5 Reasons Why Trading Jonathan Sanchez Was the Only Move for the Giants

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5 Reasons Why Trading Jonathan Sanchez Was the Only Move for the Giants
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Melky Cabrera to the Giants—a typical move by general manager Brian Sabean, right?

Well, not so fast.

After the disappointing 2011 season, the front office of the San Francisco Giants feel the pressure to get back into the playoffs. Brian Sabean has said for years his main focus this offseason is to keep the pitching staff intact, so why would he trade Jonathan Sanchez (and a minor league pitcher) for Melky Cabrera?

Sabean will take heat for this move, but it was the right move to make—here are five reasons why.

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