7 SF Giants fan favorites that have still not been signed this offseason

There are 6 SF Giants fan favorites that are still available in free agency this offseason. Does a reunion with the Giants make sense for any of them?
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Brandon Belt
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2. 1B Brandon Belt

That's right, the Baby Giraffe Brandon Belt is still available in free agency. After spending his entire career with the SF Giants, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays last offseason and had a bit of a bounce back year at the plate serving mostly as a designated hitter.

There are reports that Belt could potentially reunite with his old manager Bruce Bochy with the Texas Rangers. This would make a lot of sense since Belt is also from Texas so it seems like a great fit for both sides.

It would hurt Giants fans a little bit to see Belt and Bochy go and win a World Series for a team that was not the Giants, but seeing them reunite would be fun to see nonetheless.

A reunion between Belt and the Giants seems unlikely. The team already has several players who can play first base, and it is not clear what they want to do with the DH spot in the lineup.

No matter where he ends up, Belt is and always will be a great San Francisco Giant.

Brandon Crawford
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3. SS Brandon Crawford

The other Brandon available in free agency is Brandon Crawford. His entire career has been spent with the Giants. He has won four Gold Gloves at shortstop and helped his hometown team win multiple World Series titles in a storybook career.

While Crawford has expressed interest in playing in 2024, there is also reporting that suggests he may retire if there is not a situation that appeals to him.

A reunion with the Giants has been ruled out, though. The Giants are committed to top prospect Marco Luciano and Crawford's injuries and struggles the last two years make it hard to commit to him for another year.

He will go down as the best shortstop in franchise history no matter what and whenever he retires, whether it is this offseason or a few years from now, he will retire as a Giant.

The remaining fan favorites available in free agency did not help the Giants win a championship, but they still left a positive mark in San Francisco.