Cleveland Indians Trade Partner #2 for Cesar Hernandez: San Francisco Giants
With the best record in baseball it seems a bit odd that the San Francisco Giants would want to shake anything up with the roster. However, Hernandez could be just the right upgrade for the team to make down the stretch. If there’s a spot in the infield for the Giants to make a change, it would be second base.
Brandon Belt is at first, Brandon Crawford at second and Evan Longoria at third. As for second, Donovan Solano has received majority of the playing time, starting 58 games there. Like Moore for Seattle, Solano has struggled in the field with four errors at second, so adding a Gold Glove could be a plus.
As for at the plate it would come down to what the Giants want out of the position. If they want average and singles, than sticking with Solano would be the right call. However, if they want power and more of a threat, Hernandez is the guy,
Solano has just three home runs and 12 doubles with only 21 RBI. Hernandez’s 16 home runs alone have provided more RBI for Cleveland than Solano’s entire season. The question will just be if the Giants are open to make a change. If they are, then it seems like Hernandez is a likely addition.