Happy Tuesday, San Francisco Giants fans.
It seems that the 2023 MLB Winter Meetings will be fairly uneventful. Sunday and Monday were extremely quiet. There was no Arson Judge situation, and it seems like there won’t be.
The meetings conclude on Wednesday, when the Rule 5 Draft will take place, and it seems quite possible that not much of note will happen between now and then.
Publicly, at least. The Winter Meetings are still very important, and players, agents, and decision-makers will all be getting the wheels spinning on moves that may happen after everyone departs Nashville, a city chosen for this landmark event despite not having an MLB team.
Here are some things we’ve found out about the Giants so far, or at least things that are Giants-adjacent.
- Despite playing in the NL West, and despite being a Scott Boras-represented rental, the Giants are one of the teams that are making a push to trade for Juan Soto, per Jon Heyman.
- Heyman also reports that the Giants are one of six teams left in the race for Shohei Ohtani, alongside the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and a mystery team. He also says that the bidding has gone well past $500 million already.
- Jim Bowden reports that Yoshnobu Yamamoto’s contract could reach the $300 million range.
- Andrew Baggarly notes that the Giants unwillingness to talk about Ohtani suggests that they’re still in the race, and highlights Farhan Zaidi’s analysis on Oracle Park not being as bad for left-handed hitters as some thing.
- Jon Morosi thinks the Giants have strong interest in trading for Corbin Burnes.
- And nothing has happened.