How does the signing
of Correa impact Crawford?
The Giants had plenty of holes this offseason, but shortstop
wasn't necessarily one of them.
Brandon Crawford was coming off a down year, but
he played top-tier defense down the stretch
fueling optimism that he could return to fitness in 2023,
the final 12 months of the 2-year, $32 million extension
However, after falling short of expectations last season, the Giants have
made it clear that they plan to explore all options
to improve their roster this offseason. And it so happened that many
of the major free retailers played the role of Crawford.
The Giants tried to wrest reigning AL MVP Aaron from the Yankees,
but after those hopes were dashed
the natural turn was to move into
the deep free-agent shortstop category.
Enter Carlos Correa, who has agreed to a historic
thirteen-month, $350 million deal with the
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