The San Francisco Giants acquired Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon and when news broke of the trade, many questioned what the Giants were doing given the remaining money owed on Peavy’s contract.
While the former Cy Young award winner is a free agent at season end, the pro-rated portion of his $14.5 million dollar contract would likely take the San Francisco Giants out of contention to add any additonal pieces via trade.
At least, that was the thought until the numbers finally came out and the Giants are only on the hook for $2 million of the $6 million left on Peavy’s contract.
The extra funds leave San Francisco with plenty enough room to make additional trades before the July 31st deadline, if they so choose.
Giants paying only $2 mil. for JP rest of way, have $$ flexibility to add a player. Sabean said aren't enough players on market right now.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) July 26, 2014
Of course, the lack of players available on the market (as noted by Giants GM Brian Sabean) is a problem though many teams don’t really start making players available until the last day or two prior to the deadline in hopes of securing the best deal possible.
With their starting rotation reinforced, it’s said that the Giants remain interested in leadoff hitter (insurance for Angel Pagan), bullpen help and a second baseman.
San Francisco isn’t in severe need of a bullpen arm though second base has proven to be a sore spot for the Giants, who are currently running out Dan Uggla at the position.
It’s unknown what specific players the San Francisco Giants may be targeting though it would be rather shocking to see them not make at least one move in the coming days.
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