The San Francisco Giants have some work to do at the trade deadline this year. Despite the Dodgers continuing to do Dodgers things and the Diamondbacks having an amazing first half, the Giants are still firmly in the hunt for a playoff spot thanks to a roster that has played better than the sum of its parts.
However, that may not be enough to close the deal in the second half. The Dodgers are loaded with star talent and Arizona has a budding superstar in Corbin Carroll. Most importantly, both of those teams are incredibly likely to be aggressive at the deadline to make their rosters better. For the Giants, standing pat just isn't an option.
Sure, we could focus on the well-known guys who are mortal locks to get moved at the deadline and we have certainly covered many of those names. However, given the level of competition that the Giants are up against, they are going to need more than just fringe rental starters, expendable bullpen arms, and bench depth. This Giants roster is already pretty good after all. What the Giants need are substantial upgrades. They need star power.
Here are 6 MLB All-Stars that could become SF Giants by August 1
While name recognition can lead folks to ignore how a guy is actually playing in the present, there is something to be said about taking into account a player's experience and track record. As a result, this is purely going to be a look at guys that have been All-Stars in the relatively recent past who also have redeeming qualities in the present. Miguel Cabrera is one of the best hitters to ever hold a bat, but that was a long time ago and he would be a terrible idea to trade for.
Lets take a look at some of the All-Stars in the league that could get added to the Giants at the trade deadline.