The SF Giants will likely be in the market for starting pitching this offseason. Let's take a look at three starting pitchers who could be affordable options for the front office.
SF Giants: 3 Affordable Free Agent Starting Pitchers
The San Francisco Giants may well take a look at some of the bigger starting pitching names this offseason like Max Scherzer and Robbie Ray. However, if history is any indication, the Giants may struggle to lure in a premier starting pitcher free agent.
One of these big free agents is Kevin Gausman, who has established himself as a key part of the team's rotation over the past two seasons. The Giants appear poised to prioritize bringing Gausman back to San Francisco in 2022.
Outside of Gausman and the newly emergent ace Logan Webb, the Giants rotation is fairly unclear. Johnny Cueto is almost certainly not coming back next season and both Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood are free agents as well. If the Giants wanted to, they could totally remake their rotation going into 2022.
For the sake of this article, let's assume that the Giants are able to re-sign Gausman and DeSclafani. That still leaves two open spots in the rotation next year. The Giants may try to fill those spots with pitchers similar to DeSclafani, Gausman, Drew Smyly or Wood who all had recent struggles before turning things around with the Giants.
This article will examine three pitchers who could fit the mold of a Gausman. They may have struggled as of late, but as lower cost and higher reward free agents they could bolster the rotation going into 2022.