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San Francisco Giants: Possible Free Agent Outfield Targets

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Apr 23, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Angel Pagan Replacements:

As much we all love Pagan, his lack of power, shaky defense, and constant injuries may force the Giants to look for a replacement in center.

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  • The front office showed interest in making a move for Dexter Fowler during last year’s deadline and could pursue him again this offseason if they decide Pagan has become a liability. Fowler had a mediocre year as the Cub’s leadoff man with an OBP of only .326 but showed surprising power breaking out with 17 homeruns. This newfound slugging combined with his plus speed and solid defense may draw the Giants’ consideration.

    Other potential names in center include Rajai Davis, Austin Jackson, and Denard Span, solid pieces coming off down or injury-shortened seasons. Span is probably the most intriguing option of the three, despite the fact he’s coming off a serious hip surgery. The 31 year old, who hit .302 and led the NL in hits in 2014, could be another candidate for a one-year flyer.

    There’s always the possibility the Giants resign Aoki, which Bobby Evans has said the team is open to. Aoki was a solid contributor and a fun player to watch put his poor defense and base running probably convinced the Giants to keep their options open. But whatever ultimately happens, be sure and make MLB Trade Rumors your home page because it looks like the Giants are in for an eventful offseason.