With the Yoshinobu Yamamoto posting now official, it’s time to start taking a close look at Yamamoto’s free agency. Several teams have reportedly expressed serious interest in signing the best player to come out of Japan since Shohei Ohtani. While teams may not pursue him as fervently as Ohtani, there’s no doubt that Yamamoto is going to attract a lot of attention.
San Francisco Giants
Despite some ups and downs this year, the San Francisco Giants are in the playoff race, leading to plenty of SF Giants trade rumors in 2023. While they may not be obvious candidates to pursue the best players available, with the Giants’ depth chart taking some hits, San Francisco has some obvious needs heading toward the deadline.
Fans of the San Francisco Giants may not more about the team’s president and CEO than Larry Baer’s net worth. However, there is more to Baer than being one of the Giants’ minority owners who helps to run the team under majority owner Charles Johnson, who is one of the richest MLB owners. After all, Baer has a family, an interesting personal history, and a life outside of baseball just like everybody else.