Eleven San Francisco Giants Staying in Organization
With the San Francisco Giants finishing another disappointing season, there will be some definite changes to the roster. What changes will actually happen, who gets traded and who stays will be the $197 million dollar question.
San Francisco Giants Larry Baer went on KNBR-680 to discuss his San Francisco Giants and said he expects major changes to the team before next season.
"“We’re gonna shake it up,” Baer said Thursday on KNBR when asked about the Giants’ roster. “I can’t tell you how it gets shaken up from the players’ point of view. I think Brian [Sabean] has said it — we’re just gonna shake it up. That doesn’t mean everybody’s gonna be movin’ around.”"
San Francisco has never been a hitter’s park and the lack of free agent talent willing to play their home games at AT&T Park does limit some of the options the team will have in reconstructing the roster.
Top free agent targets like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado would fit perfectly in any team’s lineup, but they might not want to play their prime years in the City by the Bay.
Top flight pitchers like Dallas Kuechel and Patrick Corbin could be options as well, but the Giants may not be willing to pay big money to another free agent pitcher.
After shelling out large sums of money to Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Mark Melancon, free agency might not be the place the team looks to improve.
While there are plenty of players on the current roster that have under-performed, there were some definite bright spots as well.
On top of that, the Giants have also drafted well the last two seasons and some of those draft picks are a big part of the team’s future.
Regardless, there could be some very popular Giants leaving in the off-season.