Giants making ‘strong push’ for veteran righty: What does it mean for rotation?

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San Francisco Giants reportedly seeking out veteran free agent right handed pitcher in Alex Cobb. Will a deal be made?

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly interested in adding an experienced right handed pitcher to their roster. According to a tweet from Susan Slusser, San Francisco sure seems interested in potentially signing the 34-year-old Alex Cobb.

According to Slusser, a source indicated that the Giants are making a “strong push” to land Cobb, who was most recently with the Los Angeles Angels.

Cobb is potentially an interesting choice for the Giants. It never hurts to have an experienced pitcher on a roster, but there are potentially better options available out there for San Francisco to pursue.

San Francisco Giants free agency: Giants reportedly interested in adding Alex Cobb

Cobb’s upside doesn’t seem to compare well to some other free agents, but he might be able to provide a steady presence to San Francisco’s starting rotation. Throughout his decade-long MLB career, Cobb has a 3.87 ERA. He has managed to strike out 816 opposing batters through 1,010.1 innings pitched.

All things considered, that’s pretty solid.

While with Los Angeles, Cobb posted a 3.76 ERA and snagged eight wins in 18 starts. Cobb also recorded 98 strikeouts in 93.1 innings pitched.

That’s a good bit better than his two years with the Baltimore Orioles.

If the Giants are able to get him on a decent deal, then Cobb might make sense as an addition for their rotation. He’s not going to be the best pitcher on any roster at this point in his career, but he brings a decade of experience and has improved a bit recently.

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