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Mon/Tues BP: Pitcher season

The Giants are chasing a lot of them.

View from behind the catcher as Shōta Imanaga throws a pitch at the World Baseball Classic. Photo by Rob Tringali/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Happy Monday, San Francisco Giants fans.

Since signing Jung Hoo Lee, it’s been expected that the Giants will now make a run towards solidifying their pitching staff. And over the weekend we got a lot of news on that front.

According to The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, the Giants already have an offer to Japanese right-handed pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto that exceeds $300 million.

We hadn’t heard the Giants connected to the other big name Japanese pitcher on the market until recently, but now it has come up: the Giants are interested in lefty Shōta Imanaga, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

Reigning NL Cy Young winner Blake Snell is perhaps a more controversial name, but NY Post’s Jon Heyman reports the Giants interest the lefty. And if the Giants don’t land any of those big names — or perhaps if they do, and simply want to add proven veterans to the back of the rotation — the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser notes that there is interest in re-signing southpaw Sean Manaea, whose market hasn’t yet made much noice after opting out of a $12.5 million option with the Giants for 2024.

I’ll take all four, thanks.