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Ranking the SF Giants needs at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

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Ranking the SF Giants needs at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

2. One of the SF Giants biggest need comes from losing Buster Posey

The Giants entered the 2022 campaign with the tough task of replacing one of the greatest catchers baseball has ever seen, and while it's unfair to put that on Joey Bart, he just didn't live up to any expectations to begin the season.

He has now been sent back to AAA, and while Curt Casali has been serviceable in the starting role, the Giants need to add another big time catcher, and it just so happens that a team they dealt with in 2021 has a pretty good one available.

If they don't look to the likes of Wilson Contreras, who is having an MVP level campaign, the Giants lack of consistency from the lineup may be further exposed, to the point where this could arguably be their biggest need at the deadline.

If the Giants can't land someone like the Cubs Contreras, they may ride with Casali and Austin Wynns/Joey Bart for the rest of the season, and while they could make an impact with those guys in the lineup, Wilson would be a huge difference maker on this squad.


3. The SF Giants need to address their rotation

While Logan Webb and Carlos Rodon have led from the front, and Jakob Junis has been a pleasant surprise, beyond that, the Giants need to shore up the back end of their rotation if they are to climb back into the NL West race.

Alex Cobb and Anthony DeSclafani have both dealt with injuries, and while Sammy Long and Alex Wood have done their part, along with the now-injured Junis, this team needs a more set in stone rotation to finish 2022.

There are plenty of names out there, from the Reds duo of Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle, to Oakland's Frankie Montas to Marcus Stroman or Kyle Hendricks, and the Giants need to get one of these names.

The future is looking bright in the minor leagues with Kyle Harrison, Will Bednar and Mike Mikulski all looking like future rotation pieces, but the Giants need to solidify this rotation now, and any of the above names could do this.

With Rodon and Webb leading the way, this will always be a tough rotation to face in the playoffs, but if you can add one of these names and Alex Wood to your four-man playoff rotation, you'll be able to win any series you appear in.

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