San Francisco Giants: Potential Trade Deadline Sellers?
Why this may not be the best approach:
A roster move in sports is without a doubt a gamble. A team never knows for certain which team the trade will favor. Injuries, veteran struggles, or prospects just never living up to their true potential are all possible after a trade occurs. The Giants could trade someone like Cueto for some quality prospects and the prospects could end up being total busts, you just never know.
I am not saying that uncertainty should prohibit the Giants from making any moves. What I am implying is that just because this season may be considered a “lost season,” the Giants should not feel inclined to be forced into making a trade. Maybe the best case scenario would then be to wait it out and reassess at the end of the season.
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If that ends up being the case, try and re-sign Cueto if he opts out, and address the team’s weaknesses via free agency. The free agent class this coming offseason is decent, especially with outfielders, an area where they struggle mightily. This could be a scenario that favors the Giants, assuming their core players get back on trap.
Team chemistry has been a huge part of the Giants success, at least in my opinion. The Giants may not have had the most talented World Series rosters, but the way the players played together was special. I truly believe chemistry is necessary for a team to be successful. Selling at the trade deadline worries me because some of the players that could possibly be traded are great in the clubhouse. I know it is a business, but sometimes it can hurt a team in the long run.
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I am not sure what exactly the Giants will do to put together a winning ball club again. The disappointing 2017 season certainly has people talking about what comes next and I think it really depends how the next couple months go. Will the Giants be sellers at the deadline or will they wait it out and reassess at the end of the year? Or will the Giants start winning games like we have grown so accustomed to seeing? Only time will tell.