Saturday, July 19, 2014

7 for 52?

Brandon Crawford had not gotten an extrabase hit in almost a month since tripling off the Padres on June 25. Last night, he hit a 2-run homer to start the good guys on a 9-1 vic in Miami.

If I were the Giants front office, I would have asked Barry Bonds to please provide some advice.

The game story by Henry Schulman of the SF Chron notes Sabean went on the trip to figure out what to do before the trade deadline on July 31. 

In an interview before the Giants returned to first place in the National League West, percentage points ahead of the Dodgers, Sabean confessed he still does not know which trade route to travel. He is no closer than two weeks ago to knowing what, if anything, the Giants will get from Marco Scutaro or Angel Pagan, or how strong his bullpen really is.
Sabean also made it clear he does not have the resources to fix all of those problems via trade, even if the players were available.
"Obviously, you don't have enough wiggle room payroll-wise and you don't have enough prospects to plug all those holes," Sabean said. "At some point we're going to have to pick our poison.
"If we still have a question at second, still have a question in the outfield and we may need help in the bullpen, that's a tall order."

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