San Francisco Giants: One Month into Offseason, Still No Direction
By Jake Mastroianni
We are one month into the offseason for Major League Baseball and we still have no idea what the direction is for the San Francisco Giants.
Coming into the offseason the San Francisco Giants had major question marks about where this team is going.
The first item they need to address was replacing Bobby Evans as the team’s general manager. At the beginning of November the team hired Farhan Zaidi as president of baseball operations.
However, he has been with the team nearly a month and we still have no idea what 2019 will look like for the Giants — whether it will be a rebuilding year or they plan to contend for the division.
Reports that the Giants were willing to listen to offers on Madison Bumgarner seemed to indicate that maybe this was the beginning of a rebuild.
But then Jon Heyman reported that the Giants checked in on J.T. Realmuto.
Trading for Realmuto brings up a whole lot of questions, but it would certainly make it seem like the Giants want to contend now as the talented catcher is signed for just two more seasons.
I still believe the Giants were just doing their due diligence by checking on Realmuto as I’m sure every team has.
It’s also still very early in an offseason that has yet to really starting heating up, so I am not really surprised by the lack of moves from the Giants.
But with the Winter Meetings a little over a week away, it’s time for the San Francisco Giants to pick a direction.
At the beginning of the offseason I was all for the Giants rebuilding. But now with rumors that the Diamondbacks could be taking a step back, I think they may want to go for it in 2019.
The Dodgers are going to be the Dodgers and will be the overwhelming favorite for the division. But the San Francisco Giants could somewhat easily become the second best team in the division and push for a Wild Card berth if the right moves are made.
Whatever the case, it’s a little frustrating that fans still have no idea what the future of this team will be one month into the offseason. That has to be, and will be, answered at the upcoming Winter Meetings.