Rangers acquire Moore from Giants

The Giants farm system is so weak they can’t even acquire somebody like Billy Hamilton who would give them speed and defense in the outfield

Neither team has announced a trade, which is pending phsyicals. He's due to make $18.5 million in 2018, but would have final say on any trade proposal due his 10-and-5 rights. Moore was just 6-15 in 2017 with a 5.52 ERA in 174 innings.

Past year was a completely different story, as Moore finished with one of the worst ERA's in all of baseball and just never found the same consistency and confidence he had the previous season. Right-hander Andrew Cashner, another 11-game victor, became a free agent after completing a $10 million, one-year deal with Texas.

In the meantime, the salary relief from Moore's contract going to Texas should help the Giants as they look to rebuild their offense and their outfield.

Moore came to the Giants at the 2016 trade deadline for fan favorite Matt Duffy and Moore paid immediate dividends. Even if he keeps pitching like this he could find another home as the fourth or fifth starter and stick around. Instead, the Rangers opted for Moore, who is now three years removed from Tommy John surgery.

Moore, 28, is coming off a awful season. General manager Jon Daniels has spoken all off-season about the budget constraints the Rangers are facing this off-season. The Rangers won the next three games to take the series. Despite playing home games in the pitcher-friendly AT&T Park, Moore led the NL in earned runs allowed. He split the 2017 season between Double-A and Triple-A, compiling a combined 2.93 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 19 walks in 43 innings.

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