Ranking the top 3 SF Giants needs at the 2024 MLB trade deadline

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Ranking the top 3 SF Giants needs at the 2024 MLB trade deadline

3. Catching depth

Patrick Bailey has emerged as one of the better two-way catchers in baseball. Yet, he has still been injured over the past two seasons. The concussions are something that concerns me, too. 

However, this appears to be a very thin market at this time. The only options shouldn’t be all that hard to get either, which is good news. 

The Rockies have Elías Díaz who has been a fine catcher. He has hit enough to qualify as a good backup if needed to start. 

Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk are on the Blue Jays and both are capable of starting. They may move one of them for prospects. 

Curt Casali has been great to have back as a backup. But I’m a believer in carrying three quality catchers because it’s a position with a lot of wear and tear. On that same note, Bailey should also start taking the Buster Posey route and playing some first base to be in the lineup more often and stay healthier for longer. The bottom line is Bailey is a franchise cornerstone and the Giants need to treat him as such. 

With the trade deadline here, the Giants need to take the opportunity to get better. A playoff spot would be great but plugging holes will help make that a reality.