As GM Brian Sabean settles into the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego in the coming days for the Winter Meetings, the rest of the Giants front office will have to take a different approach. The team's starting rotation and third base need the biggest upgrades. Those two positions are the focus this week, assistant GM Bobby Evans said, and the Giants are aiming high.
They met with free agent left-hander Jon Lester on Monday and are considered one of four financial heavyweights, along with the Red Sox, Cubs and Dodgers, vying for the pitcher's services.
Chase Headley is the biggest free-agent name left at third base, and the Giants have shown interest, although that field, like Lester's, is full of suitors.