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Are the Giants looking to fuel the hot stove by themselves?

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With the Edgar Renteria-to-the-Giants deal now official, I get the feeling that GM Brian Sabean doesn't mind being one of the only dealmakers dancing underneath the hot stove disco ball.

Good for him. While most front office men are struggling to reach the checkbook with their alligator arms, Sabean is looking at an NL West where most of the teams are still sleeping through the alarm and seeing that it may be winnable. As such, he's already added Jeremy Affeldt and Bob Howry to a bullpen that was already decent, acquired Renteria, who is expected to hit better now that he's back in the NL, and is rumored to be after Jorge Cantu to help further shore up the infield.

Look, if the Giants can somehow come up with some more cash and swoop in with a hometown-infused offer to local product CC Sabathia and pry him from the Yankees' gaze, then we're definitely looking at Sabean becoming the belle of the hot stove ball.

While some Giants fans are saying, "Hey, what happened to the youth movement?" I generally like any GM who makes a bunch of noise in the offseason and not only because it's good for blog business. Wasn't it just last year when Giants fans were scaling the Golden Gate and threatening to jump over the non-signing of Barry Bonds "rebuilding effort?" I understand if some Giants fans want to be patient and go young for awhile, but at the same time, it'd be nice to have a few more reasons other than Mr. Digital to watch the team.

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