In the closing hours before the trade deadline arrived, the Giants loaded up the Outfield with a trade for Hunter Pence. In the trade the Giants sent OF Nate Schierholtz, prospects C/1B Tommy Joseph and P Seth Rosen. Ultimately I think this was a great deal for the Giants and I will explain why.
Tommy Joseph was the Giants Number 2 prospect, however, the Giants have great depth at that position with Buster Posey, Hector Sanchez at C, Belt at 1B, so he was definitely expendable. Schierholtz will never be better than a 4th OF at best. His hitting is very sporadic although he does have a rocket of an arm and he moves well so he was solid defensively. The Giants have Gregor Blanco who is a better player than Nate, I really don't see the Giants missing him too much.
|GIANTS NEW RF - HUNTER PENCE|
Having Cabrera, Posey, Pence and Sandoval one after another is pretty scary, then add in solid hitters like Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Brandon Belt around that and you got yourself a good lineup. For the Giants to compete with the Dodgers and make the playoffs the pitching, especially the relief pitching must do a better job. Yes I'm talking about you Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla.
Over and Out.