3 players the SF Giants can trade and still remain competitive

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Let's take a look at 3 players the SF Giants can trade and still remain competitive.

2. Catcher Joey Bart

As difficult as it is to admit, it's just hard to get excited about Joey Bart anymore. The 26-year-old had been the supposed replacement for Buster Posey, whether unfairly or not, for years but has yet to truly capitalize on any sort of shot at consistent at-bats.

After three straight years of below-average offensive output, the Giants made the decision to once again hand him the starting catcher role to kick off the 2023 season. He has yet to make good on that and has actually been one of the worst-hitting catchers in the league.

In 26 games so far, Bart has no home runs with four runs driven in, a .231 batting average, .581 OPS and 61 OPS+. Even his usually strong defense has been nowhere to be found and it's starting to feel like he's more of a change-of-scenery candidate than a future building block, which is such a shame because he was meant to do great things for these Giants.

The club may not necessarily be desperate to move him, but there's some value in a decent defensive catcher who is still young and has a ton of team control left. He could conceivably bring back a decent prospect or big league-ready reliever which wouldn't be a complete loss in a trade.

Around the organization, the Giants have a ton of catcher-capable players that could potentially move up and replace Bart. Rule 5 pick Blake Sabol and switch-hitting phenom Patrick Bailey are both already on the active roster (since Bart is making his way back from injury) and could easily be the club's catching duo moving forward.

In the high minors, Jacob Nottingham is the most experienced of the bunch and has been swinging a hot bat since being traded from the Mariners to the Giants last month for cash.