Hello and happy Wednesday. And happy inauguration day.
The San Francisco Giants have made some decent starting pitching moves this offseason, re-signing Kevin Gausman while adding Alex Wood and Anthony DeSclafani. Add that to Johnny Cueto, Logan Webb, and eventually Tyler Beede, and it might seem like they’ve got all the rotation depth they need.
But maybe not.
If you paid attention to Farhan Zaidi when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, you know that “too many starting pitchers” is not a thing he believes in, and six pitchers definitely doesn’t qualify for that label.
So it only makes sense that the Giants are still exploring starting pitching options. According to KNBR’s Mark W. Sanchez, the Giants recently attended a showcase for free agent starting pitchers Aníbal Sánchez and Julio Teherán.
On the one hand, it’s good that the Giants aren’t ready to call it a day. On the other hand ... those players aren’t particularly good.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Requiem for Bobby Evans (Sept. 25, 2018 — Doug Bruzzone)
- Roger Munter on the Baseball America rankings (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on what the Giants can learn from the Padres trade for pitcher Joe Musgrove (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on Alex Wood switching sides in the rivalry (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on why Buster Posey is confident about the upcoming season (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea on how Alex Wood speaks the Giants language (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Coffey on how Brian Bannister learned about pitching from photography (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on the Giants plans for the closer position in 2021 (SF Chronicle)
- Dalton Johnson on whether the Dodgers or Padres are a bigger threat to the future Giants teams (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark W. Sanchez on Alex Wood having confidence in the Giants coaching staff (KNBR)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 71 days until Opening Day. Wow.
Have a great Wednesday.