MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Trades the San Francisco Giants Should Consider

Jon StarSenior Writer IJuly 23, 2010

MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Rumors the San Francisco Giants Should Consider

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21:  Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 21, 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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    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.

Adam Dunn

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    CINCINNATI - JULY 22:  Adam Dunn #44 of the Washington Nationals is pictured during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 22, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    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.

Corey Hart

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06:  Corey Hart #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Prince Fielder

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06:  Prince Fielder #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers plays against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Raul Ibanez

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    ATLANTA - MAY 31:  Raul Ibanez #29 of the Philadelphia Phillies against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 31, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Josh Willingham

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    NEW YORK - MAY 11:  Josh Willingham #16 of the Washington Nationals at bat against the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 11, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Jose Bautista

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 19:  Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches a fly ball during the game against the Kansas City Royals on July 19, 2010 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Jorge Cantu

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    PHOENIX - JULY 11:  Jorge Cantu #3 of the Florida Marlins hits a RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on July 11, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Gett
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    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.

Lance Berkman

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    HOUSTON - JUNE 18:  Lance Berkman #17 of the Houston Astros walks back to the dugout after striking out in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on June 18, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Jose Guillen

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    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 06:  Jose Guillen #6 of the Kansas City Royals on May 6, 2010 at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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David DeJesus

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 20:  David DeJesus #9 of the Kansas City Royals against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 20, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    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.

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