Five Free Agent Outfielders the San Francisco Giants Should Target
Jones is actually intriguing as nobody has really even made a run at him. It’s been extremely quiet on his front this offseason, and I don’t think it’ll be good for his salary numbers in 2019. He would be perfect for the Giants on a one or two year deal, to be honest.
Jones had a rough 2018, but so did the entire Orioles organization. Jones still has plenty of power, and could be fine in left field. After-all, he was playing in center for the majority of the year, and clearly he can’t play that position on a regular basis any more.
Jones hit 16 homers and batted .280 plus. His on base percentage is decent enough to keep him around and Jones would be a strong upgrade in left. His right handed power is something the Giants could benefit from, as a majority of the remaining players are all left handed hitters.
Jones is also a solid locker room presence, and his tutelage to some of the younger outfielders could really benefit the Giants in the long run. His salary shouldn’t cost more than $7 or $8 million and again, would be a solid get on a one or two year deal.
He’s closer to being a difference maker than either CarGo or Parra, and at roughly the same cost, it’d be a solid pickup if they can get a deal done. Jones would really be a solid add to the locker room, and could definitely benefit from a change in scenery. Let’s see if they decide to go this route.