Originally written on Seed Spitters  |  Last updated 11/20/14

There is less than 24 hours remaining until the trade deadline. The Giants have made one trade thus far (Mark Scutaro), but they have been linked to a handful of influential players from around the league.

The most reoccurring rumor swirling around is outfielder Hunter Pence of the Philidelphia Phillies. John Heyman of CBS mentioned the Giants and Phillies are talking about a potential deal that would send the 29-year-old Pence to San Francisco.

I don’t know how much he would cost in return, but I’d imagine Nate Schierholtz would be a good name to throw around. Pence will make over $10 million next season (which is evaluated a bit too high for a guy of his caliber, if you ask me), so that may be the reason the Giants are being so careful in acquiring him. The ownership group needs to approve any payroll increase before any transaction is made.

Pence is hitting .268 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI in 101 games this season in right field. Obviously, if the Giants acquire Pence, their offense will improve. But the Giants front office are a little unsure about paying too much for him.

Recently, Heyman has updated the  trade talks and reported the Giants are a better fit in acquiring Minnesota’s Justin Morneau.  The Blue Jays are also “interested” in the 31-year-old first baseman, but I’m a little confused as to why the Giants would not make a deal with an outfielder when they are going after a much more expensive first baseman.

That’s right, Morneau is going to make $19 million through next season and Pence is making $10.3.

What is also confusing is the production of Morneau this season. Only 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 78 games this year, while hitting an average of .260, Morneau is having a rough season compared to his career averages.

Despite the urgency to acquire a bat before the deadline, the Giants have also been linked to bullpen arms Brandon League of Seattle and Jonathan Broxton of Kansas City.

While I doubt the Giants are actually pursuing an aging, overweight pitcher in Broxton (who is actually having a decent year), the Giants looking at former closer in League makes a little more sense.

Scott Miller of CBS and Jon Morosi of FOX have linked the Giants to having interest in the 29-year-old Sacramento, Calif. native. League has pitched in 44.2 innings thus far, putting up a 3.63 ERA and a career high 46.9% ground ball rate. Lately he has pitched poorly – five hits a walk and four runs allowed in just 1.1 innings – but that won’t stop the Giants from trying to get him for cheap.

As of now, the Giants roster remains the same as it did yesterday. Twittter is blowing up with rumors, sources and “interests” and I plan on reading every single one. The Giants are going to make a move, it’s only a matter of when.


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