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3 Moves the Giants Need to Make Before the 2022 MLB Season Starts

Adam Taylor McKillop
Here are three moves the San Francisco Giants need to make before the 2022 MLB season.
Here are three moves the San Francisco Giants need to make before the 2022 MLB season. / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants shocked baseball with their league-leading 107 wins in 2021. Unfortunately, the season ended with an NLDS loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers but that won't stop manager Gabe Kapler from having his team fired up before Opening Day.

The offseason brought some major question marks around the roster, notably the lineup and the front office must address these questions to keep the momentum going. Here are three moves the Giants should make before the official start to the 2022 campaign.

Giants Offseason Moves

1. Find a Reliable Catcher

The retirement of Buster Posey left a massive hole in the hearts of Giants fans, but also the starting lineup. Posey's career .302/.372/.460 slash line will be felt because the replacement options of Curt Casali (.210) and Joey Bart (2.39) leave a lot to be desired. The free agent market in thin but veterans such as Stephen Vogt or Wilson Ramos could work out in the short-term.

2. Add Depth to the Starting Rotation

Pitching was a strength for last year's magical regular season. The Giants ranked second in team ERA (3.24) but lost Kevin Gausman in free agency. The addition of Carlos Rodon, and re-signing of Alex Cobb helps but this teams needs a reliable arm at the back of the rotation. Names such as Danny Duffy or J.A. Happ fit the bill.

3. Sign Nick Castellanos

San Francisco is also lacking depth in the outfield outside of Mike Yastrzemski. This is an area where the Giants should not shy away from making a splash. Nick Castellanos just enjoyed the best year of his career thanks to .309/.362/.576 slash line and 34 home runs/100 RBIs. His bat would have to adjust to Oracle Park, but that won't stop San Francisco from adding serious slugging to the starting nine.

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