San Francisco Giants dark horse trade deadline options

By Danny Vietti
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Jul 23, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

OF Rajai Davis

The second guy on my list is Detroit Tiger outfielder Rajai Davis. If you recall, the Giants acquired Davis back in 2007 in exchange for RHP Matt Morris and eventually traded him to the Oakland Athletics the following year.

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  • Although Davis is not a full-on dark horse in that he’s been linked to the Giants in the past, he is not a top priority like a Cole Hamels or a David Price.

    San Francisco has a stacked outfield already, but Rajai would bring components to the team that would help them in their playoff push.

    Starting with speed, Davis has stolen as many as 50 bases in one year (back in 2010) and has tallied at least 30 in six of his 10 years in the MLB. Another component that Davis would bring to the team is defense. Davis has a career .986 fielding percentage and is dispensable in that he can play all of the outfield positions. He can even make plays like this:

    Although just a rental player as his contract expires after this year, speed and defense always prove to be vital in October baseball.

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