With the MLB free agency period just around the corner, the San Francisco Giants front-office is reported to be ready and able to make a big move in a big way. With a stacked fee agency class this off-season, VP Brian Sabean and GM Bobby Evans may have picked a great year to do it.
With reports that San Francisco is anticipating to let go of free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, RHP Ryan Vogelsong, possibly RHP Tim Lincecum, and a number of other question marks, there are obvious holes that need to be filled. The good news, the loss of these contracts, along with those of Marco Scutaro, Tim Hudson, Casey McGehee, and Joaquin Arias, the Giants will have relatively $43 million dollars to spend on free agents.
As of 9 a.m. ET on Monday, some of the greatest players in the league will officially hit the market and be free to sign with whomever he chooses.
Although San Francisco is known for missing on big free agents and eventually settling for lower-market players, this year seems to be different as they have the financial ability to score big in order to turn their playoff caliber roster into a championship caliber team. By no means will they take the Los Angeles Dodgers route by upping their entire payroll in one spot, they have a chance to make a splash and for good reasons.
There are all sorts of different role players and bullpen arms that San Francisco may target, but for now here are the top-10 available free agents this off-season.
(For a complete list of free agents, click here)
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