3 veteran relievers the SF Giants should consider to solidify the back of the bullpen
Camilo Doval was an All-Star and deservedly so. Having a lockdown closer is often the most difficult role to fill in any bullpen but the Giants have that role set in stone for 2024.
Doval appeared in 69 games for the Giants which was the most on the team. The team is likely hoping they can give him more rest and not use him more than two or three games in a row if possible.
Both Tyler and Taylor Rogers performed well as set-up men even though Taylor had a really rough start to his Giants tenure. They will both be used in high-leverage spots this season and could even see an occasional save opportunity if Doval needs extra rest.
Rookie Ryan Walker was used as an opener a lot but also proved to be a solid, late-inning reliever as well. He could slot in as a 6th or 7th inning guy for the team.
Luke Jackson will likely also be a bullpen piece. He had a decent 2023 coming off injury and the hope is that he can improve as more time has passed since his injury.
After that, the bullpen gets less clear. Likely one of Ross Stripling, Tristan Beck, or Keaton Winn will end up being a long reliever. But the rest of the options are unproven relievers like Erik Miller and Randy Rodriguez.
The Giants may want to add one more reliever to the bullpen who is a more known quantity and in case guys get injured or underperform.
They are not going to go for the top of the market with a guy like Josh Hader. He is too expensive and the Giants probably like where they are at with the back end of the bullpen being Doval and the Rogers twins.
But there are some interesting options at the mid-tier level that would make a lot of sense and would help the SF Giants complete their bullpen.