On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ acquisition of LaMonte Wade Jr. in a trade with the Minnesota Twins. The Giants sent right-handed reliever Shaun Anderson to Minnesota to complete the swap. In Wade Jr., the Giants add an optionable young left-handed outfielder with athleticism and a rare combination of plate discipline and contact skills. It’s an ideal foundation for the Giants’ savvy hitting coaches to work with. Wade Jr. figures to surpass Steven Duggar on the Giants’ outfield depth chart, and should compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Also discussed on today’s show is the Dodgers’ acquisition of ace right-hander Trevor Bauer, a move that, as Ben explains, doesn’t change much for the San Francisco Giants. The 2021 PECOTA projections are also analyzed.