The off season is finally here and as of Saturday November 3rd, MLB Free Agency is officially underway. The first order of business for the San Francisco Giants included finding a new Head of Baseball Operations, who will then hire a new General Manager.
With the hire of former Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi, the San Francisco Giants have their guy. While the Giants still needing to hire a new General Manager, this was a major step in determining which direction the Giants will go in 2019. One thing we knew for sure all along was that the Giants are going to be very active in the outfielder market this off season.
With rumors swirling of the Giants very strong interest in reeling in the biggest fish, Bryce Harper, the team was going to try and make a splash no matter who is running the ship.
Currently, the only Giant who will be starting in the outfield next year is injured, rookie Steven Duggar. The rest of the outfield roster includes “slugger” Gorkys Hernandez, Austin Slater, Chris Shaw and the human Yo-Yo, Mac Williamson.
Aside from Duggar, its safe to say that 2019’s starting outfield will not consist of any of these All-Stars. 2019’s free agent class as a whole is very impressive. Unfortunately, the outfielders include Bryce Harper and then a bunch of aging veterans, so the pickin’s are indeed slim this winter.
With the Giants needing to fill both corner outfielder spots, they are going to have to be very aggressive and get very creative if they want to compete in 2019. In no particular order, we’re going to look at five names the Giants could target this off season to fill their outfield holes.