San Francisco Giants: Filling The Void in Left Field
With power outfield options available, and Angel Pagan departing, the San Francisco Giants have an opportunity to fill a hole that’s been there since Bonds’ departure.
The outfield was a huge problem for the San Francisco Giants during 2016 and upgrades must be made this offseason. Denard Span was signed over last offseason for three-years and posted a .266 average with 11 homeruns and 53 RBIs. San Francisco hopes to fill the left field void with more power this offseason as Angel Pagan departs.
Free agency has left teams with limited options this winter. There are however a few serviceable options on the market for the outfield. No Giants’ outfielder hit more than 13 homeruns, or amassed more than 60 RBIs. Clearly, there’s been a power outage in the Giants’ outfield recent years.
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The Giants are sure to check-in with the likes of Yoenis Cespedes, Ian Desmond, and Jose Bautista to fill the void. All offer big power numbers and hit more than 20 HRs this season. Plenty pop on offer to bolster the San Francisco Giants’ lineup.
San Francisco will also be looking to prioritize a bat who can play defense. Of course, if the Giants wish to achieve this significant upgrade, the money must be dished out.
With priority being placed on an elite closer, pulling off a blockbuster deal for one of the power bats may be out of financial reach for the Giants. Bobby Evans has suggested that the team may be out of the Cespedes race if a closer is inked, but that the club would remain flexible in their pursuit.
We’re going to take a look at each power bat to see which one may serve as the best fit. First is the big fish himself Yoenis Cespedes.