It was better than most of the alternatives, but not all.
Dan Uggla is still on the roster, though!
The outfielder used to have power, but the Giants would have to hope it shows up in San Francisco, even though it didn't show up in Arlington.
The rumor mill is spitting out three names right now. Two are moderately intriguing, and the other one isn't exciting in the slightest.
There's a table! Or a matrix. I can never remember the difference.
Let's explore what that might or might not mean.
They have tires. They're being kicked.
The Giants' preseason #2 prospect and eternal closer-in-waiting are heading to the Red Sox in exchange for Jake Peavy.
The Giants acquired a former Cy Young winner who lost his stuff, and they'll send him to a field where he can play with other former Cy Young winners who lost their stuff.
And the Phillies are watching Kyle Crick. Hope you're excited for Kyle Kendrick, everyone!
The Giants might be in the market for a starting pitcher. Let's look at Jake Peavy, the most likely fit.
If Matt Cain is going to be out for a while, the Giants will be looking for help in the rotation. Colon might be cheap enough to work.
Does the Dan Uggla deal mean the Giants are done looking? No. So let's think about something other than Dan Uggla.
Second base has been a wasteland for most of the season. The Rays' second baseman would help.
It's a secret to everybody.
They'll do anything for Beltran, and they might do that.
That seems bad. That's bad, right?
He's a second baseman. With the Mets. You remember the Mets, right?
The Giants sent a high-level scout to watch the Cubs play the Marlins. Because that's what they're supposed to do, just in case. Unless they're REALLY interested.
Will he push Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson out of the rotation? Only time will tell.
Get ready. Chase Utley rumors are coming.