The last time the San Francisco Giants failed to make the postseason after winning a championship, general manager Brian Sabean improved the club with two excellent trades after the disappointing 2011 season.
Sabean's deals to acquire center fielder Angel Pagan and left fielder Melky Cabrera helped propel the Giants to their second championship in three seasons. After a huge letdown year in 2013, Sabean may have to find talent on the trade market this offseason to get the Giants back to their winning ways of old in 2014.
The Giants are loaded with pitching prospects at the lower levels of the minor leagues. Kyle Crick, one of the top prospects in baseball, heads a vaunted list of potential trade assets for the Giants this winter.
Let's take a look at each of the club's top trade assets.