Originally written on Nation Orange  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Free agency is getting close. In fact, we can almost smell it. And we’re excited, even though . . . there’s not that much to be excited about. See, it turns out that this free agency class is as bad as we’ve been saying it is. It’s bad. It’s really bad. So, let’s look at the two things we know in the world: 1. The Giants need a left fielder. 2. This free agency class sucks. Hmmm. Is there a smart kid at the front of the class that wants to step up to the chalk board and solve this equation? Anyone? Anyone? Fine. Of course, the free agent class doesn’t holistically suck. It’s just that there are only two great outfielders available: Jacoby Ellsbury, and Shin-Soo Choo. And it’s more likely that Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig greet each other with hugs next year than it isthat the Giants pay as much money as it will take to get one of those guys. That leaves two solid options for outfielders: the first is Carlos Beltran, who is unlikel...
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