrell or Guillen on the full season, which at least comprises the offensive difference between Ro s and Burrell, and making Ro s the clear choice over Guillen.

    One remaining factor in all of this is that Ro s is still entitled to arbitration for 2011 if the Giants Kyler Fackrell Jersey wish to keep him around. Whether he'd be worth his likely arbitration number is available to question (despite the skinny 2011 cla s of free agent outfielders), of course, but its worth noting. Regardle s, despite the Giants; uncanny scouring of the waiver wire for outfielders, it seems that the acquisition of Ro s provides them more than nothing.