San Francisco Giants Trade Scenarios: 5 Implications of Standing Pat

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San Francisco Giants Trade Scenarios: 5 Implications of Standing Pat
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Giants G.M. may walk away from potentially-significant deals

Will he, or won't he?

In little over a week, we'll know if San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean pulled the trigger on a major trade-deadline deal (Jeff Keppinger is a nice pickup, but hardly "major").

The Giants' well-documented offensive woes aside, acquiring a Carlos Beltran, Hunter Pence or Michael Cuddyer seems increasingly unlikely. 

Any of several hurdles—a reluctance to part with prized prospects and competition for limited talent from deeper-pocketed suitors to name two—could keep the Giants on the sidelines.

If Sabean passes on high-stakes deals, how will the club be impacted in the near term? Here are five likely implications.

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