San Fransisco Giants
2016 is an even year, so you can expect the San Fransisco Giants to be competitive. After spending a combined $210 million on starting pitching upgrades, the Giants next order of business looks like it could be left field.
While Gregor Blanco has done a serviceable job in multiple outfield positions, GM Bobby Evans could be on the hunt for an upgrade in left, pushing Blanco to more of a reserve role and giving his club more depth off the bench.
The Giants have shown no fear of spending this offseason, but will another $100+ million contract be in the cards? It’s hard to say after the money they’ve committed to Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, but the expectation to win will be high out by the bay, given the three championships won in San Fran since 2010.
Imagine Buster Posey and Cespedes sandwiched into the middle of a lineup. That potential will make the Giants players for Cespedes, but it’ll have to be at their price. They’ll be in the mix for the star Cuban, but only if they feel they aren’t overpaying.