San Francisco Giants: Free agency dark horse options

By Danny Vietti
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By no means do the San Francisco Giants follow status quo or ever do what the fans expect them to do. Think about it, remember when almost everybody agreed that San Francisco needed a big name bat at the 2014 trade deadline, and instead they traded for Jake Peavy? How about in 2010 when they were quiet at the deadline and ended up acquiring 2010 NLCS MVP Cody Ross?

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  • For whatever reasons, San Francisco is unique, not only on the field, but off the field too. Just as much as fans respect and love the acts and image Hunter Pence has, they also love the strategies and curiosity of VP Brian Sabean and GM Bobby Evans. Although there decisions to not make a move can become frustrating at times, it is hard to argue with a front-office who built three championship teams in five years.

    With that being said, I recently listed my top-10 free agents available and predictions for the 2015-2016 free agency period, which begins this upcoming Tuesday at 12:00 pm ET. Now it is time to look for the back-up plans because, in all honesty, these options may in fact be more likely than the big name free agents (although, I do believe this is the year they will spend big).

    Oct 22, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean sits in the dugout before game two of the 2014 World Series against the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

    With the Giants lobbying the idea of trading away the injury prone Angel Pagan, needing to add some power and speed to a very thin bench, and their need for multiple starting pitchers, these small moves may prove to be the most important ones.

    Lets take a look at some of the dark horse signing that could be played out this off-season for San Francisco.

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