San Francisco Giants: Possible Trade Targets

By Jake Mastroianni
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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers
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Ryan Braun

This one would be a pretty big stretch for the San Francisco Giants as Ryan Braun is still owed a ton of money. He is locked up through 2021 – his age 37 season – and is owed $91 million over that period.

It’s hard to believe that he’s still just 33 years old, and he’s been a productive player when on the field. He hasn’t played more than 140 games since 2012, which was right after he was found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs.

Last year he hit .305 with 30 home runs in 135 games. The Giants would definitely take that kind of production from their left fielder.

The Giants are already right-handed heavy in the middle of the lineup with Buster Posey and Hunter Pence, so Braun might not be the best fit in that regard.

However, the Milwaukee Brewers seem interested in trading him as part of their rebuild, and if the Giants can get him at the right price I wouldn’t hate the deal. You could either get him with lower level prospects and take on the bulk of that contract, or have the Brewers eat a lot of it and give higher level prospects.

I still don’t think Braun would be the best fit for the Giants, but he’s definitely an option to look into.