San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Ranking all of the team’s player & pitcher options before the deadline

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 15, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Michael Morse (center) gets congratulated by manager Mike Redmond (11) (left) and third baseman Martin Prado (right) after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning at Turner Field. The Marlins defeated the Braves 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this week, Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly graced us with a well-researched piece covering pretty much all of the potential trade deadline targets for San Francisco.

The article was hooked around the option of bringing back outfielder Rajai Davis, but don’t be fooled—it was a full-fledged rumor wrap-up. In all, a whopping 23 players and pitchers entered the discussion.

Bags’ brainstorm got me thinking about whether or not he really covered all of the best names on the market, and if his expectations aligned with my own.

Which brings me to this article, wherein I take his deadline roster, swap in a handful of my own picks—making it an even 25 men—and group them from least to most likely. Gone are Juan Uribe (traded to the Mets), Johnny Cueto (traded to the Royals) and Mat Latos, who was thrown in as a final punch line (for obvious reasons). 

Who took their places, and where do the Giants’ other rumored targets fall? Read on to find out.

*Asterisk indicates players I added to the list. All other trade targets via Baggarly.

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