San Francisco Giants: Under the radar free agent options

By Danny Vietti
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Oct 30, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; Kansas City Royals right fielder Alex Rios hits a RBI single against the New York Mets in the second inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

OF Alex Rios

For many years now, San Francisco has shown tremendous interest and have communicated with the agent of Alex Rios. Perhaps the most recent reports came during the 2014 Deadline and into the off-season before this year.

Rios is a two-time All Star who has had an up-and-down carer thus far. Now 34-years-old, Rios is infamous for putting together one great season, then one poor season the next, one great season the next, and so on. For instance, his batting averages from 2008-2013 were .291, .247, .284, .227, 304, and .277, respectably. When looking at his power numbers and RBI totals, these also mirror this inconsistent trend.

Rios was an intregal part to the 2015 Royals championship team, and showed he could perform in the postseason with his .271 batting average and one home run. Rios would be moved to left field if he were to sign with San Francisco to take over for Nori Aoki.

Rios has not made anymore than $1.5 million per season for the past two years, and his production would be worth that and more.

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