Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 7/10/14
The clock is running on the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline and inside the San Francisco Giants front office that ticking noise must sound like thunder. And well it should. The Giants have a rare opportunity, right now, not only to improve their 25 man roster on the off chance they grab a Wild Card spot in October, but more importantly they can begin the complex process of re-framing their 25 and 40 man rosters in preparation for the 2015 season and beyond. From a distance, July 2014 appears like just any other non-waiver trade deadline month for San Francisco, complete with the usual tired questions: what prospects are the Giants willing to give up, which positions will they try to upgrade, and will sportstalk radio callers continue to demand the Giants bring back Brett Pill and Andres Torres? Of course a trade deal (or two) by the July 31st deadline can’t begin to solve this team’s myriad problems. But it is the first of several critical tipping points for the future of this f...
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