Which SF Giants could use a shortened season to set themselves up financially?
While it is still very much up in the air as to whether Major League Baseball will be played in 2020, if a deal gets worked out there are several players on the San Francisco Giants who would benefit from a shortened season.
Obviously, the younger players on the Giants have the most to gain from playing in a shortened season as they would be able to play for roughly the same amount of money they would have under a normal season, if the proposals from the MLB and the MLBPA come to fruition, and they would be able to showcase their talents and make the case for their future on the team.
Then there are players who do not stand to gain a ton from a shortened season. Some of the veterans on the team making a lot of money like the Johnny Cuetos and Buster Poseys of the world will likely take a significant pay cut if they take the field this year.
There is also the question of player safety that should be taken into account. Players with bigger families like Buster and Brandon Crawford will surely have to take the safety of their families very seriously and ensure that they don’t inadvertently contract the virus and spread it to any of their loved ones.
Each and every player on the San Francisco Giants is going to have to take into account all the variables involved with a possible return to baseball. The following slides will examine some players who stand to have the most to gain from a hypothetical shortened season.