San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean made two moves before the trading deadline, and one waiver claim afterwards, to bolster the team's playoff chances.
The big splash was the acquisition of right fielder Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies. Pence had gotten off to a horrific start before Sunday, when he hit what proved to be a game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt.
Thus far, the acquisition of infielder Marco Scutaro from the Rockies has proven to be Sabean's shrewdest move.
In the long run, the waiver claim of reliever Jose Mijares could be the most important of Sabean's three moves, given the Giants' lack of depth in the bullpen. The Royals put Mijares on waivers, and when the Giants claimed him, the Royals let him go for nothing in return.
Two weeks after the trading deadline, let's put a grade on each of Sabean's moves thus far.