One of the Giants' big offseason goals is to find an everyday third baseman. That search appears to have included checking in with the Phillies on Maikel Franco. According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Giants "were sniffing around" the 25-year-old third baseman during the Winter Meetings last week in Orlando. Franco burst onto the scene at the end of the 2015 season with 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 80 games. He backed that up with 25 home runs and 88 RBI in 2016. But the 2017 season was a mixed bag for Franco. He managed to hit 24 home runs and drove in 76 runs, but his average fell all the way to .230 with an OBP of .281 and a slugging percentage of .409.
Giants showed some interest in Phillies’ Maikel Franco at Winter Meetings
NBC Bay Area | Dec 17