The San Francisco Giants
The chances that the Rockies would trade C.J. Cron to the San Francisco Giants because they are in the NL West are a bit less than some other teams but it’s definitely not out of the realm of possibility. They even trade Blake Street Bomber Ellis Burks to the Giants at the trade deadline in 1998 so never say never.
For the Giants, their first basemen have a 103 wRC+, which is 22nd in sport. Brandon Belt has been injured for about half of the season thus far and has only hit .213/.337/.355.
At the DH spot, they only have a 98 wRC+, which is 18th in baseball. Tommy La Stella has been their primary DH and he’s hitting .257/.286/.400.
If they traded for Cron, he would likely be the first baseman and then Belt would become the DH but both are areas could see a bit of an upgrade, especially if the Giants want to get back in the thick of the playoff hunt since they enter Monday two games back of the final NL Wild Card spot after a four-game losing streak.
The New York Mets
The New York Mets definitely don’t have an issue at first base. They have Pete Alonso, who has been one of a few first basemen that has actually been better than C.J. Cron this year offensively. But the Mets still could be interested in Cron for two reasons: Alonso is not good defensively and the Mets have awful at DH.
Defensively, Pete Alonso has -4 DRS. Cron has 4 DRS so Alonso would be the east choice to be the DH.
At the DH spot, the Mets have a 83 wRC+, which is 26th in baseball. It’s also their worst offensive position other than catcher on the season. Their primary DH has been J.D. Davis and he has hit .245/.333/.344. That’s not even close to Cron’s production.