Looking ahead to the 2015-16 San Francisco Giants free agents

By Danny Vietti
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Oct 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning during game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

LHP Jeremy Affeldt

Affeldt is one of the longest tenured Giants as he has played in San Francisco since 2009. Affeldt has been in the center of all of the accomplishments that San Francisco has experienced, and, most importantly, he has been extremely influential in the community with organizations like San Francisco RBI. This season, the 36-year-old has struggled mightily with strange injuries and has pitched in 45 games with a 2-2 record and an unacceptable 5.40 ERA, his highest ERA in his 7 seasons with San Francisco.

Should San Francisco retain Affeldt? No.

Affeldt has been a huge part in the Giants’ dynasty run, but the signs have been showing throughout the past couple years that his age has caught up with him. The Giants can use his 3 year/$18 million contract towards a dominant outfielder or a younger bullpen arm.

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