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