Giants Need No. 1: Starting pitching
The front office took steps toward addressing the need for starting pitching by adding Tyler Anderson to the mix, but they could still look to add more rotation help, perhaps in the mold of the Drew Pomeranz signing from last offseason.
Johnny Cueto is far from a sure bet to remain healthy, Tyler Beede and Logan Webb are still young and inconsistent, so adding a reliable arm will be key to ensuring that this team is even remotely watchable next season.
Alex Wood seems like a good candidate, especially since Zaidi probably has some fond memories of his peak seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization when Zaidi was still employed there.
There are other options who also fit the bill like Michael Wacha, Jhoulys Chacin, or Drew Smyly who will likely be affordable and would provide much-needed depth to a rotation with some intriguing upside.