Buzz: Giants will get Freddy Sanchez

Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Giants are definitely getting 2B Freddy Sanchez from the Pirates.

for a while, i though maybe the Mets would have interest in sanchez… but, given how well Luis Castillo is playing, the potential that Jose Reyes could be back in August, to trade prospects to get sanchez, who can be a free at the end of this season, seems foolish at this point

Jon Heyman of says the Giants have discussed prospects John Bowker, Kevin Frandsen and Jesus Guzman with Pittsburgh.

from what i can tell, the Giants and Pirates have been working on a deal for sanchez for quite some time…however, the word from out west had been that the Giants would need to send LHP Jonathan Sanchez to the Pirates in a deal for sanchez… but, perhaps things have changed

Sanchez, 31, won a batting title in 2006, after which he hit .304 in 2007 and .271 last season.  He will likely earn $8 million next season, after which he is eligible to be a free agent.

He has played mostly second base, with some time at short and third.