Jul 13, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick (38) throws pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants intensifying trade talks for starting pitchers

The San Francisco Giants seem to always sneak their way into contention this time of year and they look to be eyeing trades that get them in a position to do that very thing yet again this year.

According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, the Giants are intensifying their search for starting pitching on the trade market and may be getting close to finding deals they want to further pursue.

The Giants are intensifying their search for a starting pitcher, but they are finding the cost of most top arms to be prohibitive in one respect or another.

Either they are owed too much money beyond this season, such as the Mets’ Bartolo Colon, or they will be in wide demand and will cost a premium package of prospects, such as the Rays’ David Price or the Phillies’ Cliff Lee.

It’s starting to sound like the Giants are intensifying their search for starting pitching but aren’t going overboard in their desire to land such a thing on the trade market. Baggarly mentions lower key names like Kyle Kendrick from the Philadelphia Phillies as someone who could be a fit but those are the types of names Giants fans should think of with this latest report, and not a push for David Price or Cliff Lee.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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