Los Angeles Angels are collecting a bunch of former SF Giants players

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If you squint at the Los Angeles Angels roster, they sure do look like some semblance of SF Giants teams from yesteryear. It is not necessarily the most known or popular Giants, but they do have a lot on their roster currently.

Los Angeles Angels are collecting a bunch of former SF Giants players

Within the past week, the Angels added several more including Kevin Pillar, Willie Calhoun, and Amir Garrett. When it comes to Calhoun and Garrett, we are really beginning to talk about obscure Giants.

Do you remember when Jimmy Rollins played for the Giants that one spring? That is about as relatable as Garrett is to the Giants. The lefty reliever was in camp with San Francisco in March but he was released after he struggled during his appearances in the Cactus League.

On the other hand, Calhoun did get some game action with the Giants at the end of the 2022 season. That was a bizarre year for a lot of reasons and partly due to the aggressive roster churn. The lefty bat recorded one hit in eight at-bats, but his one hit was a booming double off of the right field wall at Oracle Park.

Pillar is the most recognizable player from that bunch. The veteran outfielder won the 2019 Willie Mac Award with the Giants, but he was non-tendered following that season. Since then, he has bounced around the league.

Those three join several other former Giants like Ehire Adrianza, Tyler Anderson, Hunter Srickland, and Matt Moore.

If you can believe it, Adrianza is in his 12th season in the majors. If you can switch hit and play the middle infield, there could be a long career for you ahead.

Moore, Strickland, and Anderson all had some mixture of positive and negative moments with San Francisco. The Giants acquired Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for three players, including Matt Duffy.

It was not a popular move, but the southpaw pitcher had a couple of positive moments following the trade. This included a strong outing against the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 NLDS. Since then, he has found a second career as a reliever.

The Angels are off to a rough 11-20 start. It feels like the Angels front office has a bet going for how many former Giants they can fit onto the roster at once. They are currently at seven if you count Garrett.