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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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DETROIT, MI – JULY 29: Rajai Davis #26 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates Melky Cabrera #53 of the Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians and Brandon Guyer #6 of the Cleveland Indians after a 8-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 29, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JULY 29: Rajai Davis #26 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates Melky Cabrera #53 of the Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians and Brandon Guyer #6 of the Cleveland Indians after a 8-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 29, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Indians are the team that make the most sense for Andrew McCutchen. It would take a lot for him to make it all the way to the Indians through the waiver, but if he does I believe they will bite.

At they July 31 trade deadline the Indians ‘bulked’ up their outfield by adding Leonys Martin. Needless to say, the move was a little underwhelming to the fanbase.

No offense to Leonys, but he doesn’t exactly move the needle. He’s hitting .255 this year in 318 at-bats with 48 runs scored, 15 doubles, 11 home runs, 33 RBI, 7 stolen bases, and a .323 OBP.

That’s aren’t terrible numbers, but it wasn’t the move most Indians fans were hoping for. Last year they brought in Jay Bruce and he took that team to a whole new level.

While I don’t know if McCutchen can do that for this team or not, he’s certainly someone that will get the fanbase excited.

The biggest issue with McCutchen going to Cleveland is that he may have to play center field again, and I just don’t think he’s a great centerfielder at this point.

Michael Brantley has dealt with some injuries over the years and is stuck in left field, and Melky Cabrera isn’t moving out of a corner infield spot.

But McCutchen could take Melky’s spot in right and they could leave Leonys in center field. Melky is hitting just .239 this year in 113 at-bats with 1 home run.

Either way, there are some obvious options there that make a ton of sense for McCutchen to go to Cleveland.

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