Marco Scutaro was a cast-off in Colorado.
With the Rockies out of playoff contention and Scutaro
sputtering, the team traded the 36-year-old infielder to the Giants at the
trade deadline in exchange for cash considerations and infielder Charlie
At the time, the transaction was another midseason
acquisition. Scutaro wasn't expected to make a groundbreaking impact.
Yet, during the National League Championship Series, he
came out of nowhere to carry the Giants' offense by drilling 14 hits -- a
league championship series record -- en route to winning NLCS MVP honors. In
the process, he tallied an 11-game hitting streak.
Sound familiar? It should because Scutaro is emerging as
San Francisco's 2012 version of Cody Ross.
Two years ago, the Giants plucked Ross from waivers and
received him from the Marlins for absolutely nothing. Ross was just another
midseason acquisition, a right-handed hitter expected to platoon in the
Yet, during the Nat...