San Francisco Giants Rumors: Trade Deadline Live Thread
By Daniel Sperry
The Trade Deadline is here! Non-Waiver trades must be completed by 4pmET/1pmPT today. We’ll keep you up to date on all the San Francisco Giants rumors right here!
The San Francisco Giants are approaching the deadline here in the next few hours. As of publication, there are two hours left in the deadline. Here is a running thread of all the rumors, and their timestamps leading into the deadline:
6:33 AM- Still Indians, Yankees, and Phillies on McCutchen
Jon Morosi kept the rumors flowing that those three teams were looking for McCutchen, and not mutch had changed.
7:25 AM-Red Sox “asked” about Tony Watson and Will Smith
The Boston Red Sox seem to be looking for a reliever, and the Giants have a lot of very good ones. According to Boston Sports Journal’s Sean McAdams, the Red Sox have discussed Tony Watsona and Will Smith with the San Francisco Giants.
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Watson and Smith are their two best relievers right now, and the Red Sox would probably love to have some elite lefties in their pen. After all, Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski failed at correctly stocking the bullpen in Detroit, leading to the major flaw of their contention window from 2011 to 2014.
The problem for the Red Sox is two things. One, the Giants don’t want to get rid of them. That’s a huge point. Two, even if the Giants did think they could make a good deal parting with them, either of them, especially together, would command an incredible prospect return.
Both have incredibly team friendly salaries, and both are under contract through at least next season (Watson through 2020) That would likely command a higher haul than what the Padres got for Brad Hand and Adam Cimber.
That netted the Padres the Number 21 ranked prospect overall, and the Red Sox don’t have a prospect even in the top 100. One of them would at least command their number one prospect, Michael Chavis. So File that one away as a “NEXT”.
9:40 AM-McCutchen “Not Happening”
According to the tweet below, McCutchen is likely not going anywhere. That will disappoint those folks looking for the Giants to end up selling.
10:16 AM- Cutch talks “Stalled”
Andrew McCutchen talks have clearly stalled, per Jon Morosi. It looks more and more likely that he will stay through the deadline.
12:13 PM – Giants Still Listening on Cutch
Jayson Stark notes that the Giants are still willing to listen on McCutchen, but might not feel like they have to make a move. Unfortunately, looks like the Giants have not been very active today.
12:30 PM – Giants with Interest in Matt Harvey
It looks like the San Francisco Giants could try and upgrade the rotation, or rather add some depth, with the Cincinnati Reds Matt Harvey. He’s pitched much better since joining the Reds, but is no longer considered a top of the rotation arm.
Still, with as many young arms that the Giants have had to rely on, this would help give some depth and allow the Giants to move some of those young guys to the bullpen.
And update to this, Joel Sherman said it is unlikely that Harvey ends up with the Giants.
12:40 PM – Giants Standing Pat
Looks like our fears could become a reality as the Giants let another trade deadline go by without upgrading the farm system.
Stay tuned as we keep you up to date throughout the day!