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How San Francisco Giants Can Compete Under the Luxury Tax Cap

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 05: Pitcher Pat Neshek #37 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on August 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 05: Pitcher Pat Neshek #37 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on August 5, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 12: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a single against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning in game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 12: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a single against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning in game five of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Conclusion

With these three moves, the Giants will spend roughly $28 million, giving them money to spend on a backup catcher or infielder if necessary. The team has some bench depth from the minor leagues, but these moves fill some crucial holes without making the team languish in a long-term contract.

Frazier and Dyson add requisite power and speed, respectively, to the defense and lineup. Meanwhile, Neshek will give Bochy more bullpen leverage, which we all know he loves to use.

Going into the season with this roster would give the team a potential top-10 pitching staff with a lineup that can hit when needed with their new additions.

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If the Giants plan to be players for 2018’s free agents, they’ve got to get under the luxury tax cap this year, while continuing to be competitive. In my opinion, pursuing these three players is the best way to address that.

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