The San Francisco Giants are at least making an effort to upgrade their roster.
They were right there when it came to Aaron Judge, seemingly on the cusp of bringing him on board (or, at least, Arson Judge). The Giants were in on Xander Bogaerts, Brandon Nimmo, Trea Turner, and Kevin Kiermaier. All of those players went elsewhere.
San Francisco Giants want someone to take their money
That same old story repeated itself Saturday night. Kodai Senga signed with the Mets on a five year deal worth $75 million, helping to strengthen what may now be the best rotation in the majors. And once again, the Giants came up short in their efforts to bring someone to the Bay Area.
Yes, the Giants were able to bring Mitch Haniger on board. That is nothing more than a consolation prize for a team that had such high hopes in free agency, especially considering that they have plenty of money available to add to their payroll. The Giants may be involved, and one of the finalists, but nothing has happened yet.
There is still time to change the narrative of the offseason. Carlos Correa is still a free agent and would be a perfect fit in San Francisco. The Giants want to bring Carlos Rodon back on board. Options such as Chris Bassitt and Nathan Eovaldi would help fortify the rotation. And there are still plenty of relievers left.
The problem is that those options are dwindling. The Dodgers are still a dangerous team and the Padres have loaded up even more. If the Giants are going to have any hope of turning the NL West into a three team race, they need to find someone that is willing to take their money.
The San Francisco Giants keep coming up short in free agency. If they are going to contend in 2023, they need someone to take their money.