Disappointing Update Emerges in Giants' Pursuit of All-Star Pitcher

Isaiah De Los Santos
A disappointing update has emerged in the San Francisco Giants' pursuit of an All-Star pitcher in free agency.
A disappointing update has emerged in the San Francisco Giants' pursuit of an All-Star pitcher in free agency. / (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The San Francisco Giants have a major hole to address in their starting rotation after Carlos Rodon opted out of his contract this offseason. With Rodon being heavily pursued by other clubs, San Francisco could target another All-Star in free agency to take his place.

However, a disappointing update has emerged in San Francisco's courting of one option left on the market.

Chris Bassitt Free Agency Rumors

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports starting pitcher Chris Bassitt is not "currently on the Giants' radar." Slusser notes there was some previous interest from the team, but says a Bassitt signing isn't "in the cards at the moment."

This certainly isn't what Giants fans want to hear. The starting pitcher market is starting to shrink after the signings of Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom opened up the floodgates. Rodon is arguably the biggest fish left, and Bassitt is right behind him, making the latter an ideal target if San Francisco is unable to retain the former.

The 2021 All-Star is coming off of a great 2022 campaign, going 15-9 for the New York Mets across 30 starts. Bassitt set a career-high with 167 strikeouts this past season, showing he has plenty left in the tank at 33 years old.

It remains to be seen who the Giants will pursue in the coming weeks to pair with Logan Webb and Alex Cobb at the top of the rotation.

No Sweat First Bet Up To $1,000. dark. SIGN UP NOW

Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.