So its time for a little game that I like to play called guess that player, I put the numbers up and then we try to do some analysis and figure out which is better for the Giants.
Career Averages of two players:
Player A: .275/.328/.483 RF UZR/150 -3.4
Player B: .279/.320/.408 RF UZR/150 20.4
These two players are strikingly similar in average and getting on base. One hits for more power but the other is a much better fielder which in a park like AT&T is definitely a plus.
One of these players is currently on the Giants roster and the other would cost quite a bit to acquire most likely Jonathan Sanchez and one of the Giants top prospects. That's a tall order for grabbing a player that is very close in career numbers to someone already on the team that is not at the moment an everyday starter.
Another knock on Hart is that he has one more year on his contract while Nate has 3 more arbitration eligible season left. To pile on a little bit more his career is awfully Rowandesque, he plays in a hitters park and has 2 years where he tore things up and the rest of his career has look rather pedestrian, so I would like to say no thank you to a second helping of that.
Please put me down squarely on the side of I would like to pass on Mr. Hart unless the Brewers give him away for low grade prospects.