San Francisco Giants Linked to Trade for Mets Slugger by MLB Insider

The San Francisco Giants could make one of the biggest splashes at this year's MLB trade deadline according to one MLB insider.
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The San Francisco Giants are beginning to find their footing as the 2024 MLB season progresses.

What is becoming clear is the roster holes the Giants face as the MLB trade deadline looms.

San Francisco is currently lacking a big middle of the order bat, especially with Jorge Soler currently underperforming and the injury to Jung Ho Lee has forced some interesting changes to the lineup.

Therefore, a bat will be the priority come the trade deadline in July, but there not a ton of options on the table. However, the New York Mets have two sluggers they may be willing to part with for the right price.

One reader for The Athletic posed this exact question to MLB insider Jim Bowden and his thoughts on the Giants' situation. Here is what he had to say.

"There are not a lot of impact middle-of-the-order bats currently available. If the Mets fall out of the race, Alonso could become available," writes Bowden.

"And if the Giants aren’t afraid to trade closer Camilo Doval, perhaps the Orioles would offer you one of their big, young bats in return. Other options could include Alonso’s teammate if the Giants are OK with Jorge Soler playing a corner outfield spot, or Eloy Jiménez of the White Sox or Justin Turner of the Blue Jays; all of them will be free agents after this season and all are DHs or primarily are DHs (a spot currently occupied by Soler)."

The Orioles would be a great trade partner as they have a surplus of bats that can be replaced through their farm system. They also need some serious bullpen help.

Meanwhile, Jimenez would be a good fit, but injury concerns will always persist with him.

Regardless of which direction San Francisco decides to go, they will need to address the hole in the lineup if they hope to make a push for the postseason.

Kade Kistner


Kade Kistner is the publisher and beat writer for Sports Illustrated's Inside the Phillies. An alumnus of Tulane University, Kade graduated in 2017 with a degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation, Kade commissioned into the United States Navy and attended Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Fl. He served as a Naval Aviator and was stationed in Jacksonville, Fl.  During his time in school and the Navy, Kade began covering the MLB and NFL with USA Today, SB Nation, and Sports Illustrated.  Kade covered the New Orleans Saints, Texas Rangers, and numerous other teams within the Sports Illustrated network before launching Inside the Phillies, Inside the Astros, and Inside the Cubs. You can follow him on Twitter at @KadeKistner, or if you have any questions or comments he can be reached via email at