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SF Giants: Three reasons the team can come back and repeat as NL West Champions in 2022

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SF Giants: Three reasons the team can come back and repeat as NL West Champions in 2022

2. Giants will be buyers at the trade deadline

Though they are off to a solid start to the year, the Giants will need to make a few upgrades before the August 2nd trade deadline comes and goes. 

The Giants could be in the market for some key names like Willson Contreras, Sean Murphy, Josh Bell, Nelson Cruz, Frankie Montas, Tyler Mahle, Luis Castillo, Daniel Bard, and David Bednar. Some of these guys may be a stretch, but the Giants will need to make a few moves to stay in the hunt for the division and in order to stay in the wild-card race as well. 

Ideally, the Giants make a few moves here by grabbing a few pitchers and a right-handed power bat. The farm system should be in a good enough place for the team to sell off some pieces in order to get the right people for the right price.  

One thing they likely won’t do unless it’s for the right price is to get a big-name rental that will cost a lot from the farm system. 

The front office will most definitely have to walk a fine line here. Given the Giants' current position with everything, they have to be aggressive. Last year the deadline was more to add the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae. The situation is a bit different this year where the team has legitimate holes to fill. 

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