Everyone from pundits to fans knows the San Francisco Giants are rebuilding. That is no secret. And thus far, Giants fans should be pleased with what President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi has done through last season’s trades.
What is also no secret is that the team has players who currently has five players who are hard to trade: Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, Brandon Crawford, Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija and Buster Posey. For reasons ranging from their sizable contracts, diminishing production, and general demand at their position, it is difficult finding a trade partner for these Giants.
Difficult, but not impossible.
Six SF Giants trade proposals
Some MLB teams have holes at these Giants’ positions, and each of those above would provide value to the potential trade partners. There are also assets that could add to San Francisco’s quickly deepening pool of resources.
Many of these options would likely require the Giants to eat chunks of the above players’ contracts, but that could prove to be worthwhile as the team will still be rebuilding in 2020 and likely unable to contend with the Dodgers and the rest of the NL West through 2021. So if it helps to trade the player and reduce payroll by a portion to take on some of these other options, the Giants would likely be very happy.
All of these or proposals or just one of the bunch would provide extra depth for the team for the near- and longer-term. Take a look at let us know which are your favorites or what ideas you have too in the comments.