Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 12/12/11

2007: Free agent Aaron Rowland (.309, 27 HR, 89 RBI) and the Giants agree to a five year, $60 million deal. The 30-year old Gold Glove center fielder is expected to bat fifth and will help fill the void in the outfield created by the departure of Barry Bonds.

1986: The Mets trade Kevin Mitchell‚ a rookie who played six positions for the eventual world champs, along with prospects Stan Jefferson and Shawn Abner‚ and two additional minor leaguers to the Padres for outfielder Kevin McReynolds‚ southpaw Gene Walter‚ and a minor leaguer. Mitchell will be traded to San Francisco during the season, and in two years, the San Diego native will become the National League’s Most Valuable Player playing for the Giants.

1979: Re-entry free agents second baseman Rennie Stennett, catcher Milt May and outfielder Jim Wohlford sign with the Giants. The combined total of the contracts is nearly $5 million.

1913: The Reds trade outfielder Bob Bescher to the Giants for Buck Herzog. Herzog will play shortstop and will manage the team, replacing Joe Tinker.

(All entries courtesy nationalpastime.com)

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