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The Giants focus this offseason—and the last two offseasons for that matter—has been re-signing their own free-agent talent. After extending Hunter Pence in-season, they have also come to terms with Tim Lincecum, Javier Lopez and Ryan Vogelsong, while also adding veteran Tim Hudson on a two-year deal.
With their rotation seemingly set, their biggest area of need heading into the meetings is clearly left field, where they employed a platoon of Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres for the bulk of the at-bats last season.
All told, Giants left fielders tallied a .257/.314/.337 line and a position-low five home runs from left field last year, making it the clear area to upgrade in what has been a lackluster offensive attack.
Their options are limited, especially considering the team has indicated that they won't sign anyone who has received a qualifying offer, according to Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle (h/t SFGate.com). That removes guys like Shin-Soo Choo, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran and Curtis Granderson from the mix.
That leaves bargain options like Rajai Davis and Michael Morse as potential platoon options with Blanco, or the team could go after a first baseman like Mitch Moreland and move Brandon Belt to left field.
All in all, the team's options are slim unless they change their tune regarding players who have received a qualifying offer, and at this point, a bat with some power potential like Morse may be their best option.