Report: Gausman among Blue Jays’ free-agent targets originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The MLB offseason is underway, and the Giants will be very busy in the coming days, weeks and months.
With plenty of free-agents of their own set to hit the open market, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and general manager Scott Harris have a lot of work to do if they hope to maintain a similar level of success next season.
One of the priorities for San Francisco this offseason is the starting rotation. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman had a career year with the Giants in 2021 and is already receiving interest in the free-agent market.
Even after the José Berríos extension, the #BlueJays are working diligently to upgrade their rotation. They continue to talk with their own free agents — Ray and Matz — as well as Kevin Gausman, among others. They’ve also spoken with the #Marlins on their starters. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 16, 2021
The Blue Jays, who recently extended starter José Berríos, are looking to add to a rotation that already includes Hyun Jin Ryu and former top prospect Alek Manoah.
Gausman’s excellent 2021 season (14-6, 192.0 IP, 227 Ks, 2.81 ERA) in which he finished sixth in NL Cy Young award voting, will allow him to be one of the most highly sought after free-agent starters.
The Giants will certainly have interest in re-signing Gausman, but it doesn’t appear that they will be alone.
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Source: Yahoo Sports