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San Francisco Giants: A way-too-early 2020 Opening Day roster prediction

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants, right, is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after scoring during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants, right, is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after scoring during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 22: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants, right, is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after scoring during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /

Before another busy MLB offseason begins, let’s take a crack at predicting what the San Francisco Giants roster will look like on Opening Day in 2020.

Who doesn’t love a good San Francisco Giants roster hypothetical?

Predicting a team’s Opening Day roster can be tricky at the start of spring training, and borderline impossible when it’s still October and there’s a whole offseason still to come.

That’s not going to stop me, though.

Ahead I’ve tried my hand at predicting what the 25-man roster will look like when the 2020 season begins, complete with any proposed free-agent signings and trades I foresee the team making during the offseason.

If nothing else, this will be a fun article to look back on five months from now when we’re getting ready for the start of the new season.

While some serious thought went into this article, the end goal was for it to be a fun read and to hopefully spark some good discussion on how the offseason might play out. As such, I look forward to hearing your own ideas for how the roster should be constructed.

As far as roster parameters, rosters will expand to 26 players starting next season, with a maximum of 13 pitchers allowed on the active roster, so we went with an even split of 13 pitchers and 13 position players.

And while there are several hypothetical newcomers in the article that follows, spending was kept within reason. After all, it’s unlikely we will see an offseason spending spree with the front office working hard to retool the roster and get younger.

So without further ado, let’s dive right into my way-too-early Opening Day roster predictions for the San Francisco Giants.

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