San Francisco Giants: What’s on their post-lockout to-do list

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 03: San Francisco Giants pose for a team picture in celebration of winning the NL West Division after a game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on October 03, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 03: San Francisco Giants pose for a team picture in celebration of winning the NL West Division after a game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on October 03, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN – APRIL 25: Danny Duffy #30 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the bottom of the first inning at Comerica Park on April 25, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – APRIL 25: Danny Duffy #30 of the Kansas City Royals delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers during the bottom of the first inning at Comerica Park on April 25, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The San Francisco Giants should sign Danny Duffy

FanGraphs’ Roster Resource projections have the San Francisco Giants’ rotation consisting of breakout stud Logan Webb, free agent signings Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Cobb, and Alex Wood … and Tyler Beede.

Beede, an out of options 28-year-old, has not been able to capitalize on his MLB opportunities and frankly should not be someone the Giants are comfortable with holding down a rotation spot in 2022. The lack of minor league options make it difficult to maneuver, but the Giants could look to move Beede or simply put him in the bullpen.

Beede being removed from the equation opens up a spot for a left-handed starter that the Giants were known to have their eye on as recently as the 2021 trade deadline — Danny Duffy.

Duffy, 33, has spent the last 11 years as a member of the Kansas City Royals starting rotation. He is in his first career trip through free agency and is coming off of an injury-plagued season. Duffy should be available for cheap (MLBTR has him at one-year, $10 million) and if he is able to stay on the field, he should be a nice addition to the Giants’ rotation.

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Danny Duffy struggled through injuries in 2021 but when he is able to get on the field, he is a very reliable left-handed option who can go deep in games, strike guys out, and keep his walk and home run rates down.