With a Cold Stove, San Francisco Giants Remain Out Front
By Jake Mastroianni
Even though the San Francisco Giants haven’t done much this offseason until recently, they remain at the forefront of a slow hot stove season.
This has been an unprecedented slow start to the offseason for whatever reason with a ton of the top free agents still available. Why it’s been so slow, I’m not sure, but that certainly works in the Giants favor.
Despite the fact that the San Francisco Giants have only made one big move this offseason in trading for Evan Longoria, they remain at the top of the headlines.
Even at the beginning of the offseason, the Giants were in the news for players that have gone off the board. They just weren’t able to land any of those players.
So the front office is certainly busy this offseason and checking in on all possibilities. You have to give them credit for at least trying.
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Even still, the Giants are tied to the biggest names being mentioned right now like Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce and even J.D. Martinez.
After making the move for Longoria, it’s apparent the front office is doing whatever it takes to compete in 2018. That means there has to be more to come.
When I started watching Hot Stove on MLB Network Wednesday morning, the Giants were mentioned for all three of those outfielders.
Obviously the Giants would love to fill two outfield spots this offseason, and probably take care of the other spot internally. There is no way they can afford to make moves for three new outfielders.
However, it appears staying under the luxury tax is no longer a priority, so why not?
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So while it’s been a terribly slow offseason, it’s been nice to constantly see the Giants in the headlines. Hopefully they will continue to do so until they are able to put together a team that is able to compete for a championship in 2018. We’re all in now.