MLB Trade Deadline: Could Colorado Rockies Deal a Bat to San Francisco Giants?
While the San Francisco Giants have made the biggest trade so far this season, acquiring slugger Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets Wednesday, they are apparently still in the market for more hitting.
Could the Colorado Rockies and the defending champion Giants make a deal before the deadline?
Here are three potential bats the Rockies have that the Giants might be interested in.
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Jason Giambi is likely approaching the tail end of his career, but he is still a veteran hitter who could provide a powerful bat off the bench for the Giants.
Giambi is currently having his best season in some time, hitting .260 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI for the Rockies.
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Since Buster Posey was lost for the season after a home plate collision on May 25, the Giants have been in need of a catcher who can hit and handle San Francisco's elite pitching staff.
The Rockies Eliezer Alfonzo, a former Giant, knows the organization. While he hasn't hit particularly well in recent years, he hasn't had the chance to be an everyday player either.
Should he get that chance with the Giants, he might prove to be valuable for the defending champs.
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Perhaps the best bat the Giants could potentially acquire from the Rockies is that of Ty Wigginton.
Wigginton is a super utility player, able to man most positions on the infield and in the outfield, which could come in handy for San Francisco.
Wigginton is currently hitting .255 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI (if he were on the Giants, he would be second to only newly acquired Carlos Beltran in home runs).
Could the Giants and Rockies Come Together for a Trade by Sunday? It's Possible
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The Giants and Rockies are division rivals, but given that the Rockies are currently 12 games behind the Giants in the NL West, a trade is certainly possible—especially since the Rockies could use some bullpen help. The Giants have plenty of talent in that area.