San Francisco Giants: Four Potential Free Agents to Avoid
Bautista would be a terrible fit in SF. If the Giants want an everyday left fielder, they NEED to play defense. As we discussed earlier, defense is key in the Giant’s philosophy of winning baseball. It always has been.
Rogers Centre is a typical AL East Ballpark. It’s symmetrical, and fairly small. Not only does that make outfield defense a little easier, it ALSO makes hitting a lot easier.
Just ask Josh Donaldson. Is it easier to hit home runs at Rogers Centre than it is at O.COCollesium? He’d probably laugh. Jose Bautista hasn’t hit over .300 in his career more than once.
Outside of that one season, he hasn’t come within ten points of a batting average of .300. A lot of his offensive numbers come from the ballpark he’s playing in.
Besides, his numbers have been on the decline and hit a pretty big low this year. Only a .234 Average and 22 Home-Runs. He’s also become a little more injury prone. I’d be shocked if the Blue Jays don’t retain him, but if they don’t San Francisco just wouldn’t be a good landing spot.