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Correa out, Conforto and Rogers in

 It's been quite a stretch of five days for the San Francisco Giants. On Monday, Carlos Correa appeared to be wrapping up his deal with his new club to become the centerpiece of the Giants over the next decade-plus. He even started house shopping in the Bay Area and apparently was very excited to be here. We all know what happened next, however. Well, we know what Scott Boras has told us at least. This story has been so talked about over the last 72 hours that I don't really want to delve into it too much. It seems to me that the Giants inexperience with going through these types of mega-deals bit them a little in the end. I do think they were scared off by something in the medicals and it wasn't just them changing their mind over the week after agreeing to the deal. Again, we may never know the full details of this. You can understand why a team would not want to go forward with a contract of this capacity if they did have legit concerns about the players health. The blund

With Correa in tow, what's next for Giants?

It's been a roller coaster month of December for the Giants and their fans.  They just barely missed out on luring the big fish of the free agent market into town during the Winter Meetings but landed perhaps the better fit just a week later. We've heard a ton over the last week or so how Carlos Correa was a huge get for the Giants and a must-add after they came up short on Judge. No need to go over the optics and explain how important it was for this franchise to get this player. Plain and simple, they now have a 28 year-old superstar shortstop who can rake, play top-end defense, thrives in the spotlight and has the pedigree to improve further as he gets deeper into his prime. Not to mention, the Giants will be paying him an average salary just south of $27 million per year over the course of this contract while the Yankees are paying Judge $40 million.  It was a great move, one I think 95% of the fan base is happy with, but it can't end here. The Giants are still a little

Giants add Manaea, still looking into Correa

Last week was a tough one for the Giants' in terms of their plans and outlook for the upcoming season.  Aaron Judge, the free agent they had pegged to be that face of the franchise they build around into the next half-decade or so, chose to return to the Yankees. That decision, and lack of ability from the Giants' end to woo the premium free agent to the Bay Area yet again has set the fan base into a bit of a frenzy. It was a wild day as the Giants went from on the verge of signing Judge, according to Jon Heyman , to losing him back to the Yankees in a matter of hours. Understandably, Giants' twitter was not happy about the cause of events that took place, and they took it out on Farhan Zaidi and the Giants' front office. However, it can't come as a surprise that Judge chose New York over San Francisco. Even if the Giants offered Judge $400M+ like the Padres supposedly did it wouldn't have mattered. He wanted to go back to NY.  Since the false rumors of a Judge

Giants' pivotal offseason about to set in motion

It's early December, which in Major League Baseball signifies the extremely important winter meetings.  It was believed coming into this week that at least a few of the premiere free agents in this year's class would find new homes throughout the 4-day event in San Diego, and things have really started to pick up Monday. Over the last 72+ hours we've seen Jacob deGrom leave New York for Texas and Justin Verlander leave Houston to replace deGrom in New York. What more or less effects the Giants more though was Trea Turner, the 1A or 1B of the shortstop class, depending on how you look at it, signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phills were rumored as front runners coming into the offseason because of their need up the middle and the fact that Trea Turner listed them as one of his top choices. He has a relationship with start outfielder Bryce Harper, the Phillies are fresh off a world series appearance and looked poised to continue to be in the mix for the next few yea