San Francisco Giants could be a potential landing spot for Justin Verlander
As mentioned above, San Francisco is already kicking the tires on Verlander, and don’t be surprised to them push harder before August 1. They have struggled as of late and it hit rock bottom for Logan Webb Saturday night against the Washington Nationals.
After a quick first inning, the right-hander was only able to record one out in the second inning and allowed six runs on five hits, and threw just 51 pitches before manager Gabe Kapler had to pull him in a 10-1 loss. This season, Webb is 8-8 with a 3.48 ERA with 136 strikeouts in 134.1 innings. Without a doubt, it was rock bottom for the 26-year-old.
In the series opener Friday night in a 5-3 loss, Washington’s Jake Irvin outpitched Alex Wood, meaning San Francisco’s top two pitchers were beaten by a Nationals team in a rebuild. The rest of their rotation has just not had enough consistency to take them to the next level.
Not only starting help is needed, but the Giants could use an arm or two out of the bullpen and San Francisco is currently holding down a Wild Card spot, but if they have visions of October baseball, an arm or two is needed and Verlander would be a nice addition to the top of their rotation.