San Francisco Giants: 3 Teams Who Could Use Andrew McCutchen
Can you name the starting outfield for the Oakland Athletics? Even with them playing right down the road from the San Francisco Giants, the only name I could think of was Stephen Piscotty.
At first I thought Khris Davis, but he’s primarily the designated hitter.
The rest of their outfield right now consists of Ramon Laureano, Nick Martini, and Mark Canha. Matt Joyce is currently on the disabled list and hasn’t begun any baseball activities yet.
A deal between the Giants and Athletics might sound kind of strange as they are Bay area rivals, but they’re in different leagues and this would have no effect on the Giants.
This is also the type of deal that Billy Beane loves — getting a player through waivers for cheap.
I think McCutchen would be a great addition for that team and clubhouse.
There is little doubt that he would be a major upgrade over Martini and Laureano who have a combined 69 at-bats in the big leagues.
I don’t know whether the Athletics front office would pony up the six million or so that it would take to get McCutchen, but this move makes a ton of sense for a team that is looking to shock the baseball world and reach the playoffs in 2018.
Plus, this would be a short transition for McCutchen.