As the offseason winds down, the SF Giants seem relatively set with their moves. They continue to be linked to free agent third baseman Matt Chapman, but other than that the team will likely not make many big moves before Spring Training.
This will upset some Giants fans who were hoping for a massive offseason, but that was just not to be. Instead, the team will have to rely on a lot of the same players they had last year if they hope to improve upon their 79-83 record from 2023.
There are still plenty of free agents available though. A good number of them are former SF Giants and there are even a good number of Giants fan favorites who played for a long time in San Francisco and endeared themselves to the fanbase with their efforts.
A reunion with any of these players seems highly unlikely, but it is still worth it to take a look at these former fan favorites and see where they may end up. What better place to start than with one of the greatest World Series pitchers of all time.
7 SF Giants fan favorites that have still not been signed this offseason
1. SP Madison Bumgarner
After a legendary career with the SF Giants that saw Madison Bumgarner play an instrumental part in bringing three World Series championships to San Francisco, he struggled in the second part of his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Last season saw his struggles reach their zenith as he recorded an ERA of 10.26 in 4 starts and was released by the Diamondbacks.
It is unclear what Bumgarner's future in the MLB will look like. Even though his velocity has dropped dramatically in recent years, you would think a team would be willing to take a shot on a guy who has such an impressive pedigree.
That team will almost certainly not be the Giants as they seem poised to give their younger arms a chance to prove themselves this season. Even if Bumgarner never throws another pitch at the MLB level, he will be regarded as one of the finest postseason pitchers ever and will be an SF Giants legend.