San Francisco Giants trade rumors: Best waiver options if Chase Utley goes to another team

By Matthew Connolly
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May 17, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp (4) takes off his helmet after flying out against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning at Coliseum. The White Sox defeated the Athletics 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Coco Crisp (Athletics)

Injury prone? Yes. Past his prime? Indeed. Cringeworthy regular-season stats? You better believe it.

Why, you ask, would the Giants want to bring in a guy who sounds eerily similar to Pagan?

Well, Crisp still has wheels, and his defense has looked great in left since coming back from a serious neck injury. His slash line (.139/.190/.434) has been brutal to date, but that’s largely due to a stretch earlier this season when Crisp was playing hurt. A four-hit night on Friday could be the signal of a late-season turnaround for the 35-year-old outfielder.

With all of his red flags, Crisp is all but certain to pass through waivers, making him a viable target for the Giants to trade for without giving up a top prospect.