Report Clarifies Giants' Interest in Carlos Rodon After Sean Manaea Signing

David Kaestle
The Giants still remain in play for Carlos Rodon.
The Giants still remain in play for Carlos Rodon. / Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants missed out on their biggest prize of the offseason when Aaron Judge decided to re-sign with the New York Yankees. Now, they are doing what they can to bring back one of their own stars in Carlos Rodon.

Rodon remains the best pitcher still available on the market, and the Giants reportedly have stiff competition from both the Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals in pursuit of Rodon.

Giants Carlos Rodon Rumors

San Francisco did sign another free-agent pitcher late Sunday night, just not Rodon. The Giants added Sean Manaea on a two-year deal, leaving people wondering if San Francisco was out of the running for Rodon. Thankfully, Giants beat writer Susan Slusser is reporting that the team is still in on him.

Missing out on Judge and losing Rodon would be a couple of tough blows to a San Francisco leadership group that is attempting to right the ship this winter after finishing 81-81 last year.

Bringing back Rodon would go a long way toward helping the Giants compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in a crowded NFL West. The veteran southpaw is coming off back-to-back All-Star seasons in which he went a combined 27-13 with a 2.67 ERA, ranking as one of the top pitchers in baseball during that stretch.

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