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San Francisco Giants Bold Roster Moves: What They Mean for the 2011 Season
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While the Arizona Diamondbacks seem to have claimed the NL West as their own, the San Francisco Giants will need to take drastic, immediate measures if they want to turn their fate around and defend the World Title. 

Arizona has won nine straight games and is arguably the hottest team in baseball right now. Meanwhile, San Francisco has had one of the worst months in franchise history.

The defending champs have conceded the lead that they held for most of the season to fall a hefty six games behind the Diamondbacks. 

This club has not come close to synthesizing the magic that won them the title last year. 

The pitching has continued to dominate and still ranks among the best in the majors, however the Giants lack of offense has wasted quality starts more often than not.

Despite making valiant efforts to recover from the loss of key players to injury, even moves like the acquisition of Carlos Beltran in one of the biggest deadline trades has failed to be the answer to a “Giant” problem.

San Francisco’s front office appears to have taken advantage of the Sept. 1st roster expansion as one last chances to give this club the jolt it needs to make a threat in the postseason stretch.

Here’s what roster moves the expansion has entailed and what it could mean for the Giants in September. 

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