With a slow offseason after a disastrous 2017 season, San Francisco Giants fans are being forced to learn patience this offseason with the lack of moves.
And it’s not just Giants fans in general, it’s all of baseball.
This is a most unusual offseason in baseball as the majority of the big time free agents are still out there. Every fan base is having to learn patience this offseason.
I think that realization has finally kicked in. Before, during, and after the Winter Meetings Giants fans were screaming for something to happen.
Now that everyone sees how this offseason is going, we’ve all come to understand how things are going to work.
Teams are beginning to wait these players out and make players come to their terms.
The problem this years crop of free agents has is that there are not many suitors for the top free agents.
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Usually you have several teams interested in a top free agent that are driving up the price and the player has a plethora of teams to choose from. That doesn’t seem to be the case this year with just a few teams in on major free agents.
It’s going to take a team like the Giants or someone on the outside of some of these conversations to start driving the price up and forcing action.
Plus, every team knows how big the next offseason will be. Most of the free agents this year are in their 30’s, so you’ll be paying big money for the back half of their career.
Next year there are several top free agents that will still be at the beginning of their prime, so teams are waiting on next offseason.
I honestly love the way this offseason is playing out. And I think it plays into San Francisco’s hands if they’re able to sign some free agents on a shorter deal for less money than maybe they thought.
But the bottom line is, fans have to learn patience this offseason. If top free agents want to sign that major deal, they’re going to have to wait it out. And until those players are signed, the rest of the free agent market will be on hold.