The reigning World Series Champion San Francisco Giants are reeling. Now sitting nine games under .500 and seven games back of the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants are in a holding pattern. Do they become buyers or sellers at the upcoming Major League Baseball trade deadline?
I’m not sure it’s even a question they know to answer at the current moment.
From a pure pieces standpoint, the parts are all there to make a run at the division. The pieces are also there to trade. But general manager Brian Sabean says there is little reason to be aggressive at this point, either way.
Per Alex Pavlovic:
Sabean said the Giants are open-minded about the trade deadline, capable of adding a piece that might help this year and next or also selling to help replenish the farm system. But he doesn’t expect to make any moves until the July 31 deadline gets close.
“We’re really in neutral because of the position we’re in,” Sabean said. “When you’re (seven) games out and nine games under .500, there’s not a lot of need to be aggressive. On balance, I’m more prepared to stand pat than expect anything else happening.”
The Giants most likely wont want to sit idle come the deadline so this weekend’s series with the Chicago Cubs should help the front office make the all important decision on if they are buyers or sellers.