It's no secret that San Francisco is in the market for some pitching help this offseason.
While Zach Greinke and David Price are the big fish in this year's free-agent pond, the organization is also eyeing another pair of All-Star caliber arms, according to reports.
Early Thursday morning, ESPN's Buster Olney wrote that both the Giants and Dodgers had "checked in on" Braves starter Shelby Miller. On Wedenesday, the Detroit Free Press' Anthony Fenech listed the Giants, Royals and Rangers as "front-runners" for the services of free-agent reliever Joakim Soria.
Miller had his first All-Star campaign with the Braves in 2015, finishing with a 3.02 ERA, 171 strikeouts and 21 quality starts. The 25-year-old right-hander, who spent the first three years of his MLB career with the Cardinals, is eligible for arbitration in 2016.
Atlanta has shipped out several promising players over the past few offseasons, most recently dealing gold-glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels on Nov. 14.
Soria split his 2015 season between the Tigers and Pirates, ending the year with a 2.53 ERA, 24 saves and 64 strikeouts. He has played for four teams over his eight-year career, including the two other suitors Fenech mentioned (Kansas City and Texas). The 31-year-old right-hander was a two-time All-Star while closing for the Royals (2008, 2010).
Despite extending shortstop Brandon Crawford on a six-year, $75 million deal on Tuesday, the Giants are still in line to make multiple big-name signings before next season comes around. San Francisco still has roughly $60 million of payroll before going into the luxury tax in 2016.