3 Players San Francisco Giants Could Acquire If They Become Buyers at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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With just a week to go before the 2019 MLB trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants now look like they could be buyers rather than sellers. The Giants spent most of the first half of the season in third or fourth place in the National League West, however after winning 10 of their last 11 games, they are now a game up on the Arizona Diamondbacks for second place in the division.

While the team is unlikely to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have a commanding 14.5-game lead in the division, the Giants are just two games out of the National League's second wild card spot.

The team will need to add a bat or two if it wants to continue its playoff push, and with that in mind, here are three possible options:

3. Hunter Pence, Texas Rangers

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Pence is exactly the type of veteran bat the Giants are looking for. Despite being 36 years old, Pence is having a really solid season by his standards, hitting .289 with 15 home runs. Additionally, Pence used to play in San Francisco and won two World Series title with the Giants in 2012 and 2014, so both sides are familiar with one another.

2. Dee Gordon, Seattle Mariners

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Gordon is a player who has come up in trade rumors a few times this season. At 41-63, the Mariners have virtually no shot at contending this season. While Gordon doesn't hit for a ton of power, he's hitting .280 this year, and would also provide the Giants with a speed element if they are willing to part with some young talent.

1. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals

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Rendon has been hitting the crap out of the ball this year. The 29-year-old infielder has 20 home runs and 69 RBI this season. He also has an on-base percentage hovering around .400 and should be able to make an immediate impact on the Giants if they're able to acquire him.

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