3 Players the Giants Need to Sign Once MLB Lifts Freeze
The San Francisco Giants have missed the postseason each of the past three seasons after winning three World Series titles at the start of the decade. The team hasn't totally bottomed out, but has still not had a .500 season since 2016.
A 60-game season should give every MLB team a solid chance to make the postseason, though. The Giants already have talent scattered across the roster and could look to add a few veteran players to take that next step and return to the playoffs.
3. Melky Cabrera
Melky Cabrera spent one season with the Giants in 2012 and made his only All-Star Game that year. 2019 saw the veteran post a -2.0 WAR in Pittsburgh, which was mainly due to his lackluster defense. The National League is using a DH this year, and that is where Cabrera comes in for the Giants. He can be used in that role and also serve as a backup outfielder. While the WAR wasn't great, Cabrera did have a .713 OPS in 2019 and stands out as a top remaining option to add to any lineup.
2. Andrew Cashner
Giants fans are familiar with Andrew Cashner because of his time with the San Diego Padres. The pitcher finished 2019 in Boston and began a new role as a reliever. The Giants can sign the veteran and keep him in the bullpen to add experience to what is a relatively inexperienced group. Cashner is also capable of starting, which is important considering the lack of preparation for pitchers in 2020. More spot starts may be needed, and Cashner is the perfect versatile option for San Francisco.
1. Yasiel Puig
Cheering for Yasiel Puig may sound like a joke to many Giants fans after all the years the outfielder spent with the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the Giants are one team linked to Puig, and it appears they will be suitors. Everyone can put the past aside and accept that Puig is one of the best available players. He has a career 18.9 WAR and can also play in the new DH role for the Giants.