3 reliable innings eaters the SF Giants should target to save their bullpen

These 3 starting pitchers would save a lot of stress for the SF Giants bullpen.
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3 reliable innings eaters the SF Giants should target to save their bullpen

2. Erick Fedde

Another innings eater the Giants should target is Erick Fedde. Fedde has had a really solid year for the Chicago White Sox. The 31 year old has a 5-2 record and a 3.05 ERA in 16 starts. His 94.1 innings are tied with Anderson for 9th best in MLB.

Fedde has gone 5 innings or more in 14 of his 16 starts which is exactly what the Giants need right now. He is also on the White Sox who currently have a record of 21-57 which is the worst in all of MLB. They definitely figure to be sellers and Fedde is an enticing trade chip.

The Giants would be wise to make a play for the reliable right-hander.

Kutter Crawford
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3. Kutter Crawford

Red Sox right-hander Kutter Crawford is another reliable innings eater the Giants should target. He currently has a 3.59 ERA in 92.2 innings. He has gone at least 6 innings in each of his last 5 starts.

The Red Sox cannot be considered sellers by any stretch. They currently sit at 41-36 and are right in the thick of the Wild Card race. Perhaps the Giants could trade Alex Cobb and a low level prospect to get Crawford so the Red Sox at least get an veteran starter in return.

No matter what, the Giants have to do something to address the high workload their pitching staff has had to endure. Trading for one of these pitchers could be a smart move to ensure they get more length from their starters and preserve their bullpen in the process.