SF Giants’ Bob Melvin has snarky response to reporter’s Blake Snell hint

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San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin answers questions
San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin answers questions / Kyle Schwab-USA TODAY Sports
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Tristan Beck is unlikely to be part of the San Francisco Giants Opening Day roster. It was revealed on Thursday that the right-hander has been diagnosed with an aneurysm in his upper arm. That's going to sting a Giants rotation that was banking on Beck to the team's No. 5 starter in 2024.

Elbow soreness has already put Keaton Winn behind schedule, but San Francisco is holding out hope that the right-hander will be ready to be part of the Opening Day roster. Alex Cobb and Robbie Ray won't be ready for the season opener, so it's safe to say that the Giants are bit nervous about the health of their starting pitchers heading into the upcoming season.

It was reportedly brought to the attention of new Giants manager Bob Melvin that there are several free agents still available on the open market that could help steady the now-shaky San Francisco starting rotation. Melvin, being the straight shooter that he is responded by saying, "You think?"

SF Giants’ Bob Melvin has snarky response to reporter’s Blake Snell hint

The reporters observation was obviously targeted at current free agents Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery. Both left-handers are clients of Scott Boras, and the assumption is that, after Cody Bellinger's short-term, high-AAV deal, perhaps both Snell and Montgomery will be amenable to something similar.

The Giants obviously have the payroll flexibility to pull off mega-signing, and Snell has been linked to San Francisco this offseason. But the Giants aren't alone in their pursuit. The Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees have also been tied to the reigning NL Cy Young Award-winner.

Though Montgomery might come a bit cheaper, reports linking the Giants to the southpaw at this point in the offseason have been less prevalent. Montgomery was a key piece of the Texas Rangers World Series run last season, and is a reliable starting pitcher who could be slotted right behind Giants' ace Logan Webb.

There are other quality starting pitchers, who won't require a large contract, who could also be on the Giants' radar. Both Michael Lorenzen and Mike Clevinger remain unsigned with Opening Day less than a month away.

While Bob Melvin didn't drop any sort of hint of a potential deal, it's obvious that the San Francisco Giants' skipper now sees the potential need of bringing in an additional starter. Whether or not Farhan Zaidi agrees is a different story altogether.

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