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The San Francisco Giants’ 2022 season has been disappointing, and it’s just about time to start thinking about the future. There is reason for optimism in that respect, and the Giants announced some welcome news this week. Casey Schmitt, who’s been tearing it up all season offensively and defensively for the High-A Eugene Emeralds, was promoted to Double-A. Also in good news, Marco Luciano has returned from the back injury that kept him out of action for two months. Hopefully Schmitt thrives in Double-A, and hopefully Luciano can make it to Double-A by season’s end. Kyle Harrison is currently in Double-A and continues to dominate. There’s a chance he could make it to Triple-A or even the majors by the end of the season.
Will Wilmer Flores be back with the Giants next year? Flores has been a popular and productive Giant in his three years in San Francisco, and there’s likely interest in bringing him back. Did Giants president of baseball ops Farhan Zaidi pass on Mickey Moniak or Jarred Kelenic at the trade deadline? Moniak was traded to the Angels for Noah Syndergaard, but the former No. 1 overall pick isn’t highly regarded anymore and would’ve been a very disappointing return for Carlos Rodón. Kelenic likely wasn’t offered for Rodón.
How much bullpen turnover should we expect from this year to next? Probably a significant amount. Dom Leone and José Álvarez are impending free agents, and several others can be optioned. Many Giants prospects likely to get a look in the next two months are relievers, such as Randy Rodriguez, who was just promoted to Triple-A, and R.J. Dabovich, who’s also in Triple-A.
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