San Francisco Giants trade rumors
Smith! Bumgarner! Everybody else!
Madison Bumgarner is the Giants’ ace, but baseball trades don’t work the way they used to.
What’s the best path for the team to get back to the playoffs?
Bumgarner? Belt? Gorkys? Rumor has it this could be their most active and painful trade deadline since the late 90s.
The left-handed reliever would appear to be too expensive for the Giants if they want to stay under the luxury tax threshold, but he’s also good.
The payoff will need to be next year.
The Giants would like a defensive-minded center fielder. The Brewers have the perfect fit, except for one tiny detail
If the Giants spend some of their remaining millions on a pitcher, which one should they get?
Well, actually, it’s a table. But the internet loves charts, so that’s what’s in the headline.
They’ll give up $500,000 in international bonus space, but they’ll get money to sign a center fielder or reliever.
The Giants will get one year of a former MVP. The Pirates will get potential.
The Giants wouldn’t give up draft picks to sign a market-price free agent. But a free agent whose value is being hurt by the system?
The former MVP makes a lot of sense in some ways, but he doesn’t make sense in many more.
Assuming he comes at a reasonable price, that is.
But they can’t possibly be considering a trade that involves their best prospect.
There’s no indication that the Giants are considering him, but we should cover all of our bases.
As long as you’re of the opinion that the future is filled with barrels of nuclear waste, this was the right strategy.
It’s not a good idea, but it’s also not hard to improve on last year’s outfield.
Franco isn’t nearly as good, though, which is something of a problem.
This is a bad idea, unless it’s the best idea.
An expensive rental doesn’t seem like the best use of the Giants’ resources, but let’s figure out the logic.