SF Giants: How good was the winter and did the team actually get better?
The Oh You Almost Had It
Pain. That’s the best way to put the offseason when it comes to some of the marquee names to which the Giants were linked or close to signing. I mean, where do I even start?
At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, it appeared as if the Giants were about to make a move that would change the landscape in the National League West when Jon Heyman reported that Arson Judge was headed to San Francisco. That player would later be identified as reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge who would sign with the Yankees a few days later. This was a gut punch for sure. Luckily, there were still plenty of other top free agents available at this time.
Once everyone had returned from San Diego, another bomb was dropped that the Giants had agreed to terms with free-agent SS Carlos Correa on a massive 13-year, $350 Million deal. It was looking like the team had gotten their guy to build around for the future. That was when things got weird. After all, Correa came in for his physical and the team doctors didn’t like it so they moved on from each other and the same thing would happen in New York before Correa ended up back with the Twins.
These were quite frankly rough and not fun to see happen. Both of these players could’ve changed the outlook of the next decade. Instead, we just got kicked multiple times and were given nothing to show for that.