Three free-agent additions that the SF Giants must make for 2022
We had to include a pitcher in here somewhere. After all, it’s a need that is always something that needs to be replenished every year.
It’s safe to say that he was a tad bit underwhelming in his short stint with the Mets. Nonetheless, he could be a great addition to the Giants’ starting rotation in 2022.
This season, he went 10-13 with a 3.02 ERA in a career-high 33 starts. Based on the body of work, it’s reasonable to think that half of his starts at Oracle Park could make him a Cy Young candidate. Plus, he’s a ground ball pitcher, which should help with the Giants’ solid infield.
Stroman is also a guy who can get a strikeout when needed. In 2021, he struck out 158 and walked just 44. His WHIP was 1.145, which is very encouraging.
The only issue when it comes to signing Stroman is the fact that he’s entering his 30s and has a history of injuries. With that being said, it is difficult to think that his decline has begun given how durable he was last season.
But Stroman is a veteran who knows what it takes to get through a season and take care of his body, so there’s not much reason to worry there.