3 veteran relievers the SF Giants should consider to solidify the back of the bullpen
1. Brad Hand
Brad Hand is a veteran left handed reliever that had bounced around a lot throughout his career. He is a three time All-Star although the last time he made the All-Star team was in 2019.
He will be entering his age 34 season and is coming off a rough season by his standards. He spent time with both the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves last year and recorded a 5.53 ERA in 53 and 2/3 innings pitched.
The year before in Philadelphia, he had a much more respectable 2.80 ERA in 45 innings.
The safe bet is that Hand just had a bit of an off year last year. He could definitely be due for a bounce back in 2024 and a fresh start with the Giants would be a good place to do it.
Plus, outside of Taylor Rogers the Giants don’t really have a left-handed pitcher they can truly trust in the bullpen. Erik Miller could be a left-handed option but he has yet to pitch in the big leagues.
Hand would make sense as a veteran option on a one-year deal who would provide stability and could also serve as a trade chip if the Giants are out of the playoff hunt at the trade deadline.