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(April 30, 2013 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) With June wrapping up soon and July on the way, I’ll be looking into some trade targets and rumors surrounding the Giants and A’s until they actually do (or do not) happen. Cliff Lee is having quite the season.The Giants are short a starting pitcher. Hey, perfect! This is what I’m assuming most fans are thinking, but there have been some rumors from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Giants are definitely interested in a quality pitcher to join the rotation. “Anybody that’s trading pitching, they’re on,” one of the officials said. “They want somebody quality.” Lee was on the list of possible interests, so lets take a closer look. Lee is set to make $25 million this year. And next year. And the year after that. Wipe that sweat off your brow, there is a reason why he is going to make that much. Here are the numbers: RecordERAK/BB HRWHIP 8-22.555.2450.977 So a low ERA, a few homers allowed and not a lo...
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