7 SF Giants second base options to consider for 2022
The return of an old friend part 2
7. Joe Panik
Joe Panik *ahem*. World Series champion Joe Panik at this point wouldn't make sense for the full-time role, but we've seen Farhan sign once-forgotten and outcast players and turn them into gold before, so could Panik returning to San Francisco be the next resurgence tour to come through The Bay?
There was nothing pretty about Joe Panik's 2021 season: three home runs, 18 runs batted in (both career lows - excluding 2014 when he played only 73 games), and an overall WAR of -1.5 (oWAR -0.7, dWAR -0.8).
Given Solano didn't have the most offensively productive season, either, it wouldn't be that asinine to suggest Panik could fill the Solano role in 2022, and likely for less money for the younger Panik (31), if the Giants were to go that route.