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Giants reportedly interested in trading for two Rockies


© Neville E. Guard | 2020 Sep 22


We are now down to the final days before the trade deadline, and the rumors are really heating up.

The Giants have been linked to two of the biggest fish on the market, Nationals starter Max Scherzer and Cubs outfielder Kris Bryant, but landing either would presumably cost one of their top prospects. It’s unlikely if the cost would be as high for two members of the Colorado Rockies that the Giants have also been linked to.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Giants are interested in Rockies right-handed starter Jon Grey and shortstop Trevor Story. It sounds like Grey would be a backup option for the Giants if they are not able to land Scherzer.

Grey, 29, would be a middle of the rotation piece who is having a nice bounce-back year (3.67 ERA, 1.22 WHIP) after a rough 2020 (6.69 ERA, 1.43 WHIP). Grey is set to become a free agent this offseason.

Also set to be a free agent is Story, 28, who is a buy-low candidate (.240/.311/.422) after playing three seasons of All-Star ball. Story is also having a rough year defensively, with buzz that he could be moved to the outfield. The Giants have been in the market for a right-handed outfield bat all season. Story hit 37 and 35 home runs in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

 

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