MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Rumors the San Francisco Giants Should Consider
The San Francisco Giants enter the last week before the Major League Baseball trade deadline three games behind the San Diego Padres in the National League West. The Giants have so far won on the heels of their tremendous starting rotation, but there are other pieces needed if the Giants are to return to the postseason. Those pieces? Bats.
The Giants are 10th in the National League in runs scored but still have won eight of their last 10. Now is the time for the Giants to get the big piece at the plate that will help them get over their offensive inconsistencies and put pressure on the front-running Padres.
The Giants are starving for a big power bat. They are going to be included in every rumor for such a commodity and that should be no different for Dunn. However, there is one sticking point for the 53-43 Giants.
Cantu’s numbers are down across the board from his 100-RBI season a year ago. He is in an arbitration year, which is also likely to bring his price tag down. The market is fairly heavy on corner infielders, meaning Cantu can likely be had at a relatively cheap price of a pair of minor leaguers.
David DeJesus was one of the most sought-after players on the market. However, DeJesus' stock went crumpling into the Yankee Stadium wall along with his sprained thumb last night. DeJesus is expected to miss at least the next five games, which could keep him in Kansas City as a result.
Nevertheless, teams will keep tabs on DeJesus and the possibility that his value could come down because of the injury. Currently, the Royals have lofty demands. Those could come down if the Giants, or any other team, is willing trade him for him, injury and all.