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From the latest Giants Mailbag on

Teams don't readily part with young, power-hitting prospects. They've become as valuable a commodity as top-flight pitchers -- if not more so -- because they're increasingly rare.
I've seen this idea before, but I can't decide whether or not it's valid. Are power-hitting prospects rare, or are they just rare to people who follow the Giants? Like my grandpappy always told me: "Just because a Yeti don't know about papayas, doesn't mean they're rare."*

I think that most teams in baseball have a young player or two or five who would fit the Giants' needs. Maybe I'm way off. Do you think the scarcity of young and available players is a valid point?

* He most certainly did not ever tell me that.