Giants free-agent target: Steve Cishek
Veteran Steve Cishek and his unorthodox delivery had a very solid 2019 for the Chicago Cubs. He had a 2.95 ERA in 70 games last year, picking up seven saves in the process.
His most prominent days as a closer came in the early 2010s with the Marlins. In 2013 and 2014, he racked up 34 and 39 saves, respectively. While that seems like a while ago, it is possible that he could slide back into the closer’s role with relative ease.
He would likely command a contract in the $6.5 million range, which is reasonable if the Giants think he could save them some ninth-inning headaches by being a reliable closer.
Plus, if the Giants are clear about making him the closer, that could sway him from accepting an offer from a possible contender that views him as a setup man.
In all, Cishek would be a solid option that would add a veteran presence to a young bullpen and give the team a solid closer candidate.