Latest on Andrew McCutchen
The Giants may be looking to shed free-agents-to-be and McCutchen fills a need for the Tribe.
The Yankees and Phillies are rumored to be the other teams in on the five-time All-Star.
McCutchen (1.0 WAR) is batting .258 with 10 homers (.760 OPS).
On the day of the trade deadline, San Francisco finds itself at 54-54 and 5.5 games out of first. However, a 10-14 July may have sealed the team’s fate. Look for McCutchen to be dealt.
McCutchen played center field during this “Hey Day” with the Pirates, but he’s been a fixture in right field this year with the Giants.
If the Indians were to acquire him, right field is where he should stay with the hope they add a more defensive oriented piece to center field.