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Giants looking to replace Cabrera?

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08:17 AM ET 08.17 | Plan B for San Francisco may not be pretty. Alfonso Soriano indicated to Chicago Cubs beat writers on Wednesday that he would not waive his no-trade rights for the [Giants]. Other external options will be available to the Giants if they seek to replace left fielder Melky Cabrera. ... But the supply figures to be limited. Consider the New York Mets' Scott Hairston and Philadelphia Phillies' Juan Pierre, outfielders whose names surfaced in trade discussions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Both Hairston and Pierre have yet to be placed on waivers, according to major-league sources. But a team that trails the Giants in the overall NL standings -- a team such as the Arizona Diamondbacks -- likely would block both players.

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August 17, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Carl Crawford's has cleared waivers. Jus' sayin'

August 17, 2012  08:33 AM ET

^cant afford him

August 17, 2012  08:34 AM ET

nor would i want to pay him that money

August 17, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Carl Crawford's has cleared waivers. Jus' sayin'

That would make it unanimous then. 30 teams that do not want him at that price.

August 17, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Their are a lot of Juiced Players to choose from!!!

August 17, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Since the Giants are in the race the article is right no team below them is going to let them bolster their team with a trade. Probably the only opinion the Giants are going to have is to bring up someone from Fresno. Maybe Xavier Nady

August 17, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Carl Crawford's has cleared waivers. Jus' sayin'

No one is going to trade for that contract unless Boston eats some of it.

August 17, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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No one is going to trade for that contract unless Boston eats some of it.

Don't be so negative moose.

August 17, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Don't be so negative moose.

I'm positive no one is going to trade for that contract unless Biston eats some of it....

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August 17, 2012  10:09 AM ET

Too bad this didn't happen before the trade deadline. They could have gotten Victorino too, instead of LA.

August 17, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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I'm positive no one is going to trade for that contract unless Biston eats some of it....

See? That wasn't so difficult, now was it.

August 17, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Crawford looks like he needs surgery, can't throw or hit for much power. The contract is bad, but the damaged arm is worse. I'm not sure why he is still playing; maybe Boston thinks it would look like surrendering if they let him get surgery now? Or maybe they think no one else has noticed his arm issues?

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August 17, 2012  11:28 AM ET

there are more players available all what the giants have to do call the astros and problem would be solved,,,

August 17, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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Too bad this didn't happen before the trade deadline. They could have gotten Victorino too, instead of LA.

the tigers are about to get their previews DH back, should the giants still interested???

August 17, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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the tigers are about to get their previews DH back, should the giants still interested???

VICTOR MARTINEZ,,,,,

August 17, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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Crawford looks like he needs surgery, can't throw or hit for much power. The contract is bad, but the damaged arm is worse. I'm not sure why he is still playing; maybe Boston thinks it would look like surrendering if they let him get surgery now? Or maybe they think no one else has noticed his arm issues?

The team isn't convinced that he needs to have surgery.

August 17, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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The team isn't convinced that he needs to have surgery.

It doesn't seem to be healing on it's own, but maybe I'm just being impatient.

 
August 17, 2012  12:17 PM ET
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VICTOR MARTINEZ,,,,,

Trust me, we Tiger fans cannot WAIT for him to get back.

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