The list of outfielders the San Francisco Giants are possibly pursuing continues to grow as Jon Heyman tweets Carlos Gomez, Jon Jay and Jarrod Dyson as options.
It’s a scary time to be an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants. The front office is clearly looking to replace those on the current roster.
Jon Heyman recently tweeted that they are looking at Carlos Gomez. He also mentions that Jon Jay and Jarrod Dyson would be a fit as well. Take note that he didn’t say the Giants are looking at Jay or Dyson, just that they are logical fits.
Another name he mentions in that tweet is Lorenzo Cain. He is certainly the best option for center field available, but it comes at a price. That price doesn’t just include years and money, it could cost the Giants two draft picks if he signs for over $50 million.
So while I’d love for the Giants to get Cain at the right price, he’s probably not a fit.
Gomez is an interesting option. He hit .255 last year with 17 home runs, and had the second best on-base-percentage of his career at .340.
Gomez plays a solid center field, but is getting up there in years. He’ll play next season at 32, but you can probably get him cheap on a one or two year deal.
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Personally, I’ve never likeed Gomez because of his antics on the field, but if he can help this team win I’m all for signing him to a short contract.
Jay has actually hit .291 and .296 respectively the past two seasons, but doesn’t offer very much power.
Surprisingly, Dyson is the oldest of all the players mentioned in this article. He’ll play the 2018 season at age 33.
Dyson doesn’t offer much in terms of offense as he’s a .258 career hitter. He actually hit 5 home runs last year, but don’t expect much pop from him.
The best thing about Dyson is his legs. He’s stolen 26 or more bases over the last six seasons, despite playing in no more than 120 games over that span.
He might be the best defender on this list with the exception of Cain. I think he makes a lot of sense on a one year deal.
I’m glad to see the Giants are checking in on any and all outfielders. I don’t know that there is one perfect solution, but hopefully they take their time and make the right choice.