5 potential trade partners for the SF Giants

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5 potential trade partners for the SF Giants

4. The SF Giants could look to deal with the Chicago Cubs

After dealing with the Cubs at last year's deadline to land Kris Bryant, the Giants should be looking to the NL Central again, and again this time, they should be targeting one specific player: catcher Wilson Contreras.

After the retirement of Buster Posey, many expected Joey Bart to step in and take that role, but unfortunately, those expectations were just way too high, as the young prospect has struggled to adjust to major league hitting.

Curt Casali has done a good job in that spot since taking over as the Giants main catcher, but Contreras is playing at an MVP level in Chicago, and should definitely be a player the Giants heavily chase at the deadline.

He may turn out to be too expensive, with teams like the Yankees, Blue Jays and Padres, among others all likely in pursuit too, but if the Giants could swing yet another trade with Chicago, it could give this lineup the consistent jolt that it needs.

5. The SF Giants could look to deal with the Baltimore Orioles

Despite improvements, the Baltimore Orioles remain one of baseballs worst teams, and the Giants could certainly take advantage, as they look to add a thumping bat, or potentially a starting pitcher to this current squad.

Trey Mancini and John Means may not be the first two names that Giants fans put on their trade wish list, but when you look more into it, they could be the perfect fit.

If Darin Ruf and Brandon Belt can't stay in the lineup and swinging the bat well, then Mancini, especially when surrounded by Belt and Joc Pederson would give this up and down Giants lineup the pop and consistency they desire.

Means isn't as big a target for the Giants, but adding another lefty to the rotation that includes Carlos Rodon, Logan Webb, Alex Wood, and Alex Cobb, as he is a middle-of-the-rotation starter that can be one of the best in baseball when he is on.