May 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence (8) holds onto his hat during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants rumors: Big trades off the table?

The San Francisco Giants, for the vast majority of the season, were the best team in Major League Baseball – at least according to the standings. But an epic collapse that was the quickest in history saw the Giants’ massive first place lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers evaporate in just a matter of weeks.

Yes, the San Francisco Giants were dealing with injuries but it was an inefficient offense that was holding them back. Things may have finally turned around for the Giants after winning two of three on the road against the San Diego Padres over the 4th of July weekend, but if San Francisco is to make the postseason they may have to do it without any significant upgrades.

While general manager Brian Sabean may opt to make a small deal or two, the San Francisco Giants will have plenty of potential holes in their roster next season and there is a belief that trading prospects for half season rentals isn’t the route to go.

Sabean looks to next season and sees no third baseman, second baseman, left fielder or closer, considering the contracts of the men with those titles are expiring. With his team losing regularly, trading prospects to upgrade the roster could be pointless.

The Giants aren’t exactly loaded with prime time prospects anyway, especially position players, so what they have they would likely prefer to keep.

Hopefully the return of Brandon Belt and eventually Angel Pagan and Marco Scutaro will be enough to get the Giants back to their winning ways.

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