Sep 30, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Colby Rasmus (28) hits an RBI-single against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The 2nd Tier Power Names:
Speaking of power, there are a few big bats on the market the Giants could look to without breaking the bank.
Colby Rasmus had an excellent power year for the Astros, hitting a career high 25 homers while slugging .475. Rasmus is also a versatile defender who brings Pence-like energy to a clubhouse. Even though he just turned 29, Rasmus is only expected to sign a 3-4 year deal, which may be a more palatable option than players like Gordon or Upton.
Prior having knee surgery in 2013, Corey Hart had three consecutive 25+ HR seasons with a slugging percentage over .500. He has yet to play over 70 games in season since 2012, but signing the 33 year-old to a sort-term deal to platoon with Blanco could be an interesting low-risk high-reward acquisition.
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