Turn on the radio sometime during the 1950s and you were likely to hear a story about Willie Mays or a recap of Ted Williams' latest on-field exploits.
Shell out five cents for a newspaper and you could be treated to the latest Stan Musial box score and a grainy black-and-white picture of a star player.
Today I can sign into Twitter and immediately know what players, such as Zack Wheeler, are up to:
Zach Wheeler @Wheelerpro45: "What's everybody watching tonight? The New Storage Wars? Or the New Teen Mom?"
Ted Williams' frozen head just exploded.
Fans have a personal connection with players today that was unheard of before. This connection means that an unproven prospect being shipped off is now akin to a family member getting traded. But for every hilarious cousin Francisco that gets regretfully traded, there is a nephew Todd who you can't wait to see go.
The Giants have made their fair share of good and bad trades in the past. Here are five that might have gotten away.