The SF Giants are treading water at 40-38 but they have hit a rough patch in the season after losing five straight games. At this rate, they could be in a position to sell when the trade deadline comes around next month, but who might be available?
3 players who could be available if the SF Giants decide to sell
Typically, players on expiring contracts are the most sought-after targets at the trade deadline. Teams are always looking for ways to tweak the roster to better position themselves for a playoff run and rentals typically can be acquired at a reasonable cost.
The Giants do not have a lot of players on expiring contracts that teams would covet but they have a few who would make sense for a lot of teams.
1. Outfielder Joc Pederson
This might be a tough one to stomach as Joc Pederson has quickly become a popular player among Giants fans. That said, he would have plenty of interest on the trade market as few players offer more power than Pederson.
The left-handed bat signed a one-year, $6 million pact in the offseason and that has paid off nicely for the Giants. In 230 plate appearances, he has slashed .278/.348/.576 (154 OPS+) with 17 home runs, 40 RBI, and 34 runs in 2022. Pederson has garnered a lot of All-Star consideration as well.
The New York Yankees are said to be in the market for outfield help and Pederson's lefty bat would fit in nicely with the short right-field porch at Yankees Stadium.