With just one month left in the offseason, the San Francisco Giants have addressed a few of their pressing needs, but there is still work to be done.
The San Francisco Giants have already added some intriguing pieces this offseason. However, there is still work to be done rounding out the roster before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
Let’s start with the needs the team has addressed.
They have added some starting pitching depth with the likes of Tyler Anderson, Tyson Ross, and Kevin Gausman. Starting pitching will still probably be a weakness for the team, but at least they will have additional options to cycle through if other starters struggle.
Outside of starting pitching, they have not made many impactful additions.
Now for the remaining needs.
The team has still not landed a power bat, which was a goal that Farhan Zaidi clearly laid out at the beginning of the offseason. They are also still searching for a replacement for departed closer Will Smith, along with some additional middle infield depth.
There are options out there to fill all of these needs, ranging from premier sluggers that would require a multi-year deal to cheap veterans who would fit nicely on the bench or as spot starters.
While it seems unlikely that Zaidi will make any splashy moves given the team’s current state of rebuild, it still remains quite possible that one or more of these needs will be filled by the time the Giants head for camp.
In his first two offseasons, Zaidi has sat on his hands for the most part, but work still remains to make this team semi-watchable in 2020. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the biggest remaining needs for the Giants.