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Five best moves of a busy offseason for the Giants

Nick San Miguel
SF Giants fans have had to say goodbye to veterans Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence in the past few weeks. The Giants designated Sandoval for assignment on Thursday to clear a spot for Justin Smoak. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
SF Giants fans have had to say goodbye to veterans Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence in the past few weeks. The Giants designated Sandoval for assignment on Thursday to clear a spot for Justin Smoak. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Giants free-agent signing Wilmer Flores. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Signing Wilmer Flores

Ex-Giants killer Wilmer Flores has now joined the team that he has owned in recent years. His bat is a welcome addition to a porous offense, considering he hit .317/.361/.487 last season in 265 at-bats as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He can also play every infield position, which makes him a dream for Zaidi who places such a premium on versatility.

His middle infield capabilities are a little suspect, but he has played a lot of first base, which could make him the ideal platoon partner for Brandon Belt if he continues to struggle against left-handed pitching this season.

The two-year, $6.25 million contract that Flores signed was the first multi-year deal handed out by Zaidi, and it looks like a solid one. Any time the Giants add a guy who can hit, it is a positive, because they need all the help they can get offensively.

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