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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on June 15, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on June 15, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 30: Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants singles in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 30, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Brandon Belt will be traded

It has been talked about for years, but I think Zaidi will finally do it; trade the man who has seemingly been almost solely blamed for the team’s offensive woes for the past five years.

Trading Brandon Belt would certainly be popular among a certain contingent of Giants fans who just might happen to broadly overlap with the readers of this article.

Belt has sort of been a catch-all boogeyman that fans have levied complaints against for some time despite his contributions to two championship-winning teams.

Perhaps it’s because every somewhat powerful lefty who plays 81 games in Oracle Park will be unfairly compared to Barry Bonds, but I digress.

This site has already examined a few scenarios in which Belt gets traded, and I say that Zaidi is smart enough to pull something off. If he got the Braves to take such a huge bite out of Mark Melancon‘s contract, then perhaps he can use the same magic touch to convince some team to take a bite out of Belt’s as well.

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