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2022-23 MLB free agency: Top 3 best fits for Carlos Rodón
Carlos Rodón could be a top free-agency candidate this offseason. (Credit: Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports via Imagn Sports Content, LLC)

2022-23 MLB free agency: Top 3 best fits for Carlos Rodón

SAN FRANCISCO (BVM) ― MLB’s free agency period begins Thursday. Front offices and players around the league are gearing up to make decisions that will impact their futures. One player has already made that step going forward in his career.

Lefthanded starting pitcher Carlos Rodón opted out of his final year of a two-year, $44 million deal with the San Francisco Giants

The All-Star pitcher showed those around the league he could still get it done from the mound this past season. Rodón finished with an ERA of 2.88 with 237 strikeouts in 178 innings of work. He also finished with an overall record of 14-8. 

With those numbers and the ability to be one of MLB’s top pitchers, there are still a handful of teams around the league that could sign one of the sport’s top lefties.

Here are some potential landing spots for Rodón.

  1. San Francisco Giants

With President of Baseball Ops Farhan Zaidi stating there is “mutual interest” between the two sides, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Rodón make a return to the Giants. What team wouldn’t want its ace back? However, it’s hard to tell if San Francisco has a window to compete in. The Giants play in arguably the toughest division in baseball, where they compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. But a big payday could lure a player like Rodón back. And the longest deal the Giants have reached since Zaidi has been there was with Anthony DeSclafani, who signed a three-year, $36 million contract. 

  1. St. Louis Cardinals

With 93 wins and a first-place finish in the NL Central, the Cardinals looked primed for another magical postseason run. It was not to be as they ran into the eventual World Series runner-up Philadelphia Phillies. But the season looked promising, and if this squad can add Rodón to the starting rotation, it may not only be the division favorites, but they may be favorites to win it all. 

  1. Texas Rangers

Last offseason, the Rangers spent over half a billion dollars during free agency. However, the AL West team is in desperate need of pitching. The Rangers only had one pitcher, Martin Perez, win 10-plus games. And with new manager Bruce Bochy, the Rangers could soon compete for a title. They’d do just that with a couple more acquisitions, including the potential addition of Rodón.