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San Francisco Giants: Five outfield trade targets the Giants must look at

Apr 28, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) high fives teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun (8) high fives teammates after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants have holes in the outfield, and it doesn’t really look like their farm system has much to offer in the immediate future. Here are a few targets they need to look at.

The San Francisco Giants need some help in the outfield. Denard Span is getting older, and breaking down, along with Hunter Pence. While both are still good players, the Giants might just be wise to beef it up a little bit on the offensive end. As the market begins to shake itself out, there are a few players they need to take a look at.

First things first, they need to give Mac Williamson and Justin Ruggiano and extended look in left field. Anything less than .260 and .700+ OPS won’t be good enough, frankly. The Giants got themselves into a deep hole early. And while they are definitely pulling themselves out of it, they aren’t gaining much ground on the rest of the division.

A lot can be made about the Giants farm system in this as well. They have a few good outfielders down there that might get a shot at some point this season. Players like Austin Slater, Steven Duggar (when he finally gets healthy) and at this point, maybe even Chris Shaw could get an quick look.

However, there is a 50-50 chance that neither of those guys are the answer either. Heath Quinn is tearing it up in San Jose, making the MILB team of the week after just one week of games. However, as likely their best power-hitting outfield prospect in the organization right now, he probably wouldn’t be ready until 2019. The Giants can’t continue to accept mediocrity on offense, especially as the others are starting to decline.

We’re going to take a look at five potential outfield trade targets that the Giants should at the very least, be making calls about. We’ll also take a wild guess as to what they might cost the Giants as well. That’s always a large factor in trade discussions. Let’s begin!

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