Report: Giants ‘going big’ in free agency, already met with Chapman originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The San Francisco Giants could be poised for a historic offseason with big moves on the horizon.
MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported the expectation that the Giants will make significant signings, with outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger, third baseman Matt Chapman, and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell among the potential targets.
“The Giants, they’re in on everything,” Heyman said. “They’re really not happy with the fact that they’ve had two mediocre years in a row after that one great year a few years ago. They’re going big.”
According to Heyman, the Giants already have met with Chapman, and are in the running to acquire Bellinger, competing with the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.
However, the first impactful move of the offseason could be two-way star Shohei Ohtani, whom the Giants have been preparing to pursue aggressively.
In addition, the Giants are reportedly linked to Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Korean outfielder Jung Hoo Lee as free agency commences.
Signing multiple marquee free agents would be a game-changer for Giants fans, who watched significant potential signings fall through last season.
“I think the Giants are going to be in there big [on Ohtani],” Heyman said. “Obviously we know they’ve gone for big players over the past few years. For whatever reason, they have not been able to get them.”
And while offseason reports and rumors don’t equate to victories on the field, the Giants seem poised to make substantial moves this winter.
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