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San Francisco Giants: Alternative Ways to Deal With Left Field

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Oct 31, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants former player Barry Bonds waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on Market Street. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are relatively eager to fill the left field position with someone who can hit, and preferably is right handed. That is no secret.

Since Barry Bonds retired, the San Francisco Giants have been searching for an everyday Left Fielder. Yes it’s been that long. While the Giants don’t have a “Cleveland Browns” level jersey with all the names taped on the back of past and present left fielders, it sometimes feels that way. Despite this, the Giants have found plenty of success. And despite the success, the Giants have the itch to get a long-term replacement there.

The biggest name this offseason to fill that would be Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes is the only legitimate every-day left fielder on the market this offseason. The Giants need somebody like that. And so do 27 other teams. That is sure to raise the price on him. The Giants have to make sure they don’t get stuck in the Dodgers situation. The situation where they spend and spend and spend, then find themselves in trouble with the league because they are too far into debt.

It shouldn’t come as a shock, but the Dodgers are in debt. And the Giants have been dangerously upping the threshold when it comes to payroll. Cespedes would be an incredible get. But the cost might be too great. Here are some decent, cost-effective moves that the Giants could make to fill left field. It includes trades, doing nothing, and oh, more trades.

Keep in mind, this is all speculation and nothing outside of where mentioned, is a concrete rumor.

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