San Francisco Giants rumor roundup: Latest OF trade chatter (Gomez/Upton), Pagan’s starting status, Greinke FA pursuit and Lincecum’s last stand

By Matthew Connolly
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Jul 18, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) looks on during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

A recharged Giants team has stormed out of the gate after the All-Star break, outscoring the Snakes 16-6 over the weekend for a three-game sweep. Despite their recent success, the reigning champs remain several games back of the division-leading Dodgers, and the buzz surrounding potential deadline deals and roster moves is reaching a fever pitch.

With Nori Aoki out and Angel Pagan slumping, talk of a potential outfield addition has been rampant. In other news, Tim Lincecum appears to be fading into obscurity, but an ace still in his prime has emerged as a possible offseason target—and you won’t believe who it is.

Read on for more on these topics in ATF’s post-All Star break rumor roundup.

Next: Onto OF targets