SF Giants need these four free agents to have a successful offseason

As the Dodgers add more and more talent, the SF Giants could go on a spending spree the rest of free agency to try to close the gap.

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Blake Snell
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SF Giants need these four free agents to have a successful offseason

1. Blake Snell

Blake Snell is the best starting pitcher still on the free-agent market. He is a two-time Cy Young award winner and would be a co-ace along with Logan Webb in the SF Giants rotation.

While Snell does have some red flags like a high walk rate and an inability to reliably eat up innings, he still has shown that when he is on he’s one of the best pitchers in the game.

He will certainly command a large contract, but the Giants need to dish out some money to ensure that they have a rotation that can compete in the NL West.

Cody Bellinger
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2. Cody Bellinger

Once a Dodger always a Dodger. Unless you become a Giant I suppose like Orel Hershiser! Bellinger is a former MVP who is coming off a great year for the Chicago Cubs.

A shoulder injury hampered him during the end of his time in Los Angeles, and the optimist would say that now that he is past that injury he will be more like the Cody Bellinger we saw last year going forward.

There is no way to know for sure, but the Giants should roll the dice on Bellinger even though he too will command a sizable contract. He has the potential for power even as a left-handed hitter in Oracle Park, and he would be an extremely above-average outfielder while also being a middle-of-the-order presence for the Giants. That is a rare combination and one that will cost a lot.