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7 SF Giants second base options to consider for 2022

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7 SF Giants second base options to consider for 2022

Trade market ideas

1. Jose Ramirez

It is not known if the current Cleveland Guardians slugger is actually available (but I suppose anyone is for the right price), but Ramirez would be the best option for the Giants if available. He is under team control for two more years in which Jon Heyman called "one of the best team contracts of all time" (I tend to agree). He is owed $12 million in 2022 and has a team option for $13 million in 2023 (which the Guardians -- or whomever he is with -- will pick up). The lone downside is that it will require a lot in prospect capital to get him. Ramirez will have just turned 30-years-old after his contract is up in 2023, and he is coming off a season where he hit 36 home runs, drove in 103 runs, and had an overall Wins Above Replacement of 6.7 (5.7 on offense, 1.2 defensive WAR). The question is would Farhan and company pony up all of the capital it would take to acquire him? That shall be known sooner rather than later - once the lockout is over, of course.

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