Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 6/25/13
It’s no secret that the San Francisco Giants could use some pitching help. Whether it’s in starting or relief, the fantastic pitching that has brought them two World Series championships in three years has been struggling. With the end of June approaching and the trading rumors heating up, what’re the Giants hoping to accomplish to secure themselves another National League West first-place finish? The easiest way to improve a team down the stretch is strengthening the bullpen. Look at what the additions of Javier Lopez and Ramon Ramirez did for the Giants in 2010. When they were in the middle of a tight pennant race, General Manager Brian Sabean sent Joe Martinez and John Bowker to Pittsburgh for Lopez and sent minor-league pitcher Daniel Turpen to Boston for Ramirez just before the trading deadline. These two guys were crucial down the stretch and into the 2010 postseason and helped bring San Francisco its first championship ever. Sabean will be looking for a similar trade this yea...
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