San Francisco Giants: 5 Players Who Should Have Been Traded at Their Peak

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San Francisco Giants: 5 Players Who Should Have Been Traded at Their Peak
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Brian Sabean has some trade successes and some failures. What about the trades he didn't make?

The San Francisco Giants are no different from most teams when it comes to determining the worth of their players.  Teams are constantly evaluating their talent and deciding what is the best move to make in regards to each player.

Often teams will decide to trade a player that they have been frustrated with only to see him flourish with his new team, Joe Nathan comes to mind.  Teams routinely hold on to players too long also, hoping that they have worked past their inconsistencies and have become solid contributors, only to learn that they should have looked to deal the player while they had the most value.

Sometimes teams ignore the obvious signs that a player will leave in free agency and instead of getting something in return for the player, they end up watching him walk away after his contract expires.

Here are five players the San Francisco Giants should have traded when they would have brought the most in return.

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