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Which San Francisco Giants player has the worst contract?

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 14: Evan Longoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 14, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits an rbi single scoring Brandon Belt #9 against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on July 21, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JULY 21: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants hits an rbi single scoring Brandon Belt #9 against the San Diego Padres in the bottom of the first inning at AT&T Park on July 21, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Less Than Ideal, Not Close to the Worst

1B Brandon Belt—two years, $34.4 million
SS Brandon Crawford—two years, $30.4 million

Ideally, the Giants could get a longer look at Tyler Austin by giving him regular playing time at first base, while also trotting Buster Posey out there a couple of times a week to keep him fresh.

Instead, Brandon Belt remains in the everyday first baseman role.

The 31-year-old is one of the few hitters in the lineup producing above a league-average rate with a 109 OPS+, and despite a low batting average, he has a solid .355 on-base percentage with 14 doubles, 10 home runs and 31 RBI.

If there is any player on this list the Giants might have a chance of unloading in a trade, it’s Belt.

As for Brandon Crawford, the former All-Star is a shell of his former self, hitting just .217/.287/.335 with 19 extra-base hits in 286 plate appearances.

However, he’s still a solid defender and there is nothing remotely close to a viable replacement in the system right now, so he’s still a useful player.

Both of these guys will be off the books after the 2021 season.

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