Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the San Francisco Giants have been linked to the Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano. This is only a possibility if the Giants are in buy mode. The trade deadline is one week away, and GM Brian Sabean will have to make his mind up soon if they’re going to buy or sell. Outfielder Hunter Pence could be on his way out if the Giants decide to sell. Sabean isn’t looking to trade Pence. However, that could change if a desperate team comes in and blows Sabean away with an offer that he can’t refuse.
Congratulations to manager Bruce Bochy for 1,500 career wins as a manager. He got this win in the second game of last night’s doubleheader. Yes, that’s the game where the Giants were wearing their road uniforms and batting first at AT&T Park. I’m sure that will become a Giants trivia question somewhere down the road.
The Giants will visit the White House on Monday July 29 for the second time in three years. Then everyone will be traded away two days later at the trade deadline (just kidding). Let’s hope the Giants can find a way to keep visiting that White House every couple years. That would make a lot of people in the Bay Area very happy!
CSNBayArea.com reports that Brian Wilson will be in Los Angeles Thursday to showcase himself for some teams. Andrew Baggarly says (via video in that article) he was told that Wilson looked really good Monday when he threw for pitching coach Dave Righetti and Giants bullpen catcher Billy Hayes at the University of San Francisco. He topped out at 93-94 MPH and threw his cutter with movement. Baggarly also added that the Giants would like to have Wilson back if something can be worked out.
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