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Andrew McCutchen could also be on the move
In November, it seemed likely that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton could be traded to the San Francisco Giants. Despite that, Stanton was dealt to the Yankees, leaving the Giants and other teams looking to fill holes in the outfield.
Currently, the Giants have two inexperienced outfielders. Those two outfielders are Jarrett Parker (342 career MLB at-bats) and Gorkys Hernandez (525 career MLB at-bats). Because of that inexperience, the Giants could be a landing spot for McCutchen.
McCutchen is now 31 years old and is four years removed from his 2013 MVP season. After slashing .256/.336/.430 in 2016, McCutchen bounced back nicely in 2017. In 156 games, McCutchen slashed .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI.
While McCutchen will probably never win another Gold Glove in the outfield, he can still provide slightly above average defense. If McCutchen can maintain that and continue to build upon his 2017 offensive campaign, the Giants would be crazy not to at least try to land the former MVP.