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San Francisco Giants: Hot-Stove Still Strangely Quiet

Dec 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer and senior vice president and general manager Bobby Evans announce the signing of pitcher Johnny Cueto at a press conference at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer and senior vice president and general manager Bobby Evans announce the signing of pitcher Johnny Cueto at a press conference at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants rumor mill has been incredibly quiet lately. Is that a sign that things are about to pick up? Or are we in for an offseason dud.

The San Francisco Giants made a few ridiculous splashes last offseason. After losing out on Greinke within an hour, the Giants eventually brought in Jeff Samardzija, Denard Span, and the king of last season’s acquisitions, Johnny Cueto. Now, the Giants have another significant need. The closer role needs to be filled and there are three, world-class closers available in free agency. We’ve discussed the cases for them, and even the alternative options if the Giants don’t get one of the “big three.”

They also need a left fielder. J.D. Martinez has been linked to the Giants in trade talks. While he could be the answer, there might be an answer within the organization (*cough cough* Mac Williamson). However, since the J.D. Martinez rumor began to “officially” float, the Giants have really been quiet.

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We can always assume that San Francisco Giants GM, Bobby Evans, is working the phones and the emails, trying to get the right deals done. Still, it’s strangely silent about where the Giants intentions are. The offseason is getting ready to pick up though. The Houston Astros have officially kicked off the insanity that can be the MLB Offseason. They traded for McCann, and then signed Josh Reddick to a 4yr/$52Million dollar deal. Not a bad option, and he goes to back to a relatively weak AL West.

So as the offseason begins to pick up, we as Giants fans just need to wait. Be patient, because the front office knows what it’s doing.

News and Notes

It is rumored that the San Francisco Giants have signed former Royals prospect, Orland Calixte. Calixte can play anywhere on the diamond outside of pitcher, catcher, and maybe first base. His bat though has never really shown Major League potential…Madison Bumgarner, Brandon Crawford, and Johnny Cueto all received votes in the NL MVP Ballots, Kris Bryant was the winner in near unanimous fashion.

Next: Melancon Gives High Praise to the Giants Org.

Be sure to stay tuned to Around the Foghorn for all your offseason needs!

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