Good morning, McCoven!
Yesterday, Forbes ran a piece about how the Giants need to be making trade offers. From the get go, they were not sparing any feelings:
It is more or less a foregone conclusion that Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith, and any other veteran on the San Francisco Giants who might net a decent return or even some salary relief will be taking off the orange and black for a new team by the July 31 trade deadline.
As much as it still makes me sad to think of Bumgarner in another uniform, I think there is a part of me who is finally coming to terms with it. Especially since it seems like Bumgarner himself has done the same, judging by his no-trade list for this season.
They mention Belt, as well, though I don’t know if he will be as big of a target, since he is clearly still continuing to suffer from some kind of knee issue. With him, I’d probably be a little sadder, because he’s my favorite player. But I guess at this point I’d like some of these guys to get to play with a competent team again before their careers are over. And that may not happen in San Francisco, as sad as it makes me.