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How the San Francisco Giants can ace the 2019 MLB trade deadline

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 21: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat during the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on April 21, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants are exactly where most expected them to be at this point in the season—out of contention and ready to sell.

By finding the right trade partners this summer, the San Francisco Giants have a golden opportunity to ace the 2019 trade deadline and speed up their rebuild.

As the 2019 trade deadline draws ever closer, the Giants have to be ready to maximize their return when they officially put up the “For Sale” sign on some their most veteran beloved players.

No one wants to see Madison Bumgarner go, but it will be a lot easier to swallow if valuable prospects and players can be gotten in return. Several of the teams expected to be in play for Bumgarner’s services have MLB-ready talent that the Giants could target, which adds a layer of intrigue to the process.

The New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago Cubs are three teams, in particular, that would seem to line up as ideal trade partners with the San Francisco Giants. These ball clubs all have MLB-ready talent, in some cases with previous MLB experience, that could be of interest to the Giants.

My fellow Around the Foghorn contributor, Marc Delucchi, has put together trade proposals for each of those teams in his ongoing “Sell-off Series” that is a must-read. Ahead I’ll highlight which top-tier players the Giants should focus on from each of those clubs to kick their rebuild into high gear.

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