San Francisco Giants rumors: Top trade deadline targets after missing out on David Price and Cole Hamels

By Matthew Connolly
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Jun 28, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Gerardo Parra (28) drives in a run with a base hit in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Corner outfielders: Gerardo Parra (Brewers), Justin Upton (Padres) , Yoenis Cespedes (Tigers) 

Updates: The Orioles acquired Parra on Friday. The Mets acquired Cespedes on Friday. 

Gerardo Parra is the most realistic, albeit the least flashy, potential addition of this trio. In addition to having won Gold Gloves in left and right field, Parra is comfortable playing center and has an absolute cannon no matter where he’s positioned. At age 28, he’s also enjoying a breakout year at the plate with numbers superior to Gomez (.326/.367/.527, 9 HR, 7 SB).

Upton and Cespedes, while supremely talented, would be tougher to bring in. As I penned in a previous post:

I doubt the Giants would bring in either of these guys considering they’re set at the corners with Nori Aoki and Hunter Pence, not to mention their big contracts—$14.5 million for Upton and $10.5 million for Cespedes in 2015.

And that’s without considering the prospect package both of them would command. Parra, on the other hand, is only owed about $2 million for the rest of the year. Could the Giants be the mystery team competing with the Angels, Mets and Orioles?

With all these guys, the real question is whether or not San Francisco is ready to turn the page on the Angel Pagan era.

Next: On to CL options