Giants: The Giants will draw from their perceived surplus of pitching to attempt to make trades, with a third baseman being their primary target. Other teams have asked for Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, but the Giants are unlikely to part with either right-hander unless they receive a top-flight player in return, such as Miguel Cabrera. San Francisco is more willing to part with the likes of Noah Lowry or Jonathan Sanchez, and there's a host of Minor League prospects the Giants can use to sweeten a deal.
Sergio Romo, RHP, Giants: San Francisco's lone Class A entry for the AFL, Romo was off-the-charts impressive in relief at San Jose in 2007. He posted a 1.36 ERA in 41 games, striking out 106 and walking just 15 over 66 innings. A 28th-round pick in 2005 out of Mesa State, he posted a 7-1 record and 2.75 ERA at short-season Salem-Keizer that summer as a starter and a 10-2 record and 2.53 ERA at Class A Augusta in 2006 in both starting and relief roles. So how is he performing against higher-level hitters? The results are very positive, as his 0.75 ERA in eight games for the Scottsdale Scorpions shows. He's walked three and fanned 13 in 12 innings of work.