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    Why not sell?

    It's the annual 'we should sell' thread. This team isn't going anywhere this year. We're the 4th best team in the division, so we should just sit back while SD, COL, and ARI go all in and sell the farm. We could get A TON for Hunter Pence. Giants also have some nice bullpen pieces as well.. Romo/Lopez, Casilla/Affeldt if the team ate some of their contracts. Arias is a good utility infielder. Blanco would be a nice 4th OF for a contender. Torres could be a good 5th OF. This team has too many holes and its unrealistic to think that the trade deadline will fix all of the Giants problems.
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    If they were smart they'd be sellers. But they are gonna try & buy buy buy this deadline & make a final push

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    Brian Sabean does not sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtirado16 View Post
    If they were smart they'd be sellers. But they are gonna try & buy buy buy this deadline & make a final push
    I agree. The expansion of wild card puts more teams in the buyer's market, and fewer teams in the seller's market. So if you're a buyer, expect to pay a higher price. If you're a seller, expect much in return.
    However, sports GMs are rarely smart business people. They tend to be former players and baseball people, not the best business analysts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Someone please post the rarryronds quote.
    "It's already over. All hopes aside and being only realistic. The Giants won't make the post season with the Dodgers and the Rockies in the same division."
    -rarryronds (06/03/2010 - on the Giants 2010 season)

    -Me (6/24/2013 - on the Giants 2013 season)
    "We earned this ****ing burn. It doesn’t matter how you get from A to B. Our goal at the beginning of this ****ing season is to win a ****ing World Series, and guess what, boys, we’re going to the ****ing dance." - The Reverend Hunter Pence


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    I'll wait until after the All-Star Break to voice my opinion whether they should be buyers or sellers.


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    Pence would be the only one that could really fetch us something. Still I honestly wouldn't be opposed to it at all even in this weak division.

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    I've thought about this lately myself. But with the Giants being defending champs, and basically having a good team that's hurting with injuries right now, I don't see them giving up the season just yet, too early.

    Remember how we played early on, before the injuries. We were getting timely hits, pulling out gritty (ugh, that word!) wins in late innings despite some shaky starting pitching, and certainly looked to be headed for the playoffs at least.

    I wouldn't mind a re-tool of sorts, but too early to throw the towel in now.
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    This is where I throw my white towel as well? Blow this team up. Sell Posey. Make Timmy our ace and let's settle for mediocrity.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lolPhillies View Post
    This is where I throw my white towel as well? Blow this team up. Sell Posey. Make Timmy our ace and let's settle for mediocrity.
    Don't sell Posey, Let's set ourselves up for a better future.
    "We earned this ****ing burn. It doesn’t matter how you get from A to B. Our goal at the beginning of this ****ing season is to win a ****ing World Series, and guess what, boys, we’re going to the ****ing dance." - The Reverend Hunter Pence


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    If we are going to quit on the season and blow the team up let's do it all the way. Pour salt into that wound. Forget the future, let's create a future of cellar dwellars and make rarryronds words that of a prophet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SFrush90 View Post
    I'll wait until after the All-Star Break to voice my opinion whether they should be buyers or sellers.
    Exactly. We're at .500 and the Dbacks are our only true competition for the West title.

    Would you trust a blind scout? Of course you wouldn't but that's what you do when you simply go by stats
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    We're only three games out of first place at the beginning of July, there is still plenty of time to make a run.

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    This Trade Deadline is Very Significant......We need starting pitching for the future, selling makes sense in that we can "beef" up our farm system (not that I trust sabean and co. to realistically achieve this) I just hope the giants brain trust actually plans for the looming future of an aging team...or if they just look at panda hat sales and such, with no real expanded vision of the teams direction after winning two WS.

    Ultimately I'm scared they'll pander to a worried non baseball savvy fan base and make a **** move. I still believe in our chances though so my optimistic outlook is perhaps a smart combo of selling and buying will be the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lolPhillies View Post
    If we are going to quit on the season and blow the team up let's do it all the way. Pour salt into that wound. Forget the future, let's create a future of cellar dwellars and make rarryronds words that of a prophet!
    No seller is really going to sell their center piece.
    If you're going to sell, sell the pieces that don't have a future with you. Posey obviously does not fit that bill.
    Today is the future that you have built (or neglected) yesterday.

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