Despite the incredibly hot start to the season, the SF Giants bullpen has struggled mightily as of late, and right now, they have one of the highest ERA's in all of baseball (4.47).
Could a hard-throwing righty be an option for this SF Giants bullpen?
Getting improvements from the likes of Jake McGee and Tyler Rogers is certainly going to help the Giants down the stretch, and their young core will certainly balance out soon, but Farhan Zaidi needs to look at ways to improve.
The Giants have high hopes for the 2022 season, and if Zaidi isn't active in helping this bullpen, the Giants could struggle to win games late in the year, and they could look to an old foe to help this.
During the Giants' last World Series run, they saw the St. Louis Cardinals quite a bit, including the 2014 NLCS, and one of the hottest pitchers in baseball that year was their closer, Trevor Rosenthal.
Although injuries have held him back from being that stellar, All-Star pitcher since 2015, when he was named to his only All-Star game, he is a pitcher with great potential, and the Giants should look to explore bringing him to San Francisco.
According to Jon Heyman, Rosenthal held a showcase on Tuesday, with 14 teams in attendance (it's unclear at this point if San Francisco were one of those), and the former Cardinal and Padre was reportedly hitting 95-96MPH consistently.
Rosenthal's injury history will likely scare some teams off, especially as he left said showcase with a cramp, but when healthy, he still has the potential to be an effective late inning reliever for a playoff contender.
It's unclear whether the Giants have any interest in Rosenthal, but with not many options out there to fix or even spark this bullpen, this is certainly a direction the Giants should be looking.
Given his injury history as of late, Rosenthal will likely come at a much cheaper price than trading for a bullpen arm, and at this point, the Giants don't have anything to lose by giving the former All-Star a contract.
If Trevor were to sign with a team, he would need to head to the minors to get in game shape, but from all reports, if it were to happen soon, he could be with a big league club by early July.
So what do you Giants fans think? Should Farhan Zaidi bring Trevor Rosenthal to the Giants? Does it depend on price? How else can the Giants spark this bullpen? Let us know!