MLB Trade Deadline: Giants likely to have boring day

Brian Garfinkel

The Giants are going to listen to offers for Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, and Javier Lopez. The Giants probably aren't going to trade Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, or Javier Lopez. Welcome to the trade deadline of 2013, in which the Giants are bad and likely standing pat.

Yesterday the news was that the Giants were almost certainly going to trade Javier Lopez. Then came this:

That's their Kyle Crick, to make a clumsy comparison. It doesn't hurt to ask for the moon before the deadline. Until you scare the other teams away, that is. If the Giants are trading any of these guys, it's going to be for something amazing. Which is to say, the Giants aren't trading any of these guys.

At least, that's the scuttlebutt. Maybe it's all posturing, and the Giants are committed to getting whatever's on the table at the last second. They wouldn't be the first team to do that.

Somehow, I don't think so. Maybe Lopez still goes. But the deadline from 2008 really opened my eyes. Brian Sabean is okay with standing pat. He has a value in mind, and he doesn't deviate from that. It's admirable, if a little stubborn.

So meet your new Giants, same as the old Giants. That's my guess. Here's an open deadline thread to talk about the increasing scuttlebutt.

Update: Maybe Lopez is going after all.

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