Hello and happy Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants are likely going to add a starting pitcher or two before the season starts. And while they’ve admitted a desire to sign a left-hander, they’re not going to turn down a righty if the ... uhh ... right one is available.
According to a report from KNBR’s Mark W. Sanchez, the Giants attended Corey Kluber’s showcase on Wednesday.
Kluber would be a very Giantsy move, but also a super intriguing addition. He’s 34, has only pitched 36.2 innings in the last two years due to injuries, and wasn’t good in those innings. He was also third in Cy Young voting in 2018, and won the award in 2017, for the second time in his career. So if he looked healthy in his showcase, there are some serious reasons for optimism.
A lot of teams attended Kluber’s showcase, so the Giants being there doesn’t mean much, just that he’s on their radar, in however small of a capacity.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Very Important Theatre, Vol XXIV: Buster Posey v. Mat Latos (Nov. 4, 2013 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter previews the Giants 2020/2021 J2 class (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on how the Giants plans for next offseason are impacting the current offseason (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on Bruce Bochy’s thoughts about the Giants “entertaining” 2020 season (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dalton Johnson on the Giants reportedly having some interest in Cole Hamels (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Alex Pavlovic on five left-handed starting pitchers that the Giants could pursue (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Ben Clemens on the pros and cons of having a six-man rotation (Fangraphs)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 77 days until Opening Day.
I hope you have a very terrific Thursday.