MLB News: Giants ‘throw in the towel’ in battle for former Mets All Star right-handed starter

The San Francisco Giants “seemed to be interested in” free agent right-hander Chris Bassitt. Checking out Bassitt would follow the Giants’ overall interest in signing starters this winter, as they have also been linked to the lefty. Carlos Rodon, the Japanese Kodai Senga, the left Sean Manaea and the Japanese Shintaro Fujinami this winter, plus Andrew Heaney before signing with the Rangers.

However, Bassitt not currently in the Giants’ plans, since the search for the right “is not in the cards at this time.” There hasn’t been much buzz about Bassitt to date, though he came into the offseason as one of the best pitching options on the market:

Al Bat rated the 33-year-old, 6-foot-1 Bassitt as the fifth-best starter available this winter, and of the four pitchers ranked ahead of Bassitt, only Rodon remains, while Jacob deGrom signed with the Rangers and Justin Verlander joined the Mets.

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By signing Verlander and Jose Quintana, the Mets have already found rotation replacements for deGrom and Taijuan Walker. Bassitt and the Mets had some mutual interest in a meeting before the offseason began, and given how aggressive New York has been about adding free agents and increasing payroll, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team splurged again to bring in Bassitt back to Queens.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: Giants ‘throw in the towel’ in battle for former Mets All Star right-handed starter