San Francisco Giants: Starting pitchers they could trade for

By Danny Vietti
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Sep 23, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) throws in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Charlie Morton #50

Often regarded as a Giants-killer, Charlie Morton is a low-radar pitcher who is now an eight-year veteran. In his career against San Francisco, Morton is 3-4 with a 2.84 ERA in 69 2/3 innings. For a guy with a career.391 winning percentage and 4.54 ERA, you can imagine how impact this dominance is.

As a result, Morton seems to love pitching in AT&T Park as he has one of his lowest ERAs in that ballpark. Morton’s 3 year/$21 million contract with a club option for 2017 expires after next season and Morton would be a solid fourth or fifth starter.

Morton is a lot like Heston and Hudson in that he is a sinker-ball pitcher who thrives when he is locating his sinker down in the zone. Just as did Hudson, when Morton is on his game, not many hitters would be squaring up baseballs in a cold night in San Francisco.

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