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San Francisco Giants: 3 Teams Who Could Use Andrew McCutchen

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 10: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 10: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 10, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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With the San Francisco Giants falling further back in the standings, it’s time to start thinking about where Andrew McCutchen could get traded through waivers.

I hate to burst your bubble, but I don’t believe the San Francisco Giants are going to make the playoffs this year. I know they keep showing glimpses of hope, but I just can’t get behind the inconsistencies of this team.

At six games game back in the NL West with three teams ahead of them, and seven games back of a Wild Card spot with six teams ahead of them, it’s time to call it a wrap.

With that in mind, the Giants need to try and trade their most valuable asset on the trade market, and that’s Andrew McCutchen.

The 31-year-old outfielder is a free agent after this season is still owed about six million dollars this year. There really is no reason for the Giants to keep him around if someone is willing to take him off their hands.

I don’t mean that as a slight to McCutchen who has a been a solid contributor all year, but the San Francisco Giants need to look towards the future, and he’s not part of that future.

He’s hit .260 this year in 113 games and 410 at-bats with a .360 on-base-percentage, 58 runs scored, 109 hits, 25 doubles, 13 home runs, 48 RBI and 9 stolen bases.

According to ESPN, he has an offensive war of 2.4 (whatever that means, I just put that in there for you sabermetric people).

While that’s not close to his former MVP level, McCutchen gives a playoff contender a veteran presence and a solid bat in the lineup.

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