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San Francisco Giants: Ranking the team’s top trade candidates

Nick San Miguel
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 03: Pitcher Tony Watson #56 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the eighth inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 5-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Least Appealing: RPs Tony Watson and Sam Dyson

These two relievers are not the best arms in the bullpen and will likely garner the least in return if they are traded.

That does not mean there will be no contenders interested in their services.

Dyson is an effective sinkerballer who can get a groundball in big situations. He will surely appeal to teams in need of a right-handed reliever or just an added boost to their bullpen who are not looking to pay a steep price in terms of prospects.

Bullpens are always in need of southpaws, so Watson should also generate some interest. In crucial late-season games and into the playoffs, managers like to play matchups, so a skilled lefty such as Watson has value for October-bound teams.

Even though teams will be interested, that doesn’t mean they’d be willing to give up the farm for them.

The best the Giants can hope for will probably be a mid-level prospect or some non-essential big league talent that the other team views as expendable.

There’s no reason to trade either player simply for the sake of trading them. If they are not able to get a decent return, then holding onto them may be the best option in an effort to avoid a bullpen implosion in the second half.

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