The SF Giants should be big game hunting! After striking out on stars like Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa in recent offseasons, it seems as though San Fransisco is as determined and well-positioned as ever to finally land the jolt of star power the franchise so desperately craves.
Should the SF Giants take a flier on former Brewers ace Brandon Woodruff?
While dreams of Shohei Ohtani, Cody Bellinger, Matt Chapman, and others dance around fan's heads, it is clear that the club has a real need for top-end pitching talent to pair with current ace Logan Webb.
While any of these top options would be great fits, an alternative path toward an All-Star SP may have presented itself in the form of the recently non-tendered Brandon Woodruff. As the former Brewers star has drawn interest from across MLB, San Fransisco's front office must ask the all-important question: Should the Giants take a flier on the former ace?
And the answer seems quite clear. It is a resounding yes! However, the following factors must be considered.
1. The Talent Upside
Woodruff has established himself as a legitimate top-tier starter. This has tremendous value in a world where many pitchers fall somewhere in a blob of mediocrity. During his seven-year MLB career, Woodruff holds a career 3.10 ERA and a stellar 46-26 record. He is a two-time All-Star who, with some fleeting injury concerns aside, has been incredibly consistent throughout his tenure in The Show.