5 trade options for the SF Giants to add a star if they miss out on Shohei Ohtani
5) Alex Bregman, HOU
According to multiple sources, Alex Bregman's name was floated into trade discussions earlier this offseason. While the Astors' GM has since rebuffed these claims, one cannot help but wonder if the multi-time All-Star and World Series Champion might be available as his impending free agency looms.
If Houston is indeed listening to offers, either now or later in the offseason, Bregman would be worthy of the Giants' consideration. The club has already been connected with free-agency third baseman Matt Chapman. While the latter holds a clear advantage in terms of defense, Bregman is a younger player with a much higher offensive upside.
The former Silver Slugger is one of the most consistent hitters in baseball. He holds a .274 career batting average (compared to Chapman's .240 mark), draws a healthy number of walks, and also produces good power and RBI totals (25 homers and 98 RBI in 2023).
While Bregman's ceiling falls well short of players like Ohtani's or Judge's, the combination of his steady bat, his postseason excellence, and his star name power would make him an ideal first option as Ohtani insurance.