Don’t the San Francisco Giants Have Enough Over-the-Hill Outfielders Already?

The Giants just signed Matt Joyce, now age 34 (he turns 35 in August), to a minor league deal.  Big Whoop!

The Indians released Joyce from his minor league deal with the Tribe on March 19th.  That follows a season in Oakland in 2018 in which he slashed .208/.322/.353.  It’s hard to imagine him having much left, although he did hit well in both 2016 and 2017.

Presumably, Joyce will start the year at AAA Sacramento and get a major league shot if he plays well and someone of the major league roster doesn’t (or gets hurt).

Needless to say, signing Joyce does little to improve the Giants’ outfield situation, which looks pretty bleak as of this writing.  Mike Gerber and Steven Duggar are hitting well in Spring Training, and Gerardo Parra has been O.K.  After that, no one has impressed.  Additionally, Gerber isn’t expected to make the major league team out of Spring Training.

As I’ve said before, there is still time for the Giants to make a move between today and the March 28 season opener in San Diego.  Time is running out, and the fact that the Giants just signed Joyce doesn’t suggest they have a bigger deal in the works.

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One Comment on “Don’t the San Francisco Giants Have Enough Over-the-Hill Outfielders Already?”

  1. Burly Says:

    The Giants have already released Matt Joyce, as he signed with the Braves today. The trade for Connor Joe probably made Joyce redundant.


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