San Francisco Giants: Top 10 midseason trades in San Francisco era

By Danny Vietti
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Aug 7, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) looks on during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of year. The time where bad teams and good teams swap projected stars for three-month rental players. You guessed it: It’s the 2015 MLB trade deadline. Well, it almost is, as the fun has just begun!

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  • Trades spark new hope for each team, whether it’s one team receiving new prospects or the another acquiring an already established All-Star. Each team’s fans have something to talk about and look forward to—it’s almost like a start to a new season.

    But let’s be honest, if the trade does not pan out, fans began to lose their patience real quick and use their most powerful tool: the boo birds. As hip-hop artist Drake would put it, pissed off baseball fans go “0-100 real quick.”

    “As rap artist Drake would put it, pissed off baseball fans go “0-100 real quick.”.”

    Fortunately for

    San Francisco Giants

    fans, their all-time National League 381 consecutive sellout streak crowds have had little to frown upon in the past five years. You know…because they’ve won a few World Series championships over tha span? That sort of thing seems to win over the fans.

    With that being said, which midseason trades have been the most beneficial for the Giants? Cody Ross? Kevin Mitchell? Pat Burell? Hunter Pence? Forgive me, as I am still pretty young and biased towards recent Giant teams.

    But can you blame me? No other San Francisco Giant era has won three rings in five years, let alone just one. So before accusing me of forgetting the Christy Mathewson trade to the New York Giants in 1900, don’t forget to take your nighttime pills, old timer.

    Next: #10. Javier Lopez