Dodgers: Five teams for Yasiel Puig as MLB considers universal DH

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 08: A New Era cap of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Giants 4-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

San Fransisco Giants

Obviously, the Giants remain a favorite to sign Puig if we are to believe the report that he is already close to signing with the Bay Area club. However, the Giants beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle warns against calling it a done deal. So a competition could emerge.

San Francisco is in for a long season, no matter how many games are played in 2020. Vegas had their win total over/under at only 68.5 wins for a normal 162-game schedule. If anyone in the National League could use a little boost to their lineup, it is the Giants.

As it stands, their best option at DH would probably be Hunter Pence, who otherwise would try to find at-bats behind Mike Yastrzemski, Alex Dickerson, and Billy Hamilton in the outfield. Pence is coming off a solid season with the Texas Rangers before being sidelined due to a back injury.

Puig would give the Giants a legitimate power threat in the middle of their order, and add some needed flash to the lineup card. It would also annoy the Dodgers—not as if that should be a real consideration.