MLB Rumors: Why San Francisco Giants' Signing of Xavier Nady Was a Terrible Move

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MLB Rumors: Why San Francisco Giants' Signing of Xavier Nady Was a Terrible Move
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When the Giants traded for Phillies slugger Hunter Pence, everyone thought they were done making moves in the outfield.

With Melky Cabrera in left, Pence in right, Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco platooning in center and Justin Christian, Gary Brown, Brandon Belt and Brett Pill being able to play in the outfield if needed, no one thought the Giants needed any more depth in the outfield.

Well, except the Giants' front office.

San Francisco signed 11-year veteran Xavier Nady to a minor league contract on Saturday, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. In the report, Baggarly mentioned that if Nady does well in Fresno, home of the Giants' Triple-A affiliate, he could be called up to the majors as soon as September.

Nady has had a successful career, but I don't think he can help the Giants. Here are four reasons why the Nady pickup was a terrible move by the Giants.

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