The San Francisco Giants rumors are flowing, but they have yet to make a trade since the early parts of July, and the trade deadline is approaching in less than 24 hours. What’s going to happen?
The San Francisco Giants rumors have them both selling, and buying at the same time during the 2018 deadline. For some reason, nobody knows which will actually happen. Sadly, that leads us to believe that in fact nothing will end up happening. But anyways! Here is everything that we’ve seen/heard in the last 48 hours:
Andrew McCutchen a Target for Three Contenders
According to MLB Network’s J.P. Morosi, the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies have, “varying levels of interest” in Andrew McCutchen. Cutch has been one of the biggest trade targets for others, as the Giants try to see what they could get back in terms of prospects. Having three teams in on the bidding, all with relatively talented farm systems. While the Indians’ system doesn’t really appear in the top 15 ranked farm systems, they still have some good talent for the Giants to acquire if they go the prospect route.
Adam Jones likely Not Happening
Dan Duquette told MASN today that he envisions Adam Jones being an Oriole come Wednesday, meaning he likely won’t move until August. But, that’s if he wants to move. It seems like Jones wants to stay put in Baltimore for the rest of the season.
The Giants were reportedly interested in Adam Jones as of last week, and were rumored to still be in the mix. It’s probably a good thing they didn’t end up going for Adam Jones, because he’s virtually been the equivalent of Denard Span in 2017. Giants fans seem to complain enough about McCutchen, that adding Adam Jones into the mix would just be more of the same. McCutchen’s numbers are better in all phases, and if it came down to an either/or, the Giants would definitely be better off keeping McCutchen instead of swapping him out somewhere else for Jones.
Giants Listening on vets with Expiring Contracts
This is nice to know that the Giants are at least entertaining the possibility of shipping McCutchen elsewhere for some prospects. Hopefully they’re going to listen to offers on any of their veterans with expiring contracts that they have no intentions of re-signing next season. It would be the smartest thing for the Giants to sell off and hope the remaining roster can get on a hot streak.
Giants Scouting Keone Kela
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This one comes from Saturday, but is currently the most concrete rumor to date for the Giants. Kela is the Ranger’s closer this season, and might be a cheap yet controllable arm for the Giants to acquire. The Giants were joined by the Pirates, Diamondbacks, Red Sox, and Indians.
He’s only making $1.2 million this season and has three years of arbitration left. That fits their monetary situation, and their acquisition goals of players who have multiple years of control attached.
Kela is only 25 years old and has a 3.25 ERA in 35.2 innings. His 10.95 K/9 would be third in the Giants’ current pen, just ahead of Reyes Moronta.
Kela would be a really nice pickup, but this might be one of those “trade waivers” pickups. The Giants would easily win the claim, as any of the teams in the AL who would claim him, seem to have already found matches elsewhere. The Giants might try and do it to prevent someone ahead of them from bulking up. They also have less than 24 hours to trade for him straight up, so we will see what is on the way.
Time will only tell what the Giants end up doing. They have less than 24 hours to get going on a deal. All eyes should be peeled for the next 24 hours or so as we see what happens. They start off their week with a road trip to San Diego, as they take on the Padres for a two game series.