MLB Rumors: One Team "Still In The Mix" For Blake Snell & Matt Chapman

After a sneakily busy offseason, the San Francisco Giants do not appear to be done adding.

Recent rumors have linked the Giants as "still in the mix" for notable free agents like Blake Snell and Matt Chapman.

The Giants' estimated 2024 payroll is currently in a comfortable position, below league average and 14th in the league, enabling them to potentially offer competitive contracts to their targets​.

Matt Chapman, known for his stellar defense and consistent performance at the plate, emerged as a prime candidate to fill the Giants' third base void.

The need for an upgrade became apparent after the team's recent disappointments in landing high-profile free agents and their clear intent to bolster both their infield and batting lineup.

Chapman's defensive prowess, highlighted by his 92 defensive runs saved (DRS) and 53 outs above average (OAA) at third base, combined with an offensive output that included a .240/.330/.424 batting line, with 17 home runs and 54 RBIs last season with the Toronto Blue Jays, makes him an attractive option for the Giants​.

Blake Snell, on the other hand, represents an opportunity for the Giants to strengthen their pitching rotation.

With the team's payroll flexibility and a strategic focus on enhancing their roster, Snell's addition could form a formidable duo with Logan Webb, amplifying the Giants' pitching strength.

The reigning Cy-Young award winner posted a fantastic 2.25 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, with 234 strikeouts and a league-low 99 walks across 180 innings and 32 starts with the San Diego Padres.

Despite the high market value and the significant contract demands often associated with a player of Snell's caliber, the Giants' clear willingness to invest and the potential for Snell to join a promising project in San Francisco make this pursuit one to watch closely as Opening Day inches closer​. Photo Credit: David Frerker-USA TODAY Sports