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San Francisco Giants: Which players are free agents this offseason?

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 09: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 09: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 02: Tony Watson #56 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on June 2, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

RP Tony Watson

2018 Stats: 60 G, 25 HLD, 4.17 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 12 BB, 41 K, 54.0 IP

Lefty reliever Tony Watson is technically not a free agent just yet, as he has a $2.5 million player option for the 2020 season.

However, given his strong track record and the relatively thin market for late-inning arms, he’ll likely opt for the $500,000 buyout and try his luck in free agency.

His 4.81 FIP could give teams a reason for pause, but after racking up 132 appearances and 57 holds the past two seasons, his durability and late-game experience should be enough to generate a healthy market.

Something like a two-year, $10 million base contract seems reasonable for the 34-year-old, perhaps with some incentives for appearances.

The fractured wrist that ended his season prematurely should have no impact on his free agency.

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