Giants looking for a "splash" in the outfield

San Francisco has several options to make another big move this offseason

San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco Giants. | AP

The Giants have already made one big splash this offseason with the Evan Longoria trade, and now they might make another in their outfield.

Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Jay Bruce could both be a match for the Giants, per's Jon Paul Morosi, though each are still waiting for the free-agent market to develop before signing.


Morosi notes that the Giants would prefer a player who is not tied to Draft pick compensation given that they were a luxury tax team in 2017.

That would make them more likely to be interested in Bruce, who did not receive a qualifying offer due to his trade from the Mets to the Indians during the season. Cain was one of three Royals players to reject qualifying offers.

If the Giants were to bring in Bruce, they would still be interested in a center fielder after trading Denard Span in the Longoria deal. According to Morosi, one possibility could be a trade for Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates or Billy Hamilton of the Reds..

With the Giants committed to competing in 2018 after the Longoria trade, their outfield represents a big area for improvement. The unit ranked last in the Majors last season with a .684 OPS and has already lost its OPS leader in Span, so filling either left or center field with a high-profile free agent would be a big jump.