2022 MLB trade deadline: Who thinks Hunter Pence should target the Giants

How Pence thinks the Giants should approach the trade deadline that originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Buyers? sellers? somewhere in between? What the giants will do before the MLB trade deadline on Tuesday remains to be seen.

The 2022 season in San Francisco has certainly been a disappointment, and the team has many assets that could harvest young and exciting prospects. On the flip side, the Giants are just four games away from the Philadelphia Phillies for a third and final NL wild card before Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Former Giants player Hunter Pence joins 95.7 Mark Willard and Joe Shasky of The Game on the “Garlic Fries and Baseball Guys” podcast, where he discusses why San Francisco hasn’t traded-off player Carlos Rodon and how the team should attack the upcoming deadline.

“When you trade with Rodon, it has a ripple effect, a message,” Pence said. “No matter what you get, it helps now, you’re not going to win the world championship. We’re the San Francisco Giants, we’re a great organization, we have a strong fan base, we have Carlos Rodon and Logan Webb, who can go into the playoffs and be our number 1 This is our number 2, come get some. You trade with Rodon, you lose it.

“I don’t care who you’re going to get, don’t do this buy/sell. I’m really excited about this. And by the way, we’re out of three games, whatever the case, you don’t get chances to make postseason games, get first and second places like this a lot. And the Giants can. Winning every year – we have the support to do that. For me, I’ve added to this team. We’re losing one – running games, we’re playing a bit of a bad defense. Those are things that can be fixed.”

Pence believes that by being deadline buyers, the giants can instill confidence in a list that hasn’t had many reasons to be confident in recent weeks. There’s one name in particular that Pence thinks could be a good fit for San Francisco.

“These players aren’t bots, and they’re not just going to be their stats,” Pence explained. “You ripple and inspire them all when you buy and have faith and you say, ‘Guess what? We are coming to win this year, “because there is a chance to reach the playoffs with [Carlos] Rodón, Logan Webb, and Bullpen. …add one or two small arms, add a good cannon, and get Joey Gallo, who would really fit in here and you wouldn’t have to give up the farm for it.

“He’s going to do a lot of things, he’s going to play crazy defense, he’s got one of the strongest arms and he’s helping the stadium staff and sending a message to these players and the city, ‘Hey, we’re coming to burn it down, because that’s what we do and we have the team to do that.'”

The biggest name available before the deadline is Washington Nationals star Juan Soto, who the Giants have reportedly expressed a certain level of interest in, but they likely aren’t one of the serious contenders to make a move for at this point. San Francisco will pay a premium, which Pence doesn’t think is necessary. Instead, the two-time world champion believes his former team needs to make goal-changing moves and clean up a shaky stadium defense.

“You don’t sell the farm for Juan Soto,” Pence added. “What you’re doing is finding a way to find some bull arms to support this bullseye, especially the left wheel that comes in this veteran warrior and that can generate more confidence in the arms of the other little bulls like, ‘I came out of the left. “Go get another left-handed player, and you might have to give up one possibility which is a middle major league or maybe a bigger league. [prospects] Because that will happen if you do something Juan Soto. You get loyal, you may have to give a little farm, but we can get it in a free agency. Go out and get another racket, outer defense, sew left field defense. “

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As a former deadline acquisition, Pence knows exactly what kind of boost the trade can provide to the team vying for a watershed point. Pence has provided himself with a spark playing a big role in the 2012 and 2014 San Francisco Championships, and he believes a similar move could launch the team this year.

Will the Giants make another penny-like move, or will they sell valuable assets and return gadgets for next season? We’ll find out in less than 24 hours.

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