3 pending free agents the SF Giants need to let walk, 1 they need to keep

The Giants need to shake things up with their roster once the season comes to an end.
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Alex Wood's time with the Giants needs to end

When the Giants signed Alex Wood to a two year, $25 million deal before the 2022 season, the hope was that he could remain healthy enough to come close to the production he put up in 2021. When he is right, Wood is a very productive lefty starter who will miss bats and put up around a mid-3 ERA. Unfortunately, Wood hasn't been right since that first season with the Giants.

After posting a 5.10 ERA in 26 starts last season, Wood has been equally rough this season and has transitioned more to a long relief/spot starter role in 2023. The stuff has declined, his walks have jumped up, and he just hasn't been able to pitch enough to be relied upon by a contender. When his contract runs out at the end of the season, the Giants just need to move on.

The SF Giants need to try to keep John Brebbia

On a lighter note, reliever John Brebbia has been a breath of fresh air in 2023. While a recent stint on the injured list with a lat injury put a damper on his season, Brebbia has still posted a 3.23 ERA in 31 appearances this season. Brebbia misses bats and generally limits free passes which, when you are looking at any reliever, is pretty much all you can ask for.

The nice thing about Brebbia is that he hasn't been SO good that he is likely to be expensive to bring back. He isn't going to be the guy that a team brings in in the highest leverage situations and he has been more very solid than dominant. These are the types of bullpen arms to you want to keep around to fill in the bullpen with quality depth without devoting too many resources to. Assuming he is willing to stick around for a reasonable price, the Giants should absolutely jump at the chance.

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