San Francisco Giants 2019 plan 3: Blow it up

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 25: The San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal hugs the 2010 World Series trophy before the game against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on August 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-3. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 25: The San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal hugs the 2010 World Series trophy before the game against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on August 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-3. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Evan Lonngoria #10 of the San Francisco Giants reacts to field a ground ball off the bat of Franmil Reyes #32 of the San Diego Padres in the top of the six inning at AT&T Park on September 25, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Potential San Francisco Giants “blown up” 2019 roster

With all of these moves, the final roster of the 2019 San Francisco Giants would look something like this:

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C – Kurt Suzuki

1B – Matt Adams

2B – Alen Hanson

3B – Evan Longoria

SS – Wilmer Difo

LF – Mac Williamson

CF – Steven Duggar

RF – Domingo Santana

Bench – Blake Swihart, Wilmer Difo, Rio Ruiz, Gorkys Hernandez

SP – Ervin Santana
SP – Derek Rodriguiz
SP – Andrew Suarez
SP – Stephen Gonsalves
SP – Brandon Woodruff/Chris Stratton/Kolby Allard

CL – David Robertson
RP – Justin Wilson, Chad Sobotka, Reyes Moronta, Jesse Biddle, Austen Williams, Ty Blach, (Ray Black/Luke Bard)

Most likely in the pitching staff, you’d have 1 of the 3 in the final competition for the starting spot get a rotation spot, with the other two competing against Blach for a long relief role. The team could choose to keep two long relievers if Allard is the option, keeping Blach from the left side and one of Stratton or Woodruff from the right, or they may choose just one long man and one reliever, and Black or Bard would be the top choices there, most likely.

Local products abound on this roster as California natives are up and down the lineup and pitching rotation. His local appeal is one big reason that the team would hold onto Evan Longoria, along with the difficulty of trading his extended contract, even though it’s not ever over $20 million in one season.

This move would also give the Giants a number of pieces that could be very desirable at the trade deadline. A guy like Suzuki, Adams, Iglesias, Santana, Robertson, or Wilson could move well to a contender to help add to the rebuild.

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That is the finale of a three-part series for the 2019 San Francisco Giants possible rosters. What do you think of this potential rebuild? Were the pieces acquired enough? Will the Giants be able to use the financial freedom created to return to competition without ripping apart their farm system again? Comment below!