SF Giants Offseason Moves: Sanchez Traded for Cabrera: 4 Immediate Implications

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SF Giants Offseason Moves: Sanchez Traded for Cabrera: 4 Immediate Implications
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The Giants have made their first significant offseason move

In a piece published early Monday, I noted four conventional tendencies San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean ought to defy this postseason.

By trading Jonathan Sanchez to Kansas City for 27-year-old outfielder Melky Cabrera (as reported by mlbtraderumors.com), Sabean has defied one—clinging to his pitching—and hinted at others.

Here's a quick take on four immediate implications of Sanchez-for-Cabrera.

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