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Five Free Agent Outfielders the San Francisco Giants Should Target

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 23: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals warms up on the on-deck circle before hitting in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 23, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 23: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals warms up on the on-deck circle before hitting in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on April 23, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 30: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles walks to the dugout in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 30, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Adam Jones

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.

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