If you haven’t already read Carmen’s post on New Year’s resolutions, check it out. If you have any of your own or any you want to suggest, feel free to add them in the comments.
In the meantime, as we wait for any significant Giants news, let’s take a quick look at what’s already happened:
- The Giants claimed OF Mike Gerber off waivers from the Tigers.
- Claimed LHP Travis Bergen and OF Drew Ferguson in the Rule 5 Draft.
- Signed Pat Venditte to a 1-year major league deal.
The 25-man roster looks like this at the moment:
C - Posey
1B - Belt
2B - Panik
3B - Longoria
SS - Crawford
LF - Slater
CF - Duggar
RF - Williamson
Bench: Sandoval, Hanson, Garcia, Ferguson
Mike Gerber appears to have 2 options remaining.
SP - Madison Bumgarner
SP - Derek Rodriguez
SP - Andrew Suarez
SP - Jeff Samardzija
SP - Chris Stratton
Bullpen: Will Smith, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Sam Dyson, Reyes Moronta, Ray Black, Pat Venditte, Travis Bergen
Hope is not lost, however. We’ll know before the end of the week where Yusei Kikuchi has signed, and there’s a nonzero chance it’ll be with the Giants. And the Giants didn’t trade for Andrew McCutchen and sign Austin Jackson as a free agent last season until the middle of January. So... anything can happen, even though it looks like very little is going to happen where the Giants are concerned.
If you’ve been following my suggestions in previous BPs, then you’ve already made your New Year’s Resolution(s). Now that you’ve gotten a sense of the industry’s offseason and how the Giants’ new front office has worked within it, who would be some New Year’s Acquisition(s) for the Giants?