Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 7/31/12
The San Francisco Giants jumpstarted their faltering offense in the final hours of the 2012 non-waiver trade deadline Tuesday, going head-to-head with the Los Angeles Dodgers in an all out MLB arms race to win the National League West.The Giants picked up right fielder Hunter Pence from the Philadelphia Phillies for Double A Richmond catcher Tommy Joseph, Single A San Jose right-handed pitcher Seth Rosen, and right fielder Nate Schierholtz. The Giants were active bidders against several other teams to get Kansas City closer Jonathon Broxton, but Broxton was picked up at the last minute by the Cincinnati Reds. With the acqusition of Pence, 29, and last week's addition of infielder Marco Scutaro, the Giants addressed two of the three main issues effecting team performance the first half of the season: lack of production in right field and finding a potent infield bat. San Francisco was unable to fix their third big issue, reinforcing the bullpen following the loss of closer Brian Wils...
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