The San Francisco Giants have made it know that they will be looking to add power to the lineup this offseason. Which free agents would fill that need?
As the San Francisco Giants continue to search for a manager to replace Bruce Bochy, they will also be looking for players to bolster their roster for the 2020 season.
Team president Farhan Zaidi has already made it clear he will look to add some power to the lineup this offseason.
Even after Mike Yastrzemski (21), Kevin Pillar (21) and Evan Longoria (20) all eclipsed the 20-homer mark last season, there is still plenty of room to add more thunder to an offense that ranked 26th in the majors with 167 home runs as a team.
There has been some talk of moving in the fences at Oracle Park.
That could help convince free-agent power hitters who had previously thought of Oracle Park as a place where home runs go to die that signing with the Giants isn’t the worst idea.
The Giants have been without a true slugger since Barry Bonds was still patrolling left field, and with no homegrown options on the immediate horizon, they will have to turn to free agency and the trade market if they want to add a big bat.
There is certainly room to add a big bat at one of the corner outfield spots, opposite Yastrzemski.
In the event that Brandon Belt is traded, they could also pursue a more traditional power hitter to man first base. With Brandon Crawford struggling offensively and Mauricio Dubon‘s skinny frame not inspiring much confidence in regular 20-homer seasons, the team could also look for a powerful middle infielder.
Ahead we’ve highlighted three very different players who are all capable of adding some pop to the lineup, should the San Francisco Giants decide to target them this winter.