The trade deadline has a chance to be busy this season, especially because there’s a ho-hum free-agent class ahead, and teams have an even bigger incentive to find their difference-makers. Pat Neshek is attracting a lot of attention from teams that need bullpen help, but expect a number of relievers to move. Chaos will come from the teams that have tough choices to make.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers has had his way with the San Francisco Giants, and so has San Diego. Oh how this rivalry has shifted - not to mention Myers' power stroke at AT&T Park, where he has already cleared the fences five times this season. He decided to embrace the ballpark's challenging conditions and typical chilly temperatures coming off the bay. Myers homered for a career-best third straight game against San Francisco, Jabari Blash hit a go-ahead two-run double in the decisive fourth to back Dinelson Lamet, and the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 5-2 on Sunday. "One of the big things is just actually wanting to come here to play. Last year I kind of dreaded coming here because it's a
SAN JOSE — Pablo Sandoval took things up a notch in his final appearance with the San Jose Giants on Monday. For the first time since returning to the Giants organization, Sandoval took the field and played third base with only a few ground balls hit his way through six innings. He batted third in the order against the Modesto Nuts, Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, going 1 for 2 with a walk. In his first at-bat of the night, Sandoval hit a slow bouncer back to pitcher Tyler Jackson for a simple ground out. Sandoval was able sneak a ground ball by the second baseman in the fourth inning for a single to right field. It was his second hit of his stint with San Jose and moved a runner over