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Over the past few seasons, the Giants have been known as a team with great pitching. This offseason, three of their starting pitchers may leave the team. Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito are scheduled to hit free agency and Ryan Vogelsong may not return.
Even if the Giants re-sign Tim Lincecum, they will look to add another starting pitcher this offseason, general manager Brian Sabean told Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Who they will look to add is unknown, but I wouldn't expect the Giants to add a "big name" in free agency. Someone they could look to add is Bronson Arroyo. He has said that he "loves" San Francisco. Arroyo told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that he would only leave the Reds if another team offered him more money.
Arroyo isn't exactly the big name that some fan's crave, but he is a dependable starter who is consistent. He wouldn't be a long term solution for the Giants, but he could definitely help them in the short term.
On the season, Arroyo is 14-11 with a 3.60 ERA and a 122/33 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Arroyo has given up a total of 309 home runs in his 14 years at the big league level and a park like San Francisco's could definitely help Arroyo keep those numbers down.
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