Today, the Giants bolster their rotation by adding unique southpaw Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Joel Sherman. Now, this acquisition cost the Giants one major league ready infielder and two prospects.
Furthermore, Moore will join a rotation that has struggled near the end with Matt Cain and Jake Peavy, but there is a three headed monster with Bumgarner, Cueto, and, Samardzija.
In addition, Moore is hard to hit against, as his fastball is hard to pinpoint for a hitter, as the hitter does not know where it will land, so it makes the hitter uncomfortable at the plate. Moore likes playing mind tricks on batters.
However, Moore has the potential to dominant the National League, as he was good against the American League. He has pitched himself into a 4.08 ERA in 130 innings pitched (21 starts). He has struck out 109 batters and has a record of 7-7. He has been one of the best pitchers in the league in his last seven starts. In those last seven starts, he has a 4-3 record with a 2.66 ERA in 47.1 innings thrown, while striking out 41 batters.
Finally, Moore is controllable and at a cheap rate for the Giants. His contract includes three club options, which next year if his club option is picked up, it will cost the Giants $7 mil, in 2018 it will cost $9 mil and the final option for $10 mil. This is a fair deal for the Giants, which if Moore puts it all together, he can be a future Cy Young candidate.