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San Francisco Giants: Who’s Left for Left Field?

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The free agent outfield class is stacked with talent, and the San Francisco Giants are looking for an outfielder, so who is left for left field?

Jun 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder

Nori Aoki

(23) catches a fly ball for an out against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

As a team, the San Francisco Giants look pretty set. Their fancy new starting pitchers have covered up the crater-sized hole in the rotation. The bullpen looks to be in position to improve because of the upgrade in starters. The lineup, which last season was one of the best in the game, figures to improve, with youngsters like Joe Panik and Matt Duffy growing, and veterans like Buster Posey and Hunter Pence holding down the middle of a lineup. If there is a perceived “weakness” in the Giants’ starting lineup, it would be in left field.

Early in the offseason, the Giants were linked to just about every big name outfielder on the market. But with big financial contributions given to Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, those high-quality, big-impact outfielders are more than likely out of their price range. With such a deep free agent class, however, there are plenty of options on the second-tier.

Players like Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Gordon, and likely even Dexter Fowler will have price tags that are too rich for the Giants’ blood as they try not to spend like there is no luxury tax. Another outfield option, risks and all, has already been discussed on this site, in Denard Span. Under that tier, here are five options that the Giants could look at to round out their lineup.

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