5 Reasons the SF Giants Hit a Home Run at the MLB Trade Deadline

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5 Reasons the SF Giants Hit a Home Run at the MLB Trade Deadline
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Hunter Pence is an excellent acquisition for the Giants

The San Francisco Giants had lost five-straight games, all at home. The team was floundering as their hitters were struggling, and their pitching was starting to show signs of fatigue.

As the trade deadline approached, it was incumbent upon Giants' GM Brian Sabean to do something to insert some positive spirit back into the team. Sabean's hands had been tied by the Giants' ownership group, which previously had not authorized him to take on a lot of extra salary.

However, a five-game losing streak has a way of changing one's perceptions. The Giants' ownership group opened their collective wallets and Sabean was able to make some moves.

Sabean, given a new sense of freedom, acted quickly and, I believe, hit a home run with his acquisitions. He fortified the Giants offensively and on the bench, both of which were huge needs.

Let's take a closer look at five key ways the Giants helped themselves and the ramifications of Sabean's moves. 

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