Big Moves: Giants Active in Free Agency, Chapman Meeting Already in the Books

Report: Giants ‘going big’ in free agency, already met with Chapman

The San Francisco Giants may be gearing up for one of the most significant off-seasons in their franchise history.

MLB Network insider Jon Heyman revealed that he expects the Giants to make a substantial splash in the off-season. The team is reportedly in the running to sign key players such as Cody Bellinger, Matt Chapman, and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.

“The Giants, they’re in on everything,” Heyman said. “They’re really not happy with the fact that they’ve had two mediocre years in a row after that one great year a few years ago. They’re going big.”

Heyman added that the Giants have already met with Chapman, who played under the Giants’ new manager, Bob Melvin, for five seasons at the Oakland Athletics.

The Giants’ pursuit also extends to two-way star Shohei Ohtani, as well as Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Korean outfielder Jung Hoo Lee as free agency commences.

Landing multiple free-agent stars would be a breath of fresh air for Giants fans who witnessed last winter’s missed opportunities.

“But they’ve had trouble getting guys. In this case, I do think [Oracle Park] could work against the Giants. Tough park for a left-handed power hitter. … I do think the Giants probably have a hurdle there [but] I do think they will be in there big.”

The Giants are clearly planning to take a big swing or two this winter.

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