San Francisco Giants: Offseason Rumors and Available Free Agents

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Jon Lester

Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants are believed to be one of the three finalists in the running to sign the current number-one free agent pitcher, Jon Lester, along with the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox. All offers are rumored to be in the six-year, $130 million range.

Lester would be a perfect fit to the Giants’ pitching staff consisting of Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain. With Lester, the Giants would automatically become one of the most feared pitching rotations in baseball. Lester would thrive in San Francisco as well, given that AT&T Park is a “pitcher friendly” ballpark in comparison to Fenway Park (Red Sox) and Wrigley Field (Cubs).

Lester would also be pitching in a National League West Division that consists of a couple other “pitcher friendly” ballparks: Petco Park of the San Diego Padres and Dodgers Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers.