3 Angels players who could help the SF Giants at the MLB trade deadline

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3 Angels players who could help the SF Giants at the MLB trade deadline

3. Matt Moore

If the Giants are buyers at the trade deadline, they will likely add to the bullpen. Who they could target is anyone's guess, but it feels like a left-handed reliever is an immediate need.

Currently, the Giants have Erik Miller and Taylor Rogers as the options in the bullpen from the left side. Miller is in the midst of a quality rookie season with a 3.82 ERA in 32 outings. On the other hand, Rogers has a 2.39 ERA in 28 appearances. Giants manager Bob Melvin seemingly does not have much confidence in Rogers, so he is often used in non-leverage spots.

Plus, the Giants have a 4.17 ERA as a unit, so there is a clear need for improvement. Matt Moore checks the box for a lefty reliever. The overall numbers in 2024 are not great as he has struggled to a 5.26 ERA with the Angels.

However, in the two years prior to 2024, Moore posted a 2.20 ERA in 113 appearances out of the bullpen. He has some level of a track record in his favor.

Given his 2024 performance, the cost should be minimal as is the case with many non-closing relievers at the trade deadline. It is worth it to take a flyer on the 34-year-old pitcher to see if they can help him turn the corner.