The Giants were believed to have maintained trade discussions for a third baseman who could fill part of their void in the middle of the batting order Tuesday at baseball's Winter Meetings.
The buzz linking San Francisco to St. Louis third baseman Scott Rolen continued to increase. The Cardinals' top personnel needs include an established starting pitcher and a leadoff hitter. The Giants could meet either, or both, by offering left-hander Noah Lowry or outfielder Dave Roberts.
Anyway to include Chris Duncan into the deal?