It's been a disastrous 2017 season for Matt Moore.
He's 3-12 with a 5.71 ERA through 24 starts.
Is he a lock to be in the 2018 rotation?
"We've got time to figure that out," GM Bobby Evans said on KNBR 680. "We have a lot invested from a trade standpoint. But ultimately, we have options on him for the next two years.
"We'd like for him to be. That's why we traded for him. But it's hard to make clear on who Matt Moore is given his struggles."
On Aug. 1, 2016, the Giants traded Matt Duffy, Lucius Fox and Michael Santos for Moore.
In 12 regular season starts last season, he went 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA.
In Game 4 against the Cubs, he allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over eight dominant innings, while striking out 10.
The Giants have a $9 million option ($1 million buyout) on Moore in 2018 and a $10 million option ($750,000 buyout) in 2019.
"We see different Matt Moore's different outings," Evans said, "It's really an approach that he has to come to grips with, in terms of getting more out of his ability. He's got the stuff, but again when you don't get the results, it's hard for a club."
What has plagued him?
"We don't see it as a mental issue. We do see some of it mechanical and some of it in approach, and pitch selection," Evans answered. "Really a combination of things, but not so much on the mental side at all.
"His stuff is so good, it just comes and goes."