PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 11: Pitching coach Dave Righetti of the San Francisco Giants makes a call to the bullpen during the seventh inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 11, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Giants still looking for bullpen help. Had some interest in K-Rod...until they saw him the other day. And they don't see Broxton as answer.— DKnobler (@DKnobler) July 25, 2012
Speculated to be on the hunt for relief help since early last week, the first place Giants now have just five days to find a reliever they do see as the answer.
With Houston Street offered a one-year extension by the San Diego Padres and the Minnesota Twins' Matt Capps on the disabled list, the Giants' options for relief help are dwindling. San Francisco's remaining options could include Grant Balfour, Brandon League and Rafael Betancourt, though the team has been tied to none of them as of yet.
Despite losing 2011 stalwarts Brian Wilson and Guillermo Mota, the Giants' bullpen currently owns the fourth-best ERA in the National League at 3.33. But the pen has struggled to strike batters out, amassing a 7.78 K/9 rate, good for fifth-worst in the NL.
Should the Giants be seeking bullpen help?