Pederson can fill important role for Giants as DH era begins originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Farhan Zaidi heard the speculation all winter.
Before the lockout started, Zaidi watched Buster Posey retire and Kris Bryant head out to a market that would provide the type of deal the Giants didn’t feel comfortable with. It seemed obvious the Giants would add a marquee right-handed bat whenever the lockout ended, but a few hours after the signing freeze was lifted, Zaidi said he didn’t feel that way.
“While we’re still open to adding a bat, I don’t think we’re going to be totally fixated on that side,” he said Friday afternoon. “If there’s a left-handed bat that makes sense for us, I think we can find a way to fit that, as well.”
The Giants found that player on Wednesday, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $6 million deal with Bay Area native Joc Pederson. The deal gives the Giants the thumper they had been seeking, and it sets them up pretty well in the…