Ken Giles (part 2)
If you have not read my first post on Ken Giles, go check that out first!
New York Yankees: The Bronx Bombers have a great bullpen, with Aroldis Chapman licking down the ninth inning. However, Adam Ottavino is more of a one of two batter specialist, and his underlying numbers are not very promising. Dellin Betances hasn’t pitched an inning this season, so Giles would be a big boost for the Yanks.
Boston Red Sox: Everyone is aware of the troubles the defending champs have had in the bullpen, and Giles would be a big help for the Sox. However, it is unlikely that Boston has the prospect capital to outbid other teams for the closer.
Washington Nationals: Sean Doolittle has been great, but Washington has been looking for someone to pitch behind him all year. Giles would certainly be capable of that, and he could obviously close games if needed as well.
Minnesota Twins: Taylor Rogers has been great and Ryne Harper has been solid, but the Twinkies could certainly use some bullpen help. Giles would definitely provide it.
Chicago Cubs: The Cubbies are definitely in the market for bullpen help, and Giles would be a nice add for them.
St. Louis Cardinals: Ever since Jordan Hicks was lost for the season, the Cards have been looking for somebody to consistently close games. Giles would definitely be able to do this.
Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays use their pitchers out of the bullpen, as openers, and as the guy who follows the opener. Jose Alvarado recently went down with an injury, and Giles would be a great replacement.
Philadelphia Phillies: Héctor Neris, and the Phillies bullpen as a whole, has been shaky. Acquiring Giles would be a great way to stabilize it.
Oakland Athletics: Blake Treinen has not replicated his success from last season, and Liam Hendricks could use some help. Giles would definitely provide it.
Well there are all of the possible fits for Ken Giles. Personally, I believe he will be traded to Atlanta, and the Jays should be able to acquire a nice haul of prospects from Alex Anthopoulos.
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