MLB Rumors: San Francisco Giants In On Next Best Outfielders
The San Francisco Giants will have to try to re-sign Angel Pagan to fill the hole that was left when he opted for free agency. However, Pagan is not the only outfielder the Giants have interest in heading into the MLB Winter Meetings. San Francisco has also been linked to Michael Bourn and Shane Victorino as possible replacements for Pagan if he were to sign somewhere else.
Bourn would definitely cost the most out of the three possible options but with the payroll flexibility the team has after the World Series victory, San Francisco could afford him. Bourn spent last season with the Atlanta Braves and over the past few seasons he has not found a permanent home. Bourn stole 42 bases while batting .274//348/.381 with 26 doubles for the Braves last season.
Victorino is the oldest player out of the three but provides nine years of knowledge under his belt. Victorino spent last season between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. Victorino struggled last season as it seems like his age is starting to catch up with him.
Pagan helped the Giants to a World Series win in 2012. He was acquired from the New York Mets for Andres Torres prior to the 2012 season. Pagan led the league in triples with 15 and batted .288/.338/.440. Pagan also hit 38 doubles, the most of his career. Pagan would help any team out not just the Giants.
Other teams interested in some outfield help are the Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds.