Adding a couple of starting pitchers is the Giants' biggest priority this offseason.
The team is expected to pursue the big names on the market: David Price, Zack Greinke, Jordan Zimmermann, etc.
As for the second tier of starters, one veteran coming off a career-year might also be an option according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo.
Right-handed pitcher John Lackey posted a career-best 2.77 ERA in 33 starts for the Cardinals in 2015, and Cafardo believes the 36-year-old wants to stay in the National League:
"The Cardinals may feel they’ve gotten the best out of Lackey, but they have kept their toes in the water. The Red Sox also inquired, but their priority is finding an ace. Lackey wants to stay in the NL, and the Cubs and Giants may have the best shot of signing him."
Cafardo speculates that Lackey could warrant a three-year deal after his strong showing last season.
“We’re considering all options,” said GM Bobby Evans said according to Cafardo. "Can’t isolate just one level of the market over another right now. We’re completely open-minded.”