April 11, 2021

The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the San Francisco Giants (Baseball Essential)


The San Francisco Giants were an MLB powerhouse during the first few years of the last decade, capturing three World Series titles in a span of five seasons. They managed to win those Fall Classics on even years, winning in 2010, 2012, and 2014. However, since their last title in 2014, they’ve made the playoffs just once, losing to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 National League Division Series.

It’s safe to say that a lot of things have changed within this organization over the last five years from management to numerous players moving on or retiring. Just Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Hunter Pence, and Brandon Belt remain from their glory days. But to be successful, as they were a number of years ago, the front office had to make the necessary moves, whether it was drafting and developing or trading for more quality players that could help the club.

The Giants have finished under .500 in each of the last three seasons and now enter a new chapter after Bruce Bochy retired at the end of the 2019 season and Gabe Kapler took over. They’re in full rebuild mode with many young players looking to make their mark at the big-league level and get this team back into the playoffs…

Read “The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the San Francisco Giants” at Baseball Essential