Hard to trade SF Giants: Evan Longoria
The trade for Evan Longoria was one example of the team giving up a prospect like Christian Arroyo in the name of trying to contend for the playoffs. While Longoria had a pretty terrible 2018 season for the Giants, he was able to turn it around in 2019 and get back on track with numbers comparable to his last season with Tampa Bay.
Who knows how he would fare in a possible 2020 season, but it is possible that if he had another solid season the Giants could try to deal him to a team looking for a solid veteran who can contribute to a contender.
But with Longoria set to make $66 million total over the course of the next four seasons, not many teams are going to view that as an appetizing deal.
It really doesn’t make sense to have a player like Longoria on a rebuilding team, especially with players like Zach Green who could prove to be the future at third base. In a perfect world, Longoria would be dealt to a contender but I just don’t see how that is possible given his contract unless the Giants take on a good chunk of it.