Giants serious about improving outfield, remain in talks with Pirates about McCutchen

The Giants enter the winter trying to find ways to improve an offense that ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored in 2017. One area that the front office has targeted has been the outfield.

While the Giants have been closely linked to trade talks involving Marlins slugger Giancalo Stanton, the club is not just limiting themselves to last years home run leader.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Giants have also held talks with the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen who had his $14.5 million club option picked up recently.

McCutchen had a nice bouce back season last year finishing with 28 home runs and 88 RBI to go with a .279/.363/.486 line across 156 games.

With the Giants front office recently saying they were looking to improve their defense and an expected move of Denard Span to left field the Giants may really enter 2018 with Hunter Pence on the bench.¬†Pence hit just .260/.315/.385 last season with 13 home runs and 67 RBI so adding someone like McCuthen would figure to be a boost. It’s also possible – though probably unlikely – that the Giants add both McCuthcen and Stanton.

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