Ranking the 4 frontline starters the SF Giants should target in free agency
4) Sonny Gray
Gray is a different caliber ace than the others on this list. He was superb in 2023, establishing himself as an AL Cy Young finalist, pitching to the tune of a 2.79 ERA, and earning his third career All-Star honors.
Gray's 11-year MLB career has been something of a roller coaster. At times, he has been one of the best pitchers on planet Earth. At others, he has failed to separate himself from the blob of average starting pitchers.
The Twins' star would certainly slot into the #2 spot (behind incumbent star Logan Webb), in the Giants' rotation. While this would be a dangerous duo, Gray does fall closer to the line of bonafide ace than one would prefer.
He should not be the Giants' best offseason target. However, landing him in addition to another All-Star would be a major boost to the club as they seek to compete for the NL West crown. At a projected annual market value of just over $20 million per season, he is a sensible target for the SF Giants.