There should not be any surprise here as Joey Bart's struggles the last couple of years have made him a popular target for the ire of Giants fans. Despite being one of the most highly regarded prospects in the 2018 draft period, Bart has struggled in the big leagues with a .218/.293/.348 line in 375 plate appearances over the last two seasons. Injuries have certainly played their part in Bart's inconsistency at the plate, but it does seem pretty clear that Bart's future with the Giants is very much in question no matter how much Farhan Zaidi and co. say otherwise in the public eye.
If the Giants didn't have any depth at catcher, then maybe there would be an argument to keep Bart around and hope he can figure things out at the plate. However, both Patrick Bailey and Blake Sabol have significantly outplayed Bart and look like a catching battery that should be a strength of the Giants' roster for years to come. Even with his struggles, Bart has a ton of team control and the prospect pedigree to remain an interesting trade target for catcher needy teams this offseason that believe a change of scenery would be good for him. San Francisco definitely needs to take advantage of that after the 2023 season before Bart does any more damage to his value.
It wasn't that long ago when Casey Schmitt was considered a mortal lock to be a fixture in the Giants infield. While his bat has been inconsistent in the minor leagues especially when it comes to impacting the ball, his defensive acumen was his calling card and seemingly gave him a pretty high floor as an everyday player.
Unfortunately, Schmitt's first look at the big leagues this year did not go well. In 218 plate appearances with the Giants, Schmitt posted a shockingly bad 51 wRC+ in the majors and his defense failed to live up to his billing with -3 Outs Above Average in 274 innings in the field with the results in the minors not being much better. One could easy argue that Schmitt's defense will end up being fine, but his inability to draw walks and lack of power puts a lot of pressure on his glove to pad his overall production. At this point. Schmitt should get shopped around this offseason as a defensively versatile infielder for a team that has the time to try and fix him at the plate.