Back from Spring Training. Great time watching the Giants, Angels, A’s and Cubs. Watched the Giants get beat down 8-2 and saw Juan Riviera of the Angels hit a grand slam. Good times with good friends.
Not much has gone on with the 49ers in the last week. Jay Cutler rumors are flying but that also includes about 15 other teams. The 49ers had free agent Marvel Smith of the Steelers in for a visit yesterday. Smith is a right tackle which the 49ers need to upgrade with Jonas Jennings, Adam Snyder and Barry Sims holding down the position last year. Smith is in his 10th year and the biggest questions with him is his injury problems. He played the first five games last year and then went out with a back injury for the rest of the year. He also missed four games in 2007. Remember Jennings is a player that has been hurt the whole time he has been with the 49ers so expect the team to give Smith a thorough inspection because I am sure they do not want another tackle to miss games because of injuries. The interesting thing here is the 49ers are rumored to want to select a tackle with the 10th pick going after either Andre Smith (Alabama) or Michael Oher (Mississippi). If Smith is signed we will most likely be the starter. What do the 49ers do with the 10th pick? I have always lobbied for a wide receiver to be selected but if they get their tackle they should trade the pick to the Broncos for Cutler. The 49ers will probably have to give up more than their 10th pick but to get Cutler in return and have the tackle position settled would be awesome. There are still plenty of good WR’s left in free agency. Torry Holt anyone?