Even though they were celebrating a World Series title at the White House recently the San Francisco Giants must not feel all that champion-like right now. They are a disappointing 10 games out of first place with no real signs that they can climb back into the race. Stranger things have happened but the fact of the matter is the Giants are a bust this year. Chances are they could come back next year with the same club and win it all, but this year it didn’t happen.
That leads some to look for the Giants to be selling at the MLB trade deadline in a couple of days but that might not happen. It is looking like the Giants might be done this year as they could let things stand just as they are. There are some moves they should make however that would be good for the team.
Outfielder Hunter Pence has drawn interest from several contenders and could bring a decent return prospect in the right deal. The Giants certainly could do without Pence though he claims to want to stay. The other rumored tradable player is relief pitcher Javier Lopez. Lopez could be a big mover for the Giants if they wanted to trade him.
He is a very good left-handed reliever that is great at getting left handed hitters out. All of his numbers are superb as he is used primarily as a left-handed specialist with the Giants. He is good enough to do more however and could really get a good return from a team that was coveting a lefty in the ‘pen down the stretch. Standing pat has its attractive parts as well but I think the Giants should at least move one of the two of these players.