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San Francisco Giants Should Sell: 4 Players to Move

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the first innning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run home run in the first innning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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San Francisco Giants Derek Holland
SEATTLE, WA – JULY 25: Starter Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 25, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

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One of the best free agent signings for the Giants in 2018 was Holland, who has been one of their most consistent starters.

Like McCutchen, Holland is a pitcher the Giants may want to have back in 2019, and trading the soon to be free agent would not prohibit that. But just like Cutch, Holland could net a return of a couple of pieces that would add more depth to the system.

There are other Giants that might create a huge return and others that might be nice to get off the books, but the Giants will not consider a complete rebuild.

What they should consider is a few strategic moves to add multiple minor leaguers to the organization, while also opening up spots for their other young players.

McCutchen leaving would open a spot for Austin Slater in the outfield, and maybe even Mac Williamson or Chris Shaw by September.

Smith and Watson would allow for more late-inning assignments for Reyes Moronta and Ray Black.

Holland opens a spot back up for Chris Stratton who had some strong starts in the first half.

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If the Giants do go after some big fish in the off-season, they will need to have a clearer picture on who already in the organization is ready for 2019.

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