As George Springer carries the Houston Astros offense through the postseason, plenty of SF Giants fans are wondering if Farhan Zaidi will make a run at the outfielder this offseason in free agency.
Even after the Astros sign-stealing scandal was revealed, outfielder George Springer ranked among the best impending free agents in the 2020-21 offseason. The 31-year old has made three consecutive All-Star teams, won two Silver Slugger awards, and been one of the most consistent outfielders in baseball. For the SF Giants, Springer seemed like a natural free-agent target.
Dalton Johnson of NBC Sports opined that Springer should be at the top of Giants fans’ wish-list this offseason. This week, those rumors have returned after Athletics radio broadcaster, Vince Cotroneo, suggested that Springer could fit in San Francisco during the ALDS.
After struggling to start the season, Springer finished with one of the most productive seasons of his career. In 51 games, Springer blasted 14 home runs along a .265/.359/.540 triple-slash line. There’s no denying that he would’ve been a mainstay in the middle of the Giants lineup, but with all that makes it a potential fit, there’s far more working against it.
Here are five reasons George Springer’s next home won’t be in the City by the Bay.