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Giants: Position-by-position list of available MLB free agents, potential fits

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning during a Major League baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning during a Major League baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: Alex Wood #40 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the third inning at Marlins Park on August 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Notable Free-Agent Starting Pitchers

  • Gerrit Cole (received qualifying offer)
  • Zack Wheeler (received qualifying offer)
  • Madison Bumgarner (received qualifying offer)
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • Jake Odorizzi (received qualifying offer)
  • Michael Pineda
  • Dallas Keuchel
  • Cole Hamels
  • Tanner Roark
  • Julio Teheran
  • Kyle Gibson
  • Jordan Lyles
  • Wade Miley
  • Alex Wood
  • Gio Gonzalez
  • Ivan Nova
  • Michael Wacha
  • Homer Bailey
  • Brett Anderson
  • Andrew Cashner
  • Rick Porcello
  • Rich Hill
  • Drew Smyly
  • Martin Perez
  • Jhoulys Chacin
  • Jeremy Hellickson

That’s quite a list of available arms, with varying levels of impact.

It’s not out of the question to think the Giants could get involved in the Gerrit Cole sweepstakes, though their status as a non-contender will give them an uphill battle to climb.

A reunion with Madison Bumgarner also remains a very real possibility, though other teams might be willing to offer more years and money.

The more likely move will be another buy-low signing, similar to last year’s addition of Drew Pomeranz. Guys like Michael Wacha, Alex Wood, Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly all offer some intriguing upside and will likely be available on one-year deals.

With only Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto truly locked into rotation spots, the Giants could walk away with a couple of arms on this list. It all depends on how much they trust guys like Logan Webb, Tyler Beede, Dereck Rodriguez and newcomer Tyler Anderson to hold down spots on the starting staff.

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