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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Donovan Solano
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4. IF Donovan Solano

There was a time when Donovan Solano was arguably the best hitter on the SF Giants. He never had the most pop in his bat, but boy could he hit. In 2019 he had a batting average of .330 and followed it up with an average of .326 in 2020 during the shortened season which earned him a Silver Slugger.

In 2021 he cooled off a bit, slashing just .280/.344/.404 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI in his last year as a Giant. But he still endeared himself to Giants fans as "Donnie Barrels" with his ability to get hits and get on base.

He has remained a solid player since his time with the Giants. In 2022 he had a solid campaign with the Reds, hitting .284, and last season with the Minnesota Twins he hit .282. Those are solid and respectable numbers and should make a team take a chance on him.

Solano can really only play second base, first base, and third base these days and the Giants are already set at those positions. But Giants fans will still look back fondly on the days when "Donnie Barrels" was a Giant.

Johnny Cueto
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5. SP Johnny Cueto

Pitcher Johnny Cueto had an interesting time as a Giant. He had a great first year in 2016 and helped lead the team to the playoffs. After that, injuries really hampered his time in San Francisco.

Nonetheless, his shimmying and pauses on the mound always made his starts exciting to watch and certainly made him entertaining for Giants fans.

Cueto had a solid season with the White Sox in 2022, recording a 3.35 ERA in 158 and 1/3 innings. Last year he struggled with the Marlins though to the tune of a 6.02 ERA in 52 and 1/3 innings.

Cueto plans to pitch in 2024, and a team may take a chance on him to see if he can recapture the form he had in 2022.