The San Francisco Giants offered Star a $50 million contract last year

The San Francisco Giants offered Star a  million contract last year

The San Francisco Giants front office has improved over the past few years.

Although the team did not play as well as many fans hoped, last offseason was a positive indication of what lies in store for the organization’s future.

If they can continue to spend money like they have and sign high-end free agents, the Giants will eventually find the success they are looking for.

This season they got off to a slower start than they had hoped, but May was a much better month for San Francisco. Hopefully the players will also be healthy soon, this could be the starting point for the quality of the team.

Outside of signing free agents, retaining their own talent is just as important.

Camilo Doval, who has made a name for himself as one of the best defenders in baseball over the past few seasons, is the perfect example.

According to Susan Slusser of The Chronicle of San Franciscothe Giants offered Doval a contract in the $50 million range last year.

“The Giants demonstrated they wanted to reach a long-term deal with Doval, offering him a multi-year contract in the $50 million range last year, the Chronicle has learned. The parties were unable to reach an agreement, perhaps because another closer, Edwin Díaz, had received a $102 million contract from the Mets shortly before.”

Committing to the flame-throwing right-hander long-term would be a wise move.

During his four-year big league career, the 26-year-old posted a 2.77 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. He made 27 saves in 2022 and 39 in 2023.

Having a lock closer to win games is as important as any other position on the roster.

Doval, who owns a 2.78 ERA this season in 22 2/3 innings pitched, is just that.

He has had command issues at times, including this year when he walked 15 batters. However, his 29 strikeouts are also impressive.

Doval won’t hit free agency until 2028, but he could be a great candidate to get paid early.