Good morning, McCoven!
Over the weekend, MLB.com posted a list of players who might get non-tendered during this year’s offseason and it featured a couple of familiar names.
First was Joe Panik, whom the Giants parted ways with in August after five and a half seasons, before Panik was picked up by the Mets. In the article, they mention that with the money the Mets have committed to Robinson Cano, Panik would likely be a bench player (and an expensive one at that). So it’s possible that he will be looking for a new team soon.
Also on the list is reigning Willie Mac Award winner Kevin Pillar. Despite his epic defensive gems and ability to hit home runs at Oracle Park, Pillar might not have a future with the team, according to the article:
Traded from the Blue Jays to the Giants one week into the season, the 30-year-old Pillar posted a 93 OPS+ -- his highest mark since 2015 -- with an underwhelming .293 on-base percentage. While Pillar remains a good outfielder, he’s no longer the elite defender he was earlier in his career. Pillar earned $5.8 million in ‘19, but heading into his third and final year of arbitration-eligibility, it remains to be seen whether the Giants will find his potential price tag too high for their liking.
On another note, a player who likely will have a future with the team, Mauricio Dubon, got engaged recently, so that’s some good news for your Tuesday morning.