The trade deadline was approaching, and the San Francisco Giants had not made a move yet. The Los Angeles Dodgers were battling with San Francisco for first place in the NL West and were making big moves to help their chances.
The Giants first trade of the season: Charlie Culberson to the Colorado Rockies for Marco Scutaro.
The Scutaro trade wasn’t a flashy one. The reactions ranged from content with his versatility and depth to anger that this may have been San Francisco’s answer to the Dodgers' trade for Hanley Ramirez.
Scutaro's trade, along with the one for Hunter Pence, was one of the most important moments for the Giants in 2012.
After being traded, Scutaro said he knew a couple players on the team, “but I guess I just have to go there and find some friends.”
There’s a good chance he did not have a problem making friends in San Francisco, as Scutaro proved to be one of the biggest parts of the San Francisco Giants’ season playoff run. In the NLCS, he went 14 for 28 with three doubles and four RBI while playing a solid second base before being named MVP.