Pure Speculation: The San Francisco Giants Should Sign Russell Branyan

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Simon Feldspar in MLB
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The San Francisco Giants' eternal search for a masher to pair with slugger Pablo Sandoval would end if theyálanded Russell Branyan, who is one of the best free agent first basemen on the market.á Branyan has played on six teams over the last four years, bouncing from San Diego to Tampa Bay to Philly to St. Louis, back to San Diego, to Milwaukee, and then to Seattle.á In 2009, he topped 500 plate appearances for the first time in his career, taking full advantage of the extended look with a .251/.347/.520 triple-slash.á The 34 year old showcased Thor-like strength with 31 home runs, and displayed incredible plate presence with 4.11 pitches per plate appearance. His 13.9 at-bats for every home run was seventh best in MLB, and his .269 isolated power (SLG-AVG) was good for 13th in basebal ...

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