3 bad contracts the SF Giants will regret having on the books this offseason

Sep 11, 2023; San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger
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Anthony DeSclafani: 3 years, $36,000,000 through 2024

Starter Anthony DeSclafani is another frequently injured/injury prone, high earning arm that the Giants will have on their payroll through the 2024 season. In the first two years of that contract, he's only made 24 appearances and has spent about nine months on the IL. After an ankle surgery in the offseason, he only made five starts in 2022 for a total of 19 innings pitched with a 6.63 ERA. In 2023, he had much more of a presence on the mound with 99 2/3 innings and a 4.88 ERA, but he went down again in mid-August with elbow strain.

With $12 million still owed to him, the Giants can only hope that DeSclafani will be able to pull out more innings and stay healthy in 2024. With Ross Stripling and Sean Manaea having player options, and relievers Alex Wood, Jakob Junis, and John Brebbia in free agency, DeSclafani desperately needs to come through as one of only a few locked down pitching options for the Giants. Logan Webb, a workhorse if there ever was one, can't carry the entire pitching staff on his back.

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