Matt Moore – Free agent 2016, club options 2017-2019: 2-7, 6.00 ERA, 65 Ks, 78 IP
Moore was traded to the Giants on trade deadline day in 2016 and is the latest of Giants starters to go through a tough season.
During his time with the Tampa Bay Rays he enjoyed his early-career success while under Joe Maddon‘s managerial guidance, and perhaps a reunion would prove fruitful. Ben Zobrist was also part of those teams.
Moore talked about what it was like pitching for Maddon expressing that Maddon helped take the pressure off.
In the final year of a five-year contract, perhaps the Giants look to move Moore rather than picking up their $7 million team option or buying him out for $2.5 million.
At 28-years-old, Moore represents upside and could be a future rotation piece while not giving up a lot.