The dog days of August are upon us, and with them, comes hindsight of a hectic trade deadline.
The San Francisco Giants were in the thick of things, landing two players (and being tied to many more). When all was said and done, San Francisco had added infielder Marco Scutaro and outfielder Hunter Pence.
The Pence trade was the marquee deal many fans were clamoring for, while the Scutaro swap provided the team with another veteran in orange and black. Of the many players that didn't find themselves moving to the City by the Bay, most would've cost far too much or yielded too little for what Sabean would've been required to pay.
All in all, the San Francisco Giants front office did an admirable job in difficult circumstances. Here are five reasons why.