Reason #3: He would make the SF Giants a Better Team in 2021
Signing Bradley Jr would simply make the Giants a better baseball team in 2021. The experience he brings to the outfield would be invaluable in a spacious park such as Oracle Park. He has also proven to be a solid hitter who would surely fit in nicely in the lineup and would satisfy the team’s desire to add a left-handed bat to the order.
We should not kid ourselves into thinking that the Giants are a Jackie Bradley signing away from legitimately competing with the San Diego Padres or Los Angeles Dodgers. However, as a fan, I always want to see the Giants be as good as they can be.
Signing Bradley to a short-term deal would make the team better in 2021 without jeopardizing the future in any way, shape, or form. He would act as a bridge to a new generation of prospects and could even help mentor someone like Dubon or Yaz to make them better outfielders in their own right.
In short, a Jackie Bradley Jr. signing makes sense any way you slice it. Therefore, the Giants would be wise to sign him to see if they can reel him in on an affordable contract for 1-2 seasons.