Source: Giants abandon Yamamoto bidding after intense chase

This summer, the Giants have had mixed luck with the two best free agents in Major League Baseball.

According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic, who was quoting a person familiar with the conversations

 San Francisco has been advised that it is not competing for Japanese star pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, following its failure to acquire two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani.

The Giants allegedly put their "whole heart and finances" into signing Yamamoto or Ohtani, one of many big-market teams competing for his services.

While teams like the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the New York Yankees were considered favorites to sign Yamamoto

 the San Francisco Giants were rumored to have been among the biggest bids at their December 10 meeting at Oracle Park.

The Giants will likely turn to other high-profile free agents, such as Blake Snell, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner

or the trade market to find a starting pitcher to complement Logan Webb after they were unable to sign Yamamoto.

Continue to monitor this space for any new updates.