3 Players SF Giants Should Target If Blue Jays Decide To Trade

2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

It’s when you open the window for trade talks with Blue Jays players controlled beyond the 2024 season that things get really interesting. In addition to their All-Star fathers, Bo Bichette And Vladimir Guerrero Jr. share a lot in common. Both All-Star infielders are set to become FAs after the 2025 season and have an average annual WAR of 2.9.

Guerrero Jr. might be a tougher choice given that the Giants have LaMonte Wade Jr. firmly established as the team’s first baseman with Jorge Soler as their designated hitter. Soler is under contract through the 2026 season, so that role is pretty inflexible at this point.

That said, Guerrero Jr. is in the midst of a solid season. He’s hitting .295/.370/.460 with 13 homers and 52 RBIs in 389 plate appearances. There’s no doubt he’d improve the Giants’ roster. The question will be the cost. A trade for a player of his caliber with more than one season of control will likely result in the transfer of at least one of the team’s top prospects. That may be hard to swallow, but it’s the price you pay to improve the roster.

3. Bo Bichette

While Guerrero Jr. may not be an obvious candidate for the roster, Bo Bichette would be. He plays shortstop and has generally been an above-average hitter at the plate. The Giants need a shortstop with Nick Ahmed And Brett with wisdom share the tasks.

That said, Bichette is in the midst of a disappointing 2024 campaign. The two-time All-Star posted a .606 OPS with four homers in 322 plate appearances. That said, he does have a career OPS of .800, so he’s better than his numbers currently indicate.

The cost will be the same for Bichette as for Guerrero. Players of his caliber with team control beyond this season will cost quite a bit. However, he would fill a need for the Giants.

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