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Five areas the Giants still need to address this offseason

Nick San Miguel
Former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Longtime Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco Giants have a wide array of things to accomplish this offseason. Ahead we’ve highlighted the five most pressing areas of need.

It remains to be seen whether the San Francisco Giants will be focused on the present, the future, or a combination of the two this offseason. Regardless, there is work to do.

At this point, the front office and the fanbase seem to be on the same page in accepting that the 2020 season will be something of a wash for the team. The focus appears to be on getting younger and see if some of their incumbent younger players can work their way into the club’s long-term plans.

However, that does not mean the front office is just going to sit on its hands this offseason.

Top-tier free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon are probably out of reach, but the team can still acquire key role players who may make an impact once the team starts to win again.

One of the best moves president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has made during his brief tenure occurred last offseason, when he signed Donovan Solano to a minor league deal. No one thought much of it at the time, but he turned out to be arguably the biggest surprise contributor of the year, alongside Mike Yastrzemski and Alex Dickerson.

Perhaps the team can find a few more diamonds in the rough this offseason. There are certainly a number of pressing needs to be addressed. With numerous holes to fill, perhaps the front office can strike gold yet again in the form of cheap minor league deals that blossom into something more.

For now, let’s take a look at five areas where the team could use some extra help this offseason.