As the MLB offseason officially gets underway the SF Giants' path toward a pennant feels as daunting as ever. The NL West is always a gauntlet. However, next season, the Giants must contend with the NL Champion Diamondbacks, the ever-looming, powerhouse Dodgers, and a retooling Padres club still flushed with premiere talent. The way they can do that is buy adding a frontline starter.
Ranking the 4 frontline starters the SF Giants should target in free agency
San Fransisco has several notable needs to address before Opening Day 2024. Near the very top of this list is a need for a top-tier starting pitcher. While the club was able to piece together a respectable starting rotation, the unit was noticeably void of star talent outside of ace Logan Webb.
While veteran Alex Cobb performed well in limited action, starters Ross Stripling, Sean Manaea (who has opted out), and Anthony DeSclafani all struggled to find their footing. The team was able to mask some of these issues. However, a front-line starter to pair with Webb would give the franchise a major boost.
Unfortunately, superstar target Shohei Ohtani's recent elbow surgery is expected to keep him from pitching in 2024. While he should 100% remain the top priority for the Giants this offseason, both as a hitter in 2024 and as a two-way phenom in 2025, we will not include him on this list.
Thankfully there are a number of other superstar arms on the free-agent market this offseason. Which make the most sense for the SF Giants? Let's discuss!