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Brandon Crawford is young, but he has struggled mightily this season.
Crawford has a 23.2 percent strikeout rate, while hitting just .232 for the year. He has the same number of hits as strikeouts, and his 12 errors has hurt the team considerably.
San Francisco could trade for a shortstop, as they have received little production at the position. However, the Giants don't have many top prospects, and they don't have many trade chips on their major league roster. San Francisco could try to trade Barry Zito for a shortstop.
Or, they could try to trade their struggling, shaggy-haired pitcher, Tim Lincecum.
There aren't many shortstops on the market, and the only one on the market that could be a fit for the Giants is Chicago's Starlin Castro. While I would be in favor of trading Lincecum and some prospects for Castro and a starting pitcher, I don't think Bruce Bochy would be.
The Giants simply don't have enough trade chips to acquire an elite shortstop, though I would like for such a transaction to happen.
Though Crawford has struggled for the most part this season, he is starting to play better, hitting well with runners on base (21 RBI). Since he is young and still improving, he is unlikely to be traded.